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Psalms 135

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Introduction

Overview

Psalms 135:1, An exhortation to praise God for his mercy; Psalms 135:5, for his power; Psalms 135:8, for his judgments; Psalms 135:15, The vanity of idols; Psalms 135:19, An exhortation to bless God.

Verse 1

am 3000, bc 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: Psalms 33:1, Psalms 33:2, Psalms 96:1-4, Psalms 106:1, Psalms 107:8, Psalms 107:15, Psalms 111:1, Psalms 112:1, Psalms 113:1, Psalms 117:1, Psalms 117:2, Psalms 150:6

Praise ye the name: Psalms 7:17, Psalms 102:21, Psalms 113:2, Psalms 113:3, Psalms 148:13, Exodus 34:5-7, Nehemiah 9:5

O ye servants: Psalms 113:1, Psalms 134:1, Psalms 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 Psalms 29:9 - in his temple Psalms 147:8 - covereth Luke 2:37 - which Revelation 19:5 - Praise

Verse 2

that stand: 1 Chronicles 16:37-42, 1 Chronicles 23:30, Nehemiah 9:5, Luke 2:37

the courts: Psalms 92:13, Psalms 96:8, Psalms 116:19

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 10:8 - to stand 2 Chronicles 35:5 - And stand Psalms 29:9 - in his temple Psalms 134:1 - bless ye Luke 18:11 - stood Acts 26:7 - instantly

Verse 3

for the Lord: Psalms 106:1, Psalms 107:1, Psalms 118:1, Psalms 119:68, Psalms 136:1, Psalms 145:7, Psalms 145:8, Matthew 19:17

for it is: Psalms 33:1, Psalms 63:5, Psalms 92:1, Psalms 92:2, Psalms 147:1

Reciprocal: Ezra 3:11 - because Psalms 149:2 - rejoice

Verse 4

the Lord: Psalms 33:12, Deuteronomy 7:6, Deuteronomy 7:7, Deuteronomy 10:15, 1 Samuel 12:22, Isaiah 41:8, Isaiah 43:20, Isaiah 43:21, Zechariah 2:10-12, 1 Peter 2:9

his peculiar: Exodus 19:5, Exodus 19:6, 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 Psalms 65:4 - choosest Psalms 74:2 - thine Psalms 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

I know: Psalms 48:1, Psalms 86:8-10, Psalms 89:6, Psalms 95:3, Psalms 96:4, Psalms 96:5, Psalms 97:9, Deuteronomy 10:17, Isaiah 40:22, Isaiah 40:25, Jeremiah 10:10, Jeremiah 10:11, Daniel 3:29, Daniel 6:26, Daniel 6:27

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:11 - the Lord 2 Samuel 7:22 - Wherefore 2 Chronicles 2:5 - great is our God Psalms 59:13 - and let Psalms 147:5 - Great Isaiah 36:18 - Hath Daniel 2:45 - the great

Verse 6

Whatsoever: Psalms 33:9, Psalms 33:11, Psalms 115:3, Isaiah 46:10, Daniel 4:35, Amos 4:13, Amos 9:6, Matthew 28:18

in the seas: Psalms 136:13-15, Matthew 8:26, Matthew 8:27, Matthew 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 Psalms 59:13 - and let Psalms 95:4 - deep Isaiah 36:18 - Hath Jonah 1:14 - for 1 Corinthians 12:18 - as it

Verse 7

He causeth: Psalms 148:8, Genesis 2:5, Genesis 2:6, 1 Kings 18:1, 1 Kings 18:41-45, Job 5:10, Jeremiah 10:13, Jeremiah 14:22, Jeremiah 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 note on Job 38:26. Job 28:25, Job 28:26, Job 38:24-28

he bringeth: Psalms 107:25, Psalms 148:8, Job 38:22, Job 38:23, 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 Psalms 78:26 - He caused Amos 4:13 - and createth John 6:18 - General

Verse 8

smote: Psalms 78:51, Psalms 105:36, Psalms 136:10, Exodus 12:12, Exodus 12:29, Exodus 12:30, Exodus 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 Psalms 94:10 - chastiseth Psalms 105:27 - They Habakkuk 3:6 - and drove Acts 7:7 - the nation Acts 7:36 - after Acts 13:17 - and with

Verse 9

sent tokens: Psalms 78:43-50, Psalms 105:27-29, Exodus 7:1 - Exodus 15:27, Deuteronomy 4:34, Nehemiah 9:10, Isaiah 51:9, Isaiah 51:10, Jeremiah 32:20, Jeremiah 32:21, Acts 7:36

upon Pharaoh: Psalms 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 Psalms 65:8 - afraid Psalms 78:12 - Marvellous Psalms 106:21 - which Acts 7:7 - the nation

Verse 10

smote: Psalms 44:2, Psalms 44:3, Psalms 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 Psalms 78:55 - cast Psalms 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: Numbers 21:21-35, Deuteronomy 2:30-37, Deuteronomy 3:1-11, Nehemiah 9:22

and all the: Joshua 10:1 - Joshua 12:24

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 Psalms 136:17 - General Acts 13:19 - Chanaan

Verse 12

gave their: Psalms 44:1-3, Psalms 78:55, Psalms 136:21, Psalms 136:22, Numbers 33:54, Joshua 11:23, Joshua 12:7

Reciprocal: Isaiah 58:14 - and feed

Verse 13

Thy name: Psalms 8:1, Psalms 8:9, Psalms 72:17, Psalms 102:12, Psalms 102:21, Exodus 3:15, Exodus 34:5-7, Hosea 12:5, Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:13

throughout all generations: Heb. to generations and generations, Psalms 89:1, *marg.

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:14 - memorial

Verse 14

the Lord: Psalms 7:8, Psalms 50:4, Psalms 96:13

he will repent: Deuteronomy 32:36, Judges 10:16, 1 Chronicles 21:15, Hosea 11:8, Hosea 11:9, Amos 7:3, Amos 7:6, Jonah 4:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:14 - that 2 Samuel 24:16 - repented Psalms 90:13 - let it Psalms 106:45 - repented Jeremiah 16:20 - General Jeremiah 18:8 - I will Hebrews 10:30 - The Lord shall

Verse 15

idols: Psalms 115:4-8, Deuteronomy 4:28, Isaiah 37:19, Isaiah 40:19, Isaiah 40:20, Isaiah 44:9-20, Isaiah 46:6, Isaiah 46:7, Jeremiah 10:3-11, Habakkuk 2:18, Habakkuk 2:19, 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 Psalms 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

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 17

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 10:13 - bringeth Jeremiah 51:17 - brutish by his knowledge Hosea 13:2 - according Habakkuk 2:19 - and there Revelation 13:15 - life

Verse 18

They that: Psalms 97:7, Psalms 115:8, Isaiah 44:18-20, Jeremiah 10:8, 2 Corinthians 4:4

Reciprocal: Psalms 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

Psalms 115:9-11, Psalms 118:1-4, Psalms 145:10, Psalms 147:19, Psalms 147:20, Psalms 148:14, Revelation 19:5

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 23:30 - stand 1 Chronicles 29:20 - Now bless Psalms 22:23 - Ye that Psalms 30:4 - Sing Psalms 68:26 - Bless Psalms 118:2 - General Psalms 134:1 - bless ye Psalms 147:12 - praise thy God Luke 2:28 - and

Verse 20

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 23:30 - stand Psalms 22:23 - Ye that Psalms 113:1 - O Psalms 115:9 - Israel Psalms 118:2 - General Luke 2:28 - and Acts 13:16 - and ye Revelation 19:5 - Praise

Verse 21

out of Zion: Psalms 76:2, Psalms 134:3, 2 Chronicles 6:6

which dwelleth: Psalms 48:1, Psalms 48:9, Psalms 132:13, Psalms 132:14, 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

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