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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 132

 

 


Introduction
1David in his prayer commends unto God the religious care he had for the ark.
8His prayer at the removing of the ark;
11with a repetition of God's promises.

Verse 1
A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:
A. M. 2962. B.C. 1042. (Title.) A Song of degrees. Some attribute this Psalm to Solomon; and others refer it to the building of the second temple; but it seems more probable that it was sung at the solemn induction of the ark into the tabernacle of Mount Zion, expressing the holy joy and triumph of that event
120:1; 121:1; 122:1; 123:1; 124:1; 125:1; 126:1; 127:1; 128:1; *titles; 129:1; 130:1; 131:1; *titles
remember
25:6,7; Genesis 8:1; Exodus 2:24; Lamentations 3:19; 5:1
all his afflictions
1 Samuel 18:1-30; 2 Samuel 15:1-20

Verse 2
How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
he sware
56:12; 65:1; 66:13,14; 116:14-18; 119:106; 2 Samuel 7:1
the mighty
5; 46:11; 50:1; 146:5,6; Genesis 49:24

Verse 3
Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
I will not
Ecclesiastes 9:10; Haggai 1:4; Matthew 6:33

Verse 4
I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
give sleep
Genesis 24:33; Ruth 3:18; Proverbs 6:4

Verse 5
Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
I find
2 Samuel 6:17; 1 Chronicles 15:3,12; Acts 7:46
an habitation
Heb. habitations.
1 Kings 8:27; 2 Chronicles 2:6; Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:47-49; Ephesians 2:22
for the mighty

Verse 6
Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
at Ephratah
Ruth 1:2; 1 Samuel 17:12; Micah 5:2
we found
1 Samuel 7:1; 1 Chronicles 13:5,6

Verse 7
We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
will go
5:7; 66:13,14; 118:19; 122:1; Isaiah 2:3
worship
95:6; 99:5,9; Lamentations 2:1

Verse 8
Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
Arise
68:1; Numbers 10:35,36; 2 Chronicles 6:41,42
the ark
78:61

Verse 9
Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
thy priests
16; 93:1; 104:1; Job 29:14; Isaiah 61:10; Romans 13:14; 1 Peter 5:5; Revelation 19:8
let thy saints
35:26,27; 68:3; 70:4; Judges 5:31
shout
47:1; Isaiah 65:14; Ezra 3:11,12; Zephaniah 3:14; Zechariah 9:9

Verse 10
For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
thy servant
1 Kings 11:12,13,34; 15:4,5; 2 Kings 19:34; Hosea 3:5
turn not
84:9; 89:38,39; 2 Chronicles 6:42

Verse 11
The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
sworn
89:3,4,33,37; 110:4; 1 Samuel 15:29; Jeremiah 33:20-26; Hebrews 6:18
Of the fruit
2 Samuel 7:12; 1 Kings 8:25; 2 Chronicles 6:16; Luke 1:69,70; Acts 2:30
body
Heb. belly.

Verse 12
If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
If thy children
89:30-35
their children
102:28; 115:14; Isaiah 9:7; 59:21; Luke 1:32,33

Verse 13
For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
the Lord
76:1,2; 78:68,69; Isaiah 14:32; Hebrews 12:22
he hath desired
48:1-3; 68:16; 87:2

Verse 14
This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
my rest
8; Isaiah 11:10; 66:1; Zephaniah 3:17
here will
68:18; 76:2; 135:21; 1 Kings 8:13,27; Isaiah 8:18; 12:6; 57:15; Joel 3:21; Ephesians 2:22; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 21:23
for I have
87:2

Verse 15
I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
abundantly
or, surely. bless her provision.
147:14; Exodus 23:25; Leviticus 26:4,5; Deuteronomy 28:2-5; Proverbs 3:9,10; Haggai 1:6,9; Haggai 2:16-19; Malachi 2:2; Matthew 14:19-21; Luke 1:53; 2 Corinthians 9:10,11
I will satisfy
22:26; 33:18,19; 36:8; 37:3,19; Deuteronomy 14:29; Isaiah 33:16; Jeremiah 31:14; Matthew 5:6; 6:32,33; Mark 8:6-9

Verse 16
I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
clothe
9; 140:4; 2 Chronicles 6:41; Isaiah 61:10; Galatians 3:27
her saints
Hosea 11:12; Zechariah 9:9,15-17; John 16:24

Verse 17
There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
will I make
92:10; 148:14; Ezekiel 29:21; Luke 1:69
I have ordained
1 Kings 11:36; 15:4; 2 Chronicles 21:7; Luke 2:30-32
lamp
or, candle.

Verse 18
His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
His enemies
21:8,9; 35:26; 109:29; Job 8:22; Daniel 12:2
but upon
72:8-11; Isaiah 9:6,7; 58:10-12; Matthew 28:18; Luke 1:32,33; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 17:14

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 132:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-132.html.

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