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Psalms 84

Overview

Psalms 84:1, The prophet, longing for the communion of the sanctuary, Psalms 84:4, shews how blessed they are that dwell therein; Psalms 84:8, He prays to be restored unto it.

Psalms 8:1, Psalms 81:1 *titles

Verse 1

A Psalm: Some suppose this Psalm was composed by David when driven from Jerusalem by Absalom's rebellion, but it is more probable that it was written at the foundation of the second temple.

for: or, of

How: Psalms 36:8, Psalms 27:4, Psalms 48:1, Psalms 48:2, Psalms 87:2, Psalms 87:3, Psalms 122:1, Hebrews 9:23, Hebrews 9:24, Revelation 21:2, Revelation 21:3, Revelation 21:22, Revelation 21:23

O Lord: Psalms 103:20, Psalms 103:21, 1 Kings 22:19, Nehemiah 9:6, Isaiah 6:2, Isaiah 6:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:4 - Unto Exodus 6:24 - Korah Numbers 16:32 - all the 2 Samuel 15:25 - he will bring 1 Chronicles 6:37 - Korah 1 Chronicles 29:3 - I have set Psalms 26:8 - Lord Psalms 42:1 - the sons Psalms 84:10 - For Psalms 122:9 - the house Psalms 137:5 - I forget Isaiah 38:22 - What Isaiah 66:10 - all ye that love Ezekiel 24:21 - the desire Zephaniah 3:18 - sorrowful

Verse 2

soul: Psalms 42:1, Psalms 42:2, Psalms 63:1, Psalms 63:2, Psalms 73:26, Psalms 119:20, Psalms 119:81, Psalms 143:6, Song of Solomon 2:4, Song of Solomon 2:5, Song of Solomon 5:8

heart: Job 23:3, Isaiah 26:9, Isaiah 64:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:4 - Unto Genesis 34:8 - The soul Exodus 38:9 - the court Deuteronomy 5:26 - living Deuteronomy 12:20 - I will 2 Samuel 13:39 - longed Psalms 26:8 - Lord Psalms 84:10 - For Psalms 122:1 - was glad Psalms 122:9 - the house Psalms 137:5 - I forget Song of Solomon 8:6 - love Isaiah 26:8 - desire Isaiah 38:22 - What Isaiah 58:13 - call Jeremiah 10:10 - the living Zephaniah 3:18 - sorrowful Matthew 5:6 - are 2 Corinthians 3:3 - the living Philippians 3:12 - I follow 1 Thessalonians 1:9 - the living 1 Timothy 3:15 - the living Hebrews 12:22 - of the

Verse 3

Yea: etc. Or, rather, "Even as the sparrow findeth a house, and the swallow (deror, or the ring-dove, according to some, but probably the bird which Forskal mentions among the migratory birds of Alexandria, by the name of dururi) a nest for herself where she may lay her young (so I seek) thine altars, O Jehovah, God of hosts, my King and my God." That is, as nature inclines birds to seek and prepare their nests, so grace has taught me to desire thy altars, and to worship there.

sparrow: Psalms 90:1, Psalms 91:1, Psalms 116:7, Matthew 8:20, Matthew 23:37

Reciprocal: Psalms 104:12 - the fowls Luke 9:58 - Foxes

Verse 4

Blessed: Psalms 23:6, Psalms 27:4, Psalms 65:4, Psalms 134:1-3

they will: Psalms 71:8, Psalms 71:15, Psalms 145:1, Psalms 145:2, Psalms 145:21, Isaiah 12:4, Isaiah 12:5, Revelation 7:15

Reciprocal: Psalms 15:1 - Lord Psalms 42:2 - when Luke 2:37 - which

Verse 5

strength: Psalms 28:7, Psalms 28:8, Isaiah 45:24, Zechariah 10:12, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Philippians 4:13

in whose: Psalms 40:8, Psalms 42:4, Psalms 55:14, Isaiah 26:9, Jeremiah 31:33, Jeremiah 50:4, Jeremiah 50:5, Micah 4:2

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 18:6 - and come with 2 Chronicles 11:16 - And after Psalms 8:2 - strength Psalms 86:16 - give Jeremiah 31:21 - set thine Hosea 14:9 - and the

Verse 6

Who: Psalms 66:10-12, John 16:33, Acts 14:22, Romans 5:3-5, Romans 8:37, 2 Corinthians 4:17, Revelation 7:14

Baca: etc. or, mulberry-trees, make him a well, etc. Baca is probably a large shrub, which the Arabs still call baca, (see note on 2 Samuel 5:23); and this valley, as Celsius observes, seems to be one "embarrassed with (such) bushes and thorns, which could not be passed without labour and tears" - bacah, as 7; MSS, LXX, Aquila, and Vulgate read. 2 Samuel 5:22-24

the rain: Psalms 68:9, 2 Kings 3:9-20

filleth: Heb. covereth

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 3:17 - Ye shall not

Verse 7

They: Job 17:9, Proverbs 4:18, Isaiah 40:31, John 15:2, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Peter 3:18

strength to strength: Heb. company to company, Luke 2:24

in Zion: Psalms 43:3, Deuteronomy 16:16, Isaiah 46:13, Jeremiah 31:6, Zechariah 14:16, John 6:39, John 14:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:10 - two bands Exodus 23:17 - General Exodus 34:23 - Thrice Deuteronomy 31:11 - to appear 2 Samuel 3:1 - David waxed 2 Chronicles 30:13 - there assembled Psalms 29:11 - give Psalms 122:2 - General Proverbs 10:29 - way Proverbs 24:5 - increaseth strength Isaiah 35:10 - and come Jeremiah 50:5 - ask Ezekiel 46:9 - come before Hosea 14:9 - and the Acts 9:22 - increased Romans 3:3 - faith 2 Thessalonians 1:3 - your

Verse 8

Reciprocal: Psalms 55:1 - Give Psalms 146:5 - the God

Verse 9

our: Psalms 84:11, Psalms 98:1, Genesis 15:1, Deuteronomy 33:29

the face: Psalms 2:2, Psalms 2:6, *marg. Psalms 89:20, 1 Samuel 2:10, 2 Samuel 23:1, 2 Chronicles 6:42, Acts 4:27

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:3 - shield Psalms 89:38 - wroth Psalms 132:10 - turn not Isaiah 10:27 - because

Verse 10

For: Psalms 84:1, Psalms 84:2, Psalms 27:4, Psalms 43:3, Psalms 43:4, Psalms 63:2, Luke 2:46, Romans 8:5, Romans 8:6, Philippians 3:20

I had: etc. Heb. I would choose rather to sit at the threshold, James 2:3

to dwell: Psalms 17:14, Psalms 17:15, Psalms 26:8-10, Psalms 141:4, Psalms 141:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:4 - Unto Exodus 27:9 - the court Exodus 38:9 - the court Deuteronomy 18:6 - and come with 2 Samuel 15:25 - he will bring 2 Kings 12:9 - door 2 Kings 22:4 - the keepers 1 Chronicles 9:19 - gates 1 Chronicles 15:23 - General 1 Chronicles 16:42 - musical instruments 1 Chronicles 29:3 - I have set 2 Chronicles 9:7 - General Nehemiah 11:19 - that kept Psalms 42:2 - when Psalms 73:28 - But Psalms 118:24 - we will Psalms 122:1 - was glad Psalms 122:9 - the house Psalms 137:5 - I forget Psalms 137:6 - if I prefer Proverbs 8:34 - watching Song of Solomon 2:4 - brought Isaiah 38:22 - What Isaiah 58:13 - call Jeremiah 35:4 - the keeper Jeremiah 52:24 - door Ezekiel 40:6 - threshold Mark 9:5 - it is Luke 2:37 - which Luke 15:19 - make Luke 18:30 - manifold more Hebrews 11:25 - Choosing

Verse 11

a sun: Psalms 27:1, Isaiah 60:19, Isaiah 60:20, Malachi 4:2, John 1:9, John 8:12, Revelation 21:23

shield: Psalms 84:9, Psalms 3:3, Psalms 47:9, Psalms 115:9-11, Psalms 119:114, Genesis 15:1, Proverbs 2:7

the Lord: John 1:16, Romans 8:16-18, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 4:17, Philippians 1:6

no: Psalms 34:9, Psalms 34:10, Psalms 85:12, Matthew 6:33, Philippians 4:19

walk: Psalms 15:2, Proverbs 2:7, Proverbs 10:9, Proverbs 28:6, Proverbs 28:18, Micah 2:7, Galatians 2:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:8 - General Genesis 20:6 - withheld Genesis 49:25 - with blessings Deuteronomy 18:2 - the Lord Deuteronomy 33:14 - the precious Deuteronomy 33:29 - the shield 2 Samuel 12:8 - I would 2 Samuel 17:29 - to eat 2 Samuel 22:3 - shield 2 Samuel 22:24 - upright 2 Samuel 22:29 - lamp 2 Samuel 22:36 - the shield 1 Kings 3:13 - And I 1 Chronicles 5:20 - because Job 1:8 - upright Job 17:9 - hold on Job 22:25 - the Almighty Job 29:3 - by his light Psalms 4:5 - put Psalms 5:12 - shield Psalms 7:10 - My Psalms 18:30 - a buckler Psalms 19:13 - upright Psalms 23:1 - I shall Psalms 28:7 - shield Psalms 34:22 - none Psalms 40:4 - Blessed Psalms 59:11 - our shield Psalms 73:1 - God Psalms 73:24 - receive Psalms 89:18 - the Lord is Psalms 106:3 - Blessed Psalms 125:4 - upright Proverbs 2:21 - General Proverbs 30:5 - pure Ecclesiastes 11:7 - a pleasant Isaiah 10:17 - the light Daniel 3:28 - that trusted Daniel 6:22 - forasmuch Micah 7:8 - the Lord Nahum 1:7 - strong hold Matthew 7:11 - good Mark 10:30 - an hundredfold Luke 12:31 - General John 1:4 - the life Romans 8:31 - If Romans 8:32 - how 2 Corinthians 6:10 - and 2 Corinthians 9:8 - God 1 Timothy 4:8 - having 1 Timothy 6:6 - godliness 1 Timothy 6:17 - but Titus 2:11 - the grace Hebrews 10:22 - a true James 1:17 - from the 2 Peter 1:3 - all 1 John 1:5 - that God 1 John 2:8 - and the Revelation 12:1 - clothed Revelation 22:5 - no night

Verse 12

blessed: Psalms 2:12, Psalms 34:8, Psalms 62:8, Psalms 146:5, Psalms 146:6, Isaiah 30:18, Isaiah 50:10, Jeremiah 17:7, Jeremiah 17:8

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 3:13 - And I 2 Kings 18:5 - trusted 1 Chronicles 5:20 - because Psalms 1:1 - Blessed Psalms 4:5 - put Psalms 16:1 - for Psalms 18:30 - a buckler Psalms 32:1 - Blessed Psalms 32:10 - but Psalms 34:22 - none Psalms 40:4 - Blessed Psalms 89:8 - O Lord Psalms 106:3 - Blessed Proverbs 28:25 - he that putteth Isaiah 57:13 - but he Jeremiah 39:18 - because Lamentations 3:24 - therefore Daniel 3:28 - that trusted Nahum 1:7 - that Haggai 2:19 - from Matthew 5:3 - Blessed Matthew 6:33 - and all Romans 8:31 - If 1 Timothy 4:10 - because 1 Timothy 6:17 - but

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 84". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-84.html.