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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 11

 

 

Introduction
1David encourages himself in God against his enemies.
4The providence and justice of God.

Verse 1
In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
A. M. 2942. B.C. 1062. In the
7:1; 9:10; 16:1; 25:2; 31:14; 56:11; 2 Chronicles 14:11; 16:8; Isaiah 26:3,4
how
1 Samuel 19:11; 20:38; 21:10-12; 22:3; 23:14; 27:1
Flee
55:6,7; Proverbs 6:5; Luke 13:31

Verse 2
For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
For, lo
10:2; 37:14; 64:3,4; Jeremiah 9:3
make
21:12
that
10:8,9; 64:5; 142:3; 1 Samuel 18:21; 23:9; Matthew 26:4; Acts 23:12-15
privily
Heb. in darkness. the upright.
7:10; 32:11; 64:10; 94:15; 97:11; 125:4

Verse 3
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
If the
75:3; 82:5; Isaiah 58:12; 2 Timothy 2:19
what
2 Kings 19:13-18; 22:12-14; 2 Chronicles 32:13-15; Nehemiah 6:10-12; Jeremiah 26:11-15; Daniel 3:15-18; 6:10-28; John 11:8-10; Acts 4:5-12,24-33

Verse 4
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
The Lord
9:11; 18:6; Exodus 40:34,35; 1 Chronicles 17:5; Habakkuk 2:20; Zechariah 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:4
the Lord's
2:4; 103:19; Isaiah 66:1; Matthew 5:34; 23:21; Acts 7:49; Revelation 4:2
his eyes
33:13; 44:21; 66:7; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Proverbs 15:3; Jeremiah 17:10; 23:24; Hebrews 4:13

Verse 5
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
trieth
7:9; 17:3; 26:2; 139:1,23,24; Genesis 22:1; Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:3; James 1:12; 1 Peter 1:7; 4:12
wicked
5:4,5; 10:3; 21:8; Proverbs 6:16-19; Jeremiah 12:8; Zechariah 11:8

Verse 6
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
Upon
105:32; Genesis 19:24; Exodus 9:23,24; Job 18:15; 20:23; Isaiah 24:17,18; Ezekiel 13:13; 38:22; Luke 17:29
snares
or, quick burning coals. an horrible, or, a burning. portion.
16:5; Genesis 43:34; 1 Samuel 1:4; 9:23; Job 27:13-23
their
75:8; Isaiah 51:17,22; Jeremiah 25:15-17; Habakkuk 2:16; John 18:11

Verse 7
For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
For
45:7; 99:4; 146:8; Isaiah 61:8
his
5:12; 21:6; 33:18; 34:15; 42:5; Job 36:7; 1 Peter 3:12

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 11:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-11.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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