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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 108

Introduction

1David encourages himself to praise God.
5He prays for God's assistance according to his promise.
11His confidence in God's help.

Verse 1

O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
A. M. 2964. B.C. 1040. (Title.) This Psalm is composed of two Psalms; ver. 1-5 being the same as Ps 57:7-11; and ver. 6-13 the same as Ps 60:5-12; and it is probably to be referred to the same period as the latter
68:1; *title
my heart
57:7-11
I will
30:12; 34:1; 104:33; 138:1; 145:1,2; 146:1,2; Exodus 15:1
my glory
16:9; 71:8,15,23,24; 145:21
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 11:16 - set; Psalm 57:8 - my glory; Psalm 109:30 - greatly; James 3:9 - Therewith

Verse 2

Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
Awake
33:2; 69:30; 81:2; 92:1-4; Judges 5:12
I myself
57:8; 103:22
Reciprocal: Psalm 57:7 - my; Psalm 144:9 - upon; Psalm 150:3 - the psaltery

Verse 3

I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
praise
22:22,27; 96:10; 117:1; 138:4,5; Zephaniah 3:14,20
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:29 - the glory; Psalm 18:49 - sing; Psalm 96:8 - the glory; Psalm 111:1 - assembly; Psalm 144:9 - upon

Verse 4

For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
thy mercy
36:5; 85:10; 89:2,5; 103:11; Isaiah 55:9; Micah 7:18-20; Ephesians 2:4-7
clouds
or, skies.
Reciprocal: Exodus 34:6 - truth; Psalm 8:1 - thy; Psalm 57:5 - Be thou; Psalm 57:10 - For; Psalm 86:13 - great; Psalm 148:13 - glory; Daniel 4:22 - thy greatness

Verse 5

Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;
Be thou
8:1; 21:13; 57:5,11; 148:13; 1 Chronicles 29:10-13
thy glory
72:19; Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 6:9,10,13
Reciprocal: Psalm 99:5 - Exalt; Isaiah 6:1 - high; Luke 11:2 - Hallowed

Verse 6

That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.
That thy
60:5-12; Deuteronomy 33:12; 2 Samuel 12:25; Matthew 3:17; 17:5; Romans 1:7; Ephesians 1:6; Colossians 3:12
save
35:1-3; 54:1; 98:1,2; 144:5-7; Exodus 15:6; Isaiah 51:2-11
and answer me
1 Kings 18:24,26,29,36,37; 2 Chronicles 32:20-22; Isaiah 65:24; Jeremiah 33:3

Verse 7

God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
spoken
89:35,36; Amos 4:2
I will rejoice
16:9-11; 2 Samuel 7:20-29; 1 Peter 1:3,8; 2 Peter 1:3,4
Shechem
Joshua 17:7; 20:7; 24:1
the valley
Genesis 33:17; Judges 8:5,6
Reciprocal: Psalm 60:6 - God; Psalm 119:74 - I have

Verse 8

Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
Gilead
Joshua 13:8-11; 2 Samuel 2:8; 5:5
Ephraim
Deuteronomy 33:17; 1 Samuel 28:4
Judah
122:5; Genesis 49:10
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 2:9 - Gilead; 1 Chronicles 5:2 - Judah; 1 Chronicles 28:4 - chosen Judah

Verse 9

Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.
Moab
60:8-10; 2 Samuel 8:1,2; John 13:8,14
I cast
Ruth 4:7,8
over Philistia
2 Samuel 21:15-22; Isaiah 14:29-32
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 8:14 - all they; 1 Kings 22:47 - no king; 2 Kings 3:4 - rendered; Psalm 18:43 - made

Verse 10

Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
who will lead
20:6-8; 60:1; *title; Isaiah 63:1-6; Jeremiah 49:7-16; Obadiah 1:3,4
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 8:14 - all they; 1 Kings 11:15 - when David; 1 Kings 22:47 - no king; 2 Kings 3:4 - rendered; Psalm 60:8 - triumph

Verse 11

Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?
who hast
44:9; 1 Samuel 29:1-31
go forth
Numbers 10:9; Deuteronomy 20:3,4; 1 Samuel 17:26,36; 2 Chronicles 13:12; 14:11; 20:15
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 14:13 - his host; Psalm 60:1 - O God; Psalm 60:10 - hadst

Verse 12

Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
Give
20:1-9
for vain
146:3-5; Job 9:13; 16:2; Isaiah 2:22; 30:3-5; 31:3; Jeremiah 17:5-8; Lamentations 4:17
Reciprocal: Psalm 9:9 - in times; Psalm 60:11 - vain; Mark 5:26 - nothing; Luke 8:43 - had

Verse 13

Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
Through
18:29-34; 118:6-13; 144:1; 2 Chronicles 20:12; 1 Corinthians 15:10; Ephesians 6:10-18
tread
18:42; 60:12; Judges 15:8; Isaiah 25:10; 63:3; Romans 16:20; 2 Corinthians 2:14 Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 21:22 - fell by; 2 Samuel 23:10 - the Lord; Psalm 44:5 - tread

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 108". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-108.html.