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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 70

Overview

Psalms 70:1, David solicits God to the speedy destruction of the wicked, and preservation of the godly.

This Psalm is almost word for word the same as the five Psalms 40:13 of Psalm 40; and it is written as a part of the succeeding Psalm in about 27 manuscripts. Both Psalms evidently appear to have been written by David during the rebellion of Absalom, and probably at the crisis when he heard of the sanguinary counsel which Ahithophel had given respecting him; or, as some suppose, when beyond Jordan. 2Sam. 17:1-21

Verse 1

to bring: Psalms 38:1, *title

O God: Psalms 40:13-17, Psalms 69:18, Psalms 71:12, Psalms 143:7

to help me: Heb. to my help

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:4 - to record Psalms 5:11 - But Psalms 38:22 - Make Psalms 69:17 - hear me speedily Psalms 102:2 - in the day

Verse 2

Let: Psalms 6:10, Psalms 35:4, Psalms 35:26, Psalms 71:13, Psalms 109:29, Isaiah 41:11

my soul: Rather,"my life," naphshee; for the word has frequently this meaning.

be turned: Isaiah 28:13, John 18:6

Reciprocal: Psalms 25:3 - let Psalms 31:17 - wicked Psalms 40:14 - Let them be ashamed Psalms 63:9 - seek Psalms 71:12 - make Jeremiah 17:18 - confounded Lamentations 1:13 - he hath turned Ezekiel 25:3 - thou saidst

Verse 3

back: Psalms 40:15, Acts 1:18

aha: Heach! Heach! a note of extreme contempt; marking insult and triumph at the same time. Psalms 35:21, Psalms 35:25, Proverbs 24:17, Proverbs 24:18, Ezekiel 25:3, Ezekiel 26:2, Ezekiel 36:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:22 - told Job 39:25 - ha Psalms 25:3 - let Psalms 31:17 - wicked Psalms 35:4 - confounded Psalms 40:14 - Let them be ashamed Lamentations 1:13 - he hath turned John 18:6 - they went

Verse 4

Psalms 5:11, Psalms 35:27, Psalms 40:16, Psalms 97:12, Isaiah 61:10, Isaiah 65:13, Isaiah 65:14, Lamentations 3:25, John 16:20

Reciprocal: Psalms 40:15 - say Psalms 132:9 - let thy saints Matthew 7:7 - seek

Verse 5

I am: Psalms 40:17, Psalms 69:29, Psalms 109:22

make: Psalms 141:1

O Lord: Psalms 13:1, Psalms 13:2, Hebrews 10:37, Revelation 22:20

Reciprocal: Psalms 38:22 - Make Psalms 119:86 - help Psalms 143:7 - Hear me

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 70". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-70.html.