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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 91

 

 

Introduction
1The state of the godly.
3Their safety.
9Their habitation.
11Their servants.
14Their friend; with the effects of them all.

Verse 1
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
(Title
&) This Psalm is supposed by some to have been composed by Moses on the same occasion as the preceding; but others think it was written by David, after his advice to his son Solomon.
1 Chronicles 28:1-21
dwelleth
27:5; 31:20; 32:7; 52:8; 61:3,4; 90:1; Isaiah 8:14; Ezekiel 11:16; Hosea 14:5,6; 1 John 4:15,16
abide
Heb. lodge.
25:13; *marg:
under
17:8; 36:7; 57:1; Judges 9:15; Song of Solomon 2:3; Isaiah 4:5,6; Lamentations 4:20

Verse 2
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
I will
9; 18:2; 46:1; 71:3; 142:5; Deuteronomy 32:30,31; 33:27-29; Proverbs 18:10
my God
43:4; 48:14; 67:6,7; Genesis 17:7; Deuteronomy 26:17-19; Jeremiah 31:1; Luke 20:38; Hebrews 11:16
in him
62:5-8; Isaiah 12:2; 26:3,4

Verse 3
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
snare
124:7; 141:9; Proverbs 7:23; Ecclesiastes 9:12; Hosea 9:8; Amos 3:5; 1 Timothy 6:9; 2 Timothy 2:26
and from
6; Numbers 14:37,38; 16:46-48; 2 Samuel 24:15; Job 5:10-22

Verse 4
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
cover
17:8; 57:1; 61:4; Deuteronomy 32:11; Ruth 2:12; Matthew 23:37
his truth
89:23,24; 138:2; Genesis 15:1; Isaiah 43:1,2; Mark 13:31; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:17,18

Verse 5
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Thou
3:6; 27:1-3; 46:2; 112:7; Job 5:19-27; Proverbs 28:1; Isaiah 43:2; Matthew 8:26; Hebrews 13:6
terror
3:5; 2 Kings 7:6; Job 4:13-15; 24:14-16; Proverbs 3:23-25; Isaiah 21:4; Luke 12:20,39
nor
Job 6:4; Lamentations 3:12,13

Verse 6
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
pestilence
121:5,6; Exodus 12:29,30; 2 Kings 19:35
destruction
Numbers 16:48; 2 Samuel 24:15; Matthew 24:6,7; 1 Corinthians 10:3-10

Verse 7
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
32:6; Genesis 7:23; Exodus 12:12,13; Numbers 14:37,38; Joshua 14:10

Verse 8
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Only
37:34; 58:10,11; 92:11; Proverbs 3:25,26; Malachi 1:5
reward
Isaiah 3:11; Hebrews 2:2

Verse 9
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
Because
2; 142:4,5; 146:5,6
most high
1; 71:3; 90:1

Verse 10
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
There
121:7; Proverbs 12:21; Romans 8:25
neither
Deuteronomy 7:15; Job 5:24

Verse 11
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
For
34:7; 71:3; 2 Kings 6:16,17; Matthew 4:6; Luke 4:10,11; Hebrews 1:14
in all
Proverbs 3:6; Isaiah 31:1; Jeremiah 2:18

Verse 12
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
They
Isaiah 46:3; 63:9
lest
37:24; Job 5:23; Proverbs 3:23

Verse 13
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
tread
Judges 14:5,6; Job 5:23; 1 Samuel 17:37; Daniel 6:22; 2 Timothy 4:17
adder
or, asp.
58:4; Mark 16:18; Acts 28:3-6; Romans 3:13; 16:20
the dragon
Isaiah 27:1; Revelation 12:9; 20:1,2

Verse 14
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
set
9; 1 Chronicles 29:3; John 14:23; 16:27; Romans 8:28; James 1:12; 2:5
I will set
59:1; *marg:; 89:16,17; Isaiah 33:16; Philippians 2:9-11
known
9:10; John 17:3; Galatians 4:9

Verse 15
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
He shall
10:17; 18:3,4,15; Isaiah 58:9; 65:24; Jeremiah 29:12,13; 33:3; Romans 10:12,13; Hebrews 5:7
I will be
23:4; 138:7; Isaiah 41:10; 43:1,2; Matthew 28:20; John 16:32; Acts 18:9,10; 2 Timothy 4:17
deliver
37:40; 2 Corinthians 1:9,10
honour
1 Samuel 2:30; John 5:44; 12:26,43; 1 Peter 1:21; 3:22; 5:4; Revelation 3:21

Verse 16
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
With long life
Heb. With length of days.
21:4; Genesis 25:8; Job 5:26; Proverbs 3:2,16; 22:4; Isaiah 65:20-22
shew
16:11; 50:23; Isaiah 45:17; Luke 2:30; 3:6

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 91:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-91.html.

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