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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 112

 

 

Introduction
1Godliness has the promises of this life,
4and of the life to come.
10The prosperity of the godly shall be an eyesore to the wicked.

Verse 1
Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
Praise ye the Lord
Heb. Hallelujah.
111:1; 147:1; 148:11-14; 150:1; This is another of the alphabetical Psalms, being formed exactly as the preceding in the division of its verses; and, like it, was probably composed for the use of the Jews, after their return from captivity.
Blessed
111:10; 115:7-13; 128:1; 145:19; Isaiah 50:10; Luke 1:50
delighteth
1:1,2; 40:8; 119:16,35,47,48,70-72,97,143; Romans 7:22; 8:6

Verse 2
His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
25:13; 37:26; 102:28; Genesis 17:7; 22:17,18; Proverbs 20:7; Jeremiah 32:39; Acts 2:39

Verse 3
Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Wealth
Proverbs 3:16; 15:6; Isaiah 33:6; Matthew 6:33; 2 Corinthians 6:10; Philippians 4:18,19; 1 Timothy 6:6-8
and his
9; 111:3,10; Isaiah 32:17; 51:8; Matthew 24:22-24

Verse 4
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
there ariseth
37:6; 97:11; Job 11:17; Isaiah 50:10; 58:10; Micah 7:8,9; Malachi 4:2; John 12:46
he is gracious
106:1; Luke 6:36; 2 Corinthians 8:8,9; Ephesians 4:32; 5:1,2,9,15; Colossians 3:12,13
righteous
Titus 2:11,12; 1 John 2:29; 3:7,10

Verse 5
A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
good
Proverbs 2:20; 12:2; Luke 23:50; Acts 11:24; Romans 5:7
sheweth
37:25,26; Deuteronomy 15:7-10; Job 31:16-20; Luke 6:35
he will
Proverbs 17:18; 18:9; 22:26,27; 24:27,30-34; 27:23-27; John 6:12; Romans 12:11; Ephesians 5:15; Colossians 4:5
discretion
Heb. judgement.
Philippians 1:9

Verse 6
Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
Surely
15:5; 62:2,6; 125:1; 2 Peter 1:5-11
the righteous
Nehemiah 13:22,31; Proverbs 10:7; Matthew 25:34-40; Hebrews 6:10

Verse 7
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
shall not
27:1-3; 34:4; 56:3,4; Proverbs 1:33; 3:25,26; Luke 21:9,19
heart
57:7; 118:6; Isaiah 26:3,4; Daniel 3:16; Acts 20:24; 21:13
trusting
62:8; 64:10; 118:8,9; John 14:1; Acts 27:25

Verse 8
His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
heart
27:14; 31:24; Hebrews 13:9
shall
Proverbs 3:33
until he
59:10; 91:8; 92:11; 118:7

Verse 9
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
He
2 Corinthians 9:9
dispersed
Deuteronomy 15:11; Proverbs 11:24,25; 19:17; Ecclesiastes 11:1,2,6; Isaiah 32:8; 58:7,10; Mark 14:7; Luke 11:41; 12:33; 18:22; John 13:29; Acts 4:35; 20:35; Romans 12:13; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:10-15; 1 Timothy 6:18; Hebrews 13:16; James 2:15,16; 1 John 3:16-18
righteousness
3; Deuteronomy 24:13; Matthew 6:4; Luke 14:12-14; 16:9; Hebrews 6:10; Revelation 22:11
horn
75:10; 92:10; 1 Samuel 2:1,30

Verse 10
The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
wicked
Esther 6:11,12; Isaiah 65:13,14; Luke 13:28; 16:23
gnash
37:12; Matthew 22:13; Revelation 16:10,11
melt
58:7,8
desire
Proverbs 10:28; 11:7; Luke 16:24-26

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 112:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-112.html.

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Saturday, October 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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