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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 92

Introduction

1The prophet exhorts to praise God,
4for his great works;
6for his judgments on the wicked;
10and for his goodness to the godly.

Verse 1

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
A. M. cir 3464. B.C. cir 540. (Title.) A Psalm. Calmet and others suppose this Psalm to have been composed by some of the Levites during or near the close of the Babylonian captivity, acknowledging the mercy of God, and foreseeing the destruction of their enemies, and their own return to Jerusalem and the temple service
for
Isaiah 58:13,14; Hebrews 4:9; *marg:; Revelation 4:8-11
good
33:1; 50:23; 52:9; 54:6; 73:28; 107:1,8,15,21,22; 135:3; 147:1; Ephesians 5:19; Hebrews 13:15
most
8; 82:6; Isaiah 57:15; Daniel 4:34-37; 5:18; Acts 7:48,49
Reciprocal: Numbers 28:9 - General; 1 Kings 10:12 - harps; 1 Chronicles 15:16 - lifting up; 1 Chronicles 23:30 - every morning; 1 Chronicles 25:1 - harps; 1 Chronicles 25:3 - to give thanks; 2 Chronicles 9:11 - harps; Nehemiah 12:27 - thanksgivings; Psalm 7:17 - most; Psalm 46:4 - most; Psalm 56:2 - most; Psalm 71:22 - psaltery; Psalm 108:2 - Awake; Psalm 145:6 - I will declare thy greatness; Psalm 147:7 - General; Isaiah 40:31 - they that; Lamentations 3:26 - good; Daniel 3:10 - the cornet; Daniel 4:2 - I thought it good; 2 Corinthians 9:15 - Thanks; Ephesians 5:4 - but

Verse 2

To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
shew
71:15; 89:1,2; 145:2; Isaiah 63:7; Lamentations 3:22,23; John 1:17
every night
Heb. in the nights.
42:8; 77:2; Job 35:10; Acts 16:25
Reciprocal: Psalm 36:5 - faithfulness; Psalm 104:16 - General; Psalm 107:8 - praise; Psalm 135:3 - for it is; Psalm 145:6 - I will declare thy greatness; Psalm 149:5 - sing; Isaiah 58:13 - call; Ezekiel 46:13 - every morning; Daniel 4:2 - I thought it good; 1 Thessalonians 5:24 - Faithful

Verse 3

Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
instrument
33:2; 57:8; 68:25; 81:2,3; 149:3; 150:3-5; 1 Chronicles 15:16; 25:6; 2 Chronicles 23:5; 2 Chronicles 29:25
the harp, etc
or, the solemn sound with the harp. a solemn sound. Heb. Higgaion.
9:16
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 15:21 - harps; 2 Chronicles 5:12 - cymbals; 2 Chronicles 20:28 - with psalteries; Psalm 98:5 - General; Psalm 150:4 - stringed; Revelation 14:2 - harpers

Verse 4

For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
64:10; 104:31,34; 106:47,48; 126:3; 145:6,7; Isaiah 61:2-11; 65:13,14; Isaiah 66:10,11; Jeremiah 31:7,11-13; Zephaniah 3:14-16; Luke 1:47; John 16:22; 2 Corinthians 2:14; Revelation 18:20
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 7:10 - glad; 2 Chronicles 30:25 - rejoiced; Nehemiah 12:43 - God; Job 36:24 - magnify; Job 37:7 - that; Psalm 4:7 - put; Psalm 9:2 - I will be; Psalm 28:5 - Because; Psalm 46:8 - Come; Psalm 98:5 - General; Psalm 111:2 - that have; Psalm 139:14 - marvellous

Verse 5

O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
O Lord
40:5; 66:3; 104:24; 111:2; 145:3,4; Revelation 15:3
thoughts
139:17; Isaiah 28:29; 55:8,9; Jeremiah 23:20; Romans 11:33,34
deep
64:6; Ecclesiastes 7:24; 1 Corinthians 2:10
Reciprocal: Judges 2:10 - knew not; Job 36:24 - magnify; Psalm 10:5 - thy judgments; Psalm 33:11 - thoughts; Psalm 36:6 - judgments; Psalm 139:14 - marvellous; Proverbs 24:7 - too; Ecclesiastes 11:5 - even; Isaiah 5:12 - they regard; Isaiah 14:24 - Surely; Isaiah 36:18 - lest; Jeremiah 51:17 - Every; Daniel 4:3 - great; Matthew 11:19 - But

Verse 6

A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
A brutish
32:9; 73:22; 94:8; Proverbs 30:2; Isaiah 1:3; Jeremiah 10:14; 1 Corinthians 2:14
a fool
14:1; 49:10; 75:4; Proverbs 1:22; 24:7; Luke 12:20
Reciprocal: Judges 2:10 - knew not; Job 5:2 - the foolish; Job 11:12 - For vain; Psalm 5:5 - The; Psalm 10:5 - thy judgments; Psalm 53:1 - fool; Psalm 107:17 - Fools; Proverbs 1:32 - and the; Proverbs 12:1 - he that; Proverbs 28:5 - General; Ecclesiastes 3:19 - that which; Isaiah 5:12 - they regard; Isaiah 19:11 - brutish; Isaiah 44:18 - cannot; Jeremiah 51:17 - Every; Matthew 5:22 - fool; Matthew 11:19 - But; 1 Corinthians 2:10 - the deep; 2 Peter 2:12 - as natural

Verse 7

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
wicked
37:1,2,35,38; 90:5,6; 103:15,16; Isaiah 37:27; 40:6,7; James 1:10,11; 1 Peter 1:24
workers
73:12,18-20; Job 12:6; 21:7-12; Jeremiah 12:1,2; Malachi 3:15; 4:1
it is that
37:35,36,38; 73:18-20; 1 Samuel 25:36-38; Proverbs 1:32; Luke 16:19-25
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 19:26 - they were; Job 4:20 - they perish; Job 5:3 - taking; Job 8:18 - he; Job 14:2 - like; Job 15:21 - in prosperity; Job 24:24 - are exalted; Psalm 49:10 - fool; Psalm 92:12 - righteous; Psalm 129:6 - as the grass; Proverbs 10:29 - but; Ecclesiastes 3:19 - that which; Isaiah 51:12 - man which; Jeremiah 17:6 - like; Ezekiel 32:27 - but; Matthew 6:30 - clothe

Verse 8

But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.
art most
56:2; 83:18; 102:26,27; Exodus 18:11; Ecclesiastes 5:8; Daniel 4:34,35; Acts 12:1,22-24
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:8 - Most; Psalm 7:17 - most; Psalm 46:4 - most; Psalm 92:1 - most; Daniel 5:18 - the most; Acts 7:48 - the most High

Verse 9

For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
For
21:8,9; 37:20; 68:1,2; 73:27; 89:10; Judges 5:31; Luke 19:27; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
scattered
1:4; 59:11; 68:30; Leviticus 26:33; Numbers 10:35; Deuteronomy 28:64; Isaiah 17:13; Ezekiel 5:12; Matthew 7:23; Luke 21:24
Reciprocal: Genesis 11:4 - lest; Exodus 14:30 - saw; 1 Samuel 2:10 - adversaries; Job 22:29 - men; Proverbs 20:8 - General; Proverbs 29:16 - but; Isaiah 1:28 - the destruction; Ezekiel 32:27 - but

Verse 10

But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
But
89:17,24; 112:9; 132:17; 148:14; 1 Samuel 2:1,10; Luke 1:69
an unicorn
Numbers 23:22; 24:8; 1 John 2:20
I shall
23:5; 45:7; 2 Corinthians 1:21
Reciprocal: Exodus 37:29 - he made; Deuteronomy 33:17 - his horns; Esther 8:13 - avenge themselves; Job 39:9 - the; Psalm 29:6 - unicorn; Psalm 37:34 - exalt; Psalm 75:10 - but the horns; Psalm 104:15 - oil to make his; Isaiah 34:7 - unicorns; Jeremiah 17:8 - he shall; Ezekiel 29:21 - 1cause; 2 Timothy 4:18 - and will

Verse 11

Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
37:34; 54:7; 59:10; 91:8; 112:8
Reciprocal: Esther 8:13 - avenge themselves; Psalm 21:2 - General; Psalm 71:24 - for they; Psalm 118:7 - therefore; Proverbs 29:16 - but; Jeremiah 39:16 - before thee; Obadiah 1:12 - looked

Verse 12

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
righteous
7; 52:8; Isaiah 55:13; 65:22; Hosea 14:5,6
cedar
104:16; 148:9; Amos 2:9; See notes on 1; 4:33; 6:29.
Reciprocal: Leviticus 23:40 - of palm trees; Numbers 24:6 - as cedar; Job 14:2 - like; Psalm 72:16 - the fruit; Proverbs 11:28 - but; Song of Solomon 1:17 - beams; Song of Solomon 5:15 - as Lebanon; Song of Solomon 6:11 - the garden; Song of Solomon 7:7 - thy stature; Isaiah 61:3 - called; Ezekiel 17:23 - and it; Ezekiel 27:5 - cedars; Ezekiel 34:27 - the tree; Ezekiel 40:16 - palm trees; Ezekiel 40:26 - palm trees; Ezekiel 47:12 - by the river; Joel 1:12 - the pomegranate; Malachi 4:2 - ye shall; Luke 6:43 - General; John 15:8 - is; Philippians 1:11 - filled; 2 Peter 3:18 - grow

Verse 13

Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Those
Isaiah 60:21; Romans 6:5; 11:17; Ephesians 3:17
shall flourish
Isaiah 61:3; 2 Peter 3:18
in the
100:4; 135:2; 2 Chronicles 4:9
Reciprocal: Exodus 27:9 - the court; Exodus 38:9 - the court; 1 Chronicles 17:9 - plant; Psalm 15:1 - Lord; Psalm 37:28 - forsaketh; Psalm 61:4 - abide; Psalm 71:9 - Cast; Proverbs 8:34 - watching; Isaiah 27:6 - General; Isaiah 40:31 - they that; Isaiah 41:19 - plant; Isaiah 44:4 - spring; Isaiah 51:16 - plant; Ezekiel 17:23 - and it; Ezekiel 40:26 - palm trees; Matthew 3:10 - therefore; Matthew 7:17 - every; Matthew 7:25 - for; Matthew 13:23 - beareth; Matthew 15:13 - Every; Mark 4:6 - no root; Mark 4:28 - first; Luke 2:37 - which; Luke 13:21 - till; 1 Corinthians 3:6 - God; Colossians 1:23 - ye continue; Colossians 2:7 - Rooted; 2 Thessalonians 1:3 - your

Verse 14

They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
They
1:3; Matthew 3:10; John 15:2-5; Galatians 5:22,23; Philippians 1:11; Jude 1:12
in old age
71:18; 1 Chronicles 29:1-30; Job 17:9; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 46:4; Jeremiah 17:8
flourishing
Heb. green.
Ezekiel 47:12
Reciprocal: Nehemiah 9:8 - righteous; Job 11:17 - age; Proverbs 13:4 - made; Song of Solomon 4:13 - are; Isaiah 41:19 - plant; Isaiah 58:11 - make fat; Matthew 7:17 - every; Mark 4:28 - first; Luke 2:36 - she; Luke 13:21 - till; Acts 21:16 - an old; Romans 6:22 - ye have; Colossians 1:23 - ye continue; 1 Thessalonians 4:1 - so ye; Titus 2:2 - the; Revelation 2:19 - the last

Verse 15

To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
To shew
John 10:27-29; 15:1-3; 1 Corinthians 1:8,9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23,24; Titus 1:2; 1 Peter 1:4,5
my rock
18:2; 62:6; Deuteronomy 32:4
and
145:17; Zephaniah 3:5; Romans 9:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:6,7 Reciprocal: Nehemiah 9:8 - righteous; Job 34:10 - far; Psalm 25:8 - upright; Psalm 58:11 - Verily there is; Philippians 1:11 - are

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 92". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-92.html.