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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 116

 

 

Introduction
1The psalmist professes his love and duty to God for his deliverance.
12He studies to be thankful.

Verse 1
I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
A. M. 3468. B.C. 536. (Title.) From several instances of the Chaldee dialect being used in this Psalm, it appears to have been written after the Babylonian captivity
love
18:1-6; 119:132; Mark 12:33; John 21:17; 1 John 4:19; 5:2,3
because
18:6; 31:22,23; 34:3,4; 40:1; 66:19,20; 69:33; Genesis 35:2; 1 Samuel 1:26; John 16:24

Verse 2
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
therefore
55:16,17; 86:6,7; 88:1; 145:18,19; Job 27:10; Luke 18:1; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2
as long as I live
Heb. in my days.

Verse 3
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
sorrows
18:4-6; 88:6,7; Jonah 2:2,3; Mark 14:33-36; Luke 22:44; Hebrews 5:7
gat hold upon me
Heb. found me. I found.
32:3,4; 38:6; Isaiah 53:3,4

Verse 4
Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
called
22:1-3; 30:7,8; 34:6; 50:15; 118:5; 130:1,2; 2 Chronicles 33:12,13; Isaiah 37:15-20; 38:1-3; John 2:2
O Lord
6:4; 22:20; 25:17; 40:12,13; 142:4-6; 143:6-9; Luke 18:13; 23:42,43

Verse 5
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
Gracious
86:5,15; 103:8; 112:4; 115:1; 145:8; Exodus 34:6,7; Nehemiah 9:17,31; Daniel 9:9; Romans 5:20,21; Ephesians 1:6-8; 2:4; 1 Timothy 1:14; Titus 3:4-7
and righteous
119:137; 145:4-7,17; Ezra 9:15; Nehemiah 9:8,33; Isaiah 45:21; Daniel 9:7,14; Romans 3:25,26; 1 John 1:9

Verse 6
The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
preserveth
19:7; 25:21; Isaiah 35:8; Matthew 11:25; Romans 16:19; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 11:3; Colossians 3:22
I was
79:8; 106:43; 142:6

Verse 7
Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
thy rest
95:11; Jeremiah 6:16; 30:10; Matthew 11:28,29; Hebrews 4:8-10
dealt
13:6; 119:17; Hosea 2:7

Verse 8
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
For thou
56:13; 86:13
mine
Isaiah 25:8; 38:5; Revelation 7:17; 21:4
and my feet
37:24; 94:18; Judges 1:24

Verse 9
I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
walk
61:7; Genesis 17:1; 1 Kings 2:4; 8:25; 9:4; Luke 1:6,75
in the land
27:13; Isaiah 53:8

Verse 10
I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
I believed
2 Corinthians 4:13; Hebrews 11:1
therefore
Numbers 14:6-9; Proverbs 21:28; 2 Peter 1:16,21
I was greatly

Verse 11
I said in my haste, All men are liars.
in my
31:22; 1 Samuel 27:1
All
2 Kings 4:16; Jeremiah 9:4,5; Romans 3:4

Verse 12
What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?
51:12-14; 103:2; Isaiah 6:5-8; Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 2 Corinthians 5:14,15

Verse 13
I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
I will take
17; Luke 22:17,18,20; 1 Corinthians 10:16,21; 11:25-27
call
2; 105:1; Isaiah 12:4

Verse 14
I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.
pay my vows
18; 22:25; 56:12; 66:13-15; Jonah 1:16; 2:9; Nahum 1:15; Matthew 5:33

Verse 15
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Precious
37:32,33; 72:14; 1 Samuel 25:29; Job 5:26; Luke 16:22; Revelation 1:18; 14:3

Verse 16
O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
truly
86:16; 119:125; 143:12; John 12:26; Acts 27:23; James 1:1
the son
86:16
thou hast
107:14-16; 2 Chronicles 33:11-13; Isaiah 61:1; Romans 6:22

Verse 17
I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
the sacrifice
50:14; 107:22; Leviticus 7:12; Hebrews 13:15
call
13; Acts 2:42

Verse 18
I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,
14; 22:25; 76:11; Ecclesiastes 5:5

Verse 19
In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
96:8; 100:4; 118:19,20; 122:3,4; 135:2; 2 Chronicles 6:6

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 116:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-116.html.

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20
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