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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 64

 

 

Introduction
1David prays for deliverance, complaining of his enemies.
7He promises himself to see such an evident destruction of his enemies, as the righteous shall rejoice at it.

Verse 1
Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
A. M. 2943. B.C. 1061. Hear
27:7; 55:1,2; 130:1,2; 141:1; 143:1-3; Lamentations 3:55,56
preserve
17:8,9; 31:13-15; 34:4; 56:2-4; Acts 18:9,10; 27:24

Verse 2
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
Hide
27:5; 31:20; 143:9; Isaiah 32:2
secret
56:6; 109:2,3; Genesis 4:6; 1 Samuel 23:22,23; 2 Samuel 17:2-4; Jeremiah 11:19; 18:23; Matthew 26:3,4; Acts 23:14,15; 25:3
insurrection
2:2; 3:1; Luke 23:18-23

Verse 3
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
whet
57:4; Proverbs 12:18; 30:14; Isaiah 54:17; Jeremiah 9:3; James 3:6-8
bend
11:2; 58:7

Verse 4
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
shoot
10:8,9; Nehemiah 4:11; Habakkuk 3:14
the perfect
59:3,4; John 19:6; 1 Peter 2:22,23
suddenly
7; 1 Samuel 18:11; 19:10; 2 Samuel 15:14

Verse 5
They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
encourage
Exodus 15:9; Numbers 22:6; Proverbs 1:11-14; Isaiah 41:6; Revelation 11:10
matter
or, speech. commune.
1 Samuel 23:19-23; Matthew 23:15; 26:3,4
of laying snares
Heb. to hide snares.
124:7; 140:5
Who
10:11; 59:7; 94:7; Ezekiel 8:12

Verse 6
They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
search
35:11; 1 Samuel 22:9; 24:9; 25:10; Daniel 6:4,5; Matthew 26:59; John 18:29,30; 19:7
they accomplish, etc
or, we are consumed by that which they have thoroughly searched. a diligent search. Heb. a search searched. both.
5:9; Proverbs 20:5; Isaiah 29:15; Jeremiah 17:9,10; 1 Corinthians 4:5

Verse 7
But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
God
7:12,13; 18:14; Deuteronomy 32:23,42; Job 6:4; Lamentations 3:12,13
suddenly
4; 73:19; Proverbs 6:15; 29:1; Isaiah 30:13; Matthew 24:40,50,51; 1 Thessalonians 5:2,3
shall they be wounded
Heb. their wound shall be.
1 Kings 22:34; 1 Chronicles 10:3-7

Verse 8
So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
tongue
59:12; 140:9; Job 15:6; Proverbs 12:13; 18:7; Matthew 21:41; Luke 19:22
all that
31:11; 52:6; Numbers 16:34; 1 Samuel 31:3-7; Nahum 3:7; Revelation 18:4,10

Verse 9
And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
fear
40:3; 53:5; 119:20; Jeremiah 50:28; 51:10; Revelation 11:13
they
58:11; 107:42,43; Isaiah 5:12; Ezekiel 14:23; Hosea 14:9

Verse 10
The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
righteous
32:11; 33:1; 40:3; 58:10; 68:2,3; Philippians 4:4
upright
97:11; 112:2; 1 Corinthians 1:30,31; Galatians 6:14

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 64:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-64.html.

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
the Second Week of Advent
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