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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Psalms 118

 

 

Verses 1-29

Psalm 118

Psalm 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Psalm 118:6 — — Old Testament Quotes in the New Testament - Psalm 118:6 is quoted in Hebrews 13:5-6.

Hebrews 13:5-6, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."

Psalm 118:23 This is the LORD"S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

Psalm 118:22-23Old Testament Quotes in the New Testament - Psalm 118:22-23 is quoted five times in the New Testament.

Matthew 21:42, "Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord"s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?"

Mark 12:10-11, "And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: This was the Lord"s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?"

Luke 20:17, "And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?"

Acts 4:10-11, "Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner."

1 Peter 2:7-8, "Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed."

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

Psalm 118:25 — "Save now" - Comments- The two Hebrew words ( יָשַׁע) (H 3467), and ( נָא) (H 4994), spell "Hosanna."

Psalm 118:26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

Psalm 118:25-26Old Testament Quotes in the New Testament - The children of Israel were crying out verses from Psalm 118:25-26 as Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey.

Matthew 21:9, "And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest."

Note that Psalm 118:19-20 refers to the king entering the gates of Jerusalem, as Jesus was doing.

Psalm 118:27 God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

Psalm 118:27Comments - The horns of the brazen altar that sat before the tent ( Exodus 27:2) were used to tie down the animal sacrifices so that he would not jump off of the altar during the sacrificial ceremony. The priests could not lift the entire bull onto the altar. Thus, they may have made a ramp for him to walk up onto the altar. The priests would have tied the live animal to the horns of the altar in preparation for his sacrifice.

Exodus 27:2, "And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass."

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 118:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/psalms-118.html. 2013.

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