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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 146

Introduction

1The Psalmist vows perpetual praises to God.
3He exhorts not to trust in man.
5God, for his power, justice, mercy, and kingdom, is only worthy to be trusted.

Verse 1

Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
A. M. 3489. B.C. 515. Praise ye the Lord. Heb. Hallelujah
105:45
Praise the Lord
103:1,22; 104:1,35
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:50 - I will sing; Psalm 9:1 - praise; Psalm 30:12 - I will; Psalm 62:5 - soul; Psalm 63:4 - Thus; Psalm 86:12 - praise; Psalm 108:1 - I will; Psalm 145:1 - I will bless; Psalm 148:1 - Praise ye the Lord; Jeremiah 4:19 - O my; Zechariah 8:21 - I will; Revelation 19:1 - Alleluia

Verse 2

While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
While I live
63:4; 71:14,15; 104:33; 145:1,2; Revelation 7:9-17
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 12:1 - all the days; 2 Samuel 22:50 - I will sing; 1 Chronicles 29:10 - David blessed; 1 Chronicles 29:20 - Now bless; Nehemiah 9:5 - bless; Psalm 9:1 - praise; Psalm 30:12 - I will; Psalm 52:9 - praise; Psalm 61:8 - sing; Psalm 71:8 - General; Psalm 86:12 - praise; Psalm 103:1 - Bless; Psalm 108:1 - I will; Psalm 118:28 - my God; Isaiah 25:1 - thou art; Isaiah 38:19 - the living; Daniel 6:20 - servest; Zechariah 8:21 - I will; John 16:22 - and your; Philippians 4:4 - alway

Verse 3

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
Put
62:9; 118:8,9; Isaiah 2:22; 31:3; 37:6; Jeremiah 17:5,6
help
or, salvation.
Reciprocal: Genesis 12:13 - and; Genesis 48:21 - Behold; Deuteronomy 31:3 - thy God; 1 Samuel 16:21 - loved him; 2 Kings 6:27 - whence; 2 Kings 16:7 - and save; 2 Chronicles 16:7 - Because; Job 4:21 - excellency; Job 12:10 - the breath; Psalm 2:12 - Blessed; Psalm 7:1 - in; Psalm 8:4 - son; Psalm 52:7 - made; Psalm 60:11 - vain; Psalm 108:12 - for vain; Psalm 144:3 - or the son; Proverbs 3:5 - Trust; Ecclesiastes 9:6 - their love; Isaiah 22:25 - the burden; Isaiah 32:2 - a man; Isaiah 39:2 - was glad; Jeremiah 2:13 - broken cisterns; Jeremiah 39:18 - because; Ezekiel 29:7 - thou didst; Daniel 6:9 - signed; Daniel 6:23 - because; Hosea 14:3 - Asshur; Micah 1:14 - houses; John 5:23 - all men; 1 Corinthians 4:6 - that ye; Ephesians 1:12 - who; Hebrews 2:6 - the son; Hebrews 13:6 - The Lord; 1 Peter 1:21 - your

Verse 4

His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
His breath
104:29; Genesis 2:7; 6:17; Job 14:10; 17:1; 27:3; Daniel 5:23
he returneth
90:3; Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 12:7
his thoughts
Job 14:21; 17:11; Isaiah 2:22; Lamentations 4:20; 1 Corinthians 2:6
Reciprocal: Genesis 48:21 - Behold; Job 4:19 - crushed; Job 4:21 - excellency; Job 12:10 - the breath; Psalm 144:3 - or the son; Proverbs 11:7 - General; Ecclesiastes 9:6 - their love; Isaiah 39:2 - was glad; Isaiah 51:12 - that thou; Jeremiah 2:13 - broken cisterns; Jeremiah 17:5 - Cursed; Ezekiel 29:7 - thou didst; Micah 1:14 - houses; Hebrews 2:6 - the son; James 2:26 - as

Verse 5

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
Happy
33:12; 84:12; 144:15; Deuteronomy 33:29
the God
46:7,11; 84:8; Genesis 32:24-29; 50:17; Exodus 3:6
whose
39:7; 71:5; Jeremiah 17:7,8; 1 Peter 1:21
Reciprocal: Numbers 22:12 - for they; Deuteronomy 33:7 - and be thou; 2 Kings 18:5 - trusted; 1 Chronicles 5:20 - And they; 2 Chronicles 2:12 - that made heaven; 2 Chronicles 13:18 - relied; Psalm 1:1 - Blessed; Psalm 9:10 - put; Psalm 16:1 - for; Psalm 20:8 - but we; Psalm 31:24 - all ye; Psalm 32:10 - but; Psalm 71:1 - do I; Psalm 78:7 - set; Psalm 91:9 - Because; Psalm 115:9 - trust; Psalm 115:15 - made; Psalm 118:6 - The Lord; Psalm 121:2 - My help; Psalm 124:8 - General; Psalm 131:3 - Let Israel; Psalm 132:2 - the mighty; Psalm 134:3 - Lord; Proverbs 16:20 - whoso; Jeremiah 10:12 - hath made; Jeremiah 27:5 - made; Jeremiah 32:17 - thou; Jeremiah 51:15 - hath made; Daniel 3:28 - that trusted; Hosea 13:9 - but; Jonah 1:9 - which; Matthew 5:3 - Blessed; Acts 4:24 - Lord; Acts 7:50 - General; Acts 14:15 - which; Acts 17:24 - that made; Romans 4:6 - blessedness; Romans 8:24 - saved; 1 Corinthians 13:13 - hope; Hebrews 6:19 - both; 1 Peter 4:14 - happy; 1 Peter 4:19 - a faithful; Revelation 10:5 - lifted; Revelation 14:7 - worship

Verse 6

Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:
made heaven
33:6; 136:5,6; 148:5,6; Genesis 1:1; Jeremiah 10:11,12; 32:17; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 14:7
the sea
95:5; Exodus 20:11; Job 38:8-11; Proverbs 8:28,29
keepeth truth
89:2,33; 98:3; 100:5; Deuteronomy 7:9; Daniel 9:4; Micah 7:20; John 10:34; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18
Reciprocal: Genesis 2:1 - Thus; Exodus 34:6 - truth; Deuteronomy 32:4 - a God; 2 Kings 18:5 - trusted; 2 Kings 19:15 - thou hast made; 1 Chronicles 5:20 - And they; 2 Chronicles 2:12 - that made heaven; Nehemiah 9:6 - thou hast; Esther 8:11 - to destroy; Job 37:23 - excellent; Psalm 9:10 - put; Psalm 79:11 - according; Psalm 84:12 - blessed; Psalm 90:2 - or ever; Psalm 91:9 - Because; Psalm 115:9 - trust; Psalm 115:15 - made; Psalm 121:2 - My help; Psalm 124:8 - General; Psalm 132:2 - the mighty; Psalm 134:3 - Lord; Isaiah 37:16 - thou hast; Jeremiah 10:10 - true God; Jeremiah 27:5 - made; Jeremiah 51:15 - hath made; Lamentations 3:23 - great; Daniel 3:28 - that trusted; Jonah 1:9 - which; Acts 7:50 - General; Acts 14:15 - which; Romans 4:6 - blessedness; 1 Thessalonians 5:24 - Faithful; Hebrews 6:19 - both; 1 Peter 4:19 - a faithful

Verse 7

Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
executeth
9:16; 10:14,15,18; 12:5; 72:4; 103:6; Proverbs 22:22,23; 23:10,11; Isaiah 9:4; Malachi 3:5
which giveth food
107:9; 136:25; 145:15,16; Jeremiah 31:14; Luke 1:53; 9:17
looseth
68:6; 105:17-20; 107:10,14-16; 142:7; Isaiah 61:1; Zechariah 9:11,12; Luke 4:18; Acts 5:19; 16:26
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:29 - to you; Exodus 22:23 - I will surely; Leviticus 25:10 - proclaim; Ruth 1:6 - in giving; Job 37:23 - excellent; Psalm 69:33 - his prisoners; Psalm 79:11 - according; Psalm 102:20 - To hear; Psalm 107:36 - there he; Isaiah 42:7 - to bring; Isaiah 49:9 - to the; Jeremiah 9:24 - lovingkindness; Acts 12:7 - And his; Acts 12:17 - declared

Verse 8

The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
openeth
Isaiah 35:5; 42:16,18; Matthew 9:30; 11:5; Luke 18:41,42; John 9:7-33; Acts 26:18; Ephesians 1:18; 1 Peter 2:9
raiseth
145:14; 147:6; Luke 13:11-13; 2 Corinthians 7:6
loveth
11:7; Deuteronomy 33:3; John 14:21-23; 16:27
Reciprocal: Exodus 4:11 - General; Psalm 12:5 - oppression; Proverbs 15:9 - The way; Isaiah 42:7 - open; Lamentations 3:20 - humbled; Matthew 20:30 - two; Mark 10:52 - he received; Luke 4:18 - and; Luke 7:22 - how; Luke 18:43 - he; John 10:21 - Can

Verse 9

The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
preserveth
68:5; Deuteronomy 10:18,19; 16:11; Proverbs 15:25; Jeremiah 49:11; Hosea 14:3; Malachi 3:5; James 1:27
the way
18:26; 83:13-17; 145:20; 147:6; 2 Samuel 15:31; 17:23; Esther 5:14; 7:10; Esther 9:25; Proverbs 4:19; Job 5:12-14; 1 Corinthians 3:19
Reciprocal: Psalm 1:1 - way; Psalm 1:6 - way; Psalm 10:14 - helper; Proverbs 15:9 - The way; Isaiah 24:1 - turneth it upside down; Acts 9:41 - widows; 1 Timothy 5:3 - widows

Verse 10

The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.
reign
10:16; 145:13; Exodus 15:18; Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 2:44; 6:26; 7:14; Revelation 11:15
thy God
147:12; Isaiah 12:6; 40:9; 52:7; Joel 3:17 Reciprocal: Jeremiah 8:19 - her king; Lamentations 5:19 - thy throne; Daniel 4:34 - him

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 146". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-146.html.