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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 26

 

 

Introduction
1David resorts to God in confidence of his integrity.

Verse 1
Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.
Judge
7:8; 35:24; 43:1; 54:1; 1 Samuel 24:15; *marg:; 1 Corinthians 4:3-6
for
11; 15:2; 25:21; 2 Kings 20:3; Proverbs 20:7; 2 Corinthians 1:12
trusted
4:5; 25:2; 28:7; 31:14; Proverbs 29:25
I shall
21:7; 37:31; 62:2,6; 94:18; 121:3,7,8; 1 Samuel 2:9; 1 Peter 1:5; 2 Peter 1:10

Verse 2
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
7:9; 17:3; 66:10; 139:23,24; Job 13:23; 31:4-6; Jeremiah 20:12; Zechariah 13:9

Verse 3
For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
For
52:1; 85:10-13; Matthew 5:44-48; Luke 6:36; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 5:14,15; 8:9; Ephesians 4:32; 5:1,2; Colossians 3:12,13; 1 John 4:7-12,19-21; 3 John 1:11
and
25:5; 101:2; 119:142; 2 Kings 20:3; Isaiah 2:5; 8:20; John 14:6; Ephesians 4:20-25; 1 John 1:7; 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:3,4

Verse 4
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
1:1; 119:63,115; Proverbs 9:6; 12:11; 13:20; Jeremiah 15:17; 1 Corinthians 15:33; 2 Corinthians 6:17

Verse 5
I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
hated
31:6; 101:3-8; 139:21,22
will
1:1; Matthew 9:11,12; 1 Corinthians 5:9-11

Verse 6
I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
wash
24:4; 73:13; Exodus 30:19,20; Isaiah 1:16-18; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 10:19-22
so will
43:4; Malachi 2:11-13; Matthew 5:23,24; 1 Corinthians 11:28,29; 1 Timothy 2:8

Verse 7
That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
That
9:14; 66:13-15; 95:2; 100:4,5; 116:12-14,18,19; 118:19,27; 134:2; Deuteronomy 26:2-10; 1 Samuel 1:24,27; 2 Chronicles 20:26-29
tell
71:17-19; 72:18; 105:2; 119:27; 136:4,5; 145:5; Luke 19:37-40

Verse 8
LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
Lord
27:4-6; 42:4; 84:1,2,10; 122:1-4,9; 2 Samuel 15:25; 1 Chronicles 29:3; Isaiah 38:20,22; Luke 2:46,49; 19:45-47; John 2:14-17
where, etc
Heb. of the tabernacle of thine honour.
63:2,3; Exodus 25:21,22; 40:34,35; 2 Chronicles 5:14; 6:1,2

Verse 9
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
Gather not
or, Take not away.
28:1-3; 1 Samuel 25:29; Malachi 3:18; Matthew 24:51; 25:32,44,46; Revelation 22:14,15
bloody men
Heb. men of blood.
51:14; 55:23; 139:19; 1 Samuel 22:18,19; 2 Samuel 16:7; 21:1

Verse 10
In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
In
10:14; 11:2; 36:4; 52:2; 55:9-11; Proverbs 1:16; 4:16; Micah 2:1-3; Matthew 26:3,4; Acts 23:12
full of
Heb. filled with. bribes.
Exodus 23:8; Deuteronomy 16:19; 1 Samuel 8:3; Isaiah 33:15; Ezekiel 22:12,13; Amos 5:12; Micah 7:3

Verse 11
But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
I will
1; 1 Samuel 12:2-5; 2 Chronicles 31:20,21; Nehemiah 5:15; Job 1:1; Isaiah 38:3; Luke 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 2:10
redeem
49:7,15; 69:18; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 1:18,19
and
103:3,4,7,8; Nehemiah 13:14,22,31

Verse 12
My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.
My
27:11; 40:2; 1 Samuel 2:9; Proverbs 10:9
in the
7; 22:22-25; 107:32; 111:1; 122:4; Hebrews 2:12

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 26:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-26.html.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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