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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 147

 

 

Introduction
1The prophet exhorts to praise God for his care of the church;
4his power and wisdom;
6his mercy;
7his providence;
12to praise him for his blessings upon the kingdom;
15for his power over the elements;
19and for his ordinances in the church.

Verse 1
Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
for it is good
63:3-5; 92:1; 135:3
and praise
33:1; 42:4; 122:1-4; Revelation 5:9-14; 19:1-6

Verse 2
The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
build
51:18; 102:13-16; Nehemiah 3:1-16; 7:4; Isaiah 14:32; 62:7; Jeremiah 31:4; Daniel 9:25; Matthew 16:18
he
102:20-22; Deuteronomy 30:3; Ezra 2:64,65; 8:1-14; Isaiah 11:11,12; 27:13; 56:8; Jeremiah 32:37; Ezekiel 36:24-38; 37:21-28; 38:8; 39:27,28; Ephesians 2:12-19

Verse 3
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
healeth
51:17; Job 5:18; Isaiah 57:15; 61:1; Jeremiah 33:6; Hosea 6:1,2; Malachi 4:2; Luke 4:18
wounds
Heb. griefs.
Isaiah 1:5,6

Verse 4
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
He
8:3; 148:3; Genesis 15:5; Isaiah 40:26

Verse 5
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
Great
48:1; 96:4; 99:2; 135:5; 145:3; 1 Chronicles 16:25; Jeremiah 10:6; 32:17-19; Nahum 1:3; Revelation 15:3
his understanding is infinite
Heb. of his understanding there is no number.
40:5; 139:17,18; Isaiah 40:28; Romans 11:33

Verse 6
The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
lifteth up
25:9; 37:11; 145:14; 146:8,9; 149:4; 1 Samuel 2:8; Zephaniah 2:3; Matthew 5:5; James 4:10; 1 Peter 3:4; 5:6
he casteth
55:23; 73:18,19; 146:9; 2 Peter 2:4-9

Verse 7
Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
47:6,7; 68:32; 92:1-3; 95:1,2; 107:21,22; Exodus 15:20,21; Revelation 5:8-10

Verse 8
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
covereth
135:1; Genesis 9:14; 1 Kings 18:44,45; Job 26:8,9; 36:27-33; 38:24-27; Isaiah 5:6
prepareth
65:9-13; 104:13,14; Job 5:10; Jeremiah 14:22; Joel 2:23; Amos 5:7,8; Matthew 5:45; Acts 14:17; James 5:17,18

Verse 9
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
104:27,28; 136:25; 145:15,16; Job 38:41; Matthew 6:26; Luke 12:24

Verse 10
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
delighteth
20:7; 33:16-18; Job 39:19-25; Proverbs 21:31; Isaiah 31:1; Hosea 1:7
he taketh
1 Samuel 16:7; 2 Samuel 1:23; 2:18-23; Ecclesiastes 9:11

Verse 11
The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
taketh
35:27; 149:4; Proverbs 11:20; 31:30; Isaiah 62:4; Zephaniah 3:17; Malachi 3:16,17; 1 Peter 3:4
fear
33:18,22; 1 Peter 1:13,17

Verse 12
Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
praise thy God
135:19-21; 146:10; 149:2; Isaiah 12:6; 52:7; Joel 2:23

Verse 13
For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
he hath
48:11-14; 51:18; 125:2; Nehemiah 3:1-16; 6:1; 7:1; 12:30; Lamentations 2:8,9; 4:12; Daniel 9:25
blessed
115:14,15; 128:3-6; 144:12; Isaiah 44:3-5; Jeremiah 30:19,20; Zechariah 8:3-5; Luke 19:42-44

Verse 14
He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
He maketh peace, etc
Heb. Who maketh thy border peace.
29:11; 122:6; Leviticus 26:6; 1 Chronicles 22:9; Isaiah 9:6,7; 60:17,18; 66:12; Zechariah 9:8
filleth
132:11; Deuteronomy 8:7,8; Ezekiel 27:17
finest of the wheat
Heb. fat of wheat.
81:16; *marg:; Deuteronomy 32:14

Verse 15
He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
sendeth
33:9; 107:20,25; Job 34:29; 37:12; Jonah 1:4; Matthew 8:8,9,13
his word
68:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; *marg:

Verse 16
He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
giveth
148:8; Job 37:6; Isaiah 55:10
scattereth
Job 37:9,10; 38:29

Verse 17
He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
casteth
78:47,48; Exodus 9:23-25; Joshua 10:11; Job 38:22,23
who can stand
Job 38:29,30

Verse 18
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
15; Job 6:16,17; 37:10,17

Verse 19
He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
sheweth
76:1; 78:5; 103:7; Deuteronomy 33:2-4; Malachi 4:4; Romans 3:2; 9:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17
word
Heb. words.
Exodus 20:1-21; Deuteronomy 4:12,13; *marg:; Deuteronomy 5:22
his statutes
Exodus 21:1-23; Deuteronomy 4:1,8,45; 5:31; 6:1; Malachi 4:4

Verse 20
He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
not dealt so
Deuteronomy 4:32-34; Proverbs 29:18; Isaiah 5:1-7; Matthew 21:33-41; Acts 14:16; 26:27,18; Romans 3:1,2; Ephesians 2:12; 5:8; 1 Peter 2:9,10

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 147:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-147.html.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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