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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 33

 

 

Introduction
1God is to be praised for his goodness;
6for his power;
12and for his providence.
20Confidence is to be placed in God.

Verse 1
Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
Rejoice
32:11; 97:12; 1 Corinthians 1:30,31; Philippians 4:4
ye righteous
118:15; Romans 3:10; 5:19
praise
50:14-16; 78:36,37; 135:3; 147:1; Proverbs 15:8

Verse 2
Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
Praise
81:2,3; 92:3; 98:4,5; 144:9; 149:3; 150:3-6; Exodus 15:20; 2 Samuel 6:5; 1 Chronicles 15:16,28; 25:3,6; Revelation 5:8; 14:2
with the psaltery
Benaivel √Ęsor, rather, "with the ten-stringed nabla;" see on 1 Ch 13:8.

Verse 3
Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
a new
96:1; 98:1; 144:9; 149:1; Isaiah 42:10; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; Revelation 5:9; 14:3
play
1 Chronicles 13:8; 15:22; 25:7; 2 Chronicles 34:12

Verse 4
For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
the word
12:6; 19:8; 119:75,128; Proverbs 30:5; Micah 2:7; Romans 7:12
all his
25:10; 36:5,6; 85:10,11; 96:13; Genesis 24:27; Deuteronomy 32:4; Daniel 4:37; John 14:6; Romans 15:8,9; Titus 1:2

Verse 5
He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
He
11:7; 45:7; 99:4; Hebrews 1:9; Revelation 15:3,4
earth
104:24; 119:64; 145:15,16; Matthew 5:45; Acts 14:17
goodness
or, mercy.

Verse 6
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
By the
9; 148:1-5; Genesis 1:1; 6:7; John 1:1-3; Hebrews 11:3; 2 Peter 3:5
the host
148:2,3; Genesis 2:1; Deuteronomy 4:19; Jeremiah 8:2; Romans 1:25
breath
104:30; Genesis 2:7; Job 26:13; 33:4; John 20:22

Verse 7
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
He gathereth
104:6-9; Genesis 1:9,10; Job 26:10; 38:8-11; Proverbs 8:29; Jeremiah 5:22
heap
Exodus 15:8; Joshua 3:13,16; Habakkuk 3:15

Verse 8
Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
the earth
22:27; 96:9,10; Jeremiah 10:7-12; Daniel 6:25,26; Revelation 14:6,7; 15:4
stand
76:7; Hebrews 12:29

Verse 9
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
For
6; 148:5,6; Genesis 1:3; Hebrews 11:3
and it stood
93:5; 119:90,91; Colossians 1:16,17; Hebrews 1:3; Revelation 4:11

Verse 10
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
The Lord
2:1-4; 9:15; Exodus 1:10-12; 2 Samuel 15:31,34; 17:14,23; Job 5:12,13; Proverbs 21:30; Isaiah 7:5-7; 8:9,10; 19:3,11-14; 44:23
bringeth
Heb. maketh frustrate.
Isaiah 44:25
he maketh
21:11; 140:8

Verse 11
The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
The counsel
Job 23:13; Proverbs 19:21; Isaiah 14:24,27; 46:10; Lamentations 3:37; Ezekiel 38:10-23; Daniel 4:37; Acts 4:27,28; Ephesians 1:11
thoughts
92:5; Isaiah 55:8,9; Jeremiah 29:11; Micah 4:12
all generations
Heb. generation and generation.
Acts 15:18

Verse 12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Blessed
144:15; 147:19,20; Exodus 19:5,6; Deuteronomy 33:29
people
65:4; 135:4; Deuteronomy 7:6-8; John 15:16; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 2:9
his own
28:9; Jeremiah 10:16; Titus 2:14

Verse 13
The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
looketh
11:4; 14:2; 102:19; Genesis 6:12; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Job 28:24; Proverbs 15:3; Lamentations 3:50
beholdeth
53:2; Jeremiah 23:23,24; Hebrews 4:13

Verse 14
From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
123:1; 1 Kings 8:27,30; Isaiah 57:15; 66:1; Luke 11:2; 1 Timothy 6:16

Verse 15
He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
fashioneth
Proverbs 22:2; 27:19; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Isaiah 64:8; Acts 17:26
considereth
44:21; Job 11:11; 34:21,22; Proverbs 24:12; Jeremiah 32:19; Hosea 7:2; 1 Corinthians 4:5

Verse 16
There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
no king
44:3,6,7; Exodus 14:17,18,28; Joshua 11:4-8; Judges 7:2,12-25; 1 Samuel 14:8-16; 1 Kings 20:10,27-29; 2 Chronicles 14:9-13; 20:12,23; 32:8,9,21
mighty
Joshua 14:12; 1 Samuel 17:4,45-49; 2 Samuel 21:16-22; Jeremiah 9:23

Verse 17
An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.
An horse
20:7; Judges 4:15; 2 Kings 7:6,7; Proverbs 21:31; Ecclesiastes 9:11; Isaiah 30:16; Hosea 14:3
his great
147:10; Job 39:19-25

Verse 18
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
the eye
34:15-20; 147:11; Job 36:7; 1 Peter 3:12
hope
13:5; 52:8; Romans 4:4-8; Hebrews 6:18

Verse 19
To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
To deliver
91:3-7,10; John 10:28,30
to keep
37:3,19; Job 5:19-22; Proverbs 10:3; Isaiah 33:16; Matthew 6:31-33

Verse 20
Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
soul
27:14; 62:1,2,5,6; 130:5,6; Isaiah 40:31
he is
115:9-12; 144:1,2; 1 Chronicles 5:20

Verse 21
For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
For
13:5; 28:7; 30:10-12; 32:10,11; Isaiah 25:9; Zechariah 10:7; John 16:22
his
1 Chronicles 16:10,35; Luke 1:47-50; Revelation 4:8

Verse 22
Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
5:11,12; 13:5; 32:10; 119:49,76; Matthew 9:29

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 33:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-33.html.

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