Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
psa 83:3Hidden ones - Thy people of Israel, who are called God's hidden or secret ones, to intimate the respect which God has to them, as to his peculiar treasure.
psa 83:6The tabernacles - The people dwelling in them. Ishmaelites - Some of the posterity of Ishmael, called by their father's name, as others of them are supposed to be called Hagarens from their grandmother Hagar.
psa 83:7Gebal - An Arabian people so called by ancient writers dwelling in the southern border of Canaan, where most of the people here mentioned had their abode.
psa 83:8Of Lot - Moab and Ammon.
psa 83:13A wheel - Whereas they promise to themselves a sure possession, let them be like a wheel, which is very unstable, and soon removed.
psa 83:14The mountains - The woods upon the mountains, which in those hot countries, when they have once taken fire, burn with irresistible violence.
psa 83:16May seek - May own and worship thee as the only true God.