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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 101

 

 

Introduction
1David makes a vow and profession of godliness.

Verse 1
I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
I will sing
89:1; 97:8; 103:6-8; 136:10-22; Romans 9:15-18,22,23; 11:22; Revelation 15:3,4; Revelation 19:1-3
unto thee
71:22,23

Verse 2
I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
behave
6; 75:1,2; 119:106,115; 1 Samuel 18:14,15; 22:14; 2 Samuel 8:15; 2 Chronicles 30:12; 2 Chronicles 31:20,21; Jeremiah 23:5,6
O when
40:17; 143:7,8
walk
Genesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 6:7; Joshua 24:15; 1 Timothy 3:4,5
a perfect
1 Kings 9:4; 11:4; 2 Chronicles 15:17; Isaiah 38:3

Verse 3
I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
set
18:20-23; 26:4,5; 39:1; 119:37,113; Exodus 20:17; 2 Samuel 11:2,3; 1 Kings 21:2-29; Job 31:1; Proverbs 6:25; 23:31-35; Ecclesiastes 6:9; Isaiah 33:15; Jeremiah 22:17; Hosea 7:6,7; Micah 2:2; Matthew 5:28; James 1:13-15
wicked thing
Heb. thing of Belial.
1 Kings 21:13
I hate
97:10; Romans 12:9
them
14:3; 36:3; 40:4; 78:41,57; 125:5; Exodus 32:8; Joshua 23:6; 1 Samuel 12:20,21; 1 Samuel 15:11; Isaiah 30:11; Zephaniah 1:5,6; Galatians 4:9; Hebrews 10:39; 2 Peter 2:21; 1 John 2:19
it shall not
Deuteronomy 13:17

Verse 4
A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
A froward
Proverbs 2:12-15; 3:32; 8:13; 11:20
know
6:8; 119:115; Proverbs 9:6; 22:24; Matthew 7:23; 2 Corinthians 6:14-16; 11:33; 2 Timothy 2:19

Verse 5
Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
Whoso
15:3; 50:20; Exodus 20:16; 23:1; Leviticus 19:16; Proverbs 10:18; 20:19; 25:23; Ezekiel 22:9; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 1 Timothy 3:11; Titus 2:3
an high
10:2-4; 18:27; 138:6; 1 Samuel 2:3; Job 40:11,12; Proverbs 6:16-19; 30:13; Isaiah 2:11; Daniel 4:37; Obadiah 1:3,4; Luke 18:14; 1 Peter 5:5,6

Verse 6
Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
Mine
15:4; 34:15; 119:63; Proverbs 28:28; 29:2; Matthew 24:45; Luke 12:43,44; Romans 13:1-4
that they
John 12:26; 14:3; 17:24; Revelation 3:20,21; 21:3
in a perfect way
or, perfect in the way.
119:1-3; *marg:; Philippians 3:12-15

Verse 7
He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
He that worketh
2 Samuel 4:10-12; 2 Kings 5:26,27; Proverbs 29:12; Acts 1:16-20,25; 5:1-10
tarry in my sight
Heb. be established.

Verse 8
I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.
early
75:10; Proverbs 16:12; 20:8,26; Jeremiah 21:12; Micah 3:1-4,9
cut off
48:2,8; Hosea 9:3; Micah 2:8-10; Revelation 21:27; 22:14,15

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 101:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-101.html.

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
the Second Week of Advent
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