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Psalms 36

 

 

Introduction
1The grievous estate of the wicked.
8The excellency of God's mercy.
10David prays for favour to God's children.

Verse 1
The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
A. M. cir. 3463. B.C. cir. 541. (Title.) A psalm. This Psalm is supposed by some to have been composed by David at the beginning of Saul's persecutions; but Calmet and others, on good grounds, are of opinion that it was written during the Babylonian captivity
servant
18:1; 90:1; *titles; 143:12; Deuteronomy 34:5; 2 Timothy 2:24; Titus 1:1; James 1:1; 2 Peter 1:1; Jude 1:1; Revelation 1:1
The transgression
Or, rather, "The speech of transgression to the wicked is within his heart: there is no fear of God before his eyes;" for instead of libbi, "my heart," four MSS., have libbo, "his heart," which is also the reading of the LXX., Vulgate, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic, and Anglo-Saxon.
1 Samuel 15:13,14; Proverbs 20:11; Matthew 7:16-20; 12:33,34; Titus 1:16
no
112:1; Genesis 20:11; Proverbs 8:13; 16:6; Ecclesiastes 12:13; Romans 3:18

Verse 2
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
For he
10:3; 49:18; Deuteronomy 29:19; Jeremiah 2:23,34,35; 17:9; Hosea 12:7,8; Luke 10:29; Luke 16:14,15; Romans 7:9; 10:3
until, etc
Heb. to find his iniquity to hate.
1 Samuel 15:18-24; 1 Chronicles 10:13,14; Romans 3:9

Verse 3
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
The words
5:9; 12:2,3; 55:21; 58:3; 140:3; 1 Samuel 18:21; 19:6,7; 26:21; Matthew 22:15-18,35
he hath
125:5; 1 Samuel 11:6-13; 13:13,14; 15:26; 16:14; Zephaniah 1:6; Hebrews 10:39; 1 John 2:19

Verse 4
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
deviseth
38:12; 1 Samuel 19:11; Esther 5:14; 6:4; Proverbs 4:16; Hosea 7:6,7; Micah 2:1; Matthew 27:1; Acts 23:12
mischief
or, vanity. setteth.
Proverbs 24:23; Isaiah 65:2; Jeremiah 6:16; 8:6; 9:2-9; Micah 6:8
abhorreth
97:10; Job 15:16; Amos 5:15; Romans 1:32; 12:9; Revelation 2:2

Verse 5
Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
mercy
52:1; 57:10; 103:11; 108:4; Isaiah 55:7-9
faithfulness
89:2; 92:2; 100:5; Matthew 24:35; Hebrews 6:18-20

Verse 6
Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
righteousness
71:19; 97:2; 145:17; Genesis 18:25; Deuteronomy 32:4; Isaiah 45:19,21-24; Romans 3:25
great mountains
Heb. mountains of God.
Exodus 9:28; 1 Samuel 14:15; *margins
judgments
77:19; 92:5; Job 11:7-9; 37:23; Isaiah 40:28; Jeremiah 12:1; Matthew 11:25,26; Romans 11:33
thou
104:14-35; 145:9; 147:9; Job 7:20; Jonah 4:11; Matthew 10:29,30; 1 Timothy 4:10

Verse 7
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
How
31:19; 86:5,15; 145:7,8; Exodus 34:6; John 3:16; 1 John 3:1; 4:9,10
excellent
Heb. precious.
139:17; 1 Peter 2:6,7; 2 Peter 1:4
put their
17:8; 57:1; 63:7; 91:4; Ruth 2:12; Luke 13:34

Verse 8
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
abundantly
16:11; 17:15; 63:5; 65:4; Song of Solomon 5:1; Isaiah 25:6; 55:1,2; Jeremiah 31:12-14; Zechariah 9:17; Matthew 5:6; John 7:37
satisfied
Heb. watered. Yirweyun, "they shall be saturated," as a thirsty field by showers from heaven.
Isaiah 58:11
and thou
16:11; 46:4; Job 20:17; Isaiah 43:20; 48:21; Revelation 22:1-17
thy pleasures
Or, adanacha, "thy pleasure," as four MSS., read; in which there is probably a reference to the garden of Eden, and the river that ran through, and watered it.

Verse 9
For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
For
Isaiah 12:3; Jeremiah 2:13; John 4:10,14; 7:37-39; Revelation 21:6; 22:17
in thy
27:1; Job 29:3; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 2:5; 60:1,2,19; Malachi 4:2; John 1:8,9; John 8:12; 2 Corinthians 4:6; James 1:17; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 21:23

Verse 10
O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
continue
Heb. draw out at length.
103:17; Jeremiah 31:3; John 15:9,10; 1 Peter 1:5
that
9:10; Jeremiah 22:16; 24:7; John 17:3; Hebrews 8:11
and thy
7:8-10; 18:24,25; 94:14,15; 97:10,11; 143:1,2; Isaiah 51:6-8; 2 Timothy 4:7,8

Verse 11
Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
foot
10:2; 12:3-5; 119:51,69,85,122; 123:3,4; Job 40:11,12; Isaiah 51:23; Daniel 4:37
hand
16:8; 17:8-14; 21:7,8; 62:6; 125:1-3; Romans 8:35-39

Verse 12
There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
There
9:16; 55:23; 58:10,11; 64:7-9; Judges 5:31; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9; Revelation 15:4; 19:1-6
shall
1:5; 18:38; Jeremiah 51:64

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 36:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-36.html.

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