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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 87

Introduction

Overview

Psalms 87:1, The nature and glory of the church; Psalms 87:4, The increase, honour, and comfort of the members thereof.

It is highly probable that this Psalm was written by one of the descendants of Korah on the return from the Babylonian captivity. It seems to have been written in praise of Jerusalem; and, typically, of the Christian church.

Verse 1

for: or, of

His: 2 Chronicles 3:1, Isaiah 28:16, Matthew 16:18, 1 Corinthians 3:10, 1 Corinthians 3:11, Ephesians 2:20-Song of Solomon :, 1 Peter 2:4-Ruth :

the holy: Psalms 48:1, Psalms 48:2, Psalms 68:16, Psalms 121:1, Isaiah 2:2, Isaiah 2:3, Isaiah 56:7, Zechariah 8:3, 2 Peter 1:18

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 14:21 - the city 2 Chronicles 32:19 - the God Psalms 15:1 - holy Psalms 68:15 - of God Psalms 99:9 - his holy Psalms 122:2 - General Isaiah 14:32 - the Lord Jeremiah 31:23 - and mountain Daniel 9:16 - thy holy Joel 2:1 - in my Zephaniah 3:11 - because of my holy John 4:20 - and ye

Verse 2

The Lord: Psalms 78:67-Expanded Esther :, Psalms 132:13, Psalms 132:14, Deuteronomy 12:5, 2 Chronicles 6:6, Isaiah 14:32, Joel 2:32

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 5:7 - Zion 1 Kings 14:21 - the city 1 Chronicles 11:5 - the castle 2 Chronicles 5:2 - which is Zion Psalms 50:2 - perfection Psalms 68:15 - of God Psalms 78:68 - mount Psalms 84:1 - How Song of Solomon 7:5 - the king Isaiah 4:5 - upon every Ezekiel 7:20 - the beauty Zephaniah 3:11 - because of my holy Haggai 1:8 - and I will take Matthew 5:35 - the city John 4:20 - and ye

Verse 3

Glorious: Psalms 48:2, Psalms 48:3, Psalms 48:11-1 Chronicles :, Psalms 125:1, Psalms 125:2, Isaiah 12:6, Isaiah 49:14-Ezekiel :, Isaiah 54:2-2 Samuel :, Isaiah 59:20, Isaiah 59:21, Isaiah 60:1-Song of Solomon :, Isaiah 61:3-1 Kings :, Isaiah 62:1-2 Kings :, Jeremiah 3:14-Esther :, Jeremiah 31:12, Jeremiah 31:13, Ezekiel 36:2, Ezekiel 36:11-Zechariah :, Ezekiel 37:27, Ezekiel 37:28, Ezekiel 40:1-Ephesians :, Ezekiel 48:1-Habakkuk :, Hebrews 12:22, Hebrews 12:23, Revelation 14:1, Revelation 21:10-Daniel :

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 12:5 - But unto 2 Samuel 7:9 - like unto Psalms 46:4 - city Psalms 50:2 - perfection Psalms 84:1 - How Song of Solomon 3:10 - General Song of Solomon 5:9 - O thou Isaiah 4:5 - upon every Isaiah 48:2 - they call Isaiah 60:14 - The city Jeremiah 3:17 - the throne Ezekiel 7:20 - the beauty Haggai 1:8 - and I will take Galatians 4:26 - Jerusalem Ephesians 5:27 - glorious Revelation 3:12 - the city Revelation 21:2 - the holy

Verse 4

Rahab: Psalms 89:10, Isaiah 51:9

Babylon: Psalms 137:1, Psalms 137:8, Psalms 137:9, 2 Kings 20:17, 2 Kings 20:18, Isaiah 13:1-Song of Solomon :, Isaiah 14:4-Joshua :, Jeremiah 25:9, Jeremiah 50:1 - Jeremiah 51:64, Daniel 2:47, Daniel 2:48, Daniel 4:30, Revelation 17:5, Revelation 18:2

Tyre: Psalms 45:12, Isaiah 23:1-Job :, Ezekiel 27:1 - Ezekiel 28:26

Ethiopia: 1 Kings 10:1-Joel :, Acts 8:27

this man: Psalms 68:31, 1 Samuel 17:8, 2 Samuel 21:16-Song of Solomon :, Isaiah 19:11, Isaiah 19:23-Lamentations :, Ezekiel 28:2

Reciprocal: Mark 3:8 - Tyre Acts 21:3 - Tyre 1 Peter 5:13 - at

Verse 5

of Zion: Isaiah 44:4, Isaiah 44:5, Isaiah 60:1-1 Samuel :, John 1:12-2 Chronicles :, John 3:3-Deuteronomy :, Galatians 3:26-Hosea :, Hebrews 11:32-Matthew :, Hebrews 12:1, Hebrews 12:2, Hebrews 12:22-Jeremiah :, 1 Peter 1:23, 1 Peter 1:24

highest: Ezekiel 48:35, Matthew 16:18, Romans 8:31

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:9 - establish 1 Kings 15:4 - and to establish 1 Chronicles 11:5 - the castle Psalms 48:8 - God Isaiah 14:32 - the Lord Jeremiah 33:2 - the maker Luke 1:76 - Highest 2 Corinthians 1:21 - stablisheth

Verse 6

when: Psalms 22:30, Isaiah 4:3, Ezekiel 9:4, Ezekiel 13:9, Luke 10:20, Philippians 4:3, Revelation 13:8

this man: Jeremiah 3:19, Galatians 4:26-Obadiah :, Revelation 20:15

Reciprocal: Numbers 3:40 - General Romans 9:8 - are counted

Verse 7

As well: Psalms 68:24, Psalms 68:25, 1 Chronicles 15:16-Joel :, 1 Chronicles 23:5, 1 Chronicles 25:1-Joshua :, Revelation 14:1-Leviticus :

all my: Psalms 46:4, Isaiah 12:3, John 1:16, John 4:10, John 4:14, John 7:37-Malachi :, James 1:17, Revelation 21:6, Revelation 22:1, Revelation 22:17

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 7:6 - the Levites 2 Chronicles 29:26 - the instruments

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 87". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-87.html.