Psalm 83:12

Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.

Who said,.... Not the kings and princes of Midian just mentioned, but the confederate enemies of Israel, named Psalms 83:6, to whom the like things are wished as to the Midianites and others, because they said what follows:

Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession; not only the temple, which was eminently the house of God, but all the habitations of the Israelites in Jerusalem, and other places, where the Lord vouchsafed to dwell; unless this should be ironically spoken by their enemies calling them so, because they pretended, as they reckoned it, to have and to hold them by the gift of God; whereas, of right, they belonged to them, at least some of them: such a claim was made by the Ammonites in the times of Jephthah, Judges 11:13, and to dispossess the Israelites was the intention of the Ammonites and Moabites in the times of Jehoshaphat, 2 Chronicles 20:10.