Attention!
Partner with StudyLight.org as God uses us to make a difference for those displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine.
Click to donate today!

Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 36

Overview

Psalms 36:1, The grievous estate of the wicked; Psalms 36:8, The excellency of God’s mercy; Psalms 36:10, David prays for favour to God’s children.

This Psalm is supposed by some to have been composed by David at the beginning of Saul’s persecutions; but Calmet and others, on good grounds, are of opinion that it was written during the Babylonian captivity.

Verse 1

servant: Psalms 18:1, Psalms 90:1, *titles Psalms 143:12, Deuteronomy 34:5, 2 Timothy 2:24, Titus 1:1, James 1:1, 2 Peter 1:1, Jude 1:1, Revelation 1:1

The transgression: Or, rather, "The speech of transgression to the wicked is within his heart: there is no fear of God before his eyes;" for instead of libbi, "my heart," four manuscripts, have libbo, "his heart," which is also the reading of the LXX, Vulgate, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic, and Anglo-Saxon. 1 Samuel 15:13, 1 Samuel 15:14, Proverbs 20:11, Matthew 7:16-20, Matthew 12:33, Matthew 12:34, Titus 1:16

no: Psalms 112:1, Genesis 20:11, Proverbs 8:13, Proverbs 16:6, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Romans 3:18

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 25:18 - feared 1 Samuel 18:22 - commanded Job 1:8 - one Job 6:14 - he forsaketh Job 15:4 - castest off Psalms 5:9 - For Psalms 14:1 - They are Psalms 19:9 - The fear Psalms 54:3 - they have Psalms 86:14 - and have Jeremiah 2:19 - and that my Jeremiah 36:24 - they Hosea 5:4 - They will not frame their doings Malachi 3:5 - fear Luke 23:40 - Dost Acts 8:21 - for Revelation 14:7 - Fear

Verse 2

For he: Psalms 10:3, Psalms 49:18, Deuteronomy 29:19, Jeremiah 2:23, Jeremiah 2:34, Jeremiah 2:35, Jeremiah 17:9, Hosea 12:7, Hosea 12:8, Luke 10:29, Luke 16:14, Luke 16:15, Romans 7:9, Romans 10:3

until: etc. Heb. to find his iniquity to hate, 1 Samuel 15:18-24, 1 Chronicles 10:13, 1 Chronicles 10:14, Romans 3:9

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 15:14 - What meaneth 2 Samuel 14:32 - if there Proverbs 12:5 - counsels Proverbs 16:2 - the ways Proverbs 21:2 - right Proverbs 30:12 - that are Isaiah 5:18 - draw Luke 6:41 - but Titus 3:3 - hateful

Verse 3

The words: Psalms 5:9, Psalms 12:2, Psalms 12:3, Psalms 55:21, Psalms 58:3, Psalms 140:3, 1 Samuel 18:21, 1 Samuel 19:6, 1 Samuel 19:7, 1 Samuel 26:21, Matthew 22:15-18, Matthew 22:35

he hath: Psalms 125:5, 1 Samuel 11:6-13, 1 Samuel 13:13, 1 Samuel 13:14, 1 Samuel 15:26, 1 Samuel 16:14, Zephaniah 1:6, Hebrews 10:39, 1 John 2:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:8 - talked Joshua 23:12 - go back Ruth 1:15 - gone back 1 Samuel 15:11 - turned 2 Samuel 22:22 - have not 2 Chronicles 20:32 - departed not Nehemiah 6:8 - thou feignest Job 23:11 - his way Psalms 10:7 - and deceit Psalms 35:20 - but Psalms 50:19 - tongue Psalms 52:1 - mischief Psalms 101:3 - them Proverbs 2:13 - leave Proverbs 6:12 - walketh Jeremiah 34:11 - General Ezekiel 3:20 - When Ezekiel 18:24 - when Hosea 4:10 - left Hosea 8:3 - cast Amos 5:7 - leave Matthew 13:21 - dureth Matthew 15:18 - General Luke 11:25 - he findeth Romans 3:13 - with their 2 Peter 2:21 - to turn

Verse 4

deviseth: Psalms 38:12, 1 Samuel 19:11, Esther 5:14, Esther 6:4, Proverbs 4:16, Hosea 7:6, Hosea 7:7, Micah 2:1, Matthew 27:1, Acts 23:12

mischief: or, vanity

setteth: Proverbs 24:23, Isaiah 65:2, Jeremiah 6:16, Jeremiah 8:6, Jeremiah 9:2-9, Micah 6:8

abhorreth: Psalms 97:10, Job 15:16, Amos 5:15, Romans 1:32, Romans 12:9, Revelation 2:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:22 - that they are Judges 9:32 - by night 1 Kings 20:7 - seeketh mischief 2 Kings 8:15 - on the morrow Psalms 1:1 - way Psalms 7:16 - General Psalms 12:2 - They Psalms 26:10 - In Psalms 28:3 - mischief Psalms 35:20 - but Psalms 50:19 - tongue Psalms 119:104 - therefore Psalms 140:2 - imagine Proverbs 6:14 - he deviseth Proverbs 6:18 - heart Proverbs 21:10 - soul Ezekiel 11:2 - General Ezekiel 18:24 - when Ezekiel 38:10 - think an evil thought Zechariah 7:10 - imagine Romans 7:15 - what I hate 2 Peter 2:21 - to turn

Verse 5

mercy: Psalms 52:1, Psalms 57:10, Psalms 103:11, Psalms 108:4, Isaiah 55:7-9

faithfulness: Psalms 89:2, Psalms 92:2, Psalms 100:5, Matthew 24:35, Hebrews 6:18-20

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:10 - General 2 Chronicles 30:18 - The good Job 37:23 - in judgment Psalms 8:1 - thy Psalms 33:4 - all his Psalms 59:16 - sing aloud Psalms 71:19 - Thy righteousness Psalms 89:1 - thy faithfulness Psalms 97:6 - The heavens Psalms 138:2 - and praise Psalms 145:7 - abundantly Isaiah 55:9 - General Jeremiah 9:24 - lovingkindness Lamentations 3:23 - great Daniel 4:22 - thy greatness Acts 14:17 - in that Romans 2:2 - judgment 1 Corinthians 10:13 - but 1 Thessalonians 5:24 - Faithful

Verse 6

righteousness: Psalms 71:19, Psalms 97:2, Psalms 145:17, Genesis 18:25, Deuteronomy 32:4, Isaiah 45:19, Isaiah 45:21-24, Romans 3:25

great mountains: Heb. mountains of God, Exodus 9:28, 1 Samuel 14:15, *marg.

judgments: Psalms 77:19, Psalms 92:5, Job 11:7-9, Job 37:23, Isaiah 40:28, Jeremiah 12:1, Matthew 11:25, Matthew 11:26, Romans 11:33

thou: Psalms 104:14-35, Psalms 145:9, Psalms 147:9, Job 7:20, Jonah 4:11, Matthew 10:29, Matthew 10:30, 1 Timothy 4:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:19 - two Genesis 8:1 - the cattle Genesis 9:10 - General Numbers 22:32 - Wherefore 2 Chronicles 35:24 - died Nehemiah 9:6 - preservest Psalms 19:9 - judgments Psalms 33:4 - all his Psalms 73:16 - When Psalms 97:6 - The heavens Psalms 104:27 - General Psalms 119:142 - an everlasting Psalms 138:2 - and praise Proverbs 8:18 - durable Ecclesiastes 7:24 - General Ezekiel 1:16 - a wheel Ezekiel 10:10 - General Joel 2:22 - afraid Jonah 3:3 - So Zechariah 6:1 - and the Romans 2:2 - judgment

Verse 7

How: Psalms 31:19, Psalms 86:5, Psalms 86:15, Psalms 145:7, Psalms 145:8, Exodus 34:6, John 3:16, 1 John 3:1, 1 John 4:9, 1 John 4:10

excellent: Heb. precious, Psalms 139:17, 1 Peter 2:6, 1 Peter 2:7, 2 Peter 1:4

put their: Psalms 17:8, Psalms 57:1, Psalms 63:7, Psalms 91:4, Ruth 2:12, Luke 13:34

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 33:27 - refuge 2 Samuel 7:19 - And is this Psalms 13:5 - But Psalms 23:6 - goodness Psalms 30:5 - in his Psalms 34:8 - Lord Psalms 63:5 - my soul Psalms 69:16 - for thy Psalms 90:14 - satisfy Psalms 91:1 - under Psalms 109:21 - thy mercy Psalms 145:9 - good Psalms 145:19 - fulfil Song of Solomon 1:2 - thy love Isaiah 18:1 - shadowing Zechariah 9:17 - how great is his goodness Matthew 23:37 - even Mark 10:18 - that is Hebrews 2:13 - I will 1 John 4:16 - we

Verse 8

abundantly: Psalms 16:11, Psalms 17:15, Psalms 63:5, Psalms 65:4, Song of Solomon 5:1, Isaiah 25:6, Isaiah 55:1, Isaiah 55:2, Jeremiah 31:12-14, Zechariah 9:17, Matthew 5:6, John 7:37

satisfied: Heb. watered, Yirweyun, "they shall be saturated," as a thirsty field by showers from heaven. Isaiah 58:11

and thou: Psalms 16:11, Psalms 46:4, Job 20:17, Isaiah 43:20, Isaiah 48:21, Revelation 22:1-17

thy pleasures: Or, adanacha, "thy pleasure," as four manuscripts, read; in which there is probably a reference to the garden of Eden, and the river that ran through, and watered it.

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:28 - the fatness Deuteronomy 33:23 - O Job 36:16 - full Psalms 25:13 - dwell at ease Psalms 37:11 - delight Psalms 42:2 - thirsteth Psalms 65:11 - fatness Psalms 84:1 - How Psalms 90:14 - satisfy Psalms 132:15 - I will satisfy Psalms 145:19 - fulfil Song of Solomon 4:15 - a well Isaiah 30:23 - it shall Isaiah 48:18 - then had Isaiah 58:14 - delight Isaiah 66:11 - ye may suck Jeremiah 17:13 - forsaken Jeremiah 31:14 - my people Mark 10:18 - that is John 4:10 - living Ephesians 3:20 - exceeding Philippians 4:19 - according Hebrews 2:13 - I will Hebrews 6:17 - more 2 Peter 1:11 - abundantly Revelation 2:17 - to eat Revelation 7:17 - feed

Verse 9

For: Isaiah 12:3, Jeremiah 2:13, John 4:10, John 4:14, John 7:37-39, Revelation 21:6, Revelation 22:17

in thy: Psalms 27:1, Job 29:3, Proverbs 4:18, Isaiah 2:5, Isaiah 60:1, Isaiah 60:2, Isaiah 60:19, Malachi 4:2, John 1:8, John 1:9, John 8:12, 2 Corinthians 4:6, James 1:17, 1 Peter 2:9, 1 John 1:7, Revelation 21:23

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:20 - thy life Job 20:17 - the rivers Psalms 17:15 - I shall Psalms 42:2 - thirsteth Psalms 46:4 - a river Song of Solomon 4:15 - a well Jeremiah 17:13 - forsaken Daniel 2:22 - and the John 3:36 - see John 5:26 - hath life John 5:39 - ye think John 11:25 - the life John 12:46 - am Acts 17:28 - in him Ephesians 3:20 - exceeding Colossians 1:12 - in 1 John 1:5 - that God 1 John 2:8 - and the Revelation 7:17 - shall lead Revelation 22:5 - no night

Verse 10

continue: Heb. draw out at length, Psalms 103:17, Jeremiah 31:3, John 15:9, John 15:10, 1 Peter 1:5

that: Psalms 9:10, Jeremiah 22:16, Jeremiah 24:7, John 17:3, Hebrews 8:11

and thy: Psalms 7:8-10, Psalms 18:24, Psalms 18:25, Psalms 94:14, Psalms 94:15, Psalms 97:10, Psalms 97:11, Psalms 143:1, Psalms 143:2, Isaiah 51:6-8, 2 Timothy 4:7, 2 Timothy 4:8

Reciprocal: Job 24:1 - they that know Psalms 34:8 - Lord Psalms 145:7 - sing Micah 6:5 - know

Verse 11

foot: Psalms 10:2, Psalms 12:3-5, Psalms 119:51, Psalms 119:69, Psalms 119:85, Psalms 119:122, Psalms 123:3, Psalms 123:4, Job 40:11, Job 40:12, Isaiah 51:23, Daniel 4:37

hand: Psalms 16:8, Psalms 17:8-14, Psalms 21:7, Psalms 21:8, Psalms 62:6, Psalms 125:1-3, Romans 8:35-39

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 6:14 - think thou Psalms 31:20 - from Psalms 86:14 - O God Psalms 140:4 - Keep me Psalms 140:5 - The proud Ezekiel 3:26 - and shalt

Verse 12

There: Psalms 9:16, Psalms 55:23, Psalms 58:10, Psalms 58:11, Psalms 64:7-9, Judges 5:31, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation 15:4, Revelation 19:1-6

shall: Psalms 1:5, Psalms 18:38, Jeremiah 51:64

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 6:14 - think thou Psalms 7:16 - General Proverbs 10:29 - but Ezekiel 3:26 - and shalt Amos 8:14 - shall fall

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.
Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 36". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-36.html.