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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 125

Introduction

1The safety of such as trust in God.
4A prayer for the godly, and against the wicked.

Verse 1

They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
A. M. 3468. B.C. 536. (Title.) A Song
120:1; 121:1; 122:1; 123:1; 124:1; *titles
that trust
27:1; 25:2,8; 34:22; 62:2,6; 118:8,9; 147:11; 1 Chronicles 5:20; Proverbs 3:5,6; Jeremiah 17:7,8; Ephesians 1:12,13; 1 Peter 1:21
be as mount
132:13,14; Isaiah 12:6; 14:32; 51:8,11,16; 52:1,7,8; Obadiah 1:21; Micah 4:2; Zechariah 1:14,17; Revelation 14:1
but abideth
Matthew 16:16-18
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 17:45 - in the name; 2 Kings 18:30 - make you; 1 Chronicles 11:5 - the castle; Psalm 16:1 - for; Psalm 20:8 - but we; Psalm 36:11 - hand; Psalm 46:5 - she; Psalm 48:3 - General; Psalm 57:1 - soul; Psalm 71:1 - do I; Psalm 87:3 - Glorious; Psalm 94:17 - Unless; Psalm 112:6 - Surely; Psalm 115:9 - trust; Psalm 129:2 - yet they have; Proverbs 10:30 - never; Proverbs 12:3 - the root; Proverbs 16:20 - whoso; Proverbs 29:25 - whoso; Isaiah 26:4 - in the; Isaiah 30:15 - in returning; Isaiah 31:4 - so shall; Isaiah 33:20 - thine eyes; Isaiah 57:13 - but he; Ezekiel 21:20 - the defenced; Zechariah 9:8 - I will; Matthew 7:25 - for; Matthew 16:18 - shall not; Luke 6:48 - the flood; John 10:28 - they; Philippians 4:1 - so; 2 Timothy 2:19 - sure; 1 Peter 1:5 - kept; 1 John 2:17 - abideth; 1 John 2:19 - for; Revelation 20:9 - the camp

Verse 2

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
As the mountains
Lamentations 4:12
the Lord
34:7; Deuteronomy 33:27; Isaiah 4:5; Zechariah 2:5; John 10:28,29
Reciprocal: Joshua 10:6 - mountains; 2 Kings 18:30 - make you; 1 Chronicles 8:28 - Jerusalem; 1 Chronicles 11:5 - the castle; Psalm 87:3 - Glorious; Psalm 147:13 - he hath; Proverbs 12:3 - the root; Isaiah 22:1 - the valley; Isaiah 30:15 - in returning; Isaiah 31:4 - so shall; Jeremiah 21:13 - of the valley; Ezekiel 21:20 - the defenced; Ezekiel 40:5 - a wall; Zechariah 9:8 - I will; Matthew 7:25 - for; Matthew 16:18 - shall not; Luke 6:48 - the flood; 2 Timothy 2:19 - sure; 1 Peter 1:5 - kept; 1 John 2:17 - abideth; 1 John 2:19 - for; Revelation 20:9 - the camp

Verse 3

For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
the rod
103:9,14; Proverbs 22:8; Isaiah 10:5; 14:5,6; 27:8; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Revelation 2:10
the wicked
Heb. wickedness.
Reciprocal: Numbers 17:2 - twelve rods; 2 Kings 13:24 - Hazael; Psalm 66:9 - suffereth; Psalm 94:15 - But; Psalm 97:10 - delivereth; Proverbs 30:9 - or; Isaiah 9:4 - the staff; Matthew 9:16 - for

Verse 4

Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
Do good
41:1-3; 51:18; 73:1; Isaiah 58:10,11; Hebrews 6:10; 1 John 3:17-24
upright
32:2; 84:11; 119:80; Lamentations 3:25; John 1:47; Revelation 14:5
Reciprocal: Psalm 7:10 - which; Psalm 11:2 - the upright; Psalm 32:11 - upright; Psalm 51:6 - Behold; Psalm 94:15 - and all; Psalm 141:5 - for yet my; Galatians 6:16 - walk; 1 Peter 3:11 - do

Verse 5

As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.
As for such
40:4; 101:3; 1 Chronicles 10:13,14; Proverbs 14:14; Jeremiah 2:19; Zephaniah 1:6; Hebrews 10:38
crooked
Proverbs 2:15; Isaiah 59:8; Philippians 2:15
with the workers
Matthew 7:23; 24:48-51
peace
128:6; Isaiah 54:10,13; Ezekiel 37:26; Hosea 2:18; John 14:27; Galatians 6:16; 1 Peter 1:2 Reciprocal: Genesis 37:14 - see whether it be well with; Deuteronomy 5:32 - ye shall not; Joshua 23:12 - go back; Judges 5:6 - byways; Ruth 1:15 - gone back; 1 Samuel 12:20 - turn not; 1 Samuel 15:11 - turned; 2 Samuel 22:22 - have not; 2 Samuel 22:27 - froward; 1 Kings 22:43 - he turned; 2 Kings 10:11 - and; Job 23:11 - his way; Job 34:27 - turned; Psalm 28:2 - when; Psalm 36:3 - he hath; Psalm 44:18 - heart; Psalm 94:15 - and all; Psalm 119:10 - O let me; Proverbs 21:16 - wandereth; Proverbs 28:18 - but; Isaiah 1:28 - the destruction; Isaiah 30:31 - which smote; Jeremiah 18:10 - do; Jeremiah 34:11 - General; Ezekiel 3:20 - When; Ezekiel 18:24 - when; Hosea 4:10 - left; Amos 5:7 - leave; Luke 11:25 - he findeth; Luke 13:27 - depart; Colossians 1:23 - ye continue; 2 Peter 2:21 - to turn

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 125". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-125.html.