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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Psalms 72

Verse 1

Give the king

The Psalm as a whole forms a complete vision of Messiah's kingdom so far as the O.T. revelation extended. All David's prayers will find their fruition in the kingdom (Psalms 72:20); 2 Samuel 23:1-4.

Verse 1 refers to the investiture of the King's Son with the kingdom, of which investiture the formal description is given in Daniel 7:13; Daniel 7:14; Revelation 5:5-10; Psalms 72:2-7; Psalms 72:12-14 give the character of the kingdom. (Cf) Isaiah 11:3-9.

The emphatic word is righteousness. The sermon on the Mount describes the kingdom of righteousness. Verses 8-11 speak of the universality of the kingdom. Verse 16 hints at the means by which universal blessing is to be brought in. Converted Israel will be the "handful of corn" Amos 9:9 as the King Himself in death and resurrection was the single grain, the "corn of wheat" John 12:24 "To the Jew first" is the order alike of Church and kingdom. ; Romans 1:16; Acts 13:46; Acts 15:16; Acts 15:17. It is through restored Israel that the kingdom is to be extended over the earth. Zechariah 8:13; Zechariah 8:20-23.

See Psalm 89., next in order of the Messianic Psalms.

Verse 5

fear

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 14

redeem

Heb. "goel," Redemp. (Kinsman type). (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 20

ended

Lit. to be ended, i.e. in complete answer. 2 Samuel 23:1-4.

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 72". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/psalms-72.html. 1917.