Tehillim / Psalms 83 | ספר תהילים פג, Part 1, Comments on the Necessity of the Silence of God


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 82:1-8, the Psalm opens saying, א   שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף: ב   אֱלֹהִים אַל-דֳּמִי-לָךְ אַל-תֶּחֱרַשׁ וְאַל-תִּשְׁקֹט אֵל:  A song. A psalm of Asaph. 83:1 O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still. (NASB)  Asaph asks three things, to not remain quiet, silent, or still.  He continues with reasons for his request saying, ג   כִּי-הִנֵּה אוֹיְבֶיךָ יֶהֱמָיוּן וּמְשַֹנְאֶיךָ נָשְֹאוּ רֹאשׁ: ד   עַל-עַמְּךָ יַעֲרִימוּ סוֹד וְיִתְיָעֲצוּ עַל-צְפוּנֶיךָ: ה   אָמְרוּ לְכוּ וְנַכְחִידֵם מִגּוֹי וְלֹא-יִזָּכֵר שֵׁם-יִשְֹרָאֵל עוֹד:  83:2 For behold, Your enemies make an uproar, And those who hate You have exalted themselves. 83:3 They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones. 83:4 They have said, ‘Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more.’ (NASB)  He says that the nations come together in agreement, ו   כִּי נוֹעֲצוּ לֵב יַחְדָּו עָלֶיךָ בְּרִית יִכְרֹתוּ: 83:5 For they have conspired together with one mind; Against You they make a covenant: (NASB) Asaph asks three things, to not remain quiet, silent, or still.  Lamentations 3:26 states, ט֤וֹב וְיָחִיל֙ וְדוּמָ֔ם לִתְשׁוּעַ֖ת יְהוָֽה׃ 3:26 It is good that a man should quietly wait For the salvation of the LORD. (NASB)   It is believed that Jeremiah wrote the book of Lamentations.  Jeremiah says that it is good for a man to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.  There appears to be a purpose behind the apparent quietness, silence, or stillness of God. Read More here: Tehillim 83-Part1