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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 149

Introduction

1The prophet exhorts to praise God for his love to the church;
5and for that power which he has given to the church.

Verse 1

Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Praise ye the Lord
Heb. Hallelujah.
148:1
Sing
33:3; 96:1; 98:1; 144:9; Isaiah 42:10; Revelation 5:9
in the congregation
22:22,25; 68:26; 89:5; 111:1; 116:18; Hebrews 2:12
Reciprocal: Psalm 9:14 - in the gates; Psalm 30:4 - Sing; Psalm 47:6 - to God; Psalm 63:5 - with joyful; Psalm 81:2 - General; Psalm 135:1 - O ye servants; Psalm 150:1 - Praise ye the Lord; Revelation 14:3 - a; Revelation 19:1 - Alleluia

Verse 2

Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
rejoice
100:1-3; 135:3,4; Deuteronomy 7:6,7; 12:7; 1 Samuel 12:22; Job 35:10; Isaiah 54:5
let the
Isaiah 52:7; 62:11,12; Joel 2:23; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:5; 25:34; Luke 19:27,38; John 19:15,19-22; Philippians 3:3; Revelation 19:6
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:26 - Let us; Deuteronomy 32:6 - made thee; 2 Chronicles 29:30 - they sang; Nehemiah 8:10 - the joy; Psalm 9:14 - in the gates; Psalm 44:4 - my king; Psalm 90:14 - that we; Psalm 100:3 - it is he; Psalm 145:1 - my God; Psalm 147:12 - praise thy God; Song of Solomon 1:4 - we will be; Isaiah 13:3 - them that; Jeremiah 8:19 - her king; Ezekiel 16:7 - excellent ornaments; Hosea 13:10 - I will be thy king; Habakkuk 3:18 - I will rejoice; Luke 13:34 - thy; Romans 5:11 - but we; Philippians 3:1 - rejoice

Verse 3

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
in the dance
or, with the pipe.
150:4; *marg:; Exodus 15:20; Judges 11:34; 2 Samuel 6:16; Jeremiah 31:13
with the timbrel
33:2; 81:2; 137:2-4; 150:3-5; 1 Chronicles 15:28,29; 16:42; 25:6; 2 Chronicles 29:25; Ezra 3:10
Reciprocal: Judges 21:21 - dance; 2 Samuel 6:14 - danced; 1 Chronicles 15:16 - the singers; 2 Chronicles 5:12 - cymbals; 2 Chronicles 20:28 - with psalteries; Nehemiah 12:27 - thanksgivings; Psalm 30:11 - dancing; Psalm 92:3 - instrument; Jeremiah 31:4 - again; Daniel 3:10 - the cornet; Luke 15:25 - he; Revelation 14:2 - harpers

Verse 4

For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
taketh pleasure
22:8; 35:27; 117:2; 147:11; Proverbs 11:20; Isaiah 62:4,5; Jeremiah 32:41; Zephaniah 3:17
beautify
90:17; 132:16; Isaiah 61:1-3,10; Hebrews 12:10; 1 Peter 3:4; 5:5; Revelation 7:14
Reciprocal: Exodus 28:2 - glory; Numbers 12:3 - very; 2 Samuel 22:20 - delighted; Job 40:10 - glory; Psalm 25:9 - meek; Psalm 68:13 - the wings; Psalm 76:9 - to save; Psalm 147:6 - lifteth up; Song of Solomon 1:5 - comely; Song of Solomon 1:11 - General; Isaiah 5:7 - his pleasant plant; Isaiah 29:19 - meek; Isaiah 53:10 - the pleasure; Daniel 3:10 - the cornet; Zephaniah 2:3 - all; Matthew 5:5 - the meek; 1 Timothy 2:9 - not; Hebrews 10:38 - my; James 3:13 - with meekness

Verse 5

Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
the saints
23:1; 118:15; 145:10; Romans 5:2; 1 Peter 1:8
sing
42:8; 63:5,6; 92:2; Job 35:10
Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 3:8 - all; Isaiah 11:10 - glorious; Isaiah 13:3 - them that; Daniel 7:18 - the saints; Daniel 7:27 - the kingdom and; Obadiah 1:21 - to judge; 1 Corinthians 6:2 - the saints; Revelation 2:27 - he shall; Revelation 17:14 - and they

Verse 6

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
the high
96:4; Nehemiah 9:5; Daniel 4:37; Luke 2:14; Revelation 19:6
mouth
Heb. throat.
115:7; 145:3-5
and a two-edged
Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 1:16
Reciprocal: Joshua 11:21 - Joshua destroyed; Judges 3:16 - two edges; Judges 5:2 - for the avenging; Esther 8:13 - avenge themselves; Esther 9:5 - smote; Psalm 137:8 - happy; Isaiah 12:1 - O Lord; Isaiah 24:21 - the Lord; Isaiah 45:14 - in chains; Jeremiah 50:28 - to declare; Ezekiel 39:13 - a renown; Daniel 2:34 - which; Zechariah 9:13 - made; Zechariah 12:6 - they; Revelation 19:14 - the armies

Verse 7

To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
137:8,9; Numbers 31:2,3; Judges 5:23; 1 Samuel 15:2,3,18-23; Zechariah 9:13-16; Zechariah 14:17-19; Revelation 19:11-21
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 17:4 - bound him; Psalm 9:5 - rebuked; Psalm 9:19 - let the; Psalm 94:10 - chastiseth; Psalm 110:5 - strike; Jeremiah 50:15 - for it; Ezekiel 25:11 - I will; Ezekiel 30:3 - the time; Ezekiel 30:19 - General; Micah 5:15 - General; Luke 21:22 - all

Verse 8

To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
Joshua 10:23,24; 12:7; Judges 1:6,7
Reciprocal: Judges 16:21 - bound him; 2 Kings 17:4 - bound him; 2 Kings 25:7 - bound him; Isaiah 45:14 - in chains; Jeremiah 28:13 - Thou hast

Verse 9

To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
to execute
137:8; Deuteronomy 7:1,2; 32:42,43; Isaiah 14:22,23; Revelation 17:14-16
this honour
148:14; 1 Corinthians 6:2,3; Revelation 3:21 Reciprocal: Joshua 10:24 - put your feet; Judges 8:20 - General; Jeremiah 23:36 - for every

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 149". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-149.html.