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Psalms 55

Overview

Psalms 55:1, David in his prayer complains of his fearful case; Psalms 55:9, He prays against his enemies, of whose wickedness and treachery he complains; Psalms 55:16, He comforts himself in God’s preservation of him, and confusion of his enemies.

Psalms 6:1, Psalms 54:1 *titles

Verse 1

Give: Psalms 5:1, Psalms 17:1, Psalms 64:1, Psalms 80:1, Psalms 84:8, 1 Peter 3:12

hide: Psalms 28:1, Psalms 80:4, Psalms 143:7, Lamentations 3:8

Reciprocal: Psalms 54:2 - General Psalms 61:1 - Hear Psalms 102:1 - Hear Psalms 130:2 - let thine ears Psalms 140:4 - Keep me Psalms 140:6 - hear Isaiah 1:15 - I will Lamentations 3:56 - hide Habakkuk 3:19 - stringed instruments Romans 8:26 - with

Verse 2

I mourn: Psalms 13:1, Psalms 13:2, Psalms 32:3, Psalms 38:6, Psalms 43:2, Psalms 102:9, Psalms 102:10, Isaiah 38:14

Reciprocal: Job 35:9 - they make Psalms 5:1 - Give Psalms 17:1 - attend Psalms 54:2 - General Psalms 61:1 - Hear Psalms 64:1 - Hear Psalms 119:149 - Hear Psalms 130:2 - let thine ears Psalms 140:6 - hear Romans 8:26 - with

Verse 3

oppression: Psalms 12:5, Psalms 54:3, Psalms 73:8, Lamentations 3:34-36

for they: Psalms 27:12, Psalms 35:11, 2 Samuel 15:3, 2 Samuel 16:7, 2 Samuel 16:8, 2 Samuel 19:19, Matthew 26:59

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:14 - he came Genesis 39:17 - General 2 Samuel 15:14 - and smite 2 Chronicles 18:7 - I hate him Job 35:9 - they make Psalms 17:1 - attend Psalms 42:9 - because Psalms 102:8 - Mine Proverbs 18:14 - but

Verse 4

My: Psalms 6:3, Psalms 69:20, Psalms 88:3, Psalms 102:3-5, Matthew 26:37, Matthew 26:38, Mark 14:33, Mark 14:34, John 12:27, 2 Corinthians 1:8-10

terrors: Psalms 18:4, Psalms 18:5, Psalms 116:3, Isaiah 38:10-13, Hebrews 5:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:7 - greatly Job 18:14 - the king Psalms 42:5 - Why art thou cast down Psalms 56:3 - General Psalms 77:3 - spirit Psalms 102:4 - heart Ezekiel 7:18 - and horror Hebrews 2:15 - through

Verse 5

Fearfulness: Psalms 119:120, 2 Samuel 15:14, Job 6:4, Job 23:15, Job 23:16

horror: Psalms 42:6, Psalms 61:2, Psalms 88:15, Psalms 88:16, Luke 22:44

overwhelmed: Heb. covered

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:33 - trembled very exceedingly Genesis 32:7 - greatly Job 3:17 - the wicked Psalms 42:5 - Why art thou cast down Psalms 56:3 - General Psalms 77:3 - spirit Psalms 102:4 - heart Psalms 143:4 - is my spirit Proverbs 18:14 - but Isaiah 24:5 - broken Ezekiel 7:18 - and horror

Verse 6

Psalms 11:1, Psalms 139:9, Revelation 12:14

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 20:38 - General Proverbs 21:19 - better Ecclesiastes 4:3 - who Jeremiah 9:2 - that I had Jeremiah 48:9 - wings Jeremiah 48:28 - like

Verse 7

1 Samuel 27:1, 2 Samuel 15:14, 2 Samuel 17:21, 2 Samuel 17:22, Proverbs 6:4, Proverbs 6:5, Jeremiah 9:2, Jeremiah 37:12

Reciprocal: Psalms 11:1 - Flee Proverbs 21:19 - better Jeremiah 48:28 - like

Verse 8

the windy storm: From the sweeping wind and tempest, - Absalom and his rebellious party. Psalms 18:4, Isaiah 17:12, Isaiah 17:13, Matthew 7:25-27

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 17:16 - but speedily Job 40:23 - hasteth

Verse 9

divide: That is, "Distract their counsels; and let their devices be confounded" - and the prayer was heard. See the parallel passages. Genesis 11:7-9, 2 Samuel 15:31, 2 Samuel 17:1-14, John 7:45-53, Acts 23:6-10

I have: Jeremiah 6:7, Jeremiah 23:14, Matthew 23:37, Matthew 23:38

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:11 - filled 2 Samuel 22:3 - thou savest Psalms 26:10 - In Psalms 56:7 - in thine Ecclesiastes 5:8 - thou seest Habakkuk 1:3 - General Acts 2:3 - cloven Acts 21:35 - for Acts 23:7 - there

Verse 10

Day: Psalms 59:6, Psalms 59:14, Psalms 59:15, 1 Samuel 19:11, 2 Samuel 17:1, 2 Samuel 17:2, Hosea 7:6, Micah 2:1, Micah 2:2, John 18:3, John 18:28, Acts 9:24

mischief: 2 Samuel 16:21, 2 Samuel 16:22, Isaiah 59:6-15, Ezekiel 9:4, Zephaniah 3:1-3

Reciprocal: Psalms 31:13 - I have

Verse 11

Wickedness: Ezekiel 22:1-12, Acts 7:51, Acts 7:52

deceit: Psalms 109:2, Psalms 109:3, Isaiah 59:7, Jeremiah 5:26, Jeremiah 5:27, Jeremiah 9:3-5, Matthew 26:4

Reciprocal: Psalms 34:13 - speaking Jeremiah 9:4 - ye heed Matthew 2:8 - that Revelation 14:5 - in

Verse 12

For: Psalms 41:9

magnify: Psalms 35:26, Psalms 38:16, Isaiah 10:15

then I: Matthew 26:21-23, John 13:18, John 18:2, John 18:3

Reciprocal: Judges 14:20 - his friend 1 Samuel 20:5 - that I may 2 Samuel 15:12 - David's 2 Samuel 15:31 - Ahithophel Job 6:15 - My brethren Job 19:5 - magnify Job 19:14 - familiar Job 19:19 - my inward friends Psalms 50:19 - tongue Psalms 109:5 - hatred Proverbs 11:9 - An hypocrite Proverbs 17:13 - General Jeremiah 9:4 - ye heed Obadiah 1:7 - the men of Micah 7:6 - a man's Zechariah 12:7 - do Mark 14:10 - one Luke 22:3 - being Luke 22:22 - but Acts 1:16 - spake

Verse 13

a man mine equal: Heb. a man according to my rank

my guide: 2 Samuel 15:12, 2 Samuel 16:23, Jeremiah 9:4, Micah 7:5

mine acquaintance: John 19:13, Matthew 26:47-50, Mark 14:44, Mark 14:45, Luke 22:21, Luke 22:47, Luke 22:48

Reciprocal: Judges 14:20 - his friend 1 Chronicles 27:33 - companion Psalms 62:9 - of high Jeremiah 20:10 - All my familiars Obadiah 1:7 - the men of Matthew 10:36 - General Matthew 26:50 - Friend Mark 14:18 - One John 6:71 - being Philippians 2:20 - I have

Verse 14

We took sweet counsel together: Heb. Who sweetened counsel, walked. Psalms 42:4, Psalms 122:1, Isaiah 2:3, Ezekiel 33:31

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:31 - Ahithophel Psalms 62:9 - of high Psalms 84:5 - in whose Jeremiah 20:10 - All my familiars Matthew 26:50 - Friend Mark 14:18 - One John 6:71 - being

Verse 15

Let death: etc. Or, rather, "Death shall seize on them; they shall descend quickly into the grave;" which is a prediction of the sudden destruction which befell the ringleaders of this unnatural rebellion. Psalms 59:13, Psalms 69:22-28, Psalms 109:6-20, 2 Samuel 17:23, 2 Samuel 18:9, 2 Samuel 18:14, Matthew 27:5, Acts 1:18-20

them: Numbers 16:30-34, Matthew 26:24, Acts 1:25

hell: or, the grave, Psalms 9:17

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:31 - O Lord Psalms 5:10 - let Psalms 56:7 - in thine Psalms 59:5 - be not Psalms 63:9 - go Isaiah 5:14 - he that rejoiceth Ezekiel 28:8 - shall bring Ezekiel 32:21 - gone Mark 14:21 - but Luke 6:12 - that

Verse 16

Psalms 50:15, Psalms 73:28, Psalms 91:15, Psalms 109:4, Luke 6:11, Luke 6:12

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:39 - in the morning 2 Samuel 22:4 - so 1 Chronicles 4:10 - called Nehemiah 4:9 - Nevertheless Psalms 4:3 - the Lord Psalms 5:7 - But Psalms 17:6 - I have Psalms 18:3 - I will Psalms 22:2 - I cry Psalms 69:13 - my prayer Psalms 77:1 - I cried Psalms 86:7 - General Psalms 116:2 - therefore Jeremiah 18:19 - Give Micah 7:7 - I will look Luke 18:1 - that Acts 4:24 - they Romans 12:12 - continuing Colossians 4:2 - Continue

Verse 17

Evening: Psalms 5:2, Psalms 5:3, Psalms 119:62, Psalms 119:147, Psalms 119:148, Daniel 6:10, Daniel 6:13, Mark 1:35, Mark 6:46, Mark 6:48, Luke 18:1-7, Acts 3:1, Acts 10:3, Acts 10:9, Acts 10:30, Ephesians 6:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:17

cry: Job 19:7, Lamentations 3:8, Hebrews 5:7

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:39 - in the morning 1 Samuel 1:19 - they rose Nehemiah 1:6 - day and night Psalms 4:3 - the Lord Psalms 22:2 - I cry Psalms 69:13 - my prayer Psalms 77:1 - I cried Psalms 86:3 - for I Psalms 88:9 - called Psalms 109:4 - but I Psalms 116:2 - therefore Psalms 119:164 - Seven times Jeremiah 18:19 - Give Micah 7:7 - I will look Matthew 6:5 - when Acts 10:2 - and prayed Romans 12:12 - continuing Philippians 4:6 - in Colossians 4:2 - Continue

Verse 18

He hath: Psalms 3:6, Psalms 3:7, Psalms 27:1-3, Psalms 57:3, Psalms 118:10-12, 2 Samuel 18:28, 2 Samuel 22:1, Acts 2:33-36

there: 2 Kings 6:16, 2 Chronicles 32:7, 2 Chronicles 32:8, Matthew 26:53, 1 John 4:4

Reciprocal: Psalms 118:7 - taketh

Verse 19

hear: Psalms 65:5, Psalms 143:12, 1 Thessalonians 2:15, 1 Thessalonians 2:16, Revelation 6:10, Revelation 6:11

even: Psalms 90:1, Psalms 90:2, Deuteronomy 33:27, Micah 5:2, Colossians 1:17

Because: etc. or, With whom also there be no changes, yet they fear not God

no changes: Psalms 73:5, Psalms 73:6, Proverbs 1:32, Ecclesiastes 8:11, Isaiah 36:20, Jeremiah 48:11, Zephaniah 1:12

Reciprocal: Job 10:17 - changes

Verse 20

put: 1 Samuel 22:17, 1 Samuel 24:10, 2 Samuel 18:12, Acts 12:1

at peace: Psalms 7:4, Psalms 109:5, Psalms 120:6, Psalms 120:7

broken: Heb. profaned, Psalms 89:28, Psalms 89:34, Psalms 89:38, 2 Samuel 2:4, 2 Samuel 5:3, 2 Samuel 14:32, 2 Samuel 14:33, 2 Samuel 15:10-12, Ecclesiastes 8:2, Ezekiel 17:16-19

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:14 - broken Numbers 30:2 - break Job 19:19 - my inward friends Psalms 41:9 - Yea Psalms 89:31 - break Proverbs 3:29 - Devise not evil Proverbs 11:9 - An hypocrite Micah 2:8 - securely Matthew 26:48 - Whomsoever Mark 14:44 - Whomsoever

Verse 21

The words: Psalms 28:3, Psalms 57:4, Psalms 62:4, Psalms 64:3, Proverbs 5:3, Proverbs 5:4, Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 26:24-26, Proverbs 26:28, Matthew 26:25, Luke 20:20, Luke 20:21

war: John 13:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:8 - talked 1 Samuel 18:17 - her will I give 1 Samuel 18:22 - commanded 2 Samuel 11:8 - there followed him 2 Samuel 13:24 - let the king 2 Samuel 13:26 - let my brother 2 Samuel 15:5 - took him 2 Samuel 16:19 - should I not serve 2 Samuel 20:9 - Art thou Job 5:21 - be hid Job 19:2 - break me Job 41:3 - General Psalms 10:7 - and deceit Psalms 36:3 - The words Psalms 50:19 - tongue Psalms 59:7 - swords Proverbs 10:18 - that hideth Proverbs 11:9 - An hypocrite Proverbs 23:7 - Eat Proverbs 25:18 - General Proverbs 26:26 - Whose hatred is covered by deceit Jeremiah 9:8 - one Daniel 11:21 - by flatteries Matthew 2:7 - General Matthew 22:16 - we know Matthew 26:48 - Whomsoever Mark 12:14 - Master Mark 14:44 - Whomsoever Luke 22:48 - betrayest Romans 12:9 - love James 3:8 - an unruly

Verse 22

Cast: Psalms 27:14, Psalms 37:5, *marg. Psalms 42:10, Psalms 42:11, Psalms 62:8, Psalms 63:8, Isaiah 50:10, Matthew 6:25, Matthew 6:31-34, Matthew 11:28, Luke 12:22, Philippians 4:6, Philippians 4:7, 1 Peter 5:7

burden: or, gift

suffer: Psalms 16:8, Psalms 37:24, Psalms 62:2, Psalms 62:6, Psalms 121:3, 1 Samuel 2:9, John 10:27-30, 1 Peter 1:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 2:25 - had respect Ruth 4:15 - a nourisher Psalms 10:14 - the poor Psalms 13:4 - when Psalms 15:5 - He that doeth Psalms 22:8 - He trusted Proverbs 16:3 - thy works Isaiah 26:4 - Trust 1 Corinthians 7:32 - I would 1 Corinthians 15:58 - be ye

Verse 23

O God: Psalms 7:15, Psalms 7:16, Psalms 58:9, Psalms 59:12, Psalms 59:13

pit: Proverbs 15:11, Proverbs 27:20, Isaiah 38:17

bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days: Heb. men of bloods and deceit shall not halve their days. Psalms 5:6, 2 Samuel 3:27, 2 Samuel 20:9, 2 Samuel 20:10, 1 Kings 2:5, 1 Kings 2:6, 2 Samuel 3:27, 2 Samuel 20:9, 2 Samuel 20:10, 1 Kings 2:5, 1 Kings 2:6, Job 15:32, Proverbs 10:27, Ecclesiastes 7:17, Matthew 27:4, Matthew 27:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 38:7 - and the Exodus 23:26 - the number Numbers 16:33 - into the 2 Samuel 4:12 - slew them 2 Samuel 17:23 - and hanged 2 Samuel 20:12 - General 2 Kings 15:13 - a full month 2 Chronicles 23:15 - they slew her there 2 Chronicles 33:24 - General Job 21:21 - the number Job 22:16 - cut down Job 31:3 - destruction Job 33:28 - will deliver Job 36:6 - preserveth Job 36:14 - They die Psalms 26:9 - bloody men Psalms 36:12 - There Psalms 37:9 - evildoers Psalms 51:14 - Deliver Psalms 52:5 - God Psalms 56:7 - in thine Psalms 59:2 - save Psalms 63:9 - go Psalms 68:21 - the hairy Psalms 73:18 - thou castedst Psalms 88:11 - in destruction Psalms 94:13 - until the pit Psalms 94:23 - And he Psalms 109:8 - his days Psalms 139:19 - Surely Psalms 140:10 - into deep Psalms 143:12 - of thy mercy Psalms 147:6 - he casteth Proverbs 1:18 - General Ecclesiastes 8:13 - neither Jeremiah 17:11 - shall leave Jeremiah 41:7 - slew Ezekiel 17:15 - or shall Daniel 11:7 - and shall prevail Jonah 2:6 - corruption Habakkuk 2:17 - because Matthew 26:24 - but Matthew 26:52 - they Acts 1:18 - and falling

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 55". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-55.html.