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Psalms 79

Introduction

Overview

Psalms 79:1, The psalmist complains of the desolation of Jerusalem; Psalms 79:8, He prays for deliverance; Psalms 79:13, and promises thankfulness.

This Psalm is supposed, with much probability, to have been written on the destruction of the city and temple of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar.

Verse 1

of Asaph: or, for Asaph, Psalms 74:1, *title, marg:

the heathen: Psalms 74:3, Psalms 74:4, Psalms 80:12, Psalms 80:13, 2 Kings 21:12-Nehemiah :, 2 Kings 25:4-2 Samuel :, 2 Chronicles 36:3, 2 Chronicles 36:4, 2 Chronicles 36:6, 2 Chronicles 36:7, 2 Chronicles 36:17, Luke 21:24, Revelation 11:2

into: Psalms 74:2, Psalms 78:71, Exodus 15:17, Isaiah 47:6

holy: Psalms 74:7, Psalms 74:8, 2 Kings 24:13, Lamentations 1:10, Ezekiel 7:20, Ezekiel 7:21, Ezekiel 9:7

have laid: 2 Kings 25:9, 2 Kings 25:10, 2 Chronicles 36:19, Jeremiah 26:18, Jeremiah 39:8, Jeremiah 52:13, Micah 3:12

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:26 - General 1 Samuel 4:13 - his heart 1 Chronicles 6:39 - Asaph 1 Chronicles 25:2 - Asaph 2 Chronicles 35:15 - according 2 Chronicles 36:16 - the wrath Psalms 31:2 - deliver Psalms 102:14 - General Psalms 137:3 - wasted us Isaiah 64:10 - General Jeremiah 9:11 - Jerusalem Jeremiah 19:13 - defiled Jeremiah 50:11 - ye destroyers Jeremiah 51:51 - for strangers Lamentations 5:2 - General Ezekiel 5:14 - I will Ezekiel 24:21 - I will Daniel 9:2 - the desolations 1 Corinthians 3:17 - any

Verse 2

Jeremiah 7:33, Jeremiah 15:3, Jeremiah 16:4, Jeremiah 34:20

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 36:17 - who slew Psalms 44:22 - killed Psalms 94:5 - break Jeremiah 14:16 - be cast Jeremiah 19:7 - and their Lamentations 5:2 - General Ezekiel 32:4 - General Daniel 9:2 - the desolations Zephaniah 1:17 - and their blood Revelation 11:8 - their dead Revelation 11:9 - and shall not

Verse 3

Their: Psalms 79:10, Matthew 23:35, Romans 8:36, Revelation 16:6, Revelation 17:6, Revelation 18:24

and there: etc. Either there was no friend or relation left to bury them, or none was allowed to perform this last sad office. The despotism of eastern princes often proceeds to such a degree of extravagance as to fill the mind with astonishment and horror. In Morocco, no person dares to bury the body of a malefactor without an order from the emperor; and Windus, speaking of a man who was to have been sawn in two, informs us, that "his body must have remained to be eaten by the dogs, if the emperor had not pardoned him." Psalms 141:7, Jeremiah 8:1, Jeremiah 8:2, Jeremiah 14:16, Jeremiah 15:3, Jeremiah 16:4, Jeremiah 25:33, Jeremiah 34:20, Revelation 11:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 50:5 - bury me 2 Samuel 14:14 - as water 2 Chronicles 36:17 - who slew Psalms 44:22 - killed Psalms 94:5 - break Jeremiah 7:33 - General Jeremiah 19:7 - and their Ezekiel 16:38 - shed Ezekiel 23:32 - thou shalt be Ezekiel 32:4 - General Zephaniah 1:17 - they shall Revelation 11:8 - their dead

Verse 4

become: Psalms 44:13, Psalms 44:14, Psalms 80:6, Psalms 89:41, Deuteronomy 28:37, Jeremiah 24:9, Jeremiah 25:18, Jeremiah 42:18, Lamentations 2:15, Lamentations 2:16, Lamentations 5:1, Ezekiel 35:12, Ezekiel 36:3, Ezekiel 36:15

scorn: 1 Kings 9:7, Nehemiah 2:19, Nehemiah 4:1-Numbers :

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 1:3 - reproach Nehemiah 2:17 - a reproach Psalms 30:1 - hast not Psalms 39:8 - make Psalms 74:10 - General Isaiah 43:28 - and have Jeremiah 48:27 - was not Jeremiah 51:51 - are confounded Lamentations 1:7 - the adversaries Lamentations 3:14 - General Lamentations 3:46 - have Ezekiel 5:15 - an instruction Ezekiel 22:4 - have I Ezekiel 36:4 - a prey Daniel 9:16 - Jerusalem Joel 2:17 - and give Zechariah 8:13 - a curse

Verse 5

How long: Psalms 13:1, Psalms 13:2, Psalms 74:1, Psalms 74:9, Psalms 74:10, Psalms 80:4, Psalms 89:46, Revelation 6:10

wilt: Psalms 85:5, Psalms 103:9, Isaiah 64:9, Micah 7:18

jealousy: Deuteronomy 29:20, Deuteronomy 32:16, Deuteronomy 32:22, Ezekiel 36:5, Zephaniah 1:18, Zephaniah 3:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 44:18 - anger Esther 1:12 - burned Psalms 38:19 - are lively Psalms 77:7 - and will Psalms 78:58 - moved Psalms 80:16 - burned Psalms 94:3 - Lord Isaiah 30:27 - burning Isaiah 42:25 - he hath poured Isaiah 64:12 - General Jeremiah 3:12 - I will Lamentations 2:3 - he burned Lamentations 5:20 - dost Daniel 8:13 - How Daniel 9:19 - defer Zechariah 1:2 - Lord

Verse 6

Pour: Psalms 69:24, Isaiah 42:25, Revelation 16:1-Ecclesiastes :

upon: Isaiah 13:1-Song of Solomon :, Isaiah 21:1-Esther :, Isaiah 23:1-Job :, Jeremiah 10:25, Jeremiah 25:29, Jeremiah 46:1 - Jeremiah 51:64

not known: Psalms 9:16, Psalms 9:17, Isaiah 45:4, Isaiah 45:5, John 16:3, John 17:25, Acts 17:23, Romans 1:28, 2 Thessalonians 1:8

not called: Psalms 14:4, Psalms 53:4, Psalms 145:18, Romans 10:12-2 Chronicles :, 1 Corinthians 1:2

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 12:7 - and my wrath Job 18:21 - knoweth Psalms 9:19 - let the Psalms 136:15 - for his mercy Isaiah 43:22 - thou hast not Isaiah 63:19 - are thine Ezekiel 7:8 - pour Daniel 9:19 - for thy Zechariah 1:2 - Lord

Verse 7

For they: Psalms 80:13, Isaiah 9:12, Jeremiah 50:7, Jeremiah 51:34, Jeremiah 51:35, Zechariah 1:15

laid: 2 Chronicles 36:21, Isaiah 24:1-2 Kings :, Isaiah 64:10, Isaiah 64:11

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 4:2 - and they 2 Chronicles 36:19 - they burnt Psalms 94:5 - break Psalms 102:14 - General Jeremiah 10:25 - Pour Ezekiel 19:14 - she hath

Verse 8

remember: Psalms 25:7, Psalms 130:3, Exodus 32:34, 1 Kings 17:18, Isaiah 64:9, Hosea 8:13, Hosea 9:9, Revelation 18:5

former iniquities: or, the iniquities of them that were before us, Genesis 15:16, Ezekiel 2:3, Daniel 9:16, Matthew 23:32-Zephaniah :

let thy: Psalms 21:3, Psalms 69:16, Psalms 69:17

we are: Psalms 106:43, Psalms 116:6, Psalms 142:6, Deuteronomy 28:43

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:5 - visiting 1 Samuel 4:2 - and they 2 Samuel 19:19 - remember Psalms 6:4 - for Psalms 59:10 - prevent Psalms 85:2 - forgiven Psalms 119:124 - Deal Psalms 137:7 - Remember Isaiah 43:25 - will not Jeremiah 44:21 - did Ezekiel 29:16 - bringeth Daniel 9:19 - thine

Verse 9

for the: Psalms 115:1, 2 Chronicles 14:11, Malachi 2:2, Ephesians 1:6

purge: Psalms 25:11, Psalms 65:3, Daniel 9:9, Daniel 9:19

for thy: Joshua 7:9, Isaiah 43:25, Isaiah 48:9, Jeremiah 14:7, Jeremiah 14:21, Ezekiel 20:9, Ezekiel 20:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:12 - should 1 Chronicles 16:35 - Save us Psalms 6:4 - for Psalms 18:46 - the God Psalms 23:3 - for his Psalms 25:5 - God Psalms 31:3 - for thy Psalms 60:1 - O turn Psalms 74:22 - Arise Psalms 85:2 - forgiven Psalms 88:1 - Lord Psalms 109:21 - But do Isaiah 17:10 - the God Jeremiah 30:17 - they Ezekiel 20:22 - wrought Ezekiel 20:44 - when I John 17:11 - thine

Verse 10

Wherefore: Psalms 42:3, Psalms 42:10, Psalms 115:2, Joel 2:17, Micah 7:10

let him: Psalms 9:16, Psalms 58:11, Psalms 83:17, Psalms 83:18, Exodus 6:7, Exodus 7:5, Ezekiel 36:23, Ezekiel 39:21, Ezekiel 39:22

by the: Jeremiah 51:35, Revelation 18:20

revenging: Heb. vengeance, Romans 12:19

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:12 - should 1 Kings 20:28 - therefore will 1 Chronicles 16:35 - Save us 2 Chronicles 14:11 - man Psalms 9:5 - rebuked Psalms 12:5 - oppression Psalms 30:1 - hast not Psalms 74:22 - Arise Psalms 79:3 - Their Psalms 89:50 - General Psalms 109:21 - But do Psalms 115:1 - unto us Isaiah 25:5 - shalt bring Isaiah 64:2 - to make Jeremiah 14:21 - for Lamentations 3:46 - have Ezekiel 20:22 - wrought Ezekiel 36:3 - and ye Ezekiel 37:28 - the heathen 2 Thessalonians 1:6 - General

Verse 11

sighing: Psalms 12:5, Psalms 69:33, Psalms 102:20, Exodus 2:23, Exodus 2:24, Isaiah 42:7

according: Psalms 146:6, Psalms 146:7, Numbers 14:17-Psalms :, Matthew 6:13, Ephesians 3:20

thy power: Heb. thine arm, Isaiah 33:2

preserve thou those that are appointed to die: Heb. reserve the children of death, Psalms 102:20, *marg.

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 20:31 - shall surely die 1 Samuel 26:16 - worthy to die Psalms 88:2 - General Proverbs 31:8 - such Isaiah 21:2 - all the Lamentations 3:34 - all Acts 16:26 - and every

Verse 12

render: Genesis 4:15, Leviticus 26:21, Leviticus 26:28, Isaiah 65:5-Judges :, Jeremiah 32:18, Luke 6:38

wherewith: See note on Psalms 44:16, and see note on Psalms 74:18-Song of Solomon :.

Reciprocal: Numbers 15:30 - reproacheth 1 Samuel 17:26 - reproach 2 Kings 19:16 - which hath sent Nehemiah 2:17 - a reproach Nehemiah 4:4 - turn Psalms 5:10 - let Psalms 42:3 - while Psalms 59:12 - For the Isaiah 37:17 - hear Isaiah 65:6 - but Jeremiah 51:51 - are confounded Lamentations 5:1 - behold Hebrews 10:33 - by reproaches

Verse 13

thy people: Psalms 74:1, Psalms 95:7, Psalms 100:3

we will: Psalms 45:17, Psalms 74:18, Psalms 74:22, Psalms 145:4, Isaiah 43:21

all generations: Heb. generation and generation

Reciprocal: Psalms 9:14 - That Psalms 23:1 - my Psalms 61:8 - sing Psalms 80:18 - So will Psalms 102:21 - General Isaiah 64:9 - we are Matthew 25:33 - the sheep John 10:7 - the sheep Colossians 1:12 - Giving

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 79". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-79.html.