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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 54

 

 

Introduction
1David, complaining of the Ziphims, prays for salvation.
4Upon his confidence in God's help he promises sacrifice.

Verse 1
Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
A. M. 2943. B.C. 1061. (Title.) Ziphims
1 Samuel 23:19,20; 26:1; Micah 7:5,6; Matthew 10:21
by the name
20:1; 48:10; 79:9; Exodus 3:14,15; 23:21; 34:5,6; Proverbs 18:10; Isaiah 30:27; Matthew 1:21,23; Acts 4:12
judge
26:1; 43:1,2; 99:4; Proverbs 23:11; Jeremiah 50:34

Verse 2
Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
5:1-3; 13:3; 55:1,2; 130:2; 143:7

Verse 3
For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
strangers
69:8; 86:14; Job 19:13-15
oppressors
22:16; 59:3-5; Matthew 27:20-23
they have
16:8; 36:1; 53:4; John 16:3

Verse 4
Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
118:6,7,13; 1 Chronicles 12:18; Isaiah 41:10; 42:1; 50:7-9; Romans 8:31; Hebrews 13:6

Verse 5
He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
reward
31:23; 137:8; 2 Timothy 4:14; Revelation 18:6
mine enemies
Heb. those that observe me.
5:8; 27:11; *marg:
cut
89:49; 143:1,12

Verse 6
I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.
freely
66:13-16; 107:22; 116:17; Deuteronomy 12:6,7
praise
7:17; 21:13; 140:13
for it
52:9; 92:1; 147:1

Verse 7
For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.
For he
34:19; Genesis 48:16; 1 Samuel 26:24; 2 Samuel 4:9; 2 Timothy 4:18
and mine
37:34; 58:10,11; 59:10; 91:8; 92:11; 112:8

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 54:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-54.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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