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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 5

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-12

Psalms 5:0

Outline Here is a proposed outline for Psalm Five:

Psalms 5:1-3 - Direction of prayer towards God

Psalms 5:4-6 - Description of God’s character

Psalms 5:7

Psalms 5:8 - Prayer for guidance

Psalms 5:9-10 - Prayer against the wicked

Psalms 5:11-12

Psalms 5:6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Psalms 5:6 Word Study on “leasing” Webster says the English word “leasing” means, “Or, “the act of lying, falsehood, a lie.”

Psalms 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Psalms 5:9 Word Study on “faithfulness” Webster gives the following synonyms for “faithfulness” as “ Trusty; honest; upright; sincere; veracious; trustworthy .”

Psalms 5:9 “their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue” - Comments - Paul quotes from Psalms 5:9 when he concludes that both Jews and Gentiles are under sin (Romans 3:13). The rest of Romans 3:13 comes from Psalms 140:3.

Romans 3:13, “ Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit ; the poison of asps is under their lips:”

Psalms 140:3, “They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips . Selah.”

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 5". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/psalms-5.html. 2013.
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