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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 135

Introduction

1An exhortation to praise God for his mercy;
5for his power;
8for his judgments.
15The vanity of idols.
19An exhortation to bless God.

Verse 1

Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.
A. M. 3000. B.C. 1004. (Title.) Bp. Patrick supposes this to be the morning hymn which the precentor called upon the Levites to sing at the opening of the gates of the temple, as the foregoing was sung at the shutting in the evening; but it is more probable that it was composed by Solomon, to be sung at the dedication of the temple
Praise ye the Lord
33:1,2; 96:1-4; 106:1; 107:8,15; 111:1; 112:1; 113:1; 117:1,2; 150:6
Praise ye the name
7:17; 102:21; 113:2,3; 148:13; Exodus 34:5-7; Nehemiah 9:5
O ye servants
113:1; 134:1; 149:1-3
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 6:32 - and then; 1 Chronicles 9:33 - employed; 1 Chronicles 23:30 - stand; 2 Chronicles 31:2 - to give thanks; Psalm 29:9 - in his temple; Psalm 147:8 - covereth; Luke 2:37 - which; Revelation 19:5 - Praise

Verse 2

Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God,
that stand
1 Chronicles 16:37-42; 23:30; Nehemiah 9:5; Luke 2:37
the courts
92:13; 96:8; 116:19
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 10:8 - to stand; 2 Chronicles 35:5 - And stand; Psalm 29:9 - in his temple; Psalm 134:1 - bless ye; Luke 18:11 - stood; Acts 26:7 - instantly

Verse 3

Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
for the Lord
106:1; 107:1; 118:1; 119:68; 136:1; 145:7,8; Matthew 19:17
for it is
33:1; 63:5; 92:1,2; 147:1
Reciprocal: Ezra 3:11 - because; Psalm 149:2 - rejoice

Verse 4

For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.
the Lord
33:12; Deuteronomy 7:6,7; 10:15; 1 Samuel 12:22; Isaiah 41:8; 43:20,21; Zechariah 2:10-12; 1 Peter 2:9
his peculiar
Exodus 19:5,6; Deuteronomy 32:9; Malachi 3:17; Titus 2:14
Reciprocal: Exodus 34:9 - take us; Deuteronomy 4:20 - a people; 1 Samuel 10:1 - his inheritance; 1 Chronicles 16:13 - his chosen; Psalm 65:4 - choosest; Psalm 74:2 - thine; Psalm 149:2 - rejoice; Isaiah 43:4 - precious; Isaiah 63:19 - are thine; Jeremiah 10:16 - Israel; Jeremiah 13:11 - I caused; Jeremiah 51:19 - the rod; Ezekiel 16:7 - excellent ornaments; Zechariah 2:12 - inherit; Acts 13:17 - God; Acts 27:23 - whose; Romans 2:17 - thou art; Ephesians 1:4 - as

Verse 5

For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
I know
48:1; 86:8-10; 89:6; 95:3; 96:4,5; 97:9; Deuteronomy 10:17; Isaiah 40:22,25; Jeremiah 10:10,11; Daniel 3:29; 6:26,27
Reciprocal: Exodus 18:11 - the Lord; 2 Samuel 7:22 - Wherefore; 2 Chronicles 2:5 - great is our God; Psalm 59:13 - and let; Psalm 147:5 - Great; Isaiah 36:18 - Hath; Daniel 2:45 - the great

Verse 6

Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
Whatsoever
33:9,11; 115:3; Isaiah 46:10; Daniel 4:35; Amos 4:13; 9:6; Matthew 28:18
in the seas
136:13-15; Matthew 8:26,27; 14:25
Reciprocal: Exodus 9:29 - that the earth; Deuteronomy 4:39 - the Lord; Job 23:13 - and what; Job 34:33 - whether thou refuse; Psalm 59:13 - and let; Psalm 95:4 - deep; Isaiah 36:18 - Hath; Jonah 1:14 - for; 1 Corinthians 12:18 - as it

Verse 7

He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
He causeth
148:8; Genesis 2:5,6; 1 Kings 18:1,41-45; Job 5:10; Jeremiah 10:13; 14:22; 51:16; Zechariah 10:1
he maketh lightnings
Dr. Russel informs us that seldom a night passes at Aleppo without much lightning in the north-west, but not attended with thunder; and when it appears in the west or south-western points, it is a sure sign of the approaching rain, which is often followed with thunder. See the note on Job 38:26.
Job 28:25,26; 38:24-28; 107:25; 148:8; Job 38:22,23; Jonah 1:4; John 3:8
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:10 - blow; Numbers 11:31 - a wind; Deuteronomy 28:12 - open; Job 26:8 - bindeth up; Job 36:32 - General; Psalm 78:26 - He caused; Amos 4:13 - and createth; John 6:18 - General

Verse 8

Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
smote
78:51; 105:36; 136:10; Exodus 12:12,29,30; 13:15
both of man and beast
Heb. from man unto beast.
Reciprocal: Exodus 3:20 - smite; Exodus 4:23 - General; Exodus 11:5 - the firstborn; Numbers 8:17 - on the day; Deuteronomy 7:18 - remember; Joshua 24:5 - plagued; Nehemiah 9:10 - showedst; Psalm 94:10 - chastiseth; Psalm 105:27 - They; Habakkuk 3:6 - and drove; Acts 7:7 - the nation; Acts 7:36 - after; Acts 13:17 - and with

Verse 9

Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
sent tokens
78:43-50; 105:27-29; Exodus 7:1-15; Deuteronomy 4:34; Nehemiah 9:10; Isaiah 51:9,10; Jeremiah 32:20,21; Acts 7:36
upon Pharaoh
136:15
Reciprocal: Genesis 15:14 - that; Exodus 3:20 - smite; Exodus 7:3 - multiply; Deuteronomy 6:22 - showed; Deuteronomy 11:3 - General; Joshua 24:5 - plagued; Psalm 65:8 - afraid; Psalm 78:12 - Marvellous; Psalm 106:21 - which; Acts 7:7 - the nation

Verse 10

Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings;
smote
44:2,3; 136:17-22
Reciprocal: Numbers 21:24 - Israel; Numbers 21:34 - thou shalt; Numbers 21:35 - General; Numbers 32:33 - the kingdom; Deuteronomy 3:1 - Og; Deuteronomy 3:6 - as we did; Deuteronomy 29:7 - General; Joshua 24:8 - General; Judges 10:11 - Amorites; Judges 11:20 - General; Nehemiah 9:22 - Sihon; Psalm 78:55 - cast; Psalm 105:44 - gave; Jeremiah 27:5 - and have; Amos 2:9 - I the; John 12:40 - that they; Acts 7:36 - and in the wilderness

Verse 11

Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:
Sihon
Numbers 21:21-35; Deuteronomy 2:30-37; 3:1-11; Nehemiah 9:22
and all the
Joshua 10:1-12
Reciprocal: Numbers 21:34 - thou shalt; Numbers 32:33 - the kingdom; Deuteronomy 1:4 - General; Deuteronomy 2:32 - General; Joshua 5:1 - Canaanites; Joshua 24:8 - General; Judges 10:11 - Amorites; Psalm 136:17 - General; Acts 13:19 - Chanaan

Verse 12

And gave their land for an heritage, an heritage unto Israel his people.
gave their
44:1-3; 78:55; 136:21,22; Numbers 33:54; Joshua 11:23; 12:7
Reciprocal: Isaiah 58:14 - and feed

Verse 13

Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.
Thy name
8:1,9; 72:17; 102:12,21; Exodus 3:15; 34:5-7; Hosea 12:5; Matthew 6:9,13
throughout all generations
Heb. to generations and generations.
89:1; *marg:
Reciprocal: Exodus 12:14 - memorial

Verse 14

For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.
the Lord
7:8; 50:4; 96:13
he will repent
Deuteronomy 32:36; Judges 10:16; 1 Chronicles 21:15; Hosea 11:8,9; Amos 7:3,6; Jonah 4:2
Reciprocal: Genesis 15:14 - that; 2 Samuel 24:16 - repented; Psalm 90:13 - let it; Psalm 106:45 - repented; Jeremiah 16:20 - General; Jeremiah 18:8 - I will; Hebrews 10:30 - The Lord shall

Verse 15

The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
idols
115:4-8; Deuteronomy 4:28; Isaiah 37:19; 40:19,20; 44:9-20; 46:6,7; Jeremiah 10:3-11; Habakkuk 2:18,19; Acts 17:29
Reciprocal: Exodus 20:4 - General; 1 Samuel 5:5 - neither; 1 Kings 18:26 - no voice; 2 Kings 17:29 - made gods; 2 Chronicles 32:19 - the work; Psalm 96:5 - For; Isaiah 36:18 - Hath; Isaiah 41:29 - they are all; Jeremiah 10:4 - deck; Daniel 3:1 - made; Daniel 5:4 - of gold; Daniel 5:23 - which; Hosea 8:6 - the workman; Acts 19:26 - that they; Romans 1:23 - an image; Galatians 4:8 - ye did; Revelation 9:20 - and idols

Verse 16

They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
eyes have they
Isaiah 6:10; Matthew 13:14-16
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:28 - neither see; Jeremiah 10:5 - speak; Jeremiah 10:14 - and; 1 Corinthians 12:2 - dumb; Revelation 13:15 - speak

Verse 18

They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.
They that
97:7; 115:8; Isaiah 44:18-20; Jeremiah 10:8; 2 Corinthians 4:4
Reciprocal: Psalm 96:5 - For; Isaiah 40:19 - General; Isaiah 44:9 - their own; Isaiah 46:8 - Remember; Jeremiah 51:17 - Every; Hosea 13:2 - according

Verse 19

Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:
115:9-11; 118:1-4; 145:10; 147:19,20; 148:14; Revelation 19:5
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 23:30 - stand; 1 Chronicles 29:20 - Now bless; Psalm 22:23 - Ye that; Psalm 30:4 - Sing; Psalm 68:26 - Bless; Psalm 118:2 - General; Psalm 134:1 - bless ye; Psalm 147:12 - praise thy God; Luke 2:28 - and

Verse 21

Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
out of Zion
76:2; 134:3; 2 Chronicles 6:6
which dwelleth
48:1,9; 132:13,14; Isaiah 12:6 Reciprocal: Numbers 35:34 - I dwell; 1 Chronicles 23:25 - that they may dwell in Jerusalem; Ezra 7:15 - whose habitation; Jeremiah 8:19 - the Lord

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 135". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-135.html.