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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 61

 

 

Introduction
1David flees to God upon his former experience.
4He vows perpetual service unto him, because of his promises.

Verse 1
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
(Title
&) Neginah. Instead of neginath, many MSS., have neginoth; and two MSS., supply mizmor, "a Psalm." Some suppose this Psalm was composed when David was driven by Absalom's rebellion beyond Jordan, and from the sanctuary of God.
4:1; 6:1; 54:1; 55:1; *titles
Hear
5:1-3; 17:1; 28:2; 55:1,2; 130:2; Philippians 4:6

Verse 2
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
From
42:6; 139:9,10; Deuteronomy 4:29; Jonah 2:2-4
my heart
43:5; 55:5; 77:3; 142:3; 143:4; Isaiah 54:11; Mark 14:33,34; Luke 22:44
the rock
18:46; 27:5; 40:2; 62:2,6; Isaiah 32:2

Verse 3
For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
thou
4:6,7; 116:2; 140:7; Isaiah 46:3,4; 2 Corinthians 1:10
strong
18:2; Proverbs 18:10

Verse 4
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
abide
7; 15:1; 23:6; 27:4; 90:1; 91:1; 92:13; Revelation 3:12
trust
or, make my refuge.
17:8; 57:1; 62:7; 63:7; 91:4; 142:4,5; Ruth 2:12; Matthew 23:37; Hebrews 6:18

Verse 5
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.
hast heard
56:12; 65:1; 66:19
heritage
16:5,6; 115:13; Malachi 3:16-18; Acts 10:35

Verse 6
Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.
wilt prolong the king's life
Heb. shalt add days to the days of the king.
21:4,6; 72:15-17; Isaiah 53:10
many generations
Heb. generation and generation.
89:36,37

Verse 7
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
abide
41:12; Isaiah 9:6,7; Luke 1:33; Hebrews 7:21-25; 9:24
prepare
40:11; 43:3; 57:3; Genesis 24:27; 32:10; Proverbs 20:28; Micah 7:20; Luke 1:54,55

Verse 8
So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.
sing
30:12; 79:13; 145:1,2; 146:2
that I
65:1; 66:13-16

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 61:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-61.html.

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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