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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 11

Introduction

1David encourages himself in God against his enemies.
4The providence and justice of God.

Verse 1

In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
A. M. 2942. B.C. 1062. In the
7:1; 9:10; 16:1; 25:2; 31:14; 56:11; 2 Chronicles 14:11; 16:8; Isaiah 26:3,4
how
1 Samuel 19:11; 20:38; 21:10-12; 22:3; 23:14; 27:1
Flee
55:6,7; Proverbs 6:5; Luke 13:31
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 33:7 - and be thou; Joshua 2:16 - Get you; 1 Samuel 17:33 - Thou art not; 1 Samuel 17:37 - The Lord; 1 Samuel 22:4 - in the hold; 1 Samuel 23:3 - Behold; 1 Kings 22:13 - Behold now; 2 Kings 6:16 - Fear not; 2 Kings 18:30 - make you; 2 Chronicles 32:11 - The Lord our God; Nehemiah 4:10 - The strength; Nehemiah 6:11 - Should such; Psalm 10:6 - said; Psalm 27:1 - of whom; Isaiah 7:2 - And his heart; Jeremiah 48:6 - Flee; Jeremiah 48:9 - wings; Jeremiah 48:14 - How; Daniel 6:10 - as he; John 11:8 - the Jews; John 14:9 - how; John 14:27 - afraid

Verse 2

For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
For, lo
10:2; 37:14; 64:3,4; Jeremiah 9:3
make
21:12
that
10:8,9; 64:5; 142:3; 1 Samuel 18:21; 23:9; Matthew 26:4; Acts 23:12-15
privily
Heb. in darkness. the upright.
7:10; 32:11; 64:10; 94:15; 97:11; 125:4
Reciprocal: Numbers 35:20 - by laying; Nehemiah 4:10 - The strength; Nehemiah 6:11 - Should such; Psalm 7:13 - ordaineth; Psalm 26:10 - In; Daniel 6:10 - as he; Luke 13:31 - Get; Acts 24:1 - informed

Verse 3

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
If the
75:3; 82:5; Isaiah 58:12; 2 Timothy 2:19
what
2 Kings 19:13-18; 22:12-14; 2 Chronicles 32:13-15; Nehemiah 6:10-12; Jeremiah 26:11-15; Daniel 3:15-18; 6:10-28; John 11:8-10; Acts 4:5-12,24-33
Reciprocal: Ezekiel 13:14 - the foundation; Habakkuk 1:4 - the law

Verse 4

The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
The Lord
9:11; 18:6; Exodus 40:34,35; 1 Chronicles 17:5; Habakkuk 2:20; Zechariah 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:4
the Lord's
2:4; 103:19; Isaiah 66:1; Matthew 5:34; 23:21; Acts 7:49; Revelation 4:2
his eyes
33:13; 44:21; 66:7; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Proverbs 15:3; Jeremiah 17:10; 23:24; Hebrews 4:13
Reciprocal: Genesis 11:5 - General; Genesis 18:19 - For I; Genesis 18:23 - Wilt; Joshua 4:3 - twelve stones; 1 Kings 8:39 - for thou; 2 Chronicles 6:30 - thou only; Job 24:23 - yet his eyes; Job 33:27 - I have sinned; Psalm 7:8 - The Lord; Psalm 53:2 - looked; Psalm 78:59 - God; Psalm 94:9 - hear; Psalm 113:6 - humbleth; Psalm 123:1 - O thou; Psalm 139:1 - thou hast; Proverbs 5:21 - General; Isaiah 26:7 - most; Jeremiah 5:3 - are not thine; Jeremiah 25:30 - his holy; Amos 9:8 - the eyes; Jonah 2:7 - holy; Micah 1:2 - the Lord from; Habakkuk 1:13 - of; Matthew 23:22 - by the; Luke 11:2 - which; 1 Peter 3:12 - the eyes

Verse 5

The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
trieth
7:9; 17:3; 26:2; 139:1,23,24; Genesis 22:1; Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:3; James 1:12; 1 Peter 1:7; 4:12
wicked
5:4,5; 10:3; 21:8; Proverbs 6:16-19; Jeremiah 12:8; Zechariah 11:8
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:11 - filled; Genesis 18:25 - Shall; Genesis 19:13 - Lord hath; Exodus 34:7 - that will by no means clear the guilty; 1 Kings 8:39 - for thou; 2 Chronicles 6:30 - thou only; Job 20:29 - the portion; Job 24:23 - yet his eyes; Psalm 25:19 - cruel hatred; Ecclesiastes 8:13 - it shall; Isaiah 3:11 - Woe; Jeremiah 20:12 - that; Luke 12:46 - and will appoint; Romans 2:2 - judgment; Romans 3:6 - for then; 2 Thessalonians 2:12 - but; Hebrews 1:9 - loved; Revelation 8:7 - hail

Verse 6

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
Upon
105:32; Genesis 19:24; Exodus 9:23,24; Job 18:15; 20:23; Isaiah 24:17,18; Ezekiel 13:13; 38:22; Luke 17:29
snares
or, quick burning coals. an horrible, or, a burning. portion.
16:5; Genesis 43:34; 1 Samuel 1:4; 9:23; Job 27:13-23
their
75:8; Isaiah 51:17,22; Jeremiah 25:15-17; Habakkuk 2:16; John 18:11
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:13 - Lord hath; Exodus 34:7 - that will by no means clear the guilty; Joshua 10:11 - the Lord; Judges 9:56 - God rendered; 2 Kings 19:7 - a blast; Job 18:10 - snare; Job 20:29 - the portion; Job 22:10 - snares; Job 27:21 - a storm; Psalm 9:16 - wicked; Psalm 18:8 - went; Psalm 78:49 - cast; Psalm 83:15 - General; Psalm 119:53 - horror; Psalm 140:10 - burning coals; Proverbs 22:5 - Thorns; Proverbs 24:20 - there; Proverbs 29:6 - the transgression; Ecclesiastes 9:12 - the sons; Isaiah 3:11 - Woe; Isaiah 8:14 - a snare; Isaiah 33:14 - Who among us shall dwell with the; Isaiah 34:9 - General; Isaiah 66:15 - the Lord; Jeremiah 13:25 - thy lot; Jeremiah 48:43 - General; Jeremiah 49:18 - in the; Ezekiel 12:13 - My net; Ezekiel 13:11 - there shall; Ezekiel 30:15 - I will pour; Luke 21:35 - as; 1 Timothy 6:9 - snare; Revelation 8:7 - hail; Revelation 9:17 - brimstone; Revelation 14:10 - drink; Revelation 19:20 - burning

Verse 7

For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
For
45:7; 99:4; 146:8; Isaiah 61:8
his
5:12; 21:6; 33:18; 34:15; 42:5; Job 36:7; 1 Peter 3:12 Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:13 - he will love; Job 34:12 - surely; Job 36:3 - ascribe; Psalm 4:1 - O; Psalm 18:23 - upright; Psalm 19:13 - upright; Psalm 33:5 - He; Psalm 37:28 - loveth; Psalm 48:10 - thy right; Proverbs 11:20 - upright; Isaiah 26:7 - most; Acts 24:25 - righteousness

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-11.html.