Psalm 83:1
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New Living Translation
A song. A psalm of Asaph. O God, do not be silent! Do not be deaf. Do not be quiet, O God.

King James Bible
A Song or Psalm of Asaph. Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

Darby Bible Translation
{A Song; a Psalm of Asaph.} O God, keep not silence; hold not thy peace, and be not still, O �God:

World English Bible
God, don't keep silent. Don't keep silent, and don't be still, God.

Young's Literal Translation
A Song, -- A Psalm of Asaph. O God, let there be no silence to Thee, Be not silent, nor be quiet, O God.

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Psalm 83:1 Parallel Commentaries
Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
I. Is Prayer an Act of the Appetitive Powers? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer based on Friendship II. Is it Fitting to Pray? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer as a True Cause S. Augustine, On the Sermon on the Mount, II. iii. 14 " On the Gift of Perseverance, vii. 15 III. Is Prayer an Act of the Virtue of Religion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Humility of Prayer S. Augustine, On Psalm cii. 10 " Of the Gift of Perseverance, xvi. 39 IV. Ought We to Pray to God Alone? S. Augustine, Sermon, cxxvii. 2 V.
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 28:1
A psalm of David. I pray to you, O LORD, my rock. Do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you are silent, I might as well give up and die.

Psalm 35:22
O LORD, you know all about this. Do not stay silent. Do not abandon me now, O Lord.

Psalm 109:1
For the choir director: A psalm of David. O God, whom I praise, don't stand silent and aloof

Daniel 6:7
We are all in agreement--we administrators, officials, high officers, advisers, and governors--that the king should make a law that will be strictly enforced. Give orders that for the next thirty days any person who prays to anyone, divine or human--except to you, Your Majesty--will be thrown into the den of lions.

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