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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 3

 

 

Introduction
1The security of God's protection.

Verse 1
LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
A. M. 2983. B.C. 1021. (Title.) Psalm, {Mizmor,} from the verb to cut, prune, sing, a poem cut into short sentences, divided into syllables, pruned from every redundancy, and thus adapted for singing
when
2 Samuel 15:1-18
how
2 Samuel 15:12; 16:15; 17:11-13; Matthew 27:25
many
17:7; Matthew 10:21

Verse 2
Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
no
22:7; 42:3,10; 71:11; 2 Samuel 16:7,8; Matthew 27:42,43
Selah
4,8; 4:2,4; Habakkuk 3:3,9,13

Verse 3
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
a shield
18:2; 28:7; 84:11; 119:114; Genesis 15:1; Deuteronomy 33:29
for
or, about. my.
4:3; 62:7; Isaiah 45:25; 60:19; Luke 2:32; Revelation 21:11,23
the
27:6; 110:7; Genesis 40:13; 2 Kings 25:27

Verse 4
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
I cried
22:2-5; 34:6; 50:15; 66:17-19; 86:3,4; 91:15; 116:1-4; 130:1,2; 138:3; 142:1-3; Isaiah 65:24; Jeremiah 29:12,13; Matthew 7:7; James 5:13
he
34:4
his
2:6; 43:3; 99:9; 132:13,14

Verse 5
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
I laid
4:8; 127:2; Leviticus 26:6; Job 11:18,19; Proverbs 3:24; Acts 12:6
the
4:8; 66:9; Proverbs 14:26; 18:10; Isaiah 26:3

Verse 6
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
I will
27:1-3; 46:2,7; 118:10-12; 2 Kings 6:15-17; Romans 8:31
ten
2 Samuel 18:7
set
2:2

Verse 7
Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Arise
10:12; 12:5; 35:23; 44:23; 59:5; 74:11; 76:9; Isaiah 51:9; Habakkuk 2:19
thou
58:6; Job 16:10; 29:17; Lamentations 3:30

Verse 8
Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
Salvation
37:39,40; Proverbs 21:31; Isaiah 43:11; 45:21,22; Jeremiah 3:23; Hosea 13:4; Jonah 2:9; Acts 4:12; Revelation 7:10; 19:1
thy blessing
29:11; 72:17; Acts 3:26; Ephesians 1:3; Hebrews 6:14; 1 Peter 3:9

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 3:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-3.html.

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Sunday, November 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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