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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 60

 

 

Introduction
1David, complaining to God of former judgment,
4now upon better hope, prays for deliverance.
6Comforting himself in God's promises, he craves that help whereon he trusts.

Verse 1
O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
A. M. 2964. B.C. 1040. (Title.) {Shu-shan-eduth.} Probably a hexachord harp, or lute; for {âiduth} appears to be the same as the Arabic {ôod,} a harp or lute; concerning {shushan,} see on Ps 45; 80, titles
Michtam
or, a golden Psalm.
59:1; *title
when he strove
2 Samuel 8:3,12,13; 10:16; 1 Chronicles 18:3,12,13; 19:16-19
valley
2 Kings 14:7; 2 Chronicles 25:11
O God
10; 44:9; 74:1; 89:38; 108:11; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Romans 11:1,2
scattered
Heb. broken.
59:11; 1 Samuel 4:10,11,17; 13:6,7,11,19-22; 31:1-7
O turn
79:9; 89:3,7,19; 85:4; 90:13; Lamentations 3:31,32; Zechariah 10:6

Verse 2
Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
made
104:32; 114:7; 2 Samuel 22:8; Job 9:6; Isaiah 5:25; Jeremiah 4:24; 10:10; Amos 8:8; Habakkuk 3:10; Matthew 27:51
broken
89:40; 2 Samuel 2:8-32; 3:11-14; Isaiah 7:8; Jeremiah 14:17; 48:38; Haggai 2:6,7
heal
2 Chronicles 7:14; Job 5:18; Isaiah 30:26; Jeremiah 30:17; Lamentations 2:13; Ezekiel 34:16; Hosea 6:1

Verse 3
Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
shewed
71:20; Nehemiah 9:32; Daniel 9:12
to drink
75:8; Isaiah 51:17,22; Jeremiah 25:15; Lamentations 4:21; Ezekiel 23:31,32; Habakkuk 2:16; Revelation 16:19; 18:16

Verse 4
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
a banner
20:5; Exodus 17:15; Song of Solomon 2:4; Isaiah 11:12; 49:22; 59:19
because
12:1,2; 45:4; Isaiah 59:14,15; Jeremiah 5:1-3

Verse 5
That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.
That
12; 22:8; 108:6-13; Deuteronomy 7:7,8; 33:3; Matthew 3:17; 17:5
save
17:7; 18:35; 20:6; 74:11; Exodus 15:6; Isaiah 41:10

Verse 6
God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
God
89:19,35; 108:7-13; 132:11; 2 Samuel 3:18; 5:2; Jeremiah 23:9; Amos 4:2
rejoice
56:4; 119:162; 2 Samuel 7:18-20; Luke 1:45-47
divide
Joshua 1:6; 2 Samuel 2:8,9; 5:1-3
Shechem
Genesis 12:6
Sichem
Joshua 20:7; 24:1,32
valley
Joshua 13:27

Verse 7
Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
Gilead
Joshua 17:1,5,6; 1 Chronicles 12:19,37
strength
Deuteronomy 33:17; 1 Samuel 28:2
Judah
Genesis 49:10

Verse 8
Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.
Moab
2 Samuel 8:2; 1 Chronicles 18:1,2
over
Genesis 25:23; 27:40; Numbers 24:18; 2 Samuel 8:14; 1 Chronicles 18:13
triumph
or, triumph thou over me (by an irony).
108:9,10; 2 Samuel 5:17-25; 8:1; 21:15-22

Verse 9
Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
Who
Judges 1:12,24,25; 1 Chronicles 11:6,17-19
strong city
Heb. city of strength.
2 Samuel 11:1; 12:26-31

Verse 10
Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?
Wilt
20:7; 44:5-9; 118:9,10; Isaiah 8:17; 12:1,2
hadst
1; 108:11; Jeremiah 33:24-26
didst
Deuteronomy 1:42; 20:4; Joshua 7:12; 10:42; 1 Samuel 4:6,7,10,11; 1 Chronicles 10:1-14

Verse 11
Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
Give
25:22; 130:8
vain
108:12; 124:1-3; 146:3; Isaiah 30:7; 31:3
help
Heb. salvation.
62:1

Verse 12
Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
we shall
18:32-42; 144:1; Numbers 24:18,19; Joshua 1:9; 14:12; 2 Samuel 10:12; 1 Chronicles 19:13
tread
44:5; Isaiah 10:6; 63:3; Zechariah 10:5; Malachi 4:3; Revelation 19:15

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 60:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-60.html.

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