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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 92

 

 

Introduction
1The prophet exhorts to praise God,
4for his great works;
6for his judgments on the wicked;
10and for his goodness to the godly.

Verse 1
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
A. M. cir 3464. B.C. cir 540. (Title.) A Psalm. Calmet and others suppose this Psalm to have been composed by some of the Levites during or near the close of the Babylonian captivity, acknowledging the mercy of God, and foreseeing the destruction of their enemies, and their own return to Jerusalem and the temple service
for
Isaiah 58:13,14; Hebrews 4:9; *marg:; Revelation 4:8-11
good
33:1; 50:23; 52:9; 54:6; 73:28; 107:1,8,15,21,22; 135:3; 147:1; Ephesians 5:19; Hebrews 13:15
most
8; 82:6; Isaiah 57:15; Daniel 4:34-37; 5:18; Acts 7:48,49

Verse 2
To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
shew
71:15; 89:1,2; 145:2; Isaiah 63:7; Lamentations 3:22,23; John 1:17
every night
Heb. in the nights.
42:8; 77:2; Job 35:10; Acts 16:25

Verse 3
Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
instrument
33:2; 57:8; 68:25; 81:2,3; 149:3; 150:3-5; 1 Chronicles 15:16; 25:6; 2 Chronicles 23:5; 2 Chronicles 29:25
the harp, etc
or, the solemn sound with the harp. a solemn sound. Heb. Higgaion.
9:16

Verse 4
For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
64:10; 104:31,34; 106:47,48; 126:3; 145:6,7; Isaiah 61:2-11; 65:13,14; Isaiah 66:10,11; Jeremiah 31:7,11-13; Zephaniah 3:14-16; Luke 1:47; John 16:22; 2 Corinthians 2:14; Revelation 18:20

Verse 5
O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
O Lord
40:5; 66:3; 104:24; 111:2; 145:3,4; Revelation 15:3
thoughts
139:17; Isaiah 28:29; 55:8,9; Jeremiah 23:20; Romans 11:33,34
deep
64:6; Ecclesiastes 7:24; 1 Corinthians 2:10

Verse 6
A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
A brutish
32:9; 73:22; 94:8; Proverbs 30:2; Isaiah 1:3; Jeremiah 10:14; 1 Corinthians 2:14
a fool
14:1; 49:10; 75:4; Proverbs 1:22; 24:7; Luke 12:20

Verse 7
When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
wicked
37:1,2,35,38; 90:5,6; 103:15,16; Isaiah 37:27; 40:6,7; James 1:10,11; 1 Peter 1:24
workers
73:12,18-20; Job 12:6; 21:7-12; Jeremiah 12:1,2; Malachi 3:15; 4:1
it is that
37:35,36,38; 73:18-20; 1 Samuel 25:36-38; Proverbs 1:32; Luke 16:19-25

Verse 8
But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.
art most
56:2; 83:18; 102:26,27; Exodus 18:11; Ecclesiastes 5:8; Daniel 4:34,35; Acts 12:1,22-24

Verse 9
For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
For
21:8,9; 37:20; 68:1,2; 73:27; 89:10; Judges 5:31; Luke 19:27; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
scattered
1:4; 59:11; 68:30; Leviticus 26:33; Numbers 10:35; Deuteronomy 28:64; Isaiah 17:13; Ezekiel 5:12; Matthew 7:23; Luke 21:24

Verse 10
But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
But
89:17,24; 112:9; 132:17; 148:14; 1 Samuel 2:1,10; Luke 1:69
an unicorn
Numbers 23:22; 24:8; 1 John 2:20
I shall
23:5; 45:7; 2 Corinthians 1:21

Verse 11
Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
37:34; 54:7; 59:10; 91:8; 112:8

Verse 12
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
righteous
7; 52:8; Isaiah 55:13; 65:22; Hosea 14:5,6
cedar
104:16; 148:9; Amos 2:9; See notes on 1; 4:33; 6:29.

Verse 13
Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Those
Isaiah 60:21; Romans 6:5; 11:17; Ephesians 3:17
shall flourish
Isaiah 61:3; 2 Peter 3:18
in the
100:4; 135:2; 2 Chronicles 4:9

Verse 14
They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
They
1:3; Matthew 3:10; John 15:2-5; Galatians 5:22,23; Philippians 1:11; Jude 1:12
in old age
71:18; 1 Chronicles 29:1-30; Job 17:9; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 46:4; Jeremiah 17:8
flourishing
Heb. green.
Ezekiel 47:12

Verse 15
To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
To shew
John 10:27-29; 15:1-3; 1 Corinthians 1:8,9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23,24; Titus 1:2; 1 Peter 1:4,5
my rock
18:2; 62:6; Deuteronomy 32:4
and
145:17; Zephaniah 3:5; Romans 9:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:6,7

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 92:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-92.html.

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