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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 118

 

 

Introduction
1An exhortation to praise God for his mercy.
5The psalmist by his experience shews how good it is to trust in God.
19Under the type of the psalmist the coming of Christ in his kingdom is expressed.

Verse 1
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
A. M. 2962. B.C. 1042. (Title.) This Psalm was probably composed by David after Nathan's prophetic address; and sung by alternate choirs at some public festival. It largely partakes of David's spirit, and everywhere shews the hand of a master; the style is grand and sublime; the subject noble and majestic
29; 103:17; 106:1; 107:1; 136:1; 1 Chronicles 16:8,34; Jeremiah 33:11

Verse 2
Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
115:9-11; 135:19,20; 145:10; 147:19,20; Galatians 6:16; Hebrews 13:15; 1 Peter 2:9,10

Verse 3
Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
134:1-3; 1 Peter 2:5; Revelation 1:6; 4:7-11; 5:8-10

Verse 4
Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
22:23; Revelation 19:5

Verse 5
I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
called
18:6; 40:1-3; 77:2; 107:13,19; 116:3,4; 120:1; 130:1,2; Genesis 32:7,9-11; 1 Samuel 30:6-8; Mark 14:31-36
in distress
Heb. out of distress.
130:1
set me
18:19; 31:8

Verse 6
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
The Lord
27:1-3; 46:1,11; 56:4,9,11; 146:5; Isaiah 51:12; Jeremiah 20:11; Micah 7:8-10; Romans 8:31; Hebrews 13:6
on my side
Heb. for me.

Verse 7
The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
taketh
54:4; 55:18; 1 Chronicles 12:18
therefore
54:7; 59:10; 92:11; 112:8

Verse 8
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
40:4; 62:8,9; Jeremiah 17:5-7; Micah 7:5-7

Verse 9
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
than to put
146:3-5; Isaiah 30:2,3,15-17; 31:1,8; 36:6,7; Ezekiel 29:7

Verse 10
All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
All nations
2 Samuel 5:1-25; 8:1-18; 10:1-19; Zechariah 12:3; 14:1-3; Revelation 19:19-21; 20:8,9
destroy them
Heb. cut them off.

Verse 11
They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
22:12-16; 88:17; 1 Samuel 23:26; 1 Chronicles 19:10

Verse 12
They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
like bees
Deuteronomy 1:44
quenched
83:14,15; Ecclesiastes 7:6; Isaiah 27:4; Nahum 1:10
in the name
8:9; 20:1,5; 1 Samuel 17:45; 2 Samuel 23:6; 1 Chronicles 14:10,11,14-16; 2 Chronicles 14:11,12; 2 Chronicles 16:7-9; 20:17-22; 22:7,8
destroy them
Heb. cut them down.

Verse 13
Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
18:17,18; 56:1-3; 1 Samuel 20:3; 25:29; 2 Samuel 17:1-3; Micah 7:8; Matthew 4:1-11; Hebrews 2:14

Verse 14
The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
is my strength
18:2; Exodus 15:2-6; Isaiah 12:2; 45:17,22-25; Matthew 1:21-23

Verse 15
The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
voice
30:11,12; 32:11; 33:1; 119:54,111; Deuteronomy 12:12; Isaiah 51:11; 65:13; Acts 2:46,47; 16:34; Revelation 18:20; 19:1-5
the right
44:3; 45:4; 60:12; 89:13; 98:1; Isaiah 51:9,10

Verse 16
The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
right hand
Exodus 15:6; Acts 2:32-36

Verse 17
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
die
6:5; Isaiah 38:16-20; Habakkuk 1:12; John 11:4; Romans 14:7-9
declare
40:5,10; 71:17,18; 73:28; 107:22; 119:13; 145:4; Jeremiah 51:10

Verse 18
The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.
chastened
66:10-12; 94:12,13; 2 Samuel 12:10; 13:1-39; 16:1-23; Job 5:17,18; Job 33:16-30; Proverbs 3:11,12; Jonah 2:6; 1 Corinthians 11:32; 2 Corinthians 1:9-11; 6:9; Hebrews 12:10,11

Verse 19
Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
Open
Isaiah 26:2; Revelation 22:14
I will go
9:13,14; 66:13-15; 95:2; 100:4; 116:18,19; Isaiah 38:20,22

Verse 20
This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
This gate
Dr. Kennicott supposes that this verse was sung by the priest, the next by the king, the three next by a chorus of people, the 25th by the king, the two next by the priest, the 28th by the king, and the last the grand chorus of the whole assembly.
24:3,4,7,9; Isaiah 26:2; 35:8-10; Revelation 21:24-27; 22:14,15

Verse 21
I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
22:23,24; 69:33,34; 116:1
and art
14; Exodus 15:2; Isaiah 12:2; 49:8

Verse 22
The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
The stone
Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10,11; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; Ephesians 2:20-22; 1 Peter 2:4-8
the head
Zechariah 4:7

Verse 23
This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
the Lord's doing
Heb. from the Lord.
Acts 2:32-36; 3:14,15; 5:31,32; Ephesians 1:19-22
it is
Job 5:9; Acts 4:13; 13:41

Verse 24
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
the day
Zechariah 3:9; Matthew 28:1-8; John 20:19,20; Acts 20:7; Revelation 1:10
we will
84:10; 1 Kings 8:66; 2 Chronicles 20:26-28; Nehemiah 8:10; Isaiah 58:13

Verse 25
Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
Save
20:9; 22:21; 69:1,13
send now
90:17

Verse 26
Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.
Blessed
Zechariah 4:7; Matthew 21:9; 23:39; Mark 11:9,10; Luke 19:38; John 12:13
we have
134:3; Numbers 6:23-26

Verse 27
God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
God
1 Kings 18:21,39
shewed
18:28; 37:6; Esther 8:16; Isaiah 9:2; 60:1; Micah 7:9; Malachi 4:2; John 8:12; 1 Peter 2:9
bind
51:18,19; 1 Kings 8:63,64; 1 Chronicles 29:21; Hebrews 13:15
the horns
Exodus 27:2; 38:2

Verse 28
Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
my God
145:1; 146:2; Exodus 15:2; Isaiah 12:2; 25:1,9

Verse 29
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
1; 103:17; Ezra 3:11; Isaiah 63:7

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 118:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-118.html.

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