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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 18

Introduction

1David praises God for his manifold and marvellous blessings.

Verse 1

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
A. M. 2986. B.C. 1018. (Title.) the servant
36:1; *title; 116:16; 2 Samuel 22:1-51; Acts 13:36; Hebrews 3:5
in the day
34:19; Exodus 15:1-21; Judges 5:1-31; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Isaiah 12:1-6
I will
116:1-6; 144:1,2; 1 John 4:19
my
32; 28:7,8; 118:14; Isaiah 12:2; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:11
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:19 - and thou; Genesis 49:24 - the mighty; Exodus 15:2 - strength; Exodus 18:4 - delivered; Deuteronomy 10:12 - love; 1 Samuel 26:24 - let him deliver; 2 Samuel 7:1 - the Lord; 2 Samuel 12:7 - I delivered; 2 Samuel 22:1 - in; 1 Chronicles 16:7 - into the hand; 1 Chronicles 17:8 - have cut off; Psalm 7:10 - My; Psalm 19:14 - strength; Psalm 21:8 - General; Psalm 22:19 - O my; Psalm 27:1 - strength; Psalm 31:2 - my strong rock; Psalm 36:1 - servant; Psalm 59:9 - his strength; Psalm 59:17 - O my; Psalm 81:1 - our strength; Psalm 140:7 - the strength; Song of Solomon 1:7 - O thou; Isaiah 38:9 - writing; Jeremiah 16:19 - my strength; Nahum 1:7 - strong hold; Habakkuk 1:12 - mighty God; Habakkuk 3:19 - my strength; Hebrews 13:6 - The Lord; 1 John 4:16 - we

Verse 2

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Lord
28:1; 62:2,7; Isaiah 32:2
fortress
91:2; 144:2; Jeremiah 16:19
strength
Heb. rock. whom.
Hebrews 2:13
buckler
91:4; Proverbs 2:7
horn
132:17; 2 Samuel 22:3
high
Proverbs 18:10
Reciprocal: Genesis 15:1 - thy shield; Exodus 15:2 - strength; Exodus 33:22 - in a clift; Deuteronomy 32:4 - the Rock; Deuteronomy 33:27 - refuge; 1 Samuel 2:1 - mine horn; 1 Samuel 2:2 - rock; 1 Samuel 17:45 - in the name; 2 Samuel 22:2 - General; 1 Kings 1:36 - the Lord; 1 Chronicles 28:9 - the God; Job 22:25 - the Almighty; Psalm 3:3 - a shield; Psalm 7:1 - in; Psalm 7:10 - My; Psalm 9:9 - The Lord; Psalm 18:30 - a buckler; Psalm 18:46 - blessed; Psalm 19:14 - strength; Psalm 20:1 - defend; Psalm 21:7 - For the; Psalm 25:2 - O; Psalm 27:1 - salvation; Psalm 28:7 - strength; Psalm 31:2 - my strong rock; Psalm 31:14 - Thou; Psalm 42:9 - God; Psalm 59:9 - his strength; Psalm 61:3 - strong; Psalm 62:8 - God; Psalm 71:3 - my rock; Psalm 73:26 - but; Psalm 81:1 - our strength; Psalm 92:15 - my rock; Psalm 94:22 - the rock; Psalm 118:14 - is my strength; Psalm 140:7 - the strength; Psalm 144:1 - my strength; Isaiah 17:10 - the rock; Isaiah 26:4 - everlasting strength; Joel 3:16 - hope; Nahum 1:7 - strong hold; Luke 1:69 - an; Hebrews 13:6 - The Lord

Verse 3

I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
I will
5:2,3; 28:1,2; 55:16; 62:8; 2 Samuel 22:4; Philippians 4:6,7
who
65:1,2; 76:4; Nehemiah 9:5; Revelation 4:11; 5:12-14
so shall
50:15; 91:15; Luke 1:71; Acts 2:21; Romans 8:31-39
Reciprocal: Psalm 18:6 - distress; Psalm 96:4 - For the

Verse 4

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
sorrows
116:3; 2 Samuel 22:5,6; Isaiah 13:8; 53:3,4; Matthew 26:38,39; Mark 14:33,34; 2 Corinthians 1:9
floods
22:12,13,16; Jonah 2:2-7; Matthew 26:47,55; 27:24,25,39-44; Acts 21:30
ungodly men
Heb. Belial.
Reciprocal: Genesis 32:7 - greatly; Job 27:20 - Terrors; Job 30:14 - as a wide; Psalm 18:6 - distress; Psalm 27:2 - wicked; Psalm 46:3 - the waters; Psalm 55:4 - terrors; Psalm 55:8 - the windy storm; Psalm 69:1 - the waters; Psalm 91:15 - He shall; Psalm 93:3 - The floods; Psalm 119:143 - Trouble; Psalm 124:4 - the waters; Psalm 130:1 - Out of; Psalm 142:2 - I showed; Isaiah 17:12 - make a noise; Jeremiah 51:42 - General; Lamentations 3:54 - Waters; Revelation 12:15 - cast; Revelation 17:15 - The waters

Verse 5

The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
The sorrows, or, cords
86:13; 88:3-8,15-17; Acts 2:24
snares
Ecclesiastes 9:12
Reciprocal: Genesis 32:7 - greatly; 2 Samuel 22:6 - sorrows; Job 36:8 - if; Psalm 32:7 - compass; Psalm 55:4 - terrors; Psalm 119:143 - Trouble; Proverbs 13:14 - to; Proverbs 14:27 - to; Jeremiah 49:22 - the heart of the; Lamentations 3:55 - General; Jonah 2:2 - out; Mark 14:32 - while

Verse 6

In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
distress
3,4; 50:15; 130:1,2; Mark 14:36; Acts 12:5
heard
5:7; 11:4; 27:4,5; 2 Samuel 22:7; Habakkuk 2:20; Revelation 11:19
my cry
Exodus 2:23; 1 Kings 8:27-30; 2 Chronicles 30:27
Reciprocal: Exodus 22:23 - I will surely; 1 Samuel 30:6 - David; 2 Chronicles 14:11 - cried unto; Job 9:16 - If I had; Psalm 34:4 - sought; Psalm 57:3 - send; Psalm 77:2 - In the; Psalm 86:7 - General; Psalm 102:1 - let my; Psalm 107:13 - General; Psalm 116:1 - because; Psalm 118:5 - called; Psalm 119:169 - Let my cry; Psalm 120:1 - my distress; Psalm 138:3 - In the day; Isaiah 2:19 - when he; Lamentations 3:55 - General; Jonah 2:2 - out; Jonah 2:7 - my prayer; Mark 14:32 - while; James 5:13 - any among

Verse 7

Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
earth
114:4-7; Matthew 28:2; Acts 4:31; 16:25,26
foundations
46:2; Deuteronomy 32:22; Jeremiah 4:24; Ezekiel 38:19,20; Habakkuk 3:6,10; Zechariah 14:4; 1 Corinthians 13:2
Reciprocal: Judges 5:4 - the earth; 2 Samuel 22:8 - the earth; Job 26:11 - pillars; Psalm 29:8 - shaketh; Psalm 50:3 - it shall; Isaiah 5:25 - the hills; Isaiah 24:18 - the foundations; Isaiah 30:27 - burning; Isaiah 42:15 - General; Isaiah 64:1 - Oh that; Jeremiah 10:10 - at; Ezekiel 38:18 - that; Joel 2:10 - earth; Amos 8:8 - the land; Nahum 1:3 - his way; Habakkuk 3:5 - and; Matthew 27:51 - the earth

Verse 8

There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
went
11:6; 21:9; 74:1; 104:32; 144:5,6; Genesis 19:28; Leviticus 10:2; Numbers 11:1; 16:35; Deuteronomy 29:20,23,24,
out of his
Heb. by his. fire.
Daniel 7:10; Amos 4:11; Nahum 1:5,6; Revelation 11:5
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:9 - went; 1 Kings 8:12 - The Lord; 2 Chronicles 6:1 - The Lord; Job 41:19 - General; Job 41:21 - General; Psalm 97:3 - General; Isaiah 6:4 - the house; Isaiah 10:17 - for a flame; Isaiah 11:4 - with the breath; Ezekiel 38:18 - that; Revelation 15:8 - was

Verse 9

He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
He bowed
Jehovah is here represented as a mighty warrior going forth to fight the battles of David. When He descended to the engagement, the very heavens bowed to render his descent more awful: His military tent was substantial darkness; the voice of His thunder was the warlike alarm which sounded to battle; the chariot in which He rode was the thick clouds of heaven, conducted by cherubs, and carried on by the irresistible force and rapid wings of an impetuous tempest; and the darts and weapons He employed were thunder-bolts, lightnings, fiery hail, deluging rains, and stormy winds! No wonder that when God arose all His enemies were scattered, and those that hated Him fled before Him.
68:4; 144:5-15; Deuteronomy 33:26; 2 Samuel 22:10; Isaiah 51:6; Joel 3:16; Matthew 24:29; Hebrews 12:26; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 20:11
darkness
Deuteronomy 5:22,23; Mark 15:33; John 13:7
Reciprocal: Exodus 3:8 - I am; Exodus 19:11 - the Lord; Exodus 20:21 - thick; Luke 9:34 - there

Verse 10

And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
rode
99:1; 2 Samuel 22:11,12; Ezekiel 1:5-14; 10:20-22
he did fly
104:3
Reciprocal: Exodus 40:34 - a cloud; Deuteronomy 33:26 - rideth; 1 Kings 6:23 - two cherubims; 1 Chronicles 28:18 - the chariot; Job 20:8 - fly away; Job 26:8 - thick clouds; Job 30:22 - to ride; Psalm 68:4 - rideth; Psalm 68:17 - chariots; Psalm 68:33 - rideth; Psalm 139:9 - the wings; Isaiah 6:2 - did fly; Isaiah 19:1 - rideth; Ezekiel 10:1 - above; Ezekiel 10:18 - and stood; Daniel 3:17 - our God; Habakkuk 3:8 - ride; Matthew 17:5 - behold; Acts 2:2 - as

Verse 11

He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
secret
27:5; 81:7; 91:1
thick
97:2; Deuteronomy 4:11; Joel 2:2
Reciprocal: Exodus 14:20 - General; Exodus 19:9 - Lo; Exodus 19:16 - thunders; 1 Samuel 7:10 - thundered; 2 Samuel 22:12 - made; Job 26:8 - thick clouds; Job 36:30 - and; Job 36:32 - General; Job 38:19 - darkness; Psalm 104:3 - Who layeth; Isaiah 50:3 - General; Jeremiah 43:10 - his royal; Ezekiel 1:4 - a great; Daniel 3:17 - our God; Matthew 17:5 - behold

Verse 12

At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
At the
97:3,4; Habakkuk 3:4,5; Matthew 17:2,5
hail
Exodus 9:23,24; Joshua 10:11; 2 Samuel 22:13-15; Revelation 16:21
Reciprocal: Exodus 19:9 - Lo; Exodus 20:21 - thick; Deuteronomy 32:24 - burning heat; 2 Samuel 22:12 - made; Job 41:21 - General; Psalm 97:2 - Clouds; Proverbs 12:26 - but; Isaiah 50:3 - General; Ezekiel 10:2 - coals; Ezekiel 13:13 - and great; Ezekiel 38:22 - an overflowing; Habakkuk 3:11 - at the light of thine arrows they went; Revelation 8:7 - hail; Revelation 11:19 - and great

Verse 13

The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
thundered
78:48; 104:7; Exodus 20:18; 1 Samuel 7:10; Job 40:9; John 12:29; Revelation 4:5; 8:5; Revelation 19:6
Highest
29:3,4; Ezekiel 10:5
coals
120:3,4; 140:10; Deuteronomy 32:24; *marg:; Habakkuk 3:5
Reciprocal: Exodus 9:23 - and hail; Exodus 14:24 - looked unto; 1 Samuel 2:10 - he thunder; 1 Chronicles 14:11 - God; Job 36:29 - the noise; Psalm 144:6 - Cast forth; Proverbs 12:26 - but; Isaiah 30:30 - the Lord; Jeremiah 10:13 - uttereth; Jeremiah 51:16 - he uttereth; Ezekiel 1:24 - as the voice; Ezekiel 10:2 - coals; Ezekiel 13:11 - there shall; Ezekiel 13:13 - and great; Revelation 8:7 - hail

Verse 14

Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
Yea
21:12; 77:17; Numbers 24:8; Deuteronomy 32:23,42; Joshua 10:10; Job 6:4; Isaiah 30:30; Habakkuk 3:11
he shot
144:6; Job 38:35; 40:9-12; Zechariah 9:14,15
Reciprocal: Exodus 14:24 - looked unto; Numbers 21:30 - have shot; 1 Samuel 2:10 - he thunder; 2 Samuel 22:15 - arrows; 2 Kings 19:7 - a blast; Psalm 64:7 - God; Psalm 140:10 - burning coals; Jeremiah 46:15 - the Lord; Ezekiel 13:11 - there shall; Daniel 5:9 - greatly; Revelation 4:5 - proceeded

Verse 15

Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
channels
74:15; 106:9; Exodus 15:8; Joshua 3:13-16; 2 Samuel 22:16
foundations
104:5; Job 38:4-6; Jeremiah 31:37; Jonah 2:6; Micah 6:2
O Lord
2 Kings 19:7; Job 4:9; Isaiah 11:4; 30:27,28,33
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:9 - went; Psalm 76:6 - At thy; Psalm 91:15 - He shall; Isaiah 24:18 - the foundations; Ezekiel 21:31 - I will blow; Habakkuk 3:10 - the overflowing; Matthew 27:51 - the earth; 2 Thessalonians 2:8 - the spirit

Verse 16

He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
He sent
57:3; 144:7
drew
43; 40:1-3; Exodus 2:10; 2 Samuel 22:17
many waters
or, great waters.
Jonah 2:5,6; Revelation 17:15
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 17:37 - The Lord; Psalm 40:2 - brought; Psalm 130:1 - Out of; Proverbs 17:8 - gift; Jeremiah 51:42 - General

Verse 17

He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
strong
38:19; 2 Samuel 22:1,18; Hebrews 2:14,15
them
40,41; 9:13; 25:19; 69:4-14; 118:7; Job 16:9; Luke 19:14
they were
35:10; Ephesians 6:10-12
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 11:9 - help; 1 Samuel 17:37 - The Lord; 1 Samuel 19:10 - he slipped; Psalm 40:2 - brought; Psalm 118:13 - General

Verse 18

They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
me in
Deuteronomy 32:35; 2 Samuel 22:19; Jeremiah 18:17; Obadiah 1:10-14; Zechariah 1:15
but
46:1,2,11; 1 Samuel 30:6
Reciprocal: Psalm 4:1 - thou; Psalm 21:3 - preventest; Psalm 118:13 - General; Psalm 119:56 - because

Verse 19

He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
brought
36; 31:8; 40:2; 118:5; Job 36:16
because
37:23; 2 Samuel 22:18-27; 1 Kings 10:9
Reciprocal: Genesis 26:22 - the Lord; Deuteronomy 33:20 - Blessed; 2 Samuel 22:19 - prevented; 1 Chronicles 28:4 - among the sons; 2 Chronicles 9:8 - General; Psalm 4:1 - thou; Psalm 22:8 - seeing; Psalm 86:2 - holy; Daniel 6:22 - forasmuch; Hebrews 5:7 - and

Verse 20

The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
rewarded
58:11; 1 Samuel 24:17,20; Proverbs 11:18; Isaiah 49:4; 62:11; Matthew 6:4; 1 Corinthians 3:8
cleanness
24; 7:3; 24:4; 26:6; 1 Samuel 24:11-13; Hebrews 7:26
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:30 - I will honour; 1 Samuel 20:1 - What have; 1 Samuel 24:19 - the Lord; 1 Samuel 26:23 - render; 2 Samuel 22:21 - rewarded; 1 Kings 3:6 - according; 1 Kings 8:39 - give to every man; 2 Chronicles 6:30 - render; Job 23:11 - My foot; Job 27:6 - I hold fast; Job 33:26 - he will; Psalm 7:8 - according; Psalm 17:1 - Hear; Psalm 25:21 - General; Psalm 35:24 - Judge; Psalm 101:3 - set; Psalm 119:121 - I have; Isaiah 38:3 - Remember; Ezekiel 18:22 - in his; 1 Thessalonians 2:10 - how; Hebrews 5:7 - and; James 4:8 - Cleanse

Verse 21

For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
For I
17:4; 26:1; 119:10,11; Acts 24:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:10
have not
119:102; 1 Samuel 15:11; 1 John 2:19
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 26:13 - I have not; 1 Kings 18:13 - what I did; 2 Chronicles 17:6 - in the ways; 2 Chronicles 20:32 - departed not; Isaiah 59:13 - departing; Jeremiah 17:5 - whose; Daniel 9:5 - departing; Malachi 2:8 - ye are; Hebrews 3:12 - in; 2 Peter 2:2 - ways

Verse 22

For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
For all
119:13,128; John 5:14
I did
119:112,117
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 17:6 - in the ways

Verse 23

I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
upright
7:1-8; 11:7; 17:3; 37:27; 1 Samuel 26:23; 1 Chronicles 29:17
before
Heb. with. I kept.
Matthew 5:29,30; 18:8,9
Reciprocal: Nehemiah 5:19 - according to; Job 1:8 - a perfect; Psalm 19:13 - I shall; Psalm 119:101 - refrained; Isaiah 3:10 - they shall eat; Isaiah 26:7 - way; Isaiah 26:8 - in; Luke 3:13 - Exact; Hebrews 12:1 - and the sin; 1 John 5:18 - keepeth

Verse 24

Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
the Lord recompensed me
Ruth 2:12; Matthew 10:41,42; 2 Thessalonians 1:6,7; Hebrews 6:16
in his eyesight
Heb. before his eyes.
Reciprocal: Judges 1:33 - became; Psalm 18:20 - cleanness; Psalm 36:10 - and thy; Isaiah 3:10 - they shall eat; Isaiah 59:18 - According

Verse 25

With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
With the
41:1-4; 112:4-6; Nehemiah 9:17; Isaiah 57:1,2; 58:7,8; Matthew 18:33-35; Luke 6:35-38
thou wilt
Isaiah 26:7; Ezekiel 18:25-30; Romans 9:14
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 26:24 - as thy life; 1 Kings 20:30 - the rest; 2 Chronicles 19:11 - the Lord; Psalm 25:10 - the paths; Psalm 36:10 - and thy; Proverbs 11:20 - of; Matthew 5:7 - are; Matthew 7:2 - General; Luke 6:38 - with; 2 Timothy 1:16 - Lord

Verse 26

With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
froward
109:17-19; Leviticus 26:23,24,27,28; Proverbs 3:34; Romans 2:4-6,9; James 2:13
shew thyself froward
or, wrestle.
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:27 - show thyself unsavoury; 2 Chronicles 19:11 - the Lord; Job 5:13 - of the froward; Psalm 25:10 - the paths; Psalm 146:9 - the way; Proverbs 3:32 - the froward; Proverbs 11:20 - of; Proverbs 17:20 - He that hath a froward heart; Proverbs 22:5 - Thorns; Matthew 5:8 - are; Matthew 7:2 - General; Luke 6:38 - with

Verse 27

For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
save
9:18; 34:6,19; 40:17; 2 Samuel 22:28; Isaiah 57:15; 66:2; Luke 1:52,53; 2 Corinthians 8:9; James 2:5
bring
10:4; 17:10,13; 101:5; Proverbs 6:16,17; 30:12; Isaiah 3:9; 10:12; Luke 18:14
Reciprocal: Psalm 119:155 - Salvation; Proverbs 22:5 - Thorns; Isaiah 2:11 - lofty; Isaiah 47:1 - down; Luke 14:11 - whosoever; 2 Corinthians 10:5 - and every

Verse 28

For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
thou wilt
112:4; Job 18:6; 29:3
candle
or, lamp.
132:17; 2 Samuel 22:29; 1 Kings 11:36; Proverbs 20:27; Isaiah 62:1
my God
Isaiah 42:16; Matthew 4:16; Luke 1:79; 1 Peter 2:9
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 15:4 - lamp; Esther 8:16 - had light; Psalm 7:1 - O; Psalm 13:3 - lighten; Psalm 27:1 - light; Psalm 34:5 - and were; Psalm 97:11 - Light; Psalm 118:27 - showed; Psalm 119:105 - lamp; John 8:12 - shall not

Verse 29

For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
by thee
44:6,7; 144:1,10; 1 Samuel 17:49; 23:2; 30:8; 2 Samuel 5:19,20,25; Ephesians 6:10-13; Colossians 2:15; Revelation 3:21
run
or, broken. by my God.
2 Samuel 22:30; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 12:9,10
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 14:13 - climbed up; 2 Chronicles 26:7 - God helped; Psalm 108:13 - Through

Verse 30

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
his way
19:7; 25:10; Deuteronomy 32:4; 2 Samuel 22:31; Daniel 4:37; Romans 12:2; Revelation 15:3
tried
or, refined.
12:6; 19:8-10; 119:140; Proverbs 30:5
a buckler
2; 17:7; 84:11,12
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:24 - the mighty

Verse 31

For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
86:8; Deuteronomy 32:31,39; 1 Samuel 2:2; 2 Samuel 22:32; Isaiah 45:5,21,22
Reciprocal: Genesis 2:4 - Lord; Deuteronomy 32:4 - the Rock; Judges 15:18 - Thou hast given; 1 Chronicles 29:12 - give strength; Psalm 62:6 - rock; Psalm 144:1 - my strength; Isaiah 30:29 - mighty One; Isaiah 44:8 - no God

Verse 32

It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
girdeth
The girdle was a necessary part of the eastern dress: It strengthened and supported the loins; served to confine the garments close to the body; and to tuck them in when journeying. The strength of God was to his soul what the girdle was to his body.
28:7; 91:2; 93:1; Isaiah 45:5; 2 Corinthians 3:5
maketh
2 Samuel 22:33
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:24 - were made; Joshua 14:12 - if so be; 1 Samuel 19:8 - David; 2 Samuel 22:40 - girded; 1 Chronicles 19:18 - fled before Israel; 1 Chronicles 29:12 - give strength; Psalm 18:1 - my; Psalm 18:39 - girded; Psalm 60:12 - we shall; Psalm 62:6 - rock; Psalm 89:21 - With; Isaiah 5:27 - neither; Isaiah 23:10 - strength; Isaiah 28:6 - and for strength; Ezekiel 30:24 - I will; Zechariah 9:13 - made; Zechariah 12:5 - The inhabitants; Hebrews 11:33 - through

Verse 33

He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
maketh
2 Samuel 2:18
high
Deuteronomy 32:13; 33:29; 2 Samuel 22:14; Habakkuk 3:19
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:21 - General; 2 Samuel 22:35 - teacheth; Psalm 27:5 - set me; Isaiah 33:16 - his place; Luke 15:22 - and shoes

Verse 34

He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
teacheth
144:1; 2 Samuel 22:36; Isaiah 28:6; 45:1
so that
46:9; Jeremiah 49:35; Hosea 1:5
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:21 - General; Genesis 49:24 - the mighty; Judges 15:14 - the cords; 2 Samuel 8:6 - garrisons; 2 Samuel 22:35 - teacheth; 2 Chronicles 26:7 - God helped; Esther 9:5 - smote

Verse 35

Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
shield
5:12; 28:7; Deuteronomy 33:29; 2 Samuel 22:36
right
17:7; 45:3
gentleness
or, with thy meekness thou hast multiplied me.
45:4; Isaiah 40:11; 22:3; 2 Corinthians 10:1; Galatians 5:22,23; James 3:17,18
Reciprocal: Genesis 24:35 - the Lord; Genesis 32:10 - my staff; Joshua 3:7 - magnify thee; 2 Chronicles 26:7 - God helped; Esther 10:2 - advanced him; Psalm 20:6 - with; Psalm 30:7 - by thy; Psalm 60:5 - save; Psalm 63:8 - thy; Psalm 119:65 - dealt well; Psalm 138:7 - and thy right; Psalm 140:7 - the strength

Verse 36

Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
enlarged
4:1; Job 18:7; 36:16; Luke 12:50; 24:46-48
feet
Heb. ancles.
2 Samuel 22:37; Proverbs 4:12
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 33:20 - Blessed; Psalm 17:5 - that; Psalm 18:19 - brought; Psalm 30:7 - by thy; Psalm 40:2 - established; Psalm 119:32 - enlarge

Verse 37

I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
3:7; 9:3; 35:2,5; 118:11,12; Numbers 24:17-19; Isaiah 53:10-12; 63:1-6; Revelation 6:2; 19:19,20
Reciprocal: Joshua 10:19 - stay ye; 2 Samuel 7:9 - cut off; 2 Samuel 10:19 - feared; 2 Samuel 22:39 - General; 2 Chronicles 13:20 - did; Psalm 41:10 - that; Psalm 71:24 - for they; Habakkuk 3:13 - thou woundedst

Verse 38

I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
1 Samuel 17:49-51; 23:5; 30:17; 2 Samuel 5:1-25; 8:1-18; 10:1-19; 18:7,8; 2Sa:; 22:39
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 10:18 - fled; 2 Samuel 10:19 - feared; 2 Chronicles 13:20 - did; Psalm 27:2 - they; Psalm 36:12 - shall; Psalm 56:9 - then

Verse 39

For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
girded
32; Ezekiel 30:24,25
subdued
Heb. caused to bow.
66:3; 2 Samuel 22:40; 1 Chronicles 22:18; Isaiah 45:14; 1 Corinthians 15:25-28; Ephesians 1:22; Philippians 3:21
necks
Lamentations 5:5
that
34:21; 2 Samuel 22:41; Proverbs 8:36; John 15:23
Reciprocal: Judges 4:23 - General; 1 Chronicles 19:19 - the servants; Psalm 44:5 - Through thee; Isaiah 45:5 - I girded thee; Jeremiah 46:15 - the Lord; Zechariah 12:5 - The inhabitants; 1 Corinthians 15:28 - all things

Verse 41

They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
2 Samuel 22:42,43; Job 35:12,13; Proverbs 1:28; Isaiah 1:15; 59:1,2; Jeremiah 11:11; Jeremiah 14:12; Ezekiel 8:18; Hosea 7:14; Micah 3:4; Zechariah 7:13; Luke 13:25
Reciprocal: Judges 9:7 - Hearken; 1 Samuel 8:18 - will not hear; 2 Samuel 22:41 - necks; Job 27:9 - Will God; Psalm 18:17 - them; Psalm 107:12 - and there; Proverbs 21:13 - cry himself; John 9:31 - we know; James 4:3 - and

Verse 42

Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
beat
50:22; 2 Kings 13:7; Isaiah 41:2,15,16
cast
Isaiah 10:6; 25:10; Zechariah 10:5; Malachi 4:3
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 30:17 - and there; 2 Samuel 22:43 - as the mire; 2 Chronicles 34:4 - made dust; Psalm 2:1 - Why; Psalm 108:13 - tread; Micah 7:10 - now

Verse 43

Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
from
2 Samuel 2:9,10; 3:1; 5:1-7; Acts 5:31
made
22:27,28; 108:9; 2 Samuel 5:1-25; 8:1-18; 10:1-19; 22:44-46; Isaiah 49:6,22,23; 52:15; Romans 15:12,18; Ephesians 1:22
a people
Isaiah 52:15; 55:5; Hosea 1:10; Romans 16:26; 1 Peter 2:10; Revelation 11:15
Reciprocal: Numbers 24:7 - his king; 1 Chronicles 18:6 - became David's; Esther 8:17 - many of the people; Esther 9:4 - was great; Psalm 10:16 - heathen; Psalm 18:16 - drew

Verse 44

As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
As soon, etc
Heb. at the hearing of the ear.
Romans 10:16,17
strangers
Heb. sons of the stranger.
66:3; 81:15; Deuteronomy 33:29; 2 Samuel 1:13; Isaiah 62:8; Ezekiel 44:7; *marg:
shall submit
or, yield feigned obedience. Heb. lie.
68:30; 81:15; 2 Samuel 22:44-46
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 6:5 - give glory; 2 Samuel 22:45 - submit themselves; 1 Kings 21:29 - Ahab; 1 Chronicles 14:17 - fame of David; 1 Chronicles 18:6 - became David's; 1 Chronicles 19:19 - the servants; Psalm 17:1 - not out of feigned lips; Psalm 78:36 - lied; Jeremiah 3:10 - feignedly; Jeremiah 42:20 - For ye; Romans 6:17 - but ye; 2 Corinthians 10:5 - the obedience; 2 Thessalonians 1:8 - and that; 2 Timothy 1:5 - unfeigned; 2 Peter 2:3 - with

Verse 45

The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.
strangers
Isaiah 24:4; Micah 7:17; James 1:11
afraid
Revelation 6:16
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:45 - submit themselves; Psalm 81:15 - The haters

Verse 46

The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
Lord
2 Samuel 22:47; Jeremiah 10:10; John 14:19; Revelation 1:18
blessed
2; 42:9
the God
25:5; 68:20; 79:9; Exodus 15:2; Isaiah 12:2; Luke 1:47
exalted
21:13; 57:5,11; 99:9
Reciprocal: Genesis 48:21 - God; Deuteronomy 32:4 - the Rock; Deuteronomy 32:15 - the Rock; Psalm 27:1 - strength; Psalm 61:2 - the rock; Psalm 62:7 - rock; Psalm 89:26 - rock; Psalm 107:32 - exalt; Isaiah 12:4 - his name; John 6:57 - the living; 2 Corinthians 1:3 - Blessed

Verse 47

It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
avengeth
Heb. giveth avengements for me.
Deuteronomy 32:35; 2 Samuel 22:48; Nahum 1:2; Romans 12:19
subdueth
or, destroyeth.
47:3
Reciprocal: Judges 4:23 - General; Judges 5:2 - for the avenging; 1 Samuel 14:24 - I may be; 1 Samuel 25:26 - avenging thyself; 2 Samuel 19:5 - saved; Esther 9:5 - smote; Psalm 127:5 - speak; Psalm 144:2 - who subdueth; Acts 26:22 - obtained; 1 Corinthians 15:28 - all things; Revelation 18:20 - God

Verse 48

He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
liftest
22:27-30; 59:1,2; 89:13; Philippians 2:9
violent man
Heb. man of violence.
7:16; 86:14; 140:1,4,11
Reciprocal: Exodus 18:4 - delivered; 1 Samuel 25:26 - avenging thyself; 1 Samuel 26:24 - let him deliver; 2 Samuel 19:5 - saved; 2 Samuel 22:49 - thou also; 1 Chronicles 18:13 - Thus the Lord; 2 Chronicles 32:22 - Lord; Esther 9:5 - smote; Psalm 25:19 - cruel hatred; Psalm 69:29 - let thy; Daniel 6:27 - delivereth

Verse 49

Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
will I give thanks
or, confess.
14:7; 30:12; 72:18,19; 138:4; 2 Samuel 22:50,51; Romans 15:9; 1 Timothy 6:13
sing
108:3; Matthew 26:30; Romans 15:9
Reciprocal: Numbers 31:54 - a memorial; Psalm 57:9 - General; Psalm 96:10 - Say; Philippians 2:11 - every; Hebrews 13:15 - giving thanks to

Verse 50

Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.
Great
2:6; 78:71,72; 89:3,4; 144:10; 1 Samuel 2:10; 16:1; Acts 2:34-36; Philippians 2:9-11
to his
89:20-38; 132:10; 2 Samuel 7:13; 1 Chronicles 17:11-14,27; Isaiah 9:6,7; Luke 1:31-33,69; Romans 1:3; 11:29; Galatians 3:16 Reciprocal: Genesis 45:7 - to preserve you a posterity; 1 Samuel 2:35 - mine; 2 Samuel 22:51 - his anointed; 1 Chronicles 11:14 - and the Lord; 2 Chronicles 32:21 - angel; Psalm 20:6 - Now; Psalm 126:3 - General; Daniel 6:27 - delivereth

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-18.html.