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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 75

 

 

Introduction
1The prophet praises God.
2He promises to judge uprightly.
4He rebukes the proud by consideration of God's providence.
9He praises God, and promises to execute justice.

Verse 1
Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
A. M. 3294. B.C. 710. (Title.) Al-tas-chith. or, Destroy not
57:1; 58:1; *titles
A Psalm
Some consider this Psalm to have been written by David on his accession to the throne over all Israel; others refer it to the time of the captivity, considering it as a continuation of the subject in the preceding; but Bp. Patrick and others are of opinion that it was composed by Asaph to commemorate the overthrow of Sennacherib's army, 2 Ki 19:1.
of Asaph
or, for Asaph.
for that
76:1; 138:2; Exodus 23:21; 34:6,7; Jeremiah 10:6
wondrous
Deuteronomy 4:7,33,34

Verse 2
When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
When
78:70-72; 101:2; 2 Samuel 2:4; 5:3; 8:15; 23:3,4
receive the congregation
or, take a set time.
Ecclesiastes 3:17; John 7:6; Acts 1:7; 17:31

Verse 3
The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.
earth
60:1-3; 78:60-72; 1 Samuel 31:1-7; Isaiah 24:1-12
I bear
1 Samuel 18:7; 25:28; 2 Samuel 5:2; Isaiah 49:8; Hebrews 1:3
pillars
1 Samuel 2:8

Verse 4
I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
I said
82:2-8; 94:8; Proverbs 1:22; 8:5; 9:6
Lift
89:17; 148:14; Daniel 7:20,21; Zechariah 1:21

Verse 5
Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
speak
Exodus 32:9; Deuteronomy 31:27; 2 Chronicles 30:8; Isaiah 48:4; Ezekiel 2:4; Acts 7:51

Verse 6
For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
south
Heb. desert.

Verse 7
But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
God
50:6; 58:11
he putteth
113:7,8; 1 Samuel 2:7,8; 15:23,28; 16:1; 2 Samuel 3:17,18; 5:2; 6:21; Jeremiah 27:4-8; Daniel 2:22,37; 5:18; Luke 1:52; John 15:16; Romans 11:15; Galatians 1:15

Verse 8
For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
For in
11:6; 60:3; Job 21:20; Isaiah 51:17,22; Jeremiah 25:15,17,27,28; Revelation 14:9,10; 16:19
it is full
Alluding to the medicated wine or potion of stupifying drugs given to criminals to drink previous to their execution.
Proverbs 23:30; Isaiah 5:22
but the dregs
73:10

Verse 9
But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
But
9:14; 104:33; 145:1,2

Verse 10
All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
All the horns
101:8; Jeremiah 48:25; Zechariah 1:20,21
but the horns
89:17; 92:10; 148:14; Luke 1:69

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 75:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-75.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Monday, November 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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