Psalm 83:1
New International Version
A song. A psalm of Asaph. O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God.

New Living Translation
O God, do not be silent! Do not be deaf. Do not be quiet, O God.

English Standard Version
O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God!

Berean Study Bible
A song. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, be not silent; be not speechless; be not still, 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.

New King James Version
A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God!

New American Standard Bible
A Song, a Psalm of Asaph. God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, God, do not be still.

NASB 1995
A Song, a Psalm of Asaph. O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.

NASB 1977
O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.

Amplified Bible
A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. Do not keep silent, O God; Do not hold Your peace or be still, O God.

Christian Standard Bible
A song. A psalm of Asaph. † God, do not keep silent. Do not be deaf, God; do not be quiet.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A song. A psalm of Asaph. God, do not keep silent. Do not be deaf, God; do not be idle.

American Standard Version
O God, keep not thou silence: Hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God, who is like you? Do not be silent, neither be still, oh God!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Song of a Psalm for Asaph. O God, who shall be compared to thee? be not silent, neither be still, O God.

Contemporary English Version
Our God, don't just sit there, silently doing nothing!

Douay-Rheims Bible
A canticle of a psalm for Asaph. O God, who shall be like to thee? hold not thy peace, neither be thou still, O God.

English Revised Version
A Song, a Psalm of Asaph. O God, keep not thou silence: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

Good News Translation
O God, do not keep silent; do not be still, do not be quiet!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A song; a psalm by Asaph.] O God, do not remain silent. Do not turn a deaf ear to me. Do not keep quiet, O God.

International Standard Version
God, do not rest! Don't be silent! Don't stay inactive, God!

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Song, a Psalm of Asaph. O God, keep not Thou silence; Hold not Thy peace, and be not still, O God.

Literal Standard Version
A SONG. A PSALM OF ASAPH. O God, let there be no silence to You, Do not be silent, nor be quiet, O God.

NET Bible
A song, a psalm of Asaph. O God, do not be silent! Do not ignore us! Do not be inactive, O God!

New Heart English Bible
[A song. A Psalm by Asaph.] God, do not keep silent. Do not keep silent, and do not be still, 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Be Still, O God
1A song. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, be not silent; be not speechless; be not still, O God. 2See how Your enemies rage, how Your foes have reared their heads.…

Cross References
Psalm 28:1
To you, O LORD, I call; be not deaf to me, O my rock. For if You remain silent, I will be like those descending to the Pit.

Psalm 35:22
O LORD, You have seen it; be not silent. O Lord, be not far from me.

Psalm 109:1
O God of my praise, do not be silent.

Daniel 6:7
All the royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers, and governors have agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce a decree that for thirty days anyone who petitions any god or man except you, O king, will be thrown into the den of lions.


Treasury of Scripture

Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.

A.

keep

Psalm 28:1
A Psalm of David. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 35:22
This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.

Psalm 44:23
Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

be not

Isaiah 42:14
I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.









(1) Keep not thou silence, O God.--Literally, God, not silence to thee. (Comp. Isaiah 62:7; and see Note, Psalm 28:1.)

Verse 1. - Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. A crisis has come which calls for the Divine interference. If his people are to be saved, God must no longer sit still. Compare the frequent calls on God to "arise" (Psalm 3:7; Psalm 7:6; Psalm 44:26; Psalm 68:1, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A Song.
שִׁ֖יר (šîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7892: A song, singing

A Psalm
מִזְמ֣וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of Asaph.
לְאָסָֽף׃ (lə·’ā·sāp̄)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 623: Asaph -- 'gatherer', the name of several Israelites

O God,
אֱלֹהִ֥ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

keep silent;
דֳּמִי־ (do·mî-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1824: Cessation, a pause, a quiet, a rest

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

hold Your peace;
תֶּחֱרַ֖שׁ (te·ḥĕ·raš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2790: To cut in, engrave, plow, devise

do not
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

be still,
תִּשְׁקֹ֣ט (tiš·qōṭ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

O God.
אֵֽל׃ (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty


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