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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 65

 

 

Introduction
1David praises God for his grace.
4The blessedness of God's chosen by reason of benefits.

Verse 1
Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
Praise
21:13; 115:1,2
waiteth
Heb. is silent.
62:1
in Sion
76:2; 78:68,69; 1 Chronicles 11:7; 15:29; 16:41,42; 25:1-31; Revelation 14:1-3
unto
56:12; 76:11; 116:17

Verse 2
O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
thou
66:19; 102:17; 145:18,19; 1 Kings 18:29,37; 2 Chronicles 33:13; Isaiah 65:24; Jeremiah 29:12,13; Daniel 9:17-19; Luke 11:9,10; Acts 10:31; 1 John 5:14,15
unto thee
22:27; 66:4; 86:9; Isaiah 49:6; 66:23; John 12:32; Revelation 11:15

Verse 3
Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
Iniquities
Heb. Words, or Matters, of Iniquities. prevail.
38:4; 40:12; 2 Samuel 12:7-13; Micah 7:8,9; Romans 7:23-25; Galatians 5:17
transgressions
51:2,3,7; 79:9; Isaiah 1:18,19; 6:7; Zechariah 13:1; John 1:29; Hebrews 9:14; 1 John 1:7-9; Revelation 1:5

Verse 4
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
Blessed
33:12; 84:4
choosest
4:3; 78:70,71; 106:4,5; 135:4; Ephesians 1:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:13
causest
15:1; 23:6; 24:7; Revelation 3:12
we shall be
17:15; 36:8; 63:5; Jeremiah 31:12-14,25; Revelation 7:16,17; 21:3,4

Verse 5
By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
terrible
45:4; 47:2,3; 66:3; 76:3-9; Deuteronomy 4:34; 10:21; Isaiah 37:36
righteousness
145:17; Romans 2:5; Revelation 15:3,4; 16:5; 19:1-3
O God
68:19,20
the confidence
Isaiah 45:22; Matthew 28:19,20; Romans 15:10-12
all
22:27
afar
Isaiah 51:5; 60:5; 66:19; Zephaniah 2:11; Zechariah 9:10; Ephesians 2:17,18

Verse 6
Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
Which
24:2; 119:90; Micah 6:2; Habakkuk 3:6
girded
93:1; 1 Samuel 2:4; Isaiah 51:9

Verse 7
Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
Which
89:9; 107:29; Jonah 1:4,15; Matthew 8:26,27
noise
93:3,4; 104:6-9; Job 38:8-11
tumult
2:1-4; 76:10; Isaiah 17:12,13; John 18:6

Verse 8
They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
in the
2:8
afraid
Thunder and lightning, storms and tempests, eclipses and meteors, tornadoes and earthquakes, are proofs to all that there is a Supreme Being, who is wonderful and terrible in His acts.
48:5,6; 66:3; 126:2; 135:9; Exodus 15:14-16; Joshua 2:9-11; Habakkuk 3:3-19; Acts 5:38,39; Revelation 11:13
outgoings
19:5; 74:16; 104:20-23; 136:8; Genesis 8:22; Deuteronomy 4:19; Job 38:12
the morning
The rising and setting sun, the morning and evening twilight, the invariable succession of day and night, are all ordained by Thee, and contribute to the happiness and continuance of man and beast.
rejoice
or, sing.
13; 148:3

Verse 9
Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
visitest
104:13,14; Deuteronomy 11:11,12; Ruth 1:6; Job 37:6-13; Jeremiah 14:22; Acts 14:17
and waterest it
or, after thou hadst made it to desire rain.
63:1
greatly
11; 68:9,10; 104:13-15; 147:8,9; Job 5:10,11; Jeremiah 5:24; Joel 2:23-26
the river
46:4; Revelation 22:1
thou preparest
104:15; 107:37; Genesis 26:12; 1 Timothy 6:17,18

Verse 10
Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
settlest the furrows thereof
or, causest rain to descend into the furrows thereof. makest it soft. Heb. dissolvest it. blessest.
147:8; 1 Corinthians 3:6,7

Verse 11
Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
crownest
5:12; *marg:; 103:4; Proverbs 14:18; Hebrews 2:7-9
with thy
Heb. of thy. thy paths.
25:10; 104:3; Joel 2:14,21-26; Haggai 2:19; Malachi 3:10
fatness
36:8; Romans 11:17

Verse 12
They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
drop
104:10-13; Job 38:26,27
rejoice
Heb. are girded with joy.
6; Isaiah 55:9-13; 61:10,11

Verse 13
The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
pastures
104:24-28; Zechariah 9:17; Acts 14:17
they shout
96:11-13; 98:7-9; Isaiah 35:1,2,10; 52:9; 55:12; Jeremiah 48:33

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 65:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-65.html.

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