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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 30

 

 

Introduction
1David praises God for his deliverance.
4He exhorts others to praise him by example of God's dealings with him.

Verse 1
I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
A. M. 2987. B.C. 1017. (Title.) A psalm. Or, "A psalm or song of David, at the dedication of the house;" by which is supposed to be meant the place he built on the threshing floor of Araunah, after the grievous plague which had nearly desolated the kingdom
2 Samuel 24:25; 1 Chronicles 21:6
at the
Deuteronomy 20:5; 2 Samuel 5:11; 6:20; 7:2; 20:3
extol
34:3,4; 66:17; 145:1; Daniel 4:37
for
27:6; 28:9
hast not
13:4; 25:2; 35:19,24,25; 41:11; 79:4,10; 89:41-46; 140:8; Lamentations 2:15

Verse 2
O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
and
6:2; 51:8; 103:3,4; 107:17-22; 118:18; 147:3; Genesis 20:17; Exodus 15:26; 2 Kings 20:5; James 5:14,15

Verse 3
O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
brought
16:10; 40:1,2; 56:13; 71:20; 86:13; *marg:; 116:8; Job 33:19-22,28; Isaiah 38:17,18; Jonah 2:4-6
down
28:1

Verse 4
Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Sing
32:11; 33:1-3; 97:12; 103:20-22; 132:9; 135:19-21; 148:14; 149:1; 1 Chronicles 16:4; Revelation 19:5,6
at the remembrance
or, to the memorial.
97:12; *marg:
holiness
Exodus 15:11; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8

Verse 5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
For
103:9,17; Isaiah 26:20; 54:7,8; 57:15,16; 2 Corinthians 4:17
his anger, etc
Heb. there is but a moment in his anger. in his.
16:11; 36:7-9; 63:3; Revelation 22:1,17
weeping
6:6-9; 56:8-11; 126:5,6; Isaiah 38:3-5; Matthew 5:4; John 16:20-22; 2 Corinthians 7:9,10
for a night
Heb. in the evening. joy. Heb. singing. in the.
46:5; *marg:; 59:16; 143:8; Genesis 32:24; *marg:; Hosea 6:3

Verse 6
And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
And
Job 29:18-20; Isaiah 47:7; 56:12; Daniel 4:30; Luke 12:19; 2 Corinthians 12:7
I shall
15:5; 16:8; 119:117

Verse 7
LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.
by thy
5; 5:12; 18:35,36; 44:3; 89:17; Job 10:12
made, etc
Heb. settled strength for my mountain.
40:2; 1 Chronicles 17:26,27
thou
10:1; 13:1,2; 102:10; 104:29; 143:7; Job 30:26-31; Isaiah 38:17

Verse 8
I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.
unto
34:6; 77:1,2; 130:1,2; 1 Corinthians 12:8,9; Philippians 4:6,7

Verse 9
What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
What
6:5; 88:10-12; 115:17,18; 118:17; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 38:18

Verse 10
Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
Hear
51:1,2; 143:1,7-9
be thou
28:7; 54:4

Verse 11
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
turned
5; 126:1,2; Genesis 37:35; 45:28; 2 Chronicles 20:3,9,12,27,28; Esther 9:22; Isaiah 25:8; 3; Isaiah 66:10,11; John 16:20; Revelation 7:14-17; 21:4
dancing
149:3; 150:4; 2 Samuel 6:14; Ecclesiastes 3:4; Jeremiah 31:4,13,14
girded
Nehemiah 8:10; Isaiah 61:3,10; Luke 15:22

Verse 12
To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
my glory
that is, my tongue, or my soul.
16:9; 57:8; Genesis 49:6
and
Luke 19:40; Acts 4:20
I will
13:6; 71:14,23; 145:2; 146:1,2; Revelation 4:8,9; 7:12

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 30:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-30.html.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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