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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 75

Introduction

1The prophet praises God.
2He promises to judge uprightly.
4He rebukes the proud by consideration of God's providence.
9He praises God, and promises to execute justice.

Verse 1

Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
A. M. 3294. B.C. 710. (Title.) Al-tas-chith. or, Destroy not
57:1; 58:1; *titles
A Psalm
Some consider this Psalm to have been written by David on his accession to the throne over all Israel; others refer it to the time of the captivity, considering it as a continuation of the subject in the preceding; but Bp. Patrick and others are of opinion that it was composed by Asaph to commemorate the overthrow of Sennacherib's army, 2 Ki 19:1.
of Asaph
or, for Asaph.
for that
76:1; 138:2; Exodus 23:21; 34:6,7; Jeremiah 10:6
wondrous
Deuteronomy 4:7,33,34
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 6:39 - Asaph; 1 Chronicles 25:2 - Asaph; Psalm 34:18 - is nigh; Psalm 101:2 - behave; Psalm 119:151 - near; Isaiah 55:6 - while he is near; Ephesians 2:17 - that

Verse 2

When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
When
78:70-72; 101:2; 2 Samuel 2:4; 5:3; 8:15; 23:3,4
receive the congregation
or, take a set time.
Ecclesiastes 3:17; John 7:6; Acts 1:7; 17:31
Reciprocal: Genesis 44:17 - God forbid; 1 Samuel 7:16 - in circuit; Psalm 78:72 - according; Psalm 119:121 - I have

Verse 3

The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.
earth
60:1-3; 78:60-72; 1 Samuel 31:1-7; Isaiah 24:1-12
I bear
1 Samuel 18:7; 25:28; 2 Samuel 5:2; Isaiah 49:8; Hebrews 1:3
pillars
1 Samuel 2:8
Reciprocal: Job 9:6 - the pillars; Psalm 11:3 - If the; Psalm 82:5 - all the; Psalm 93:1 - world; Isaiah 51:16 - and lay; Matthew 20:22 - the cup; Colossians 1:17 - and by; 2 Peter 3:11 - all these

Verse 4

I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
I said
82:2-8; 94:8; Proverbs 1:22; 8:5; 9:6
Lift
89:17; 148:14; Daniel 7:20,21; Zechariah 1:21
Reciprocal: Job 5:2 - the foolish; Psalm 66:7 - let; Psalm 74:22 - remember; Psalm 83:2 - lifted; Psalm 92:6 - a fool; Luke 11:40 - fools

Verse 5

Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
speak
Exodus 32:9; Deuteronomy 31:27; 2 Chronicles 30:8; Isaiah 48:4; Ezekiel 2:4; Acts 7:51
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:9 - hold him; 2 Chronicles 36:23 - All the kingdoms; Job 16:15 - defiled my horn; Psalm 66:7 - let; Psalm 74:22 - remember; Psalm 83:2 - lifted; Lamentations 2:3 - the horn; Ezekiel 28:14 - and I; Daniel 2:21 - he removeth; Zechariah 1:21 - which; Luke 11:40 - fools

Verse 6

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
south
Heb. desert.
Reciprocal: Numbers 22:37 - General; 2 Kings 9:3 - I have anointed; 2 Kings 9:6 - I have anointed; 1 Chronicles 29:12 - riches; Esther 2:17 - so that he set; Psalm 78:71 - brought; Psalm 113:7 - raiseth; Isaiah 22:19 - General; Ezekiel 17:24 - have brought; Ezekiel 31:9 - made; Daniel 2:21 - he removeth; Daniel 4:17 - giveth

Verse 7

But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
God
50:6; 58:11
he putteth
113:7,8; 1 Samuel 2:7,8; 15:23,28; 16:1; 2 Samuel 3:17,18; 5:2; 6:21; Jeremiah 27:4-8; Daniel 2:22,37; 5:18; Luke 1:52; John 15:16; Romans 11:15; Galatians 1:15
Reciprocal: Judges 5:13 - the Lord; Judges 11:27 - the Judge; 2 Kings 9:3 - I have anointed; 1 Chronicles 17:8 - made thee; 1 Chronicles 29:12 - riches; Esther 2:17 - so that he set; Job 8:19 - out of the earth; Job 36:22 - God; Psalm 43:1 - Judge; Psalm 78:71 - brought; Isaiah 22:19 - General; Isaiah 33:22 - the Lord is our judge; Isaiah 45:7 - I make Peace; Lamentations 3:38 - General; Ezekiel 17:24 - have brought; Ezekiel 21:26 - exalt; Ezekiel 31:9 - made; Daniel 4:17 - giveth; Daniel 4:25 - till; Amos 1:7 - I will; Acts 7:35 - the same

Verse 8

For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
For in
11:6; 60:3; Job 21:20; Isaiah 51:17,22; Jeremiah 25:15,17,27,28; Revelation 14:9,10; 16:19
it is full
Alluding to the medicated wine or potion of stupifying drugs given to criminals to drink previous to their execution.
Proverbs 23:30; Isaiah 5:22
but the dregs
73:10
Reciprocal: Proverbs 13:2 - the soul; Isaiah 63:6 - make; Jeremiah 9:15 - I will; Jeremiah 13:13 - I will; Jeremiah 48:26 - ye him; Ezekiel 23:34 - drink; Amos 1:7 - I will; Obadiah 1:16 - as ye; Nahum 3:11 - shalt be drunken; Habakkuk 2:16 - drink; Zechariah 12:2 - a cup; Mark 10:38 - drink of the; John 18:11 - the cup; Revelation 15:7 - seven

Verse 9

But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
But
9:14; 104:33; 145:1,2
Reciprocal: Obadiah 1:16 - as ye

Verse 10

All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
All the horns
101:8; Jeremiah 48:25; Zechariah 1:20,21
but the horns
89:17; 92:10; 148:14; Luke 1:69 Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 3:39 - I am; Job 16:15 - defiled my horn; Psalm 112:9 - horn; Isaiah 51:17 - which hast; Jeremiah 38:10 - the king; Lamentations 2:3 - the horn; 1 Peter 5:6 - that

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 75". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-75.html.