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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 30

Introduction

1David praises God for his deliverance.
4He exhorts others to praise him by example of God's dealings with him.

Verse 1

I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
A. M. 2987. B.C. 1017. (Title.) A psalm. Or, "A psalm or song of David, at the dedication of the house;" by which is supposed to be meant the place he built on the threshing floor of Araunah, after the grievous plague which had nearly desolated the kingdom
2 Samuel 24:25; 1 Chronicles 21:6
at the
Deuteronomy 20:5; 2 Samuel 5:11; 6:20; 7:2; 20:3
extol
34:3,4; 66:17; 145:1; Daniel 4:37
for
27:6; 28:9
hast not
13:4; 25:2; 35:19,24,25; 41:11; 79:4,10; 89:41-46; 140:8; Lamentations 2:15
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:2 - exalt him; Numbers 7:10 - dedicating; 2 Chronicles 20:27 - the Lord; Nehemiah 3:1 - sanctified it; Nehemiah 12:27 - the dedication; Luke 17:15 - General; Philippians 2:27 - but God; James 4:10 - he

Verse 2

O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
and
6:2; 51:8; 103:3,4; 107:17-22; 118:18; 147:3; Genesis 20:17; Exodus 15:26; 2 Kings 20:5; James 5:14,15
Reciprocal: Psalm 7:1 - O; Psalm 107:20 - healed; Mark 5:29 - straightway; Mark 5:33 - and told; Luke 17:15 - General; Luke 18:43 - he

Verse 3

O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
brought
16:10; 40:1,2; 56:13; 71:20; 86:13; *marg:; 116:8; Job 33:19-22,28; Isaiah 38:17,18; Jonah 2:4-6
down
28:1
Reciprocal: Job 33:22 - his soul; Psalm 9:13 - thou; Psalm 30:11 - turned; Psalm 107:20 - healed; Hosea 13:14 - ransom; Jonah 2:6 - corruption; Zechariah 9:11 - out

Verse 4

Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Sing
32:11; 33:1-3; 97:12; 103:20-22; 132:9; 135:19-21; 148:14; 149:1; 1 Chronicles 16:4; Revelation 19:5,6
at the remembrance
or, to the memorial.
97:12; *marg:
holiness
Exodus 15:11; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:23 - Sing; Psalm 16:3 - the saints; Psalm 31:23 - saints; Psalm 145:10 - and thy saints; Hosea 6:2 - two; 2 Corinthians 9:15 - Thanks

Verse 5

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
For
103:9,17; Isaiah 26:20; 54:7,8; 57:15,16; 2 Corinthians 4:17
his anger, etc
Heb. there is but a moment in his anger. in his.
16:11; 36:7-9; 63:3; Revelation 22:1,17
weeping
6:6-9; 56:8-11; 126:5,6; Isaiah 38:3-5; Matthew 5:4; John 16:20-22; 2 Corinthians 7:9,10
for a night
Heb. in the evening. joy. Heb. singing. in the.
46:5; *marg:; 59:16; 143:8; Genesis 32:24; *marg:; Hosea 6:3
Reciprocal: Genesis 41:51 - forget; Deuteronomy 30:20 - thy life; Esther 8:16 - Jews; Job 33:26 - and he shall; Job 37:23 - he will; Psalm 30:7 - by thy; Psalm 30:11 - turned; Psalm 32:5 - forgavest; Psalm 49:14 - morning; Psalm 90:15 - Make; Proverbs 16:15 - his; Ecclesiastes 3:4 - time to weep; Isaiah 12:1 - though; Isaiah 30:20 - the bread; Isaiah 60:10 - in my wrath; Jeremiah 31:16 - Refrain; Lamentations 3:23 - new; Lamentations 3:32 - General; 1 Corinthians 7:30 - that weep; 2 Corinthians 7:7 - mourning; 1 Thessalonians 3:8 - we live

Verse 6

And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
And
Job 29:18-20; Isaiah 47:7; 56:12; Daniel 4:30; Luke 12:19; 2 Corinthians 12:7
I shall
15:5; 16:8; 119:117
Reciprocal: Genesis 32:25 - touched; Job 14:19 - destroyest; Psalm 10:6 - not; Psalm 102:10 - thou hast; Psalm 107:39 - they are; Ecclesiastes 2:1 - said; Isaiah 38:17 - for peace I had great bitterness; Daniel 4:4 - was; Jonah 4:7 - prepared; Mark 14:31 - he spake; Acts 2:25 - I should not

Verse 7

LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.
by thy
5; 5:12; 18:35,36; 44:3; 89:17; Job 10:12
made, etc
Heb. settled strength for my mountain.
40:2; 1 Chronicles 17:26,27
thou
10:1; 13:1,2; 102:10; 104:29; 143:7; Job 30:26-31; Isaiah 38:17
Reciprocal: Genesis 32:25 - touched; Deuteronomy 31:17 - hide my face; Job 14:19 - destroyest; Job 29:5 - the Almighty; Job 29:18 - I shall die; Job 33:26 - pray; Job 34:29 - when he hideth; Psalm 31:16 - Make; Psalm 107:39 - they are; Psalm 116:4 - called; Psalm 120:1 - my distress; Ecclesiastes 2:1 - said; Song of Solomon 5:6 - but my; Ezekiel 39:23 - hid I; Daniel 4:4 - was; Hosea 6:1 - he hath torn; Jonah 4:7 - prepared; Matthew 5:4 - General; Luke 1:64 - and he

Verse 8

I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.
unto
34:6; 77:1,2; 130:1,2; 1 Corinthians 12:8,9; Philippians 4:6,7
Reciprocal: Psalm 66:17 - I cried; Psalm 107:19 - General; Psalm 116:4 - called; Psalm 120:1 - my distress

Verse 9

What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
What
6:5; 88:10-12; 115:17,18; 118:17; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 38:18
Reciprocal: Genesis 37:26 - What profit; Job 33:24 - Deliver; Psalm 22:15 - into the; Psalm 28:1 - I become; Psalm 88:4 - counted; Psalm 119:175 - Let my; Proverbs 18:14 - but; Ezekiel 28:8 - shall bring; Ezekiel 32:18 - unto the; Jonah 2:6 - corruption; John 17:15 - take

Verse 10

Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
Hear
51:1,2; 143:1,7-9
be thou
28:7; 54:4
Reciprocal: Psalm 33:21 - For; Proverbs 18:14 - but; Philippians 2:27 - but God

Verse 11

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
turned
5; 126:1,2; Genesis 37:35; 45:28; 2 Chronicles 20:3,9,12,27,28; Esther 9:22; Isaiah 25:8; 3; Isaiah 66:10,11; John 16:20; Revelation 7:14-17; 21:4
dancing
149:3; 150:4; 2 Samuel 6:14; Ecclesiastes 3:4; Jeremiah 31:4,13,14
girded
Nehemiah 8:10; Isaiah 61:3,10; Luke 15:22
Reciprocal: Genesis 41:51 - forget; 1 Chronicles 15:29 - dancing; Nehemiah 12:43 - God; Esther 9:1 - though it was turned; Psalm 23:6 - goodness; Psalm 28:7 - therefore; Psalm 51:8 - Make; Psalm 118:15 - voice; Psalm 119:65 - dealt well; Ecclesiastes 7:14 - the day; Isaiah 38:9 - writing; Isaiah 38:20 - therefore; Jeremiah 52:33 - changed; Lamentations 5:15 - our dance; Zechariah 8:19 - joy; Luke 6:21 - ye shall laugh; Luke 15:25 - he; Luke 17:15 - General; Luke 24:52 - with; Acts 2:26 - my tongue; Philippians 2:27 - but God; Colossians 3:16 - singing

Verse 12

To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
my glory
that is, my tongue, or my soul.
16:9; 57:8; Genesis 49:6
and
Luke 19:40; Acts 4:20
I will
13:6; 71:14,23; 145:2; 146:1,2; Revelation 4:8,9; 7:12 Reciprocal: Nehemiah 12:43 - God; Psalm 7:1 - O; Psalm 18:49 - will I give thanks; Psalm 23:6 - goodness; Psalm 28:7 - therefore; Psalm 61:8 - sing; Psalm 63:3 - lips; Psalm 71:15 - My mouth; Psalm 108:1 - I will; Psalm 118:15 - voice; Psalm 145:1 - I will bless; Psalm 145:21 - My mouth; Ecclesiastes 7:14 - the day; Isaiah 38:9 - writing; Isaiah 38:20 - therefore; Luke 6:21 - ye shall laugh; Luke 17:15 - General; 2 Corinthians 9:15 - Thanks; Colossians 3:16 - singing; James 3:9 - Therewith

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 30". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-30.html.