corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.19.11.22
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 102

 

 

Introduction
1The prophet in his prayer makes a grievous complaint.
12He takes comfort in the eternity, and mercy of God.
18The mercies of God are to be recorded.
23He sustains his weakness by the unchangeableness of God.

Verse 1
Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.
A. M. cir. 3464. B.C. cir. 540. (Title.) A Prayer. This psalm was evidently composed towards the close of the Babylonian captivity; and probably by the prophet Daniel
of
or, for. overwhelmed.
12:5; 61:2; 69:1,2; 142:2,3; 143:4; Lamentations 3:18-20; Mark 14:33,34; Luke 22:44; Hebrews 5:7
poureth
42:4; 62:8; 77:3; 142:2; 1 Samuel 1:15,16
Hear
5:2; 55:1-5; 57:1-3; 130:1,2; 41:1,2; 143:7; 145:19
let my
18:6; Exodus 2:23; Judges 10:16; 1 Samuel 9:16; 2 Chronicles 30:27; Lamentations 3:8,44

Verse 2
Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.
Hide
13:1; 27:9; 69:17; 88:14; 104:29; 143:7; Job 34:29; Isaiah 8:17; 43:2; 1 Corinthians 10:13
incline
71:2; 88:2-18
in the day
22:19; 40:13; 70:1; Job 7:21; Isaiah 65:24; Acts 12:5-25

Verse 3
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
my days
37:20; 119:83; James 4:14
like smoke
or, (as some read) into smoke. my bones.
22:14,15; 31:10; 38:3; Job 30:30; Lamentations 1:13; 3:4

Verse 4
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
heart
6:2,3; 42:6; 55:4,5; 69:20; 77:3; 143:3,4; Job 6:4; 10:1; Lamentations 3:13,20; Matthew 26:37,38
withered
11; 37:2; Isaiah 40:7
so that
9; 1 Samuel 1:7,8; Ezra 10:6; Acts 9:9

Verse 5
By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
the voice
6:6,8; 32:3,4; 38:8-10; Job 19:20; Proverbs 17:22; Lamentations 4:8
skin
or, flesh.

Verse 6
I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
like
Job 30:29,30; Isaiah 38:14; Micah 1:8
a pelican
Isaiah 34:11-15; Zephaniah 2:14; *marg:; Revelation 18:2

Verse 7
I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
watch
22:2; 77:4; 130:6; Deuteronomy 28:66,67; Job 7:13-16; Mark 14:33-37
alone
38:11; Lamentations 3:28-30

Verse 8
Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.
Mine
31:11-13; 55:3; 69:9,10,20; 89:51; Romans 15:3
mad
2:1; Luke 6:11; Acts 7:54; 26:11
sworn
Acts 23:12-35

Verse 9
For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,
I Have
69:21; Isaiah 44:20; Lamentations 3:15,16; Micah 1:10; 7:17
mingled
42:3; 80:5; Job 3:24; Lamentations 3:48,49

Verse 10
Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.
Because
38:3,18; 39:11; 90:7-9; Lamentations 1:18; 3:39-42; 5:16; Daniel 9:8-14; Romans 3:19
thou hast
30:6,7; 73:18-20; 147:6; 1 Samuel 2:7,8; 2 Chronicles 25:8; 2 Corinthians 4:9

Verse 11
My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
My days
3; 39:5,6; 109:23; 144:4; Job 14:2; Ecclesiastes 6:12; James 4:14
I am withered
4; Isaiah 40:6-8; James 1:10; 1 Peter 1:24

Verse 12
But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.
thou
24-27; 9:7; 90:1,2; Deuteronomy 33:27; Isaiah 44:6; 60:15; Lamentations 5:19; Hebrews 13:8; Revelation 1:17,18
thy remembrance
135:13; Exodus 3:15

Verse 13
Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
Thou
7:6; 44:26; 51:18; 69:35,36; Isaiah 14:32; 60:1,10-14; Jeremiah 31:10-12,23; Zechariah 1:12,13; 2:10-12
the set
Ezra 1:1-11; Isaiah 40:2; Daniel 9:2-27; 12:9,12,13; Acts 1:7; Galatians 4:4; 2 Peter 3:8,12; Revelation 11:15-18

Verse 14
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.
79:1,7-10; 137:5,6; Ezra 1:5; 3:1-3; 7:27; Nehemiah 1:3; 2:3,17; 4:2,6,10; Daniel 9:16

Verse 15
So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
67:2-4; 68:31,32; 72:11; 86:9; 138:4; 1 Kings 8:43; Isaiah 55:5; 60:3-22; Zechariah 8:20-23; Revelation 11:15; 21:24

Verse 16
When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
When
51:18; 69:35; 147:2; Isaiah 2:2,3; 14:26; 66:18; Jeremiah 31:4; 33:7
he shall
97:6; Isaiah 60:1,2,7; 61:3; Micah 2:9; Zechariah 2:6-13

Verse 17
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
He will
9:18; 72:12; Deuteronomy 4:29; 32:36; Nehemiah 1:6,11; 2:1-8; Jeremiah 29:11-14; Daniel 9:3-21
not despise
22:24; 69:23

Verse 18
This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
This
71:18; 78:4-6; Exodus 17:14; Deuteronomy 31:19-32; Job 19:23,24; Daniel 9:2; John 20:31; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:15
the people
22:30,31; 45:16,17; Isaiah 43:7,21; 65:17-19; 2 Corinthians 5:17,18; Ephesians 2:10; 1 Peter 2:9,10

Verse 19
For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;
For he
14:2; 33:13,14; Deuteronomy 26:15; 1 Kings 8:39,43; 2 Chronicles 16:9
the height
Job 22:12; Hebrews 8:1,2; 9:23,24

Verse 20
To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
To hear
79:11; 146:7; Exodus 2:23-25; 3:7; 2 Kings 13:4,22,23; Job 24:12; Isaiah 14:17; Isaiah 61:1-3; Jeremiah 51:34,35; Zechariah 9:9-12
to loose
2 Chronicles 33:11-13; Jeremiah 51:32-34; Acts 12:6-11
those that are appointed to
Heb. the children of.
Ephesians 2:2,3

Verse 21
To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
9:13,14; 22:22; 51:14,15; 79:13; Isaiah 51:11; Ephesians 2:4-7; 3:21; 1 Peter 2:9

Verse 22
When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
72:8-11; Genesis 49:10; Isaiah 49:22,23; 60:3-22; Hosea 1:9-11; Zechariah 8:20-23; Matthew 24:14; Romans 15:19

Verse 23
He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
He weakened
Heb. He afflicted.
89:38-47; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 3:1-17; Revelation 11:2-19; 12:13-17
shortened
Job 21:21

Verse 24
I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
I said
39:13; Isaiah 38:10-22
thy years
12; 9:7; 90:1,2; Habakkuk 1:12; Revelation 1:4,8

Verse 25
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
Genesis 1:1; 2:1; Exodus 20:11; Job 38:4-7; Proverbs 8:23-36; Jeremiah 32:17; Hebrews 1:10-12; 3:3,4

Verse 26
They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
They shall
Isaiah 34:4; 51:6; 65:17; 66:22; Luke 21:33; Romans 8:20; 2 Peter 3:7-12; Revelation 20:11; 21:1
endure
Heb. stand.
12; Exodus 3:14

Verse 27
But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
thou art
Malachi 3:6; John 8:58; Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17; Revelation 1:8,17,18
years
90:4; Job 36:26

Verse 28
The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.
The children
22:30,31; 45:16,17; 69:35,36; Isaiah 53:10; 59:20,21; 65:22; 66:22
their seed
90:16,17

 


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 102:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-102.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Friday, November 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
ADVERTISEMENT
Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology