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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 111

Introduction

1The psalmist by his example incites others to praise God for his glorious,
5and gracious works.
10The fear of God breeds true wisdom.

Verse 1

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
A. M. 3468. B.C. 536. Praise ye the Lord. Heb. Hallelujah
106:1,48; As this is an alphabetical Psalm, every member of each verse beginning consecutively with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Hallelujah, which begins with the fifth, must be considered as the title.
I will
9:1; 103:1; 138:1
assembly
22:25; 35:18; 40:9,10; 89:5,7; 107:32; 108:3; 109:30; 149:1; 1 Chronicles 29:10-20; 2 Chronicles 6:3,4; 20:26-28
Reciprocal: Psalm 5:9 - For; Psalm 26:12 - in the; Psalm 68:26 - Bless; Psalm 112:1 - Praise ye the Lord; Psalm 135:1 - Praise ye the Lord; Isaiah 4:5 - upon every; Hebrews 2:12 - in; Hebrews 10:22 - a true; Hebrews 12:23 - the general; Revelation 19:1 - Alleluia

Verse 2

The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
works
92:5; 104:24; 139:14; Job 5:9; 9:10; 26:12-14; 38:1-41; 41:1-34; Isaiah 40:12; Jeremiah 32:17-19; Daniel 4:3; Ephesians 1:19; 2:7-10; Revelation 15:3
sought
77:11,12; 104:24,34; 107:43; 143:5; Job 37:7; Ecclesiastes 3:11; 1 Peter 1:10-12
that have
92:4; Proverbs 17:16; 18:1,2; 24:14; Romans 1:28; 8:6
Reciprocal: Exodus 3:3 - General; Joshua 4:9 - set up twelve; Job 5:27 - we have searched; Job 36:24 - magnify; Job 37:14 - consider; Psalm 8:3 - When; Psalm 28:5 - Because; Psalm 46:8 - Come; Psalm 66:5 - Come; Ecclesiastes 1:13 - I gave; Ezekiel 39:9 - shall go; Luke 2:15 - Let; Luke 8:38 - saying

Verse 3

His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
honourable
19:1; 145:4,5,10-12,17; Exodus 15:6,7,11; Ephesians 1:6-8; 3:10; Revelation 5:12-14
righteousness
103:17; 119:142,144; Isaiah 51:5,6,8; Daniel 9:24
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 17:19 - great things; Psalm 7:17 - according; Psalm 46:8 - Come; Psalm 112:3 - and his; Ezekiel 39:9 - shall go; Luke 13:17 - and all

Verse 4

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
He hath
78:4-8; Exodus 12:26,27; 13:14,15; Deuteronomy 4:9; 31:19-30; Joshua 4:6,7,21-24; 1 Corinthians 11:24-26
gracious
86:5,15; 103:8; Exodus 34:6,7; Isaiah 63:7; Micah 7:18,19; Romans 5:20,21; Ephesians 1:6-8; 1 Timothy 1:14
full
78:38; 112:4; 145:8
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:16 - the Lord; Genesis 43:29 - my son; Exodus 12:14 - memorial; Exodus 16:32 - General; Deuteronomy 16:3 - mayest; 1 Chronicles 16:12 - Remember; 2 Chronicles 30:9 - the Lord; Psalm 77:11 - General; Psalm 107:8 - his wonderful; Psalm 119:27 - so shall I talk; Psalm 143:5 - remember; Song of Solomon 1:4 - remember; Isaiah 25:1 - thou hast; Isaiah 46:9 - the former; Micah 6:5 - remember; Luke 22:19 - this do; Acts 2:11 - wonderful

Verse 5

He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
hath given
34:9,10; 37:3; Isaiah 33:16; Matthew 6:26-33; Luke 12:30
meat
Heb. prey. he will.
89:34; 105:8; 106:45; Nehemiah 1:5; Daniel 9:4; Luke 1:72
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:29 - to you; Exodus 1:20 - God; Exodus 16:32 - General; Deuteronomy 4:31 - forget; Ruth 1:6 - in giving; Psalm 89:28 - covenant; Psalm 111:9 - he hath

Verse 6

He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
shewed
78:12-72; 105:27-45; Deuteronomy 4:32-38; Joshua 3:14-17; 6:20; 10:13,14
that he
2:8; 44:2; 78:55; 80:8; 105:44
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 17:19 - great things; Psalm 106:8 - that he

Verse 7

The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
works
85:10; 89:14; 98:3; Deuteronomy 32:4; 2 Timothy 2:13; Revelation 15:3,4
all his
19:7; 105:8; 119:86,151,160
Reciprocal: Psalm 119:152 - thy testimonies; Isaiah 45:19 - speak righteousness; 2 Thessalonians 1:5 - righteous; 1 Timothy 2:7 - verity

Verse 8

They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
They
Matthew 5:18; Romans 3:31
stand fast
Heb. are established. are done.
19:9; 119:127,128; Romans 7:12; Revelation 15:3
Reciprocal: Exodus 34:6 - truth; Job 36:24 - magnify; Psalm 119:152 - thy testimonies; Isaiah 45:19 - speak righteousness

Verse 9

He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
sent
130:7,8; Exodus 15:13; Deuteronomy 15:15; Isaiah 44:6; 63:9; Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:68; Ephesians 1:7,14; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 9:12; 1 Peter 1:18-20; Revelation 5:9
he hath
5; 2 Samuel 23:5; 1 Chronicles 16:15; Isaiah 55:3; Jeremiah 33:20,21; Galatians 3:15-17; Hebrews 13:20
holy
89:7; 99:3,5,9; Exodus 15:11; Deuteronomy 28:58; Isaiah 6:3; Malachi 1:11; 2:2; Luke 1:49; Revelation 4:8
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:31 - forget; 1 Samuel 2:2 - none holy; 2 Samuel 7:23 - went; 1 Chronicles 17:21 - redeem; Psalm 69:18 - redeem; Psalm 89:28 - covenant; Psalm 96:8 - the glory; Psalm 105:8 - He hath remembered; Isaiah 57:15 - whose; Matthew 6:9 - Hallowed; James 2:7 - worthy; Revelation 15:4 - thou only

Verse 10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
fear
Job 28:28; Proverbs 1:7; 9:10; Ecclesiastes 12:13
a good understanding
or, good success.
1:3; Deuteronomy 4:6; Joshua 1:7,8; Proverbs 3:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17
do his commandments
Heb. do them.
John 13:17; Revelation 22:14
his praise
Matthew 25:21,23; John 5:44; 12:43; Romans 2:7,29; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Peter 1:7 Reciprocal: Genesis 22:12 - now; Deuteronomy 6:2 - fear; Deuteronomy 28:1 - If thou shalt; Joshua 24:14 - fear; 1 Samuel 12:24 - fear the Lord; Psalm 19:9 - enduring; Psalm 25:12 - What; Psalm 34:11 - I will; Psalm 53:2 - any that; Psalm 112:1 - Blessed; Psalm 112:3 - and his; Psalm 119:34 - Give me; Psalm 119:73 - Thy hands; Psalm 119:100 - because; Proverbs 14:8 - wisdom; Proverbs 15:21 - a man; Proverbs 15:33 - fear; Proverbs 23:17 - be thou; Isaiah 50:10 - is among; Malachi 3:16 - that feared; Matthew 7:24 - a wise; Luke 1:17 - to make; Acts 9:31 - and walking; Acts 10:35 - feareth; Ephesians 5:17 - understanding; 1 Peter 2:17 - Fear

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 111". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-111.html.