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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 48

 

 

Introduction
1The ornaments and privileges of the church.

Verse 1
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
A. M. 3489. B.C. 515. (Title.) Song. This Psalm is supposed to have been sung at the dedication of the second temple; though some think it was composed on the victory obtained by Jehoshaphat
2 Chronicles 20:1-37; Psalms 30:1; *title
for
or, of.
46:1; *title
Great
86:10; 99:3,4; 145:3; 147:5
greatly
89:1-7; Nehemiah 9:5; Revelation 15:3,4; 19:5
city
46:4; 65:1; 78:68; 87:3; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 21:2,10-22
mountain
47:8; 99:9; Isaiah 2:2,3; 27:13; Jeremiah 31:23; Obadiah 1:17; Micah 4:1; Zechariah 8:3; Matthew 24:15

Verse 2
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
Beautiful
50:2; Jeremiah 3:19; Lamentations 2:15; Daniel 8:9; 11:16
joy
Isaiah 60:15-20; 66:10; Ezekiel 20:6; Malachi 3:12; Hebrews 12:22
on the sides
Isaiah 14:13
the city
47:7,8; Malachi 1:14; Matthew 5:35

Verse 3
God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
76:1-5; 125:1; 2 Chronicles 12:7; 14:9-15; 20:1-37; Isaiah 4:5,6; 37:33-36; Zechariah 2:4,5

Verse 4
For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.
83:2-8; 2 Samuel 10:6,14,16-19; Isaiah 7:1; 8:8-10; 10:8; 29:5-8; Revelation 17:12-14; 19:20; 20:8,9

Verse 5
They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.
were
Exodus 14:25; 2 Kings 7:6,7; 19:35-37

Verse 6
Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
Fear
Exodus 15:15,16; Isaiah 13:6-8; Daniel 5:6
pain
Isaiah 21:3; Jeremiah 30:6,7; Hosea 13:13

Verse 7
Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
breakest
Ezekiel 27:25,26
ships
1 Kings 22:48; Isaiah 2:16
east
Jeremiah 18:17

Verse 8
As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.
As we
44:1,2; 78:3-6; Isaiah 38:19
city of the Lord
1,2
God
46:5; 87:5; Isaiah 2:2; Micah 4:1; Matthew 16:18

Verse 9
We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
thought
26:3; 77:10,11; 104:34; 105:5,6
loving-kindness
40:10; 63:3; Song of Solomon 1:4; Luke 22:19,20
in the
63:2; 77:12-14; 2 Chronicles 20:5-13; Isaiah 26:8

Verse 10
According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.
According
113:3; 138:2-4; Exodus 3:13-15; 34:5-7; Deuteronomy 28:58; Joshua 7:9; Malachi 1:11,14
thy right
11:7; 45:7; 99:4; 145:17; Revelation 19:2,11

Verse 11
Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.
daughters
97:8; Song of Solomon 1:5; 2:7; 3:5; 5:16; Isaiah 37:22; Zechariah 9:9; Luke 23:28
because
58:10; 137:8,9; Judges 5:31; 2 Chronicles 20:26,27; Revelation 15:4; 16:5-7; 18:20; Revelation 19:1-3

Verse 12
Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.
Walk
Nehemiah 12:31-40; Matthew 24:1,2
tell
Isaiah 33:18-20

Verse 13
Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.
Mark ye well
Heb. Set your heart to. consider. or, raise up.
Isaiah 58:12; Amos 9:11; Acts 15:14-16
that ye
71:18; 78:4; Deuteronomy 11:19; Joel 1:3

Verse 14
For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
this God
16:2; 31:14; 73:24,26; Lamentations 3:21
guide
23:3,4; 25:9; 73:24; Proverbs 8:20; Isaiah 58:11; John 16:13

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 48:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-48.html.

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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