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Psalms 115

Overview

Psalms 115:1, Because God is truly glorious, Psalms 115:4, and idols are vanity, Psalms 115:9, he exhorts to confidence in God; Psalms 115:12, God is to be blessed for his blessings.

Verse 1

am 3108, bc 896 (Title) This seems to be an וניםיךיןם, or triumphal song, in which the victory is wholly ascribed to Jehovah; and to none can it be referred with more propriety than to that of Jehoshaphat over the confederated forces of his enemies, 2Chr. 20.

unto us: Psalms 74:22, Psalms 79:9, Psalms 79:10, Joshua 7:9, Isaiah 48:11, Ezekiel 20:14, Ezekiel 36:32, Daniel 9:19, Ephesians 1:6, Revelation 4:10, Revelation 4:11

for thy mercy: Psalms 61:7, Psalms 89:1, Psalms 89:2, Micah 7:20, John 1:17, Romans 15:8, Romans 15:9

Reciprocal: Numbers 31:54 - a memorial Deuteronomy 7:7 - The Lord Deuteronomy 9:28 - Because Deuteronomy 32:27 - they should Judges 8:3 - God 1 Samuel 14:6 - for there is no restraint 2 Samuel 7:21 - thy word's 2 Samuel 7:26 - let thy 2 Samuel 18:28 - Blessed 1 Chronicles 16:28 - glory 1 Chronicles 29:14 - that we should Psalms 44:8 - praise Psalms 65:1 - Praise Psalms 116:5 - Gracious Psalms 138:2 - and praise Isaiah 33:5 - The Lord Jeremiah 14:7 - do Ezekiel 20:22 - wrought Ezekiel 20:44 - when I Ezekiel 36:22 - General Acts 12:23 - because Romans 11:36 - to whom 1 Corinthians 3:7 - General Ephesians 3:21 - be Philippians 4:20 - unto Revelation 7:10 - Salvation

Verse 2

Psalms 42:3, Psalms 42:10, Psalms 79:10, Exodus 32:12, Numbers 14:15, Numbers 14:16, Deuteronomy 32:26, Deuteronomy 32:27, 2 Kings 19:10-19, Joel 2:17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 9:28 - Because 1 Kings 20:22 - at the return 2 Kings 2:14 - Where is 1 Chronicles 16:28 - glory Psalms 65:1 - Praise Isaiah 33:5 - The Lord Isaiah 36:18 - Hath Ezekiel 36:22 - General Daniel 9:19 - thine Micah 7:10 - Where

Verse 3

But our: Psalms 2:4, Psalms 68:4, Psalms 123:1, 1 Chronicles 16:25, Matthew 6:9

he hath: Psalms 135:6, Isaiah 46:10, Daniel 4:35, Romans 9:19, Ephesians 1:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:1 - Almighty Deuteronomy 4:39 - the Lord Judges 14:4 - it was of the Lord 1 Kings 20:22 - at the return 2 Chronicles 20:6 - God in heaven 2 Chronicles 32:13 - were the gods Job 22:12 - not God Job 23:13 - and what Psalms 95:7 - For he Psalms 96:5 - For Psalms 97:9 - far Psalms 103:19 - prepared Psalms 136:26 - the God of heaven Ecclesiastes 5:2 - for Isaiah 16:12 - but Isaiah 57:15 - I dwell Jeremiah 51:19 - portion Daniel 2:28 - a God Daniel 3:17 - our God Jonah 1:14 - for Micah 1:3 - place Habakkuk 2:20 - the Lord Romans 4:21 - he was able

Verse 4

Their idols: They are metal, stone, and wood; and though generally made in the form of man, they can neither see, hear, smell, feel, walk, nor speak! Even the wiser heathen made them the objects of their jests. Psalms 97:7, Psalms 135:15-17, Deuteronomy 4:28, Isaiah 40:19, Isaiah 40:20, Isaiah 42:17, Isaiah 46:1, Isaiah 46:2, Isaiah 46:6, Isaiah 46:7, Jeremiah 10:3-5, Hosea 8:6, Habakkuk 2:18-20, Acts 19:26, Acts 19:35, 1 Corinthians 10:19, 1 Corinthians 10:20

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:4 - General Leviticus 26:1 - Ye shall Judges 6:31 - if he be Judges 17:3 - a graven image 1 Samuel 5:5 - neither 1 Samuel 12:21 - cannot profit 1 Kings 14:9 - thou hast gone 1 Kings 16:7 - with the work 1 Kings 18:26 - no voice 2 Kings 17:29 - made gods 2 Kings 19:18 - for they were 2 Kings 22:17 - the works 1 Chronicles 16:26 - all the gods 2 Chronicles 25:15 - which could Psalms 106:28 - of the dead Isaiah 2:8 - worship Isaiah 37:19 - no gods Isaiah 41:29 - they are all Jeremiah 2:11 - no gods Jeremiah 2:13 - broken cisterns Jeremiah 2:27 - to a stock Jeremiah 10:4 - deck Jeremiah 10:9 - are all Jeremiah 10:14 - and Jeremiah 16:20 - General Daniel 3:1 - made Daniel 5:4 - of gold Daniel 5:23 - which Hosea 13:2 - have made Acts 17:29 - we ought 1 Corinthians 8:4 - we know Galatians 4:8 - ye did Ephesians 4:18 - the understanding 1 Thessalonians 3:12 - the Lord Revelation 9:20 - and idols

Verse 5

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 10:5 - speak Jeremiah 51:17 - Every Mark 8:18 - see Romans 1:23 - an image Romans 10:19 - foolish 1 Corinthians 12:2 - dumb Revelation 13:15 - speak

Verse 7

Reciprocal: Psalms 112:1 - Blessed Psalms 149:6 - mouth 1 Corinthians 12:2 - dumb

Verse 8

Psalms 135:18, Isaiah 44:9-20, Jeremiah 10:8, Jonah 2:8, Habakkuk 2:18, Habakkuk 2:19

Reciprocal: Judges 9:46 - an hold Judges 18:24 - what have 2 Kings 17:15 - vanity Isaiah 40:21 - General Isaiah 41:24 - ye are Isaiah 45:20 - they Isaiah 46:8 - Remember Jeremiah 2:5 - and are Jeremiah 51:17 - Every Ezekiel 6:6 - your works

Verse 9

Israel: Psalms 118:2-4, Psalms 135:19, Psalms 135:20, Exodus 19:5

trust: Psalms 62:8, Psalms 125:1, Psalms 130:7, Psalms 146:5, Psalms 146:6, Jeremiah 17:17, Jeremiah 17:18, Ephesians 1:12

their help: Psalms 33:20, Psalms 33:21, Psalms 84:11, Deuteronomy 33:29, Proverbs 30:5

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:3 - shield Psalms 131:3 - Let Israel Proverbs 3:5 - Trust Hebrews 13:6 - The Lord

Verse 10

Exodus 28:1, Numbers 16:5, Numbers 16:40, Numbers 18:7

Verse 11

Psalms 33:18, Psalms 118:4, Psalms 147:11, Proverbs 14:26, Proverbs 30:5, Acts 10:35, Revelation 19:5

Reciprocal: Psalms 22:23 - Ye that

Verse 12

hath: Psalms 25:7, Psalms 136:23, Genesis 8:1, Exodus 2:24, Exodus 2:25, Isaiah 44:21, Isaiah 49:14-16, Acts 10:4

the house of Israel: Psalms 67:7, Genesis 12:2, Genesis 12:3, Genesis 2:17, Genesis 2:18, Acts 3:26, Galatians 3:14, Galatians 3:29, Ephesians 1:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:26 - thou bless Numbers 6:27 - and I will Deuteronomy 26:15 - bless thy 2 Samuel 7:29 - let it please thee to bless Psalms 1:1 - Blessed Psalms 24:5 - receive

Verse 13

He will bless: Psalms 29:11, Psalms 112:1, Psalms 128:1, Psalms 128:4, Psalms 128:5, Malachi 3:16, Malachi 3:17, Malachi 4:2, Luke 1:50, Acts 13:26, Colossians 3:11

both small: Acts 26:22, Revelation 11:18, Revelation 19:5, Revelation 20:12

and: Heb. with

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:26 - thou bless Numbers 6:27 - and I will 1 Kings 8:40 - fear thee 2 Kings 4:1 - thy servant did fear 2 Kings 23:2 - both small and great 2 Chronicles 15:13 - whether small Psalms 5:12 - bless Psalms 19:9 - The fear Psalms 22:23 - Ye that Psalms 24:5 - receive Psalms 61:5 - heritage Proverbs 13:13 - he Proverbs 14:26 - fear Ecclesiastes 8:12 - surely Ecclesiastes 12:13 - for Jeremiah 32:39 - for the Matthew 25:34 - Come Acts 11:14 - all Revelation 13:16 - both

Verse 14

Lord: Genesis 13:16, 2 Samuel 24:3, Isaiah 2:2, Isaiah 2:3, Isaiah 27:6, Isaiah 19:20, Isaiah 19:21, Isaiah 56:8, Isaiah 60:4-22, Jeremiah 30:19, Jeremiah 33:22, Hosea 1:10, Zechariah 8:20-23, Zechariah 10:8, Revelation 7:4, Revelation 7:9

you: Genesis 17:7, Jeremiah 32:38, Jeremiah 32:39, Acts 2:39, Acts 3:25

Reciprocal: Numbers 26:22 - General Deuteronomy 1:11 - make you 2 Samuel 22:36 - made me great 1 Chronicles 21:3 - The Lord Psalms 132:12 - their children Psalms 144:12 - as plants Psalms 147:13 - blessed Proverbs 14:26 - fear Isaiah 61:9 - they are Isaiah 65:23 - for Matthew 19:13 - brought Mark 10:14 - Suffer Acts 11:14 - all Revelation 11:18 - and them

Verse 15

blessed: Psalms 3:8, Genesis 14:19, Genesis 32:26-29, Ephesians 1:3, Ephesians 1:4, 1 Peter 3:9

made: Psalms 96:5, Psalms 146:5, Psalms 146:6, Genesis 1:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:3 - the Genesis 24:31 - thou Genesis 26:29 - the blessed Deuteronomy 7:14 - blessed Deuteronomy 33:24 - Asher be blessed 2 Samuel 2:5 - Blessed 1 Chronicles 29:11 - all that Psalms 37:22 - Blessed Psalms 50:12 - world Psalms 103:5 - satisfieth Psalms 124:8 - General Psalms 144:12 - as plants Psalms 147:13 - blessed Isaiah 19:25 - the Lord Isaiah 65:23 - for Jeremiah 27:5 - and have Matthew 19:13 - brought Mark 10:14 - Suffer Acts 2:39 - the promise

Verse 16

heaven: Psalms 89:11, Psalms 144:5, Psalms 148:4, Isaiah 66:1, Lamentations 3:66, John 14:2

but the earth: Genesis 1:28-30, Genesis 9:1-3, Deuteronomy 32:8, Jeremiah 27:5, Jeremiah 27:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:29 - I have Genesis 14:19 - possessor Leviticus 25:2 - When ye Numbers 33:53 - General Deuteronomy 10:14 - the heaven Joshua 2:9 - that the Lord 1 Chronicles 29:11 - all that Job 20:4 - man Job 22:12 - not God Job 41:11 - whatsoever Psalms 19:1 - The heavens Psalms 50:12 - world Psalms 103:5 - satisfieth Ecclesiastes 5:9 - the profit Isaiah 45:18 - he created Daniel 5:23 - the Lord Acts 17:24 - seeing 1 Corinthians 10:28 - for

Verse 17

dead: Psalms 6:5, Psalms 30:9, Psalms 88:10-12, Isaiah 38:18, Isaiah 38:19

go down: Psalms 31:17, 1 Samuel 2:9

Reciprocal: Joshua 24:29 - after these Psalms 94:17 - dwelt

Verse 18

Psalms 113:2, Psalms 118:17-19, Psalms 145:2, Psalms 145:21, Daniel 2:20, Revelation 5:13

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:15 - Blessed Psalms 30:9 - What Psalms 121:8 - from this time Psalms 131:3 - from henceforth Isaiah 38:18 - the grave Revelation 19:1 - Alleluia

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 115". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-115.html.