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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 52

 

 

Introduction
1David, condemning the spitefulness of Doeg, prophesies his destruction.
6The righteous shall rejoice at it.
8David, upon his confidence in God's mercy, gives thanks.

Verse 1
Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
A. M. 2942. B.C. 1062. (Title.) Doeg
54:3; 1 Samuel 21:7; 22:9-19
told
59:7; Jeremiah 9:8; Exodus 22:9
boastest
10:2,3; 94:4; Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2
mischief
7:14; 10:7; 36:3-6; Proverbs 6:14,18; Isaiah 59:4; Micah 7:3
O mighty
Genesis 6:4,5; 10:8,9; 1 Samuel 21:7
goodness
103:17; 107:1; 137:1,2; 1 John 4:7,8

Verse 2
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Thy
50:19; 64:2-6; 140:2,3; Proverbs 6:16-19; 30:14; Jeremiah 9:3,4; 18:18; Matthew 26:59; Acts 6:11-13; 24:1,5; Revelation 12:10
like
57:4; 59:7; Proverbs 12:18; 18:21
working
109:2; 120:2; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 11:13

Verse 3
Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
lovest
Jeremiah 4:22; Micah 3:2; Romans 1:25; 2 Timothy 3:4
lying
62:4; Jeremiah 9:3-5,8; John 8:44; Revelation 22:15

Verse 4
Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
devouring
1 Samuel 22:18,19; James 3:6-9
O thou
or, and the.

Verse 5
God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
God
7:14-16; 55:23; 64:7-10; 120:2-4; 140:9-11; Proverbs 12:19; 19:5,9; Revelation 21:8
destroy thee
Heb. beat thee down. pluck.
37:35,36; Job 18:14; 20:6,7; Luke 16:27,28
root
Proverbs 2:22
the land
27:13; 116:9; Isaiah 38:11

Verse 6
The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
righteous
37:34; 64:9; 97:8; Job 22:19; Malachi 1:5; Revelation 15:4; 16:5-7; 18:20; 19:1,2
and fear
40:3; 119:120
laugh
58:10,11; Isaiah 37:22

Verse 7
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
Lo
Isaiah 14:16,17; John 19:5
made
146:3-5; Jeremiah 17:5
trusted
49:6-20; 62:9,10; Job 31:24,25; 1 Timothy 6:17
strengthened
73:7-11,18-20; Ecclesiastes 8:8; Hosea 12:7,8
wickedness
or, substance.

Verse 8
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
like
1:3; 92:12-14; Jeremiah 11:16; Hosea 14:6-8; Romans 11:24
I trust
13:5; 33:18; 147:11

Verse 9
I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.
praise
145:1,2; 146:2; Ephesians 3:20,21
wait
27:14; 40:1; 48:9,10; 62:1,5; 123:2,3; 130:5,6; Proverbs 18:10; Lamentations 3:25,26
for it is
54:6; 73:25,26,28

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 52:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-52.html.

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Saturday, June 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 5 / Ordinary 10
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