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Psalms 118

Overview

Psalms 118:1, An exhortation to praise God for his mercy; Psalms 118:5, The psalmist by his experience shews how good it is to trust in God; Psalms 118:19, Under the type of the psalmist the coming of Christ in his kingdom is expressed.

Verse 1

am 2962, bc 1042 - Title This Psalm was probably composed by David after Nathan's prophetic address; and sung by alternate choirs at some public festival. It largely partakes of David's spirit, and everywhere shews the hand of a master; the style is grand and sublime; the subject noble and majestic. Psalms 118:29, Psalms 103:17, Psalms 106:1, Psalms 107:1, Psalms 136:1, 1 Chronicles 16:8, 1 Chronicles 16:34, Jeremiah 33:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:16 - the Lord 2 Chronicles 7:6 - because his mercy Psalms 95:1 - Come Psalms 100:5 - his mercy Psalms 135:3 - for the Lord Psalms 135:19 - General

Verse 2

Psalms 115:9-11, Psalms 135:19, Psalms 135:20, Psalms 145:10, Psalms 147:19, Psalms 147:20, Galatians 6:16, Hebrews 13:15, 1 Peter 2:9, 1 Peter 2:10

Verse 3

Psalms 134:1-3, 1 Peter 2:5, Revelation 1:6, Revelation 4:7-11, Revelation 5:8-10

Verse 4

Psalms 22:23, Revelation 19:5

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 13:15 - God smote Psalms 115:11 - General Luke 1:50 - General

Verse 5

called: Psalms 18:6, Psalms 40:1-3, Psalms 77:2, Psalms 107:13, Psalms 107:19, Psalms 116:3, Psalms 116:4, Psalms 120:1, Psalms 130:1, Psalms 130:2, Genesis 32:7, Genesis 32:9-11, 1 Samuel 30:6-8, Mark 14:31-36

in distress: Heb. out of distress, Psalms 130:1

set me: Psalms 18:19, Psalms 31:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 26:22 - the Lord 1 Samuel 1:27 - and the Lord 2 Samuel 22:20 - brought Job 36:16 - a broad Psalms 6:9 - hath heard Psalms 22:24 - but Psalms 28:6 - General Isaiah 58:9 - shalt thou Luke 11:9 - Ask James 5:13 - any among

Verse 6

The Lord: Psalms 27:1-3, Psalms 46:1, Psalms 46:11, Psalms 56:4, Psalms 56:9, Psalms 56:11, Psalms 146:5, Isaiah 51:12, Jeremiah 20:11, Micah 7:8-10, Romans 8:31, Hebrews 13:6

on my side: Heb. for me

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 20:1 - the Lord Joshua 10:42 - because 2 Samuel 18:2 - I will surely 2 Kings 9:32 - Who is on my side Psalms 23:4 - I will Psalms 28:7 - heart Psalms 54:4 - General Psalms 108:13 - Through Psalms 112:7 - heart Psalms 124:1 - The Lord Hebrews 11:23 - and they

Verse 7

taketh: Psalms 54:4, Psalms 55:18, 1 Chronicles 12:18

therefore: Psalms 54:7, Psalms 59:10, Psalms 92:11, Psalms 112:8

Reciprocal: Esther 9:15 - gathered themselves Psalms 18:17 - them Psalms 124:1 - The Lord Hebrews 13:6 - The Lord

Verse 8

Psalms 40:4, Psalms 62:8, Psalms 62:9, Jeremiah 17:5-7, Micah 7:5-7

Reciprocal: Genesis 30:31 - General Judges 5:19 - kings 1 Samuel 23:12 - They will 1 Samuel 30:6 - David 2 Samuel 20:2 - every man 2 Kings 6:27 - whence Esther 6:3 - There is nothing Psalms 112:7 - trusting Psalms 125:1 - that trust Psalms 146:3 - Put Proverbs 29:25 - whoso Isaiah 30:7 - Their Ezekiel 29:7 - thou didst Daniel 6:16 - Thy God Daniel 6:23 - because Micah 1:14 - houses 1 Timothy 4:10 - because 1 Timothy 6:17 - but

Verse 9

than to put: Psalms 146:3-5, Isaiah 30:2, Isaiah 30:3, Isaiah 30:15-17, Isaiah 31:1, Isaiah 31:8, Isaiah 36:6, Isaiah 36:7, Ezekiel 29:7

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 16:21 - loved him 2 Kings 6:27 - whence Esther 6:3 - There is nothing Psalms 40:4 - Blessed Psalms 60:10 - Wilt Psalms 62:9 - of high Psalms 112:7 - trusting Psalms 125:1 - that trust Isaiah 30:7 - Their Jeremiah 17:5 - Cursed Daniel 6:9 - signed Daniel 6:16 - Thy God Daniel 6:23 - because Micah 1:14 - houses Micah 7:5 - ye not in 1 Timothy 6:17 - but

Verse 10

All nations: 2 Samuel 5:1-25, 2 Samuel 8:1-18, 2 Samuel 10:1-19, Zechariah 12:3, Zechariah 14:1-3, Revelation 19:19-21, Revelation 20:8, Revelation 20:9

destroy them: Heb. cut them off

Reciprocal: Numbers 13:30 - General Joshua 11:5 - all these Joshua 14:12 - if so be Judges 6:33 - Then all Judges 7:12 - grasshoppers Judges 16:2 - compassed 1 Samuel 17:45 - in the name 2 Samuel 22:19 - prevented 2 Samuel 22:30 - run through 2 Samuel 22:39 - General Psalms 3:6 - I will Psalms 44:5 - Through thee Psalms 55:18 - He hath Psalms 56:2 - many Psalms 60:10 - Wilt Psalms 119:157 - Many Habakkuk 3:14 - they Zechariah 12:5 - The inhabitants Acts 26:22 - obtained Revelation 12:8 - prevailed not

Verse 11

Psalms 22:12-16, Psalms 88:17, 1 Samuel 23:26, 1 Chronicles 19:10

Reciprocal: Numbers 13:30 - General Judges 15:14 - the cords 1 Samuel 17:45 - in the name 2 Kings 6:16 - Fear not Esther 9:19 - gladness Psalms 18:37 - General Psalms 56:9 - When

Verse 12

like bees: Deuteronomy 1:44

quenched: Psalms 83:14, Psalms 83:15, Ecclesiastes 7:6, Isaiah 27:4, Nahum 1:10

in the name: Psalms 8:9, Psalms 20:1, Psalms 20:5, 1 Samuel 17:45, 2 Samuel 23:6, 1 Chronicles 14:10, 1 Chronicles 14:11, 1 Chronicles 14:14-16, 2 Chronicles 14:11, 2 Chronicles 14:12, 2 Chronicles 16:7-9, 2 Chronicles 20:17-22, 2 Chronicles 22:7, 2 Chronicles 22:8

destroy them: Heb. cut them down

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 6:16 - Fear not Psalms 18:37 - General Psalms 27:2 - they Psalms 58:9 - thorns Isaiah 7:18 - fly

Verse 13

Psalms 18:17, Psalms 18:18, Psalms 56:1-3, 1 Samuel 20:3, 1 Samuel 25:29, 2 Samuel 17:1-3, Micah 7:8, Matthew 4:1-11, Hebrews 2:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:23 - General 2 Chronicles 18:31 - the Lord Psalms 28:7 - heart Psalms 54:4 - General Psalms 94:17 - Unless Psalms 124:6 - who hath not Psalms 129:2 - yet they have

Verse 14

is my strength: Psalms 18:2, Exodus 15:2-6, Isaiah 12:2, Isaiah 45:17, Isaiah 45:22-25, Matthew 1:21-23

Reciprocal: Judges 8:3 - God 1 Samuel 2:1 - I rejoice Job 13:16 - my salvation Psalms 18:1 - my Psalms 21:1 - in thy Psalms 27:1 - salvation Psalms 63:5 - with joyful Psalms 118:21 - and art Habakkuk 3:18 - the God

Verse 15

voice: Psalms 30:11, Psalms 30:12, Psalms 32:11, Psalms 33:1, Psalms 119:54, Psalms 119:111, Deuteronomy 12:12, Isaiah 51:11, Isaiah 65:13, Acts 2:46, Acts 2:47, Acts 16:34, Revelation 18:20, Revelation 19:1-5

the right: Psalms 44:3, Psalms 45:4, Psalms 60:12, Psalms 89:13, Psalms 98:1, Isaiah 51:9, Isaiah 51:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:6 - right hand Numbers 23:21 - the shout 2 Samuel 21:22 - fell by Psalms 20:5 - rejoice Psalms 21:1 - in thy Psalms 27:1 - salvation Psalms 63:5 - with joyful Psalms 149:5 - the saints Proverbs 29:6 - but Habakkuk 3:18 - I will rejoice Luke 1:51 - showed

Verse 16

right hand: Exodus 15:6, Acts 2:32-36

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:14 - his right hand Isaiah 33:5 - The Lord Isaiah 42:13 - prevail Acts 2:33 - by

Verse 17

die: Psalms 6:5, Isaiah 38:16-20, Habakkuk 1:12, John 11:4, Romans 14:7-9

declare: Psalms 40:5, Psalms 40:10, Psalms 71:17, Psalms 71:18, Psalms 73:28, Psalms 107:22, Psalms 119:13, Psalms 145:4, Jeremiah 51:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 42:2 - that we Genesis 43:8 - that we 2 Kings 20:5 - thou shalt go Job 33:30 - To bring Psalms 9:11 - declare Psalms 30:9 - What Psalms 68:20 - unto Psalms 88:10 - Wilt thou Psalms 115:18 - General 2 Corinthians 6:9 - as chastened

Verse 18

chastened: Psalms 66:10-12, Psalms 94:12, Psalms 94:13, 2 Samuel 12:10, 2 Samuel 13:1-39, 2 Samuel 16:1-23, Job 5:17, Job 5:18, Job 33:16-30, Proverbs 3:11, Proverbs 3:12, Jonah 2:6, 1 Corinthians 11:32, 2 Corinthians 1:9-11, 2 Corinthians 6:9, Hebrews 12:10, Hebrews 12:11

Reciprocal: Job 33:30 - To bring Psalms 30:2 - and Psalms 68:20 - unto Psalms 119:175 - Let my Isaiah 38:9 - writing Isaiah 38:22 - What Luke 1:64 - and he Luke 17:15 - General John 5:14 - in the Hebrews 12:5 - despise

Verse 19

Open: Isaiah 26:2, Revelation 22:14

I will go: Psalms 9:13, Psalms 9:14, Psalms 66:13-15, Psalms 95:2, Psalms 100:4, Psalms 116:18, Psalms 116:19, Isaiah 38:20, Isaiah 38:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:3 - who answered Psalms 22:25 - I will Psalms 24:7 - Lift Psalms 26:7 - That Psalms 119:175 - Let my Psalms 122:4 - to give Psalms 132:7 - will go Psalms 150:1 - in his sanctuary Isaiah 38:9 - writing Luke 1:64 - and he Luke 17:15 - General Hebrews 13:15 - the sacrifice

Verse 20

This gate: Dr. Kennicott supposes that this verse was sung by the priest, the Psalms 118:21, by the king, the Psalms 118:22, by a chorus of people, the Psalms 118:25, by the king, the Psalms 118:26, by the priest, the Psalms 118:28, by the king, and Psalms 118:29, the grand chorus of the whole assembly. Psalms 24:3, Psalms 24:4, Psalms 24:7, Psalms 24:9, Isaiah 26:2, Isaiah 35:8-10, Revelation 21:24-27, Revelation 22:14, Revelation 22:15

Reciprocal: Psalms 9:14 - in the gates Psalms 22:25 - I will Psalms 116:19 - General Psalms 150:1 - in his sanctuary

Verse 21

Psalms 22:23, Psalms 22:24, Psalms 69:33, Psalms 69:34, Psalms 116:1

and art: Psalms 118:14, Exodus 15:2, Isaiah 12:2, Isaiah 49:8

Reciprocal: Job 13:16 - my salvation Psalms 27:1 - salvation Psalms 69:30 - I will Psalms 118:20 - This gate Luke 1:13 - thy prayer

Verse 22

The stone: Matthew 21:42, Mark 12:10, Mark 12:11, Luke 20:17, Acts 4:11, Ephesians 2:20-22, 1 Peter 2:4-8

the head: Zechariah 4:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:8 - reign over us Genesis 49:24 - the stone Judges 11:5 - to fetch Job 38:6 - fastened Psalms 118:20 - This gate Isaiah 28:16 - Behold Daniel 2:34 - a stone Zechariah 3:9 - the stone Mark 8:31 - rejected Luke 19:38 - Blessed Luke 24:44 - in the psalms Acts 2:33 - by Acts 7:35 - the same Romans 9:33 - Behold 1 Corinthians 3:9 - ye are God's building 1 Peter 2:7 - the stone Revelation 15:3 - Great

Verse 23

the Lord's doing: Heb. from the Lord, Acts 2:32-36, Acts 3:14, Acts 3:15, Acts 5:31, Acts 5:32, Ephesians 1:19-22

it is: Job 5:9, Acts 4:13, Acts 13:41

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:50 - The thing Judges 11:5 - to fetch Psalms 31:21 - marvellous Matthew 21:42 - The stone Mark 12:10 - The stone John 21:7 - It is Acts 2:33 - by Acts 4:11 - the stone Acts 7:35 - the same 1 Peter 2:4 - disallowed 1 Peter 2:7 - the stone Revelation 15:3 - Great

Verse 24

the day: Zechariah 3:9, Matthew 28:1-8, John 20:19, John 20:20, Acts 20:7, Revelation 1:10

we will: Psalms 84:10, 1 Kings 8:66, 2 Chronicles 20:26-28, Nehemiah 8:10, Isaiah 58:13

Reciprocal: Matthew 21:9 - Hosanna John 20:28 - My Lord

Verse 25

Save: Psalms 20:9, Psalms 22:21, Psalms 69:1, Psalms 69:13

send now: Psalms 90:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:12 - I pray Joshua 1:17 - only the Lord Psalms 118:20 - This gate Mark 11:9 - Hosanna John 12:13 - Hosanna

Verse 26

Blessed: Zechariah 4:7, Matthew 21:9, Matthew 23:39, Mark 11:9, Mark 11:10, Luke 19:38, John 12:13

we have: Psalms 134:3, Numbers 6:23-26

Reciprocal: Exodus 5:23 - in thy name Joshua 1:17 - only the Lord Ruth 2:4 - The Lord 1 Kings 8:14 - blessed all Psalms 20:9 - Save Psalms 118:20 - This gate Psalms 128:5 - bless thee Psalms 129:8 - The blessing Luke 13:35 - Blessed

Verse 27

God: 1 Kings 18:21, 1 Kings 18:39

showed: Psalms 18:28, Psalms 37:6, Esther 8:16, Isaiah 9:2, Isaiah 60:1, Micah 7:9, Malachi 4:2, John 8:12, 1 Peter 2:9

bind: Psalms 51:18, Psalms 51:19, 1 Kings 8:63, 1 Kings 8:64, 1 Chronicles 29:21, Hebrews 13:15

the horns: Exodus 27:2, Exodus 38:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:3 - Let Genesis 22:9 - bound Leviticus 4:7 - the horns 1 Kings 1:50 - caught Psalms 26:7 - That Psalms 66:13 - go into Ezekiel 43:15 - four horns John 18:12 - bound

Verse 28

my God: Psalms 145:1, Psalms 146:2, Exodus 15:2, Isaiah 12:2, Isaiah 25:1, Isaiah 25:9

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:14 - the Lord Psalms 63:1 - thou Psalms 69:30 - I will Psalms 109:1 - O God Psalms 118:20 - This gate Psalms 143:10 - for thou art Daniel 6:22 - My God Hosea 2:23 - Thou art my God

Verse 29

Psalms 118:1, Psalms 103:17, Ezra 3:11, Isaiah 63:7

Reciprocal: Psalms 69:30 - I will Psalms 118:20 - This gate

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 118". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-118.html.