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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 32

 

 

Introduction
1Blessedness consists in remission of sins.
3Confession of sins gives ease to the conscience.
8God's promises bring joy.

Verse 1
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
A. M. 2970. B.C. 1034. (Title.) or, A Psalm of David giving instruction
42:1; 45:1; 52:1; 53:1; 55:1; *titles
Blessed
1:1,2; 40:4; 84:12; 89:15; 106:3; 119:1,2; 128:1; Jeremiah 17:7,8; Matthew 5:3-12; 16:17; Luke 11:28; Revelation 22:14
transgression
Isaiah 1:18; 43:25; 44:22; Micah 7:18,19; Acts 13:38,39; Romans 4:6-8
covered
85:2; Nehemiah 4:5

Verse 2
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
The Lord
Leviticus 17:4; Romans 5:13; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21
whose
John 1:47; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 1 Peter 2:1,2; Revelation 14:5

Verse 3
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
When
Genesis 3:8-19; 1 Samuel 31:13; 2 Samuel 11:27; 12:1-12; 21:12-14; Proverbs 28:13; Isaiah 57:17; Jeremiah 31:18,19; Luke 15:15,16
bones
6:2; 31:9,10; 38:3; 51:8; 102:3-5; Job 30:17,30; Lamentations 1:3; 3:4
roaring
22:1; 38:8; Job 3:24; Isaiah 51:20; 59:11; Lamentations 3:8; Hosea 7:14

Verse 4
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
hand
38:2-8; 39:10,11; 1 Samuel 5:6,7,9,11; 6:9; Job 16:21; 33:7
moisture
22:15; 90:6,7; 102:3,4; Job 30:30; Lamentations 4:8; 5:10

Verse 5
I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
acknowledged
38:18; 51:3-5; Leviticus 26:39,40; Joshua 7:19; 2 Samuel 12:13; 24:10; Job 33:27; Proverbs 28:13; Jeremiah 3:13; 1 John 1:8-10
have
Job 31:33; Proverbs 30:20; Jeremiah 2:23,35; Luke 16:15
I said
Isaiah 65:24; Hosea 6:1; Luke 15:17-19,21
forgavest
30:5; 86:5,15; 103:3; 2 Samuel 12:13; Isaiah 65:24; Jeremiah 31:20; Luke 7:47; Luke 15:20-23; Ephesians 4:32
iniquity
51:4; 2 Samuel 12:9,13; Malachi 3:8

Verse 6
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
For this
34:2-5; 40:3; 51:12,13; 2 Corinthians 1:4; 1 Timothy 1:16
godly
4:3; 2 Corinthians 7:9,10; Titus 2:12
pray
Proverbs 1:28; Isaiah 49:8; 55:6; Luke 19:42-44; John 7:34; 2 Corinthians 6:2
a time, etc
Heb. a time of finding. in the floods.
42:7; 69:1,2,13-15; 124:4,5; Genesis 7:17-22; Isaiah 43:2; Matthew 7:24-27; Revelation 12:15,16

Verse 7
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
my
9:9; 27:5; 31:20; 119:114; 143:9; Jeremiah 36:26; Colossians 3:3
compass
10; 5:12; 18:5
songs
40:3; 98:1; Exodus 15:1-3; Judges 5:1; 2 Samuel 22:1; Revelation 7:10; 15:2,3

Verse 8
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
instruct
34:11; Proverbs 3:1; 4:1-13; 8:10,11; Matthew 11:29
I will guide, etc
Heb. I will counsel thee, mine eye shall be upon thee.
25:9,10; 33:18; Proverbs 3:5,6; Isaiah 49:10

Verse 9
Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
Be ye
Proverbs 26:3; Jeremiah 31:18; James 3:3; 4:7-10
no
Job 35:11; Jeremiah 4:22; 8:6,7

Verse 10
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
Many
16:4; 34:19-21; 140:11; Proverbs 13:21; Ecclesiastes 8:12; Isaiah 3:11; 57:21; Romans 2:8,9; 1 Timothy 6:10
but
2:12; 5:12; 34:8; 40:4; 84:12; 146:5; 147:11; Proverbs 16:20; Isaiah 12:2,3; Jeremiah 17:7,8

Verse 11
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
Be glad
33:1; 64:10; 68:3; 97:12; Deuteronomy 12:12; 1 Samuel 2:1; Romans 5:11; Philippians 3:1,3; 4:4
shout
5:11; 97:1; 98:4; Ezra 3:11-13; Zechariah 4:7
upright
2; 125:4

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 32:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-32.html.

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