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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 28

Introduction

1David prays earnestly against his enemies;
6and for the people.

Verse 1

Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
Unto
3:4; 5:2; 22:2; 77:1; 142:1
O
18:2; 42:9; Isaiah 26:4; *marg:
be
35:22; 83:1
to
Heb. from. I become.
30:9; 69:15; 88:4-6; 143:7; Job 33:28; Proverbs 1:12; Isaiah 38:18; Revelation 20:3
Reciprocal: Job 33:26 - pray; Psalm 18:3 - I will; Psalm 26:9 - Gather not; Psalm 30:3 - down; Psalm 55:1 - hide; Psalm 109:1 - Hold; Psalm 140:6 - hear; Song of Solomon 1:7 - for; Song of Solomon 5:6 - I sought; Ezekiel 26:20 - I shall bring; Ezekiel 28:8 - shall bring; Matthew 15:23 - General

Verse 2

Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
when
63:4; 125:5; 134:2; 141:2; 143:6; 2 Chronicles 6:13; 1 Timothy 2:8
thy holy oracle
or, the oracle of thy sanctuary.
5:7; 138:2; 1 Kings 6:19,22,23; 8:6-8,28-30,38; Daniel 6:10
Reciprocal: Leviticus 9:22 - his hand; 2 Samuel 16:23 - as if; 1 Kings 6:5 - oracle; 1 Kings 8:22 - General; 2 Chronicles 4:20 - the oracle; 2 Chronicles 6:12 - spread forth; Nehemiah 8:6 - with lifting; Job 33:26 - pray; Psalm 18:3 - I will; Psalm 61:1 - Hear; Psalm 140:6 - hear; Psalm 142:1 - with my voice; Lamentations 2:19 - lift up; Lamentations 3:41 - with; Micah 1:2 - the Lord from

Verse 3

Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
Draw
26:9; Numbers 16:26; Matthew 25:41,46
speak
12:2; 55:21; 62:4; Jeremiah 9:8,9; Micah 3:5; Matthew 22:15-18
mischief
7:14; 10:7,14; 36:4; 52:1; Proverbs 26:23-26
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:6 - come; Psalm 5:10 - let; Psalm 35:25 - say; Proverbs 24:2 - General; Proverbs 26:25 - speaketh fair; Ezekiel 32:20 - draw; Matthew 26:48 - Whomsoever; Luke 13:27 - depart; Luke 17:34 - two; Luke 22:55 - Peter; John 14:27 - not

Verse 4

Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
Give
5:10; 59:12,13; 69:22-24; Jeremiah 18:21-23; 2 Timothy 4:14; Revelation 18:6
and
2:1-5; 21:10; Ezekiel 38:10
the work
62:12; 103:10; 109:17-21; 103:3,4; Romans 2:6-8; 11:22
render
Ezra 9:13
Reciprocal: Judges 9:20 - let fire come out; 2 Samuel 3:39 - the Lord; 1 Kings 8:39 - give to every man; Psalm 25:10 - the paths; Isaiah 3:11 - for the reward; Isaiah 26:10 - and will not; Lamentations 3:64 - General; Romans 11:9 - a recompense; Revelation 20:12 - according

Verse 5

Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
Because
10:5; 92:4-6; 104:24; 111:2-4; Job 34:26,27; Isaiah 5:12; 22:11; Isaiah 26:9-11; Hosea 14:9; John 12:37; Romans 1:20,28
operation
8:3; 19:1,2; Numbers 23:23; Isaiah 40:26; 45:8,12,18; Jeremiah 10:12,13; Ephesians 1:19-21
not build
2 Samuel 7:13,27; 1 Kings 11:38; Jeremiah 31:4; 32:20,21
Reciprocal: Job 36:24 - magnify; Psalm 77:11 - General; Psalm 107:43 - is wise; Isaiah 26:10 - and will not

Verse 6

Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
31:21,22; 66:19,20; 69:33,34; 107:19-22; 116:1,2; 118:5
Reciprocal: Job 33:26 - pray; Isaiah 30:18 - blessed

Verse 7

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
strength
8; 18:1,2; 19:14; 46:1; Isaiah 12:2; 45:24; Ephesians 6:10
shield
84:11; 91:4; Genesis 15:1
heart
13:5; 22:4; 56:3,4; 118:6-9,13-15
therefore
16:9-11; 21:1; 30:11,12; 33:21; 68:3,4; Isaiah 61:10
with
96:1-3; Exodus 15:1-21; Judges 5:1-31; 1 Samuel 2:1-11; 2 Samuel 22:1-51; Revelation 5:9; Revelation 15:3
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:3 - shield; 2 Samuel 22:33 - strength; 1 Chronicles 16:27 - strength; Nehemiah 8:10 - the joy; Nehemiah 12:43 - God; Psalm 3:3 - a shield; Psalm 9:2 - I will be; Psalm 18:32 - girdeth; Psalm 18:35 - shield; Psalm 26:1 - trusted; Psalm 27:1 - strength; Psalm 30:10 - be thou; Psalm 43:2 - the God; Psalm 69:30 - I will; Psalm 81:1 - our strength; Psalm 84:5 - strength; Psalm 86:16 - give; Psalm 89:17 - For thou; Psalm 119:50 - This; Psalm 140:7 - the strength; Isaiah 30:18 - blessed; Isaiah 50:10 - let; Joel 2:23 - rejoice; Zechariah 10:7 - their heart; Luke 6:21 - ye shall laugh; Colossians 3:16 - singing

Verse 8

The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
their
or, his. saving strength. Heb. strength of salvations. his.
2:2; 20:6; 1 Samuel 16:13; Isaiah 61:1
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:24 - his bow; Exodus 15:2 - strength; 1 Samuel 2:10 - anointed; 2 Samuel 22:33 - strength; 1 Chronicles 16:27 - strength; 1 Chronicles 29:12 - give strength; Nehemiah 8:10 - the joy; Psalm 18:1 - my; Psalm 27:1 - strength; Psalm 28:7 - strength; Psalm 29:11 - give; Psalm 84:5 - strength; Psalm 86:16 - give; Psalm 140:7 - the strength; Isaiah 33:6 - strength; Ephesians 3:16 - to be

Verse 9

Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.
Save
14:7; 25:22; 80:14-19; Jeremiah 31:7
bless
Deuteronomy 9:29; 2 Samuel 21:3; 1 Kings 8:51,53; Jeremiah 10:16; Ephesians 1:18
feed
or, rule.
78:71; 2 Samuel 7:7; Isaiah 40:11; Ezekiel 34:23,24; Micah 5:2,4; 7:14; Matthew 2:6; *marg:
lift
Ezra 1:4; *marg: Reciprocal: Exodus 34:9 - take us; Deuteronomy 4:20 - a people; Deuteronomy 26:15 - bless thy; Psalm 29:11 - give; Psalm 30:1 - for; Psalm 33:12 - his own; Psalm 67:1 - bless us; Jeremiah 31:23 - The Lord; James 4:10 - he; Revelation 7:17 - feed

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 28". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-28.html.