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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 63

 

 

Introduction
1David's thirst for God.
4His manner of blessing God.
9His confidence of his enemies' destruction, and his own safety.

Verse 1
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
A. M. 2943. B.C. 1061. (Title.) when
1 Samuel 22:5; 23:14-16,23-25; 26:1-3; 2 Samuel 15:28
thou
31:14; 42:11; 91:2; 118:28; 143:10; Exodus 15:2; Jeremiah 31:1,33; Zechariah 13:9; John 20:17
early
5:3; 78:34; Job 8:5; Proverbs 1:27,28; 8:17; Song of Solomon 3:1-3; Hosea 5:15; Matthew 6:33
soul
42:1,2; 84:2; 119:81; 143:6; John 7:37; Revelation 7:16,17
flesh
102:3-5; Song of Solomon 5:8
dry and thirsty land, where no water is
Heb. weary land without water.
Exodus 17:3; Isaiah 32:2; 35:7; 41:18; Matthew 12:43

Verse 2
To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
To see
27:4; 78:61; 105:4; 145:11; Exodus 33:18,19; 1 Samuel 4:21,22; 1 Chronicles 16:11; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6
in the
68:24; 73:17,18; 77:13,14; 84:2-11; 96:6; 134:2; Isaiah 60:13

Verse 3
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Because
4:6; 21:6; 30:5; Philippians 1:23; 1 John 3:2
lips
30:12; 51:15; 66:17; Hosea 14:2; Romans 6:19; 12:1; 1 Corinthians 6:20; Hebrews 13:15; James 3:5-10

Verse 4
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
Thus
104:33; 145:1-3; 146:1,2
I will lift
134:2; 1 Kings 8:22-66; Habakkuk 3:10

Verse 5
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
my soul
17:15; 36:7-9; 65:4; 104:34; Song of Solomon 1:4; Isaiah 25:6; Jeremiah 31:4
marrow
Heb. fatness. with joyful.
43:4; 71:23; 118:14,15; 135:3; 149:1-3; Ezra 3:11-13; Revelation 19:5-7

Verse 6
When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
42:8; 77:4-6; 119:55,147,148; 139:17,18; 149:5; Song of Solomon 3:1,2; 5:2; Lamentations 2:19

Verse 7
Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
Because
54:3,4
therefore
5:11; 21:1; 57:1; 61:4; 1 Samuel 17:37; 2 Corinthians 1:10

Verse 8
My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
My soul, etc
"My soul cleaveth davekah after Thee;" which not only shews the diligence of the pursuit, and the nearness of the attainment, but the fast hold he had of the mercy of God.
followeth
73:25; 143:6,7; Genesis 32:26-28; 2 Chronicles 31:21; Song of Solomon 3:2; Isaiah 26:9; Matthew 11:12; Luke 13:24; 18:5-7
thy
18:35; 37:24; 73:23; 94:18; Song of Solomon 2:6; Isaiah 41:10; 42:1; Philippians 2:12,13; Colossians 1:29

Verse 9
But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
seek
35:4,26; 38:12; 40:14; 70:2; 1 Samuel 25:29
go
9:17; 55:15,23; 86:13; Numbers 16:30-33; 1 Samuel 28:19; Job 40:13; Isaiah 14:9,15,19; 14:19; Ezekiel 32:18-32; Acts 1:25

Verse 10
They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
They shall fall, etc
Heb. They shall make him run out, like water, by the hands of the sword.
1 Samuel 26:10; 31:1-6; Jeremiah 18:21; Ezekiel 35:5
a portion
Song of Solomon 2:15; Ezekiel 39:4,17-20; Revelation 19:17,18

Verse 11
But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
But, etc
David shall come to the kingdom according to the promise of God.
the king
2:6; 21:1; 1 Samuel 23:17; 24:20
sweareth
Deuteronomy 6:13; Isaiah 19:18; 45:23; 65:16; Zephaniah 1:5; Hebrews 6:13
the mouth
31:18; Romans 3:19; Titus 1:10,11

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 63:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-63.html.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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