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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 115

 

 

Introduction
1Because God is truly glorious,
4and idols are vanity,
9he exhorts to confidence in God.
12God is to be blessed for his blessings.

Verse 1
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
A. M. 3108. B.C. 896. (Title.) This seems to be an [epinikion] or triumphal song, in which the victory is wholly ascribed to Jehovah; and to none can it be referred with more propriety than to that of Jehoshaphat over the confederated forces of his enemies, 2 Ch 20.
unto us
74:22; 79:9,10; Joshua 7:9; Isaiah 48:11; Ezekiel 20:14; 36:32; Daniel 9:19; Ephesians 1:6; Revelation 4:10,11
for thy mercy
61:7; 89:1,2; Micah 7:20; John 1:17; Romans 15:8,9

Verse 2
Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?
42:3,10; 79:10; Exodus 32:12; Numbers 14:15,16; Deuteronomy 32:26,27; 2 Kings 19:10-19; Joel 2:17

Verse 3
But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
But our
2:4; 68:4; 123:1; 1 Chronicles 16:25; Matthew 6:9
he hath
135:6; Isaiah 46:10; Daniel 4:35; Romans 9:19; Ephesians 1:11

Verse 4
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
Their idols
They are metal, stone, and wood; and though generally made in the form of man, they can neither see, hear, smell, feel, walk, nor speak! Even the wiser heathen made them the objects of their jests.
97:7; 135:15-17; Deuteronomy 4:28; Isaiah 40:19,20; 42:17; 46:1,2,6,7; Jeremiah 10:3-5; Hosea 8:6; Habakkuk 2:18-20; Acts 19:26,35; 1 Corinthians 10:19,20

Verse 8
They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
135:18; Isaiah 44:9-20; Jeremiah 10:8; Jonah 2:8; Habakkuk 2:18,19

Verse 9
O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
Israel
118:2-4; 135:19,20; Exodus 19:5
trust
62:8; 125:1; 130:7; 146:5,6; Jeremiah 17:17,18; Ephesians 1:12
their help
33:20,21; 84:11; Deuteronomy 33:29; Proverbs 30:5

Verse 10
O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
Exodus 28:1; Numbers 16:5,40; 18:7

Verse 11
Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
33:18; 118:4; 147:11; Proverbs 14:26; 30:5; Acts 10:35; Revelation 19:5

Verse 12
The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
hath
25:7; 136:23; Genesis 8:1; Exodus 2:24,25; Isaiah 44:21; 49:14-16; Acts 10:4
the house of Israel
67:7; Genesis 12:2,3; 2:17,18; Acts 3:26; Galatians 3:14,29; Ephesians 1:3

Verse 13
He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
He will bless
29:11; 112:1; 128:1,4,5; Malachi 3:16,17; 4:2; Luke 1:50; Acts 13:26; Colossians 3:11
both small
Acts 26:22; Revelation 11:18; 19:5; 20:12
and
Heb. with.

Verse 14
The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
Lord
Genesis 13:16; 2 Samuel 24:3; Isaiah 2:2,3; 27:6; 19:20,21; 56:8; 60:4-22; Jeremiah 30:19; 33:22; Hosea 1:10; Zechariah 8:20-23; 10:8; Revelation 7:4,9
you
Genesis 17:7; Jeremiah 32:38,39; Acts 2:39; 3:25

Verse 15
Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
blessed
3:8; Genesis 14:19; 32:26-29; Ephesians 1:3,4; 1 Peter 3:9
made
96:5; 146:5,6; Genesis 1:1

Verse 16
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
heaven
89:11; 144:5; 148:4; Isaiah 66:1; Lamentations 3:66; John 14:2
but the earth
Genesis 1:28-30; 9:1-3; Deuteronomy 32:8; Jeremiah 27:5,6

Verse 17
The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
dead
6:5; 30:9; 88:10-12; Isaiah 38:18,19
go down
31:17; 1 Samuel 2:9

Verse 18
But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.
113:2; 118:17-19; 145:2,21; Daniel 2:20; Revelation 5:13

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 115:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-115.html.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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