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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 66

 

 

Introduction
1David exhorts to praise God;
5to observe his great works;
8to bless him for his gracious benefits.
12He vows for himself religious service to God.
16He declares God's special goodness to himself.

Verse 1
Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
A. M. 3469. B.C. 535. Make
81:1; 95:1,2; 98:4; 100:1; 1 Chronicles 15:28
all ye lands
Heb. all the earth.
96:1; 117:1,2; 150:6; 1 Chronicles 16:23,24; Isaiah 24:16

Verse 2
Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
47:6,7; 72:18; 96:3-10; 105:2,3; 106:2; 107:15,22; 1 Chronicles 29:10-13; Nehemiah 9:5; Isaiah 6:3; 12:4-6; 49:13; Revelation 4:8-11; 5:13

Verse 3
Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
How terrible
47:2; 65:5; 76:12; Exodus 15:1-16,21; Judges 5:2-4,20-22; Isaiah 2:19; 64:3; Jeremiah 10:10
through
18:44; 22:28,29; 68:30; 81:15
submit themselves
or, yield feigned obedience. Heb. lie.
78:35,36

Verse 4
All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
22:27; 65:5; 67:2,3; 96:1,2; 117:1; Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:9; 42:10-12; Isaiah 49:22,23; Daniel 7:14; Malachi 1:11; Revelation 15:4

Verse 5
Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
Come
16; 46:8; 111:2; 126:1-3; Numbers 23:23
terrible
3; 99:3; Ezekiel 1:18

Verse 6
He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
He turned
78:13; 106:8-10; 104:5-7; 136:13,14; Exodus 14:21,22; Isaiah 63:13,14
they
Joshua 3:14,16
there
106:11,12; Exodus 15:1-21; Revelation 15:2,3

Verse 7
He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
ruleth
62:11; Daniel 4:35; 6:26,27; Matthew 6:13; 28:18
his eyes
11:4; 33:13; 2 Chronicles 16:9
let
2:10-12; 52:1-5; 73:3-12; 75:4,5; Exodus 18:11; Job 9:4; Isaiah 10:7-16; Isaiah 37:28,29; Daniel 5:20-28

Verse 8
O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
O bless
Deuteronomy 32:43; Romans 15:10,11
make
2; 47:1; Jeremiah 33:11; Revelation 5:11-14; 19:1,5,6

Verse 9
Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
holdeth
Heb. putteth.
22:29; 1 Samuel 25:29; Acts 17:28; Colossians 3:3,4
suffereth
37:23,24; 62:2,6; 94:18; 112:6; 121:3; 125:3; 1 Samuel 2:9

Verse 10
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
hast proved us
17:3; Deuteronomy 8:2,16; 13:3
tried
Proverbs 17:3; Isaiah 48:10; Zechariah 13:9; 1 Peter 1:6,7

Verse 11
Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.
broughtest
Job 19:6; Lamentations 1:13; 3:2-66; Hosea 7:12; Matthew 6:13
upon
Deuteronomy 33:11

Verse 12
Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
caused
129:1-3; Isaiah 51:23
through
Isaiah 43:1,2; Acts 14:22; 1 Thessalonians 3:3,4
but thou
33:19; 40:2,3; Job 36:16; Luke 16:25; James 5:11; Revelation 7:14-17
wealthy
Heb. moist.
107:35-37; Isaiah 35:6,7

Verse 13
I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,
go into
51:18,19; 100:4; 118:19,27; Deuteronomy 12:11,12; Hebrews 13:15
pay
22:25; 56:12; 116:14,17-19; Ecclesiastes 5:4; Jonah 2:9; Nahum 1:15

Verse 14
Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.
uttered
Heb. opened.
Judges 11:35,36
mouth
Numbers 30:2,8,12
when
Genesis 28:20-22; 35:3; 1 Samuel 1:11; 2 Samuel 22:7

Verse 15
I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
fatlings
Heb. marrow. with the.
Jeremiah 41:5
I will offer
2 Samuel 6:13,17-19; 1 Chronicles 16:1-3

Verse 16
Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
Come
5; 34:2,11; 71:18; Malachi 3:16; 1 Timothy 1:15,16; 1 John 1:3
and I will
22:23,24; 32:5,6; 71:20; 1 Corinthians 15:8-10

Verse 17
I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
I cried
30:8; 34:3,4,6; 116:1,2,12
he was
30:1; 145:1

Verse 18
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
If I regard
Job 27:8,9; Proverbs 15:8,29; 21:13; 28:9; Isaiah 1:15; John 9:31; James 4:3

Verse 19
But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
6:9; 34:6; 116:1,2; Lamentations 3:55,56; Hebrews 5:7; 1 John 3:20-22

Verse 20
Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
51:11; 86:12,13; 2 Samuel 7:14,15

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 66:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-66.html.

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