Imprecation and Supplication in Psalm 83
I have tried to deal faithfully with curses in the Psalms, for example, in a sermon on Psalm 69.
Psalm 83, however, presents a different challenge. At the end there is a strange mixture of supplication and imprecation:
Fill their faces with shame,
that they may seek your name, O Lord.
Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever;
let them perish in disgrace,
that they may know that you alone,
whose name is the Lord,
are the Most High over all the earth.
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