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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 112

Introduction

1Godliness has the promises of this life,
4and of the life to come.
10The prosperity of the godly shall be an eyesore to the wicked.

Verse 1

Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
Praise ye the Lord
Heb. Hallelujah.
111:1; 147:1; 148:11-14; 150:1; This is another of the alphabetical Psalms, being formed exactly as the preceding in the division of its verses; and, like it, was probably composed for the use of the Jews, after their return from captivity.
Blessed
111:10; 115:7-13; 128:1; 145:19; Isaiah 50:10; Luke 1:50
delighteth
1:1,2; 40:8; 119:16,35,47,48,70-72,97,143; Romans 7:22; 8:6
Reciprocal: Genesis 9:1 - blessed; Genesis 13:2 - General; Genesis 13:15 - General; Genesis 22:12 - now; Genesis 24:1 - blessed; Genesis 26:5 - General; 2 Kings 4:1 - thy servant did fear; Ezra 9:12 - and leave it; Nehemiah 5:15 - because; Psalm 5:12 - bless; Psalm 19:9 - enduring; Psalm 36:1 - no; Psalm 113:1 - Praise ye the Lord; Psalm 115:13 - He will bless; Psalm 135:1 - Praise ye the Lord; Proverbs 1:7 - fear; Proverbs 3:17 - ways of; Proverbs 11:21 - the seed; Proverbs 14:2 - that walketh; Proverbs 14:26 - fear; Proverbs 21:15 - joy; Proverbs 22:4 - By; Proverbs 23:17 - be thou; Proverbs 28:14 - Happy; Ecclesiastes 8:12 - surely; Ecclesiastes 12:13 - Fear; Isaiah 33:6 - fear; Isaiah 56:2 - Blessed; Isaiah 64:5 - rejoiceth; Jeremiah 32:39 - they may; Haggai 1:12 - fear; Malachi 3:16 - that feared; Matthew 5:3 - Blessed; Luke 11:28 - General; Romans 4:6 - blessedness; 1 Timothy 4:8 - having; Revelation 22:14 - Blessed

Verse 2

His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
25:13; 37:26; 102:28; Genesis 17:7; 22:17,18; Proverbs 20:7; Jeremiah 32:39; Acts 2:39
Reciprocal: Genesis 13:15 - General; Genesis 26:5 - General; Numbers 7:62 - General; Deuteronomy 12:25 - that it; 2 Kings 4:1 - thy servant did fear; Ezra 9:12 - and leave it; Job 5:25 - thy seed; Psalm 7:10 - which; Psalm 14:5 - the generation; Psalm 37:25 - nor his seed; Psalm 64:10 - upright; Proverbs 11:21 - the seed; Proverbs 13:22 - leaveth; Proverbs 14:11 - the tabernacle; Acts 11:14 - all

Verse 3

Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Wealth
Proverbs 3:16; 15:6; Isaiah 33:6; Matthew 6:33; 2 Corinthians 6:10; Philippians 4:18,19; 1 Timothy 6:6-8
and his
9; 111:3,10; Isaiah 32:17; 51:8; Matthew 24:22-24
Reciprocal: Genesis 24:35 - the Lord; Genesis 26:13 - waxed great; Genesis 26:14 - had possession; Proverbs 14:11 - the tabernacle; Proverbs 21:20 - treasure; 2 Corinthians 9:9 - his

Verse 4

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
there ariseth
37:6; 97:11; Job 11:17; Isaiah 50:10; 58:10; Micah 7:8,9; Malachi 4:2; John 12:46
he is gracious
106:1; Luke 6:36; 2 Corinthians 8:8,9; Ephesians 4:32; 5:1,2,9,15; Colossians 3:12,13
righteous
Titus 2:11,12; 1 John 2:29; 3:7,10
Reciprocal: Genesis 43:29 - my son; Exodus 34:6 - merciful; 2 Samuel 22:29 - lighten; Job 22:28 - the light; Psalm 18:25 - With the; Psalm 18:28 - thou wilt; Psalm 111:4 - full; Psalm 116:5 - Gracious; Proverbs 2:21 - General; Proverbs 11:17 - merciful; Proverbs 13:9 - light; Proverbs 28:20 - faithful; Isaiah 58:8 - thy light; Ezekiel 18:7 - hath given; Micah 6:8 - love; Zechariah 14:6 - not; Matthew 1:19 - a just; Matthew 5:7 - are

Verse 5

A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
good
Proverbs 2:20; 12:2; Luke 23:50; Acts 11:24; Romans 5:7
sheweth
37:25,26; Deuteronomy 15:7-10; Job 31:16-20; Luke 6:35
he will
Proverbs 17:18; 18:9; 22:26,27; 24:27,30-34; 27:23-27; John 6:12; Romans 12:11; Ephesians 5:15; Colossians 4:5
discretion
Heb. judgement.
Philippians 1:9
Reciprocal: Genesis 14:15 - And he; Genesis 23:17 - made sure; Genesis 32:7 - and he; Genesis 32:16 - space; Genesis 47:23 - here is seed; Genesis 47:24 - the fifth part; Exodus 2:2 - she saw; Leviticus 25:35 - then; Deuteronomy 15:6 - thou shalt lend; Judges 6:27 - he did it; Ruth 4:3 - he said; 1 Samuel 18:15 - wisely; 1 Samuel 25:36 - she told him; 2 Chronicles 19:11 - the good; 2 Chronicles 23:2 - went about; Nehemiah 4:13 - Therefore; Esther 5:4 - the banquet; Psalm 37:21 - righteous; Proverbs 13:16 - prudent; Proverbs 13:23 - destroyed; Proverbs 14:21 - he that hath; Proverbs 21:10 - findeth no favour; Proverbs 28:27 - that giveth; Isaiah 58:10 - thou draw; Matthew 1:19 - a just; Matthew 5:42 - General; Matthew 25:35 - I was an; Acts 20:35 - It is; Ephesians 4:32 - kind; Philippians 4:19 - supply

Verse 6

Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
Surely
15:5; 62:2,6; 125:1; 2 Peter 1:5-11
the righteous
Nehemiah 13:22,31; Proverbs 10:7; Matthew 25:34-40; Hebrews 6:10
Reciprocal: Nehemiah 6:11 - Should such; Job 11:15 - thou shalt be; Psalm 13:4 - when; Psalm 46:5 - she; Psalm 66:9 - suffereth; Proverbs 10:30 - never; Proverbs 14:26 - fear; Isaiah 32:17 - quietness; Jeremiah 11:19 - that his; Matthew 26:13 - there; Mark 14:9 - a memorial; Romans 2:10 - glory; 1 Corinthians 15:58 - be ye; 1 Thessalonians 3:3 - moved; 2 Timothy 2:19 - sure; 2 Peter 1:10 - never

Verse 7

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
shall not
27:1-3; 34:4; 56:3,4; Proverbs 1:33; 3:25,26; Luke 21:9,19
heart
57:7; 118:6; Isaiah 26:3,4; Daniel 3:16; Acts 20:24; 21:13
trusting
62:8; 64:10; 118:8,9; John 14:1; Acts 27:25
Reciprocal: Job 36:7 - he doth; Psalm 10:17 - thou wilt prepare; Psalm 56:11 - I will not; Psalm 91:5 - Thou; Proverbs 28:1 - the righteous; Isaiah 7:2 - And his heart; Isaiah 28:16 - he that; Matthew 24:6 - see; Mark 13:7 - when; John 14:27 - afraid; Acts 27:22 - I exhort

Verse 8

His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
heart
27:14; 31:24; Hebrews 13:9
shall
Proverbs 3:33
until he
59:10; 91:8; 92:11; 118:7
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:1 - mine horn; Nehemiah 6:11 - Should such; Psalm 10:17 - thou wilt prepare; Psalm 54:7 - and mine; Psalm 56:11 - I will not; Proverbs 29:16 - but; Isaiah 7:2 - And his heart; Isaiah 28:16 - he that; Daniel 1:21 - General

Verse 9

He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
He
2 Corinthians 9:9
dispersed
Deuteronomy 15:11; Proverbs 11:24,25; 19:17; Ecclesiastes 11:1,2,6; Isaiah 32:8; 58:7,10; Mark 14:7; Luke 11:41; 12:33; 18:22; John 13:29; Acts 4:35; 20:35; Romans 12:13; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:10-15; 1 Timothy 6:18; Hebrews 13:16; James 2:15,16; 1 John 3:16-18
righteousness
3; Deuteronomy 24:13; Matthew 6:4; Luke 14:12-14; 16:9; Hebrews 6:10; Revelation 22:11
horn
75:10; 92:10; 1 Samuel 2:1,30
Reciprocal: Leviticus 23:22 - General; Leviticus 25:35 - then; Deuteronomy 24:19 - may bless; Ruth 2:16 - General; Job 22:7 - not given; Job 31:16 - withheld; Psalm 37:21 - righteous; Psalm 37:26 - merciful; Psalm 37:34 - exalt; Psalm 41:1 - Blessed; Psalm 89:17 - our horn; Psalm 148:14 - exalteth; Proverbs 14:21 - he that hath; Proverbs 14:24 - crown; Proverbs 21:10 - findeth no favour; Proverbs 21:26 - the righteous; Proverbs 22:9 - He that hath a bountiful eye; Proverbs 31:20 - she reacheth; Ecclesiastes 3:6 - and a time to cast; Ecclesiastes 10:19 - but; Isaiah 43:4 - thou hast been; Ezekiel 18:7 - hath given; Ezekiel 29:21 - I cause; Micah 6:8 - love; Matthew 5:7 - are; Matthew 6:1 - alms; Matthew 6:2 - when; Luke 6:30 - Give; Acts 2:45 - parted; Romans 12:8 - giveth; Ephesians 4:32 - kind

Verse 10

The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
wicked
Esther 6:11,12; Isaiah 65:13,14; Luke 13:28; 16:23
gnash
37:12; Matthew 22:13; Revelation 16:10,11
melt
58:7,8
desire
Proverbs 10:28; 11:7; Luke 16:24-26 Reciprocal: Genesis 26:14 - envied; Joshua 2:9 - faint; 1 Samuel 23:20 - all the desire; Nehemiah 2:10 - it grieved; Esther 7:7 - for he saw; Job 8:15 - it shall not stand; Job 18:14 - confidence; Psalm 1:6 - way; Psalm 6:10 - Let all; Psalm 107:42 - iniquity; Proverbs 14:30 - envy; Lamentations 2:16 - gnash; Ezekiel 22:21 - and ye; Mark 9:18 - gnasheth; Acts 7:54 - they gnashed; Revelation 11:12 - and their

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 112". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-112.html.