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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 52

Introduction

1David, condemning the spitefulness of Doeg, prophesies his destruction.
6The righteous shall rejoice at it.
8David, upon his confidence in God's mercy, gives thanks.

Verse 1

Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
A. M. 2942. B.C. 1062. (Title.) Doeg
54:3; 1 Samuel 21:7; 22:9-19
told
59:7; Jeremiah 9:8; Exodus 22:9
boastest
10:2,3; 94:4; Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2
mischief
7:14; 10:7; 36:3-6; Proverbs 6:14,18; Isaiah 59:4; Micah 7:3
O mighty
Genesis 6:4,5; 10:8,9; 1 Samuel 21:7
goodness
103:17; 107:1; 137:1,2; 1 John 4:7,8
Reciprocal: Genesis 31:29 - the power; Judges 9:20 - let fire come out; 1 Samuel 22:9 - Doeg; 2 Samuel 22:49 - the violent; Psalm 12:2 - They; Psalm 14:1 - no; Psalm 26:3 - For; Psalm 28:3 - mischief; Psalm 34:8 - Lord; Psalm 36:5 - mercy; Psalm 66:7 - let; Psalm 86:5 - thou; Psalm 89:6 - the sons; Psalm 94:20 - throne; Psalm 100:5 - For the; Proverbs 14:3 - the mouth; Proverbs 15:25 - destroy; Proverbs 24:28 - not; Proverbs 26:1 - so; Ecclesiastes 5:10 - He that; Jeremiah 8:12 - ashamed when; Jeremiah 37:14 - said; Jeremiah 41:4 - after; Daniel 11:27 - shall be to; Matthew 19:17 - there; Acts 14:17 - in that; Acts 23:14 - General; Galatians 6:14 - that I; Philippians 3:19 - whose glory; James 3:5 - so; James 4:16 - General; 2 Peter 2:18 - they speak

Verse 2

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Thy
50:19; 64:2-6; 140:2,3; Proverbs 6:16-19; 30:14; Jeremiah 9:3,4; 18:18; Matthew 26:59; Acts 6:11-13; 24:1,5; Revelation 12:10
like
57:4; 59:7; Proverbs 12:18; 18:21
working
109:2; 120:2; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 11:13
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 11:14 - wrote a letter; Ezra 4:13 - if this city; Nehemiah 6:8 - thou feignest; Job 15:5 - thou choosest; Psalm 5:9 - For; Psalm 25:19 - cruel hatred; Psalm 26:10 - In; Psalm 35:20 - but; Proverbs 6:12 - walketh; Proverbs 14:3 - the mouth; Proverbs 15:4 - a breach; Proverbs 16:27 - in; Proverbs 18:8 - words; Proverbs 21:10 - soul; Proverbs 25:18 - General; Proverbs 29:12 - General; Ecclesiastes 10:11 - a babbler; Jeremiah 37:14 - said; Jeremiah 41:4 - after; Ezekiel 11:2 - General; Daniel 11:23 - work; Hosea 7:16 - the rage; Matthew 12:34 - how; Matthew 15:11 - but; Luke 6:45 - and an; Acts 23:14 - General; Romans 3:13 - with their; Ephesians 4:29 - no; 1 Timothy 3:8 - doubletongued; James 3:5 - so

Verse 3

Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
lovest
Jeremiah 4:22; Micah 3:2; Romans 1:25; 2 Timothy 3:4
lying
62:4; Jeremiah 9:3-5,8; John 8:44; Revelation 22:15
Reciprocal: Exodus 10:11 - for that; Psalm 50:19 - givest; Psalm 140:3 - sharpened; Proverbs 21:10 - soul; Mark 14:1 - by; Ephesians 4:25 - putting; 2 Thessalonians 2:12 - but

Verse 4

Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
devouring
1 Samuel 22:18,19; James 3:6-9
O thou
or, and the.
Reciprocal: Exodus 10:11 - for that; Psalm 10:7 - and deceit; Psalm 73:9 - tongue; Psalm 109:17 - General; 2 Thessalonians 2:12 - but

Verse 5

God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
God
7:14-16; 55:23; 64:7-10; 120:2-4; 140:9-11; Proverbs 12:19; 19:5,9; Revelation 21:8
destroy thee
Heb. beat thee down. pluck.
37:35,36; Job 18:14; 20:6,7; Luke 16:27,28
root
Proverbs 2:22
the land
27:13; 116:9; Isaiah 38:11
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 29:28 - rooted them; 1 Kings 14:15 - root up Israel; 2 Chronicles 7:20 - I pluck; Ezra 7:26 - banishment; Job 8:15 - it shall not stand; Job 15:32 - and his branch; Job 21:16 - Lo; Job 21:28 - Where; Job 28:13 - in the land; Psalm 37:10 - thou; Psalm 37:34 - when; Psalm 37:38 - General; Psalm 59:11 - scatter; Psalm 109:17 - General; Psalm 120:4 - arrows; Proverbs 10:30 - the wicked; Proverbs 15:25 - destroy; Proverbs 18:11 - General; Proverbs 21:12 - wisely; Proverbs 24:16 - but; Ecclesiastes 3:2 - a time to plant; Ecclesiastes 8:8 - neither; Isaiah 22:25 - the burden; Jeremiah 11:19 - from; Ezekiel 19:12 - she was; Zephaniah 1:18 - their silver; Luke 12:19 - Soul; Luke 12:20 - then

Verse 6

The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
righteous
37:34; 64:9; 97:8; Job 22:19; Malachi 1:5; Revelation 15:4; 16:5-7; 18:20; 19:1,2
and fear
40:3; 119:120
laugh
58:10,11; Isaiah 37:22
Reciprocal: Job 21:28 - Where; Psalm 27:3 - host; Psalm 64:8 - all that; Psalm 107:42 - righteous; Jeremiah 9:23 - rich; Zephaniah 2:15 - every; Revelation 14:10 - in the

Verse 7

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
Lo
Isaiah 14:16,17; John 19:5
made
146:3-5; Jeremiah 17:5
trusted
49:6-20; 62:9,10; Job 31:24,25; 1 Timothy 6:17
strengthened
73:7-11,18-20; Ecclesiastes 8:8; Hosea 12:7,8
wickedness
or, substance.
Reciprocal: Genesis 10:9 - Even; Judges 5:27 - where; 2 Chronicles 28:22 - this is; Job 15:25 - strengtheneth; Psalm 73:12 - these; Psalm 81:1 - our strength; Proverbs 10:15 - rich; Proverbs 11:28 - that; Ecclesiastes 5:10 - He that; Isaiah 30:12 - and trust; Isaiah 47:10 - thou hast trusted; Jeremiah 8:12 - ashamed when; Jeremiah 9:23 - rich; Jeremiah 48:7 - because; Jeremiah 49:4 - trusted; Ezekiel 7:13 - neither; Ezekiel 28:5 - and thine; Ezekiel 31:18 - This is; Hosea 10:13 - didst; Habakkuk 2:9 - set; Zephaniah 2:15 - every; Matthew 13:22 - the deceitfulness; Mark 10:24 - trust; James 4:16 - General

Verse 8

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
like
1:3; 92:12-14; Jeremiah 11:16; Hosea 14:6-8; Romans 11:24
I trust
13:5; 33:18; 147:11
Reciprocal: Psalm 5:7 - in the; Psalm 91:1 - dwelleth; Psalm 128:3 - olive plants; Proverbs 11:28 - but; Romans 11:17 - and with; 1 Timothy 4:10 - because; Revelation 11:4 - two olive

Verse 9

I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.
praise
145:1,2; 146:2; Ephesians 3:20,21
wait
27:14; 40:1; 48:9,10; 62:1,5; 123:2,3; 130:5,6; Proverbs 18:10; Lamentations 3:25,26
for it is
54:6; 73:25,26,28 Reciprocal: Psalm 92:1 - good; Luke 1:51 - showed

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 52". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-52.html.