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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 65

Introduction

1David praises God for his grace.
4The blessedness of God's chosen by reason of benefits.

Verse 1

Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
Praise
21:13; 115:1,2
waiteth
Heb. is silent.
62:1
in Sion
76:2; 78:68,69; 1 Chronicles 11:7; 15:29; 16:41,42; 25:1-31; Revelation 14:1-3
unto
56:12; 76:11; 116:17
Reciprocal: Genesis 13:4 - called; Leviticus 22:18 - vows; Psalm 18:3 - who; Psalm 22:3 - that; Psalm 22:25 - I will; Psalm 48:1 - city; Psalm 61:5 - hast heard; Psalm 61:8 - that I; Psalm 100:4 - Enter; Psalm 132:2 - he sware; Psalm 137:3 - the songs of Zion

Verse 2

O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
thou
66:19; 102:17; 145:18,19; 1 Kings 18:29,37; 2 Chronicles 33:13; Isaiah 65:24; Jeremiah 29:12,13; Daniel 9:17-19; Luke 11:9,10; Acts 10:31; 1 John 5:14,15
unto thee
22:27; 66:4; 86:9; Isaiah 49:6; 66:23; John 12:32; Revelation 11:15
Reciprocal: Genesis 13:4 - called; Genesis 21:17 - heard; Genesis 24:15 - before; Genesis 25:21 - entreated; Judges 13:9 - hearkened; 2 Kings 19:20 - I have heard; 2 Kings 20:5 - I have heard; 1 Chronicles 4:10 - God granted; 2 Chronicles 7:15 - mine eyes; Psalm 5:2 - unto thee; Psalm 18:3 - who; Jeremiah 32:27 - God; Jonah 2:2 - I cried; Micah 7:7 - my God; Luke 18:1 - that; John 3:26 - and all; Acts 2:17 - all; 1 Peter 3:12 - his ears

Verse 3

Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
Iniquities
Heb. Words, or Matters, of Iniquities. prevail.
38:4; 40:12; 2 Samuel 12:7-13; Micah 7:8,9; Romans 7:23-25; Galatians 5:17
transgressions
51:2,3,7; 79:9; Isaiah 1:18,19; 6:7; Zechariah 13:1; John 1:29; Hebrews 9:14; 1 John 1:7-9; Revelation 1:5
Reciprocal: Psalm 19:12 - cleanse; Psalm 39:8 - Deliver; Jeremiah 33:8 - General; Jeremiah 42:20 - For ye; Micah 7:18 - that; Romans 7:15 - what; Romans 7:21 - evil; Hebrews 8:12 - General

Verse 4

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
Blessed
33:12; 84:4
choosest
4:3; 78:70,71; 106:4,5; 135:4; Ephesians 1:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:13
causest
15:1; 23:6; 24:7; Revelation 3:12
we shall be
17:15; 36:8; 63:5; Jeremiah 31:12-14,25; Revelation 7:16,17; 21:3,4
Reciprocal: Exodus 33:19 - all my goodness; Leviticus 21:17 - let him; Numbers 16:5 - will cause; 2 Chronicles 6:41 - thy saints; Psalm 27:4 - dwell; Psalm 73:28 - But; Psalm 90:14 - satisfy; Psalm 103:5 - satisfieth; Psalm 144:15 - happy; Jeremiah 31:14 - my people; Jonah 2:7 - holy; Matthew 5:6 - for; Luke 6:21 - for ye shall be

Verse 5

By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
terrible
45:4; 47:2,3; 66:3; 76:3-9; Deuteronomy 4:34; 10:21; Isaiah 37:36
righteousness
145:17; Romans 2:5; Revelation 15:3,4; 16:5; 19:1-3
O God
68:19,20
the confidence
Isaiah 45:22; Matthew 28:19,20; Romans 15:10-12
all
22:27
afar
Isaiah 51:5; 60:5; 66:19; Zephaniah 2:11; Zechariah 9:10; Ephesians 2:17,18
Reciprocal: Exodus 34:10 - a terrible; 2 Samuel 7:23 - great things; 1 Chronicles 17:21 - greatness; Nehemiah 4:14 - great; Job 11:9 - longer; Psalm 55:19 - hear; Psalm 66:4 - General; Psalm 67:7 - all the; Psalm 68:35 - terrible; Psalm 88:1 - Lord; Psalm 136:15 - for his mercy; Isaiah 17:10 - the God; Isaiah 41:10 - the right; Isaiah 45:13 - in righteousness; Jeremiah 20:11 - a mighty; Jeremiah 31:8 - the coasts; Romans 9:28 - in righteousness; Revelation 10:2 - he set

Verse 6

Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
Which
24:2; 119:90; Micah 6:2; Habakkuk 3:6
girded
93:1; 1 Samuel 2:4; Isaiah 51:9
Reciprocal: Job 37:23 - excellent; Job 38:11 - Hitherto; Psalm 65:12 - rejoice; Psalm 95:4 - the strength of the hills is his also; Isaiah 17:12 - make a noise; Isaiah 26:8 - in; Isaiah 64:3 - thou didst; Amos 4:13 - he that; Jonah 2:6 - mountains; John 5:17 - My

Verse 7

Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
Which
89:9; 107:29; Jonah 1:4,15; Matthew 8:26,27
noise
93:3,4; 104:6-9; Job 38:8-11
tumult
2:1-4; 76:10; Isaiah 17:12,13; John 18:6
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 19:28 - thy tumult; Job 2:6 - save; Job 38:11 - Hitherto; Psalm 29:10 - sitteth; Jeremiah 51:42 - General; Jeremiah 51:55 - her waves; Luke 8:24 - he arose; John 19:22 - What; Acts 19:41 - he dismissed; Revelation 12:15 - cast; Revelation 17:15 - The waters

Verse 8

They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
in the
2:8
afraid
Thunder and lightning, storms and tempests, eclipses and meteors, tornadoes and earthquakes, are proofs to all that there is a Supreme Being, who is wonderful and terrible in His acts.
48:5,6; 66:3; 126:2; 135:9; Exodus 15:14-16; Joshua 2:9-11; Habakkuk 3:3-19; Acts 5:38,39; Revelation 11:13
outgoings
19:5; 74:16; 104:20-23; 136:8; Genesis 8:22; Deuteronomy 4:19; Job 38:12
the morning
The rising and setting sun, the morning and evening twilight, the invariable succession of day and night, are all ordained by Thee, and contribute to the happiness and continuance of man and beast.
rejoice
or, sing.
13; 148:3
Reciprocal: Isaiah 41:5 - the ends

Verse 9

Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
visitest
104:13,14; Deuteronomy 11:11,12; Ruth 1:6; Job 37:6-13; Jeremiah 14:22; Acts 14:17
and waterest it
or, after thou hadst made it to desire rain.
63:1
greatly
11; 68:9,10; 104:13-15; 147:8,9; Job 5:10,11; Jeremiah 5:24; Joel 2:23-26
the river
46:4; Revelation 22:1
thou preparest
104:15; 107:37; Genesis 26:12; 1 Timothy 6:17,18
Reciprocal: Genesis 2:5 - had not; Genesis 27:28 - of the dew; Leviticus 26:4 - Then I; Deuteronomy 8:7 - General; Deuteronomy 11:14 - General; Deuteronomy 28:12 - open; Deuteronomy 33:14 - the precious; 1 Kings 18:1 - I will send rain; Job 36:27 - he; Job 36:31 - he giveth; Job 37:12 - it; Job 38:28 - Hath the; Psalm 145:9 - good; Proverbs 3:20 - the clouds; Ecclesiastes 11:3 - the clouds; Isaiah 30:23 - shall he; Isaiah 55:10 - as the rain; Hosea 6:3 - as the rain; Zechariah 10:1 - and give; Luke 7:16 - God; 1 Corinthians 3:9 - ye are God's; Hebrews 6:7 - the earth

Verse 10

Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
settlest the furrows thereof
or, causest rain to descend into the furrows thereof. makest it soft. Heb. dissolvest it. blessest.
147:8; 1 Corinthians 3:6,7
Reciprocal: Job 37:12 - it; Job 38:28 - Hath the; Hebrews 6:7 - receiveth

Verse 11

Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
crownest
5:12; *marg:; 103:4; Proverbs 14:18; Hebrews 2:7-9
with thy
Heb. of thy. thy paths.
25:10; 104:3; Joel 2:14,21-26; Haggai 2:19; Malachi 3:10
fatness
36:8; Romans 11:17
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 6:41 - thy saints; Nehemiah 9:25 - did eat; Psalm 65:9 - greatly; Psalm 104:24 - the earth; Isaiah 51:23 - Bow

Verse 12

They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
drop
104:10-13; Job 38:26,27
rejoice
Heb. are girded with joy.
6; Isaiah 55:9-13; 61:10,11
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 11:11 - General; Psalm 72:3 - little; Psalm 89:12 - rejoice; Psalm 96:12 - General; Psalm 98:8 - hills; Psalm 148:9 - Mountains; Isaiah 35:2 - and rejoice; Isaiah 51:23 - Bow; Joel 2:21 - be glad; Joel 2:22 - for the pastures

Verse 13

The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
pastures
104:24-28; Zechariah 9:17; Acts 14:17
they shout
96:11-13; 98:7-9; Isaiah 35:1,2,10; 52:9; 55:12; Jeremiah 48:33 Reciprocal: Genesis 27:28 - plenty; Deuteronomy 11:11 - General; Job 31:38 - complain; Psalm 5:11 - shout; Psalm 65:8 - rejoice; Psalm 89:12 - rejoice; Psalm 96:12 - General; Psalm 98:8 - hills; Psalm 148:9 - Mountains; Joel 2:21 - be glad; Habakkuk 3:10 - the deep

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 65". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-65.html.