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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 131

 

 

Introduction
1David, professing his humility,
3exhorts Israel to trust in God.

Verse 1
LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
(Title
&) A Song of degrees. Some think that this Psalm was composed by David when accused by Saul and his courtiers that he affected the crown; though others refer it to the time of the captivity; and consider it as containing a fair account of the manner in which the captives behaved themselves.
122:1; 124:1; 133:1; *titles
my heart
Numbers 12:3; Deuteronomy 17:20; 1 Samuel 16:13,18,22; 17:15,28,29; 18:23; Matthew 11:29; Acts 20:19; 1 Thessalonians 2:6,7,10
neither
78:70-72; Jeremiah 17:16; 45:5; Amos 7:14,15; Romans 12:16
exercise
Heb. walk. high for me. Heb. wonderful for me.
139:6; Job 42:3; Romans 11:33

Verse 2
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
quieted
42:5,11; 43:5; 62:1; *marg:; 1 Samuel 24:10; 25:32,33; 30:6; 2 Samuel 15:25,26; 16:11,12; Isaiah 30:15; Lamentations 3:26
myself
Heb. my soul.
Luke 21:19; John 14:1,2
as a child
Matthew 18:3,4; Mark 10:15; 1 Corinthians 14:20

Verse 3
Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.
Let Israel
115:9-11; 130:7; 146:5; Jeremiah 17:7,8
from henceforth
Heb. from now.
115:18; Isaiah 26:4

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 131:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-131.html.

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