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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 62

 

 

Introduction
1David, professing his confidence in God, discourages his enemies.
5In the same confidence he encourages the godly.
9No trust is to be put in worldly things.
11Power and mercy belong to God.

Verse 1
Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
(Title
&) Jeduthun.
39:1; 77:1; *titles; 1 Chronicles 16:41,42; 25:1,3
Truly
or, Only.
2,5,6
my soul
25:5; 27:14; 33:20; 40:1; 123:2; 130:5,6; Isaiah 30:18; 40:31; Lamentations 3:25,38; James 5:7
waiteth
Heb. is silent.
37:7; 65:1; *marg:
from
37:39; 68:19,20; 121:2; Isaiah 12:2; Jeremiah 3:23; Luke 2:30-32

Verse 2
He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
He only
6; 18:2; 21:1; 27:1; 73:25,26; Deuteronomy 32:30,31; Isaiah 26:4; 32:2
defence
Heb. high place.
59:9,17; *marg:
I shall
37:24; Micah 7:8,9; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 4:8,9

Verse 3
How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.
How
4:2; 82:2; Exodus 10:3; 16:28; Proverbs 1:22; 6:9; Jeremiah 4:14; Matthew 17:17
imagine
21:11; 38:12; 140:2; Hosea 7:15
ye shall
73:18-20; 1 Samuel 26:10
bowing
Isaiah 30:13,14

Verse 4
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
consult
2:1-3; Matthew 2:3,4,16; 22:15,23,34,35; 26:3,4; 27:1; John 11:47-50; Acts 4:16,17,25-28
delight
52:3; 119:163; Proverbs 6:17; 13:5; Hosea 7:3; John 8:44; Romans 1:32; Revelation 22:15
bless
28:3; 55:21; Luke 20:20
inwardly
Heb. in their inward parts.
5:9; 51:6; Luke 11:39; Romans 7:22

Verse 5
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
soul
42:5,11; 43:5; 103:1,2; 104:1,35; 146:1
wait
1,2; 27:13,14; 37:34; Lamentations 3:24-26; Micah 7:7; Habakkuk 2:3; Zephaniah 3:8; John 6:67-69
my
39:7; 71:5; Jeremiah 17:17; Philippians 1:20

Verse 6
He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
rock
2; 18:31,32; Isaiah 45:17; Hosea 1:7
I shall
16:8; 112:6; Proverbs 10:30; 12:7

Verse 7
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
In God
Isaiah 45:25; Jeremiah 3:23; 9:23,24; 1 Corinthians 1:30,31; Galatians 6:14
glory
3:3; 4:2
rock
18:2,46; 94:22; 95:1; Isaiah 26:4

Verse 8
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Trust
22:4,5; 34:1,2; 47:1-3; Job 13:15; Isaiah 26:4; 50:10; 1 John 2:28
pour
42:4; 102:1; *title; 142:2; 1 Samuel 1:15; Isaiah 26:16; Lamentations 2:19; Philippians 4:6
God
18:2; 46:11; Proverbs 14:26; Hebrews 6:18

Verse 9
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
Surely
39:5,11; 1 Samuel 18:5,7; 23:12,19,20; 2 Samuel 15:6; Matthew 21:9; John 19:15
of high
55:13,14; 118:9; 1 Samuel 18:21-26; 26:21-25; 2 Samuel 15:31; Romans 3:4
laid
Daniel 5:27
altogether
or, alike. lighter.
Isaiah 40:15,17

Verse 10
Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
Trust
Job 20:19,29; Isaiah 28:15; 30:12; 47:10; 59:4; Jeremiah 13:25; 17:11
riches
39:6; 52:7; Deuteronomy 6:10-12; 8:12-14; Job 27:16-23; 31:24,25; Mark 8:36,37; Mark 10:23; Luke 12:15-21; 1 Timothy 6:17
set
91:14; Proverbs 23:5

Verse 11
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
spoken
Job 33:14; 40:5
power
or, strength.
68:34,35; Isaiah 26:4; Matthew 6:13; 28:18; John 19:11; Revelation 19:1

Verse 12
Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
mercy
86:15; 103:8,17; Exodus 34:6,7; Daniel 9:9,18; Micah 7:18
renderest
Job 34:11; Proverbs 24:12; Jeremiah 32:19; Ezekiel 7:27; 18:30; 33:20; Matthew 16:27; Romans 2:6; 1 Corinthians 3:8; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:25; 1 Peter 1:17; Revelation 22:12

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 62:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-62.html.

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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