Psalm 83:16
New International Version
Cover their faces with shame, LORD, so that they will seek your name.

New Living Translation
Utterly disgrace them until they submit to your name, O LORD.

English Standard Version
Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O LORD.

Berean Study Bible
Cover their faces with shame, that they may seek Your name, O LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Fill their faces with dishonor, That they may seek Your name, O LORD.

King James Bible
Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Cover their faces with shame so that they will seek your name, LORD.

Contemporary English Version
Make them blush with shame, until they turn and worship you, our LORD.

Good News Translation
Cover their faces with shame, O LORD, and make them acknowledge your power.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Cover their faces with shame so that they will seek Your name Yahweh.

International Standard Version
Fill their faces with shame until they seek your name, God.

NET Bible
Cover their faces with shame, so they might seek you, O LORD.

New Heart English Bible
Fill their faces with confusion, that they may seek your name, LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your Name, Lord Jehovah!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let their faces blush with shame, O LORD, so that they must look to you for help.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Fill their faces with shame; That they may seek Thy name, O LORD.

New American Standard 1977
Fill their faces with dishonor, That they may seek Thy name, O LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Fill their faces with shame that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD.

American King James Version
Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD.

American Standard Version
Fill their faces with confusion, That they may seek thy name, O Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Fill their faces with dishonour; so shall they seek thy name, O Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fill their faces with shame; and they shall seek thy name, O Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek thy name, O Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Fill their faces with confusion; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.

World English Bible
Fill their faces with confusion, that they may seek your name, Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Fill their faces with shame, And they seek Thy name, O Jehovah.
Study Bible
Do Not Be Still, O God
15so pursue them with Your tempest, and terrify them with Your storm. 16Cover their faces with shame, that they may seek Your name, O LORD. 17May they be ever ashamed and terrified; may they perish in disgrace.…
Cross References
Job 10:15
If I am guilty, woe to me! And even if I am righteous, I cannot lift my head. I am full of shame and aware of my affliction.

Psalm 109:29
My accusers will be clothed with disgrace; they will wear their shame like a robe.

Psalm 132:18
I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown upon him will gleam."

Treasury of Scripture

Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD.

Psalm 6:10
Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Psalm 9:19,20
Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight…

Psalm 34:5
They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.







Lexicon
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מַלֵּ֣א (mal·lê)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4390: To fill, be full of

their faces
פְנֵיהֶ֣ם (p̄ə·nê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

with shame,
קָל֑וֹן (qā·lō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7036: Disgrace, the pudenda

that they may seek
וִֽיבַקְשׁ֖וּ (wî·ḇaq·šū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

Your name,
שִׁמְךָ֣ (šim·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

O LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(16) Thy name, O Lord.--Rather, thy name (which is) Jehovah. The nations were to seek Him not only as God, but as Jehovah God of Israel. This is proved by Psalm 83:18. No doubt the thought uppermost in the verse is the submission of the heathen to Jehovah's power. But we may, looking back, read in it a nobler wish and a grander hope--the prophetic hope of a union of nations in a belief in the common fatherhood of God.

Verse 16. - Fill their faces with shame; i.e. cause their enterprise to fail, and so bring them to shame and confusion of face. That they may seek thy Name, O Lord. A merciful purpose lies behind the greater number of Divine visitations. They are intended to scourge men into submission, and cause them to turn to God. The psalmist, being in full sympathy with God, desires that his merciful intentions may have effect. 83:9-18 All who oppose the kingdom of Christ may here read their doom. God is the same still that ever he was; the same to his people, and the same against his and their enemies. God would make their enemies like a wheel; unsettled in all their counsels and resolves. Not only let them be driven away as stubble, but burnt as stubble. And this will be the end of wicked men. Let them be made to fear thy name, and perhaps that will bring them to seek thy name. We should desire no confusion to our enemies and persecutors but what may forward their conversion. The stormy tempest of Divine vengeance will overtake them, unless they repent and seek the pardoning mercy of their offended Lord. God's triumphs over his enemies, clearly prove that he is, according to his name JEHOVAH, an almighty Being, who has all power and perfection in himself. May we fear his wrath, and yield ourselves to be his willing servants. And let us seek deliverance by the destruction of our fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.
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