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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 111

 

 

Introduction
1The psalmist by his example incites others to praise God for his glorious,
5and gracious works.
10The fear of God breeds true wisdom.

Verse 1
Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
A. M. 3468. B.C. 536. Praise ye the Lord. Heb. Hallelujah
106:1,48; As this is an alphabetical Psalm, every member of each verse beginning consecutively with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Hallelujah, which begins with the fifth, must be considered as the title.
I will
9:1; 103:1; 138:1
assembly
22:25; 35:18; 40:9,10; 89:5,7; 107:32; 108:3; 109:30; 149:1; 1 Chronicles 29:10-20; 2 Chronicles 6:3,4; 20:26-28

Verse 2
The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
works
92:5; 104:24; 139:14; Job 5:9; 9:10; 26:12-14; 38:1-41; 41:1-34; Isaiah 40:12; Jeremiah 32:17-19; Daniel 4:3; Ephesians 1:19; 2:7-10; Revelation 15:3
sought
77:11,12; 104:24,34; 107:43; 143:5; Job 37:7; Ecclesiastes 3:11; 1 Peter 1:10-12
that have
92:4; Proverbs 17:16; 18:1,2; 24:14; Romans 1:28; 8:6

Verse 3
His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
honourable
19:1; 145:4,5,10-12,17; Exodus 15:6,7,11; Ephesians 1:6-8; 3:10; Revelation 5:12-14
righteousness
103:17; 119:142,144; Isaiah 51:5,6,8; Daniel 9:24

Verse 4
He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
He hath
78:4-8; Exodus 12:26,27; 13:14,15; Deuteronomy 4:9; 31:19-30; Joshua 4:6,7,21-24; 1 Corinthians 11:24-26
gracious
86:5,15; 103:8; Exodus 34:6,7; Isaiah 63:7; Micah 7:18,19; Romans 5:20,21; Ephesians 1:6-8; 1 Timothy 1:14
full
78:38; 112:4; 145:8

Verse 5
He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
hath given
34:9,10; 37:3; Isaiah 33:16; Matthew 6:26-33; Luke 12:30
meat
Heb. prey. he will.
89:34; 105:8; 106:45; Nehemiah 1:5; Daniel 9:4; Luke 1:72

Verse 6
He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
shewed
78:12-72; 105:27-45; Deuteronomy 4:32-38; Joshua 3:14-17; 6:20; 10:13,14
that he
2:8; 44:2; 78:55; 80:8; 105:44

Verse 7
The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
works
85:10; 89:14; 98:3; Deuteronomy 32:4; 2 Timothy 2:13; Revelation 15:3,4
all his
19:7; 105:8; 119:86,151,160

Verse 8
They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
They
Matthew 5:18; Romans 3:31
stand fast
Heb. are established. are done.
19:9; 119:127,128; Romans 7:12; Revelation 15:3

Verse 9
He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
sent
130:7,8; Exodus 15:13; Deuteronomy 15:15; Isaiah 44:6; 63:9; Matthew 1:21; Luke 1:68; Ephesians 1:7,14; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 9:12; 1 Peter 1:18-20; Revelation 5:9
he hath
5; 2 Samuel 23:5; 1 Chronicles 16:15; Isaiah 55:3; Jeremiah 33:20,21; Galatians 3:15-17; Hebrews 13:20
holy
89:7; 99:3,5,9; Exodus 15:11; Deuteronomy 28:58; Isaiah 6:3; Malachi 1:11; 2:2; Luke 1:49; Revelation 4:8

Verse 10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
fear
Job 28:28; Proverbs 1:7; 9:10; Ecclesiastes 12:13
a good understanding
or, good success.
1:3; Deuteronomy 4:6; Joshua 1:7,8; Proverbs 3:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17
do his commandments
Heb. do them.
John 13:17; Revelation 22:14
his praise
Matthew 25:21,23; John 5:44; 12:43; Romans 2:7,29; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Peter 1:7

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 111:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-111.html.

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