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Psalms 92

Gann's Commentary on the BibleGann on the Bible

Verse 1

Psalms 92:1

Notes from Alex’s Bayes - Sun May 17, 2020 (Plus study inserts)

v.1 An encouragement: How good our Father is. Praise to God,

To proclaim God’s love. Psalms 89:1-2; Lamentations 3:23; Psalms 106:47-48; Psalms 126:3; Psalms 145:6-7;

Psalms 92:1-3. Introduction: the joy and seemliness of praise and thanksgiving.

Psalms 92:4-8. The special ground for praise in the manifestation of Jehovah’s sovereignty

Psalms 92:9-15. Further confirmation of the sovereignty of Jehovah: the wicked who are His foes perish, the righteous who are His friends flourish. - CBSC

Deeds: Isaiah 55:8-9;

v.4

Made me glad: How God has been working in our lives.

vs. 6-7; Fool; Psalms 14:1; Psalms 94:8; Isaiah 1:3;

v.7 Psalms 37:1-2; Isaiah 40:6-7; James 1:10-11;

No one against God will stand, will be destroyed.

v. 8 The point of the Ps. God’s enemies cannot touch him.

God i Psalms 89:18, Psalms 102:1-2 ; Daniel 4:34-35;

Vs. 9 Psalms 21:8-9; Luke 19:27;

vs. 10-11; horn; Psalms 89:17; horn is a detail of glory and strength; Psalms 112:9;

You have given me the strength like that of wild ox.

13 sn The horn of the wild ox is frequently a metaphor for military strength; the idiom "to exalt/lift up the horn" signifies military victory (see 1 Samuel 2:10; Psalms 75:10; Psalms 89:24; Lamentations 2:17).

(Psalms 37:4;) Psalms 91:8; planted in the house of the Lord, vs. 13.

v. 12 Flourish: Psalms 52:8; Hosea 14:5-6; when God would bring them back from captivity;

Psalms 104:16;

shall flourish like the palm-tree - That is, the beauty, the erectness, the stateliness, the growth of the palm-tree - all this is an emblem of the condition, the prosperity, the happiness of a righteous man.

On the cedars of Lebanon, see the notes at Isaiah 2:13. BN

These trees picture fruitfulness and vitality (Psalms 92:14) under God’s good hand (cf. Psalms 1:3).

Bear fruit:

Planted in the house of the Lord. Isaiah 61:3; Give God’s precious attention. grow, thrive, flourish.

As if plants were reared up in the house of God. The same image, under the idea of the olive tree, occurs in Psalms 52:8. See the notes at that verse. BN

That is, Having been planted there, they will grow there; they will send out their boughs there; they will produce fruit there. The “courts” of the house of God were properly the areas or open spaces around the tabernacle or the temple (see the notes at Matthew 21:12); but the word came also to denote the tabernacle or the temple itself, or to designate a place where God was worshipped. - BN

v. 14 still bear fruit: Stay fresh. Job 17:9; Proverbs 4:18; God will keep you, growing;

The proclaim, declare; Psalms 18:2; Psalms 62:8; Song; Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalms 145:17; ( Zephaniah 3:3); Romans 9:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-8;

Remain fruitful: in old age, can proclaim God’s glory.

As a tree that is carefully planted and cultivated may be expected to live long, and to bear fruit even when it is old.

And flourishing - Margin, as in Hebrew, “green.” This image is taken from a tree, as if it were still green in old age, or gave no indications of decay. BN

They shall still bring forth fruit in old age, like the palm-tree. Doughty (Arabia Deserta, i. 286) speaks of palms 90 feet high and 200 years old, in the oasis of Teyma. They shall be full of sap and green (R.V.), like the olive (Judges 9:9). - CBSC

v. 15

This will be a proof that God is faithful to his promises; that he is the true friend of his people. The fact that they live long - that they are happy and useful even in old age, will be a demonstration that God is the friend of virtue, and that he deals with people according to their character.

Rock -- Psalms 18:2

And there is no unrighteousness in him - This is said in the most absolute form - implying the most entire confidence. God is altogether to be trusted. There is no evil or wrong in his character or in his dealings. In all respects he is worthy of confidence: “worthy” to be loved, trusted, adored, obeyed, by the inhabitants of all worlds. - BN

We face various things in life. But the righteous will flourish, God will take care of him.

Psalms 92:1-3. Introduction: the joy and seemliness of praise and thanksgiving.

Psalms 92:4-8. The special ground for praise in the manifestation of Jehovah’s sovereignty

Psalms 92:9-15. Further confirmation of the sovereignty of Jehovah: the wicked who are His foes perish, the righteous who are His friends flourish. - CBSC

Bibliographical Information
Gann, Windell. "Commentary on Psalms 92". Gann's Commentary on the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gbc/psalms-92.html. 2021.
 
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