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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 66

Introduction

1David exhorts to praise God;
5to observe his great works;
8to bless him for his gracious benefits.
12He vows for himself religious service to God.
16He declares God's special goodness to himself.

Verse 1

Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
A. M. 3469. B.C. 535. Make
81:1; 95:1,2; 98:4; 100:1; 1 Chronicles 15:28
all ye lands
Heb. all the earth.
96:1; 117:1,2; 150:6; 1 Chronicles 16:23,24; Isaiah 24:16
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:28 - ye kindreds; Psalm 46:1 - A song; Psalm 67:2 - saving; Psalm 96:7 - O ye kindreds; Psalm 148:11 - Kings; Romans 15:10 - General

Verse 2

Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
47:6,7; 72:18; 96:3-10; 105:2,3; 106:2; 107:15,22; 1 Chronicles 29:10-13; Nehemiah 9:5; Isaiah 6:3; 12:4-6; 49:13; Revelation 4:8-11; 5:13
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:4 - worthy; 1 Chronicles 16:28 - ye kindreds; Psalm 9:11 - declare; Psalm 66:8 - make; Psalm 95:1 - sing; Psalm 96:7 - O ye kindreds

Verse 3

Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
How terrible
47:2; 65:5; 76:12; Exodus 15:1-16,21; Judges 5:2-4,20-22; Isaiah 2:19; 64:3; Jeremiah 10:10
through
18:44; 22:28,29; 68:30; 81:15
submit themselves
or, yield feigned obedience. Heb. lie.
78:35,36
Reciprocal: Exodus 8:8 - and I will; Exodus 8:29 - deal; Exodus 34:10 - a terrible; Deuteronomy 33:29 - found liars; 1 Samuel 6:5 - give glory; 1 Samuel 13:12 - I forced; 2 Samuel 1:2 - he fell; 2 Samuel 7:23 - great things; 2 Samuel 19:18 - fell down; 2 Samuel 22:45 - submit themselves; 1 Kings 21:29 - Ahab; 1 Chronicles 16:25 - he also; 1 Chronicles 17:21 - greatness; Ezra 9:3 - sat; Nehemiah 4:14 - great; Nehemiah 9:32 - our God; Job 37:23 - excellent; Psalm 18:39 - subdued; Psalm 45:5 - people; Psalm 65:8 - afraid; Psalm 66:5 - terrible; Psalm 92:5 - O Lord; Psalm 96:4 - he is; Psalm 99:3 - thy great; Psalm 145:5 - will speak; Isaiah 25:3 - General; Isaiah 40:10 - his arm; Isaiah 41:5 - the ends; Isaiah 48:1 - not in truth; Jeremiah 3:10 - feignedly; Jeremiah 6:20 - To what; Nahum 1:3 - great; Mark 5:6 - he ran; Luke 20:20 - feign; 2 Timothy 1:5 - unfeigned; James 4:7 - Submit; 2 Peter 2:3 - with

Verse 4

All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
22:27; 65:5; 67:2,3; 96:1,2; 117:1; Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:9; 42:10-12; Isaiah 49:22,23; Daniel 7:14; Malachi 1:11; Revelation 15:4
Reciprocal: Genesis 24:26 - General; Psalm 45:5 - people; Psalm 65:2 - unto thee; Psalm 68:4 - Sing unto God; Psalm 86:9 - All; Psalm 98:4 - General; Psalm 100:1 - Make; Psalm 145:5 - will speak; Isaiah 65:14 - my servants; Daniel 2:35 - and filled

Verse 5

Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
Come
16; 46:8; 111:2; 126:1-3; Numbers 23:23
terrible
3; 99:3; Ezekiel 1:18
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:11 - fearful; Exodus 34:10 - a terrible; Joshua 4:22 - General; Nehemiah 4:14 - great; Nehemiah 9:32 - our God; Job 37:22 - with; Psalm 9:11 - declare; Psalm 68:35 - terrible; Psalm 89:9 - General; Psalm 96:4 - he is; Psalm 107:21 - General; Psalm 126:3 - General; Psalm 136:13 - General; Isaiah 64:3 - thou didst; Jeremiah 20:11 - a mighty

Verse 6

He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
He turned
78:13; 106:8-10; 104:5-7; 136:13,14; Exodus 14:21,22; Isaiah 63:13,14
they
Joshua 3:14,16
there
106:11,12; Exodus 15:1-21; Revelation 15:2,3
Reciprocal: Exodus 14:29 - walked; Joshua 3:17 - all the Israelites; Joshua 4:22 - General; Nehemiah 9:11 - divide; Psalm 74:13 - divide; Psalm 89:9 - General; Psalm 106:9 - He rebuked; Psalm 126:3 - General; Hosea 12:4 - spake; Habakkuk 3:10 - the overflowing; 1 Corinthians 10:1 - and all; Hebrews 11:29 - General

Verse 7

He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
ruleth
62:11; Daniel 4:35; 6:26,27; Matthew 6:13; 28:18
his eyes
11:4; 33:13; 2 Chronicles 16:9
let
2:10-12; 52:1-5; 73:3-12; 75:4,5; Exodus 18:11; Job 9:4; Isaiah 10:7-16; Isaiah 37:28,29; Daniel 5:20-28
Reciprocal: Exodus 14:29 - walked; Psalm 5:10 - let; Psalm 99:2 - high; Isaiah 26:4 - in the

Verse 8

O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
O bless
Deuteronomy 32:43; Romans 15:10,11
make
2; 47:1; Jeremiah 33:11; Revelation 5:11-14; 19:1,5,6
Reciprocal: Psalm 34:3 - let us; Psalm 95:1 - Come

Verse 9

Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
holdeth
Heb. putteth.
22:29; 1 Samuel 25:29; Acts 17:28; Colossians 3:3,4
suffereth
37:23,24; 62:2,6; 94:18; 112:6; 121:3; 125:3; 1 Samuel 2:9
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:24 - he might; Deuteronomy 30:20 - thy life; Psalm 3:5 - the; Proverbs 2:8 - and; Proverbs 24:12 - that keepeth

Verse 10

For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
hast proved us
17:3; Deuteronomy 8:2,16; 13:3
tried
Proverbs 17:3; Isaiah 48:10; Zechariah 13:9; 1 Peter 1:6,7
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:25 - proved; Judges 2:22 - prove; Judges 7:4 - I will; Ezra 8:35 - offered burnt; Job 19:6 - God; Job 23:10 - he hath; Psalm 12:6 - as silver; Psalm 26:2 - General; Psalm 71:20 - which; Psalm 84:6 - Who; Psalm 118:18 - chastened; Psalm 138:7 - Though I walk; Proverbs 27:21 - the fining; Isaiah 43:2 - passest; Zechariah 10:11 - he shall; Malachi 3:3 - sit

Verse 11

Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.
broughtest
Job 19:6; Lamentations 1:13; 3:2-66; Hosea 7:12; Matthew 6:13
upon
Deuteronomy 33:11
Reciprocal: Psalm 44:25 - General; Daniel 3:23 - fell

Verse 12

Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
caused
129:1-3; Isaiah 51:23
through
Isaiah 43:1,2; Acts 14:22; 1 Thessalonians 3:3,4
but thou
33:19; 40:2,3; Job 36:16; Luke 16:25; James 5:11; Revelation 7:14-17
wealthy
Heb. moist.
107:35-37; Isaiah 35:6,7
Reciprocal: Exodus 3:2 - bush burned; 2 Samuel 15:17 - went forth; Psalm 44:25 - General; Daniel 3:23 - fell; Acts 7:30 - in a flame; Acts 26:22 - obtained; Hebrews 11:34 - Quenched

Verse 13

I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,
go into
51:18,19; 100:4; 118:19,27; Deuteronomy 12:11,12; Hebrews 13:15
pay
22:25; 56:12; 116:14,17-19; Ecclesiastes 5:4; Jonah 2:9; Nahum 1:15
Reciprocal: Genesis 28:20 - vowed; Genesis 35:3 - who answered; Leviticus 7:16 - be a vow; Leviticus 22:18 - vows; Numbers 30:2 - he shall do; Deuteronomy 12:26 - thy vows; Deuteronomy 23:21 - General; Deuteronomy 23:23 - That which; Judges 11:31 - shall surely; 2 Kings 20:5 - thou shalt go; 1 Chronicles 15:26 - they; Job 22:27 - pay thy; Psalm 26:7 - That; Psalm 27:6 - therefore; Psalm 43:4 - Then; Psalm 50:15 - deliver; Psalm 54:6 - freely; Psalm 61:8 - that I; Psalm 119:106 - sworn; Psalm 122:4 - to give; Psalm 132:2 - he sware; Psalm 132:7 - will go; Psalm 150:1 - in his sanctuary; Isaiah 38:20 - therefore; Jonah 1:16 - made; John 5:14 - in the

Verse 14

Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.
uttered
Heb. opened.
Judges 11:35,36
mouth
Numbers 30:2,8,12
when
Genesis 28:20-22; 35:3; 1 Samuel 1:11; 2 Samuel 22:7
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 23:21 - General; Deuteronomy 23:23 - That which; Judges 11:31 - shall surely; Job 22:27 - pay thy; Psalm 56:12 - Thy; Psalm 119:57 - I have; Psalm 119:106 - sworn; Psalm 132:2 - he sware; Psalm 132:7 - will go; Ecclesiastes 5:4 - pay

Verse 15

I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
fatlings
Heb. marrow. with the.
Jeremiah 41:5
I will offer
2 Samuel 6:13,17-19; 1 Chronicles 16:1-3
Reciprocal: Leviticus 1:9 - burn all; Numbers 7:32 - incense; Numbers 7:45 - General; Song of Solomon 4:6 - the mountain

Verse 16

Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
Come
5; 34:2,11; 71:18; Malachi 3:16; 1 Timothy 1:15,16; 1 John 1:3
and I will
22:23,24; 32:5,6; 71:20; 1 Corinthians 15:8-10
Reciprocal: Exodus 18:8 - told; Psalm 22:25 - I will; Psalm 34:6 - This; Psalm 71:17 - hitherto; Psalm 73:28 - that I may; Psalm 107:32 - in the congregation; Psalm 119:74 - fear thee; Daniel 4:2 - that; Mark 5:19 - Go home; Mark 5:33 - and told; Luke 2:17 - General; Luke 8:39 - and published; Luke 8:47 - she declared; Acts 12:17 - declared; 2 Corinthians 1:4 - that; Colossians 4:6 - your

Verse 17

I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
I cried
30:8; 34:3,4,6; 116:1,2,12
he was
30:1; 145:1
Reciprocal: Job 22:27 - make thy; Psalm 3:4 - I cried; Psalm 63:3 - lips

Verse 18

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
If I regard
Job 27:8,9; Proverbs 15:8,29; 21:13; 28:9; Isaiah 1:15; John 9:31; James 4:3
Reciprocal: Leviticus 15:31 - Thus shall; Ezra 8:23 - and he was entreated; Job 9:16 - If I had; Job 16:17 - my prayer; Job 16:18 - let my cry; Job 22:27 - make thy; Job 36:21 - regard; Psalm 7:3 - if there; Psalm 19:14 - Let; Isaiah 55:7 - his thoughts; Isaiah 58:9 - shalt thou; Jeremiah 4:14 - How long; Jeremiah 11:11 - cry; Jeremiah 11:14 - for; Ezekiel 14:3 - should; Ezekiel 20:31 - and shall; John 4:24 - must; Romans 8:27 - knoweth; 1 Timothy 2:8 - lifting; 2 Timothy 2:22 - call; 1 John 3:22 - whatsoever

Verse 19

But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
6:9; 34:6; 116:1,2; Lamentations 3:55,56; Hebrews 5:7; 1 John 3:20-22
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 1:27 - and the Lord; 1 Kings 9:3 - I have heard; 2 Kings 20:5 - I have heard; 1 Chronicles 4:10 - God granted; 2 Chronicles 7:12 - I have heard; Job 16:17 - my prayer; Job 16:18 - let my cry; Psalm 17:1 - attend; Psalm 17:6 - I have; Psalm 28:6 - General; Psalm 61:5 - hast heard; Psalm 65:2 - thou; Proverbs 15:29 - he heareth; Isaiah 58:9 - shalt thou; Romans 8:27 - knoweth; 2 Timothy 2:22 - call; James 4:3 - and; 1 John 3:22 - whatsoever

Verse 20

Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
51:11; 86:12,13; 2 Samuel 7:14,15 Reciprocal: 2 Kings 20:5 - I have heard; 1 Chronicles 4:10 - God granted; Psalm 6:9 - hath heard; Psalm 17:6 - I have; Psalm 28:6 - General; Psalm 116:1 - because

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 66". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-66.html.