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Psalms 56

Overview

Psalms 56:1, David, praying to God in confidence of his word, complains of his enemies; Psalms 56:9, He professes his confidence in God’s word, and promises to praise him.

rechokim. Or, as it may be rendered, “concerning the dumb dove (or oppressed band) in distant places,” i.e., David, or his companions; though some consider it as the name of a tune, and others a musical instrument.

Verse 1

Michtam: or, a golden Psalm, Psalms 16:1, Psalms 57:1, Psalms 58:1, Psalms 59:1, Psalms 60:1, *titles

when: 1 Samuel 21:11-15, 1 Samuel 29:4

Be: Psalms 31:9, Psalms 57:1-3, Psalms 59:10, Psalms 69:13-16, Psalms 136:10, Psalms 136:15, Psalms 136:17-20, Psalms 143:12

swallow: Psalms 21:9, Psalms 27:2, Psalms 35:25, Psalms 57:3, Psalms 106:17, Psalms 124:3, Proverbs 1:12, Lamentations 2:2, Lamentations 2:5, Lamentations 2:16, Hosea 8:8, 1 Corinthians 15:54

Reciprocal: Job 35:9 - they make Psalms 4:1 - have mercy upon me Psalms 25:2 - let not Psalms 31:13 - fear Psalms 38:19 - But Psalms 86:3 - Be merciful Psalms 118:13 - General Psalms 119:134 - General Psalms 123:3 - Have mercy Psalms 138:7 - thou shalt stretch Isaiah 49:19 - they that Jeremiah 18:19 - Give Amos 8:4 - swallow Habakkuk 1:13 - the wicked 2 Corinthians 2:7 - swallowed

Verse 2

enemies: Heb. observers, Psalms 54:5

many: Psalms 3:1, Psalms 118:10-12, Acts 4:25-27, Revelation 16:14

most: Psalms 9:2, Psalms 91:1, Psalms 92:1, Psalms 92:8, Psalms 93:4, Isaiah 57:15, Daniel 5:18, Micah 6:6

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 17:16 - be swallowed Ezra 3:3 - for fear Job 35:9 - they make Psalms 21:9 - the Lord Psalms 25:19 - Consider Psalms 27:1 - of whom Psalms 35:25 - We have Psalms 38:19 - But Psalms 57:2 - God most Psalms 57:3 - from the reproach of him Psalms 59:10 - enemies Psalms 64:1 - preserve Psalms 119:134 - General Psalms 119:157 - Many Psalms 123:3 - Have mercy Psalms 124:3 - Then they Psalms 138:7 - thou shalt stretch Proverbs 1:12 - swallow Isaiah 49:19 - they that Lamentations 2:16 - We have swallowed Habakkuk 1:13 - the wicked 2 Corinthians 2:7 - swallowed 2 Corinthians 4:8 - yet

Verse 3

Psalms 34:4, Psalms 55:4, Psalms 55:5, 1 Samuel 21:10, 1 Samuel 21:12, 1 Samuel 30:6, 2 Chronicles 20:3, 2 Corinthians 1:8-10, 2 Corinthians 7:5, 2 Corinthians 7:6

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 6:9 - Now therefore Psalms 9:2 - O thou Psalms 27:13 - fainted Psalms 28:7 - heart Psalms 31:14 - Thou Psalms 42:5 - hope Psalms 112:7 - shall not Proverbs 18:10 - the righteous John 14:27 - afraid 2 Corinthians 4:8 - yet Ephesians 6:16 - the shield 1 Peter 5:7 - Casting

Verse 4

In God I will: Psalms 56:10, Psalms 56:11, Psalms 12:6, Psalms 19:7, Psalms 19:8, Psalms 119:89, Psalms 119:90, Psalms 119:160, Psalms 138:2, John 10:35

in God I have: Psalms 27:1, Psalms 46:1, Psalms 46:2, Psalms 118:6, Isaiah 31:3, Isaiah 41:10, Luke 12:4, Luke 12:5, Romans 8:31-39, Hebrews 13:6

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 30:6 - David 2 Chronicles 20:3 - feared Psalms 28:7 - heart Psalms 31:14 - Thou Psalms 60:6 - rejoice Psalms 71:22 - even Psalms 112:7 - shall not Psalms 119:42 - for I trust Psalms 119:58 - be merciful Psalms 119:147 - hoped Proverbs 18:10 - the righteous Ephesians 6:16 - the shield Hebrews 11:23 - and they 1 Peter 5:7 - Casting

Verse 5

they: Isaiah 29:20, Isaiah 29:21, Matthew 22:15, Matthew 26:61, Luke 11:54, John 2:19, 2 Peter 3:16

all: 1 Samuel 18:17, 1 Samuel 18:21, 1 Samuel 18:29, 1 Samuel 20:7, 1 Samuel 20:33, Jeremiah 18:18, Luke 22:3-6

Reciprocal: Genesis 50:20 - ye thought Psalms 27:11 - mine enemies Psalms 41:7 - against Psalms 89:51 - footsteps Jeremiah 18:22 - and hid Amos 7:11 - Jeroboam Matthew 26:57 - General Mark 12:13 - they send Acts 6:13 - set

Verse 6

gather: Psalms 2:1-3, Psalms 59:3, Psalms 71:10, Psalms 140:2, Matthew 26:3, Matthew 26:4, Matthew 26:57, Matthew 27:1, Acts 4:5, Acts 4:6, Acts 23:12-14

hide: Psalms 10:8-10, Psalms 64:2-6, Daniel 6:4

mark: Psalms 37:32, Psalms 57:6, Psalms 89:51, Job 14:16, Job 31:4, Jeremiah 20:10, Luke 20:20

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 4:11 - They shall not Psalms 27:11 - mine enemies Psalms 41:7 - against Psalms 49:5 - heels Psalms 59:10 - enemies Psalms 83:3 - They Psalms 142:3 - In the way Proverbs 1:11 - let us lay Proverbs 24:15 - Lay Daniel 6:6 - assembled together Mark 12:13 - they send Luke 11:54 - seeking

Verse 7

escape: Psalms 94:20, Psalms 94:21, Ecclesiastes 8:8, Isaiah 28:15, Jeremiah 7:10, Habakkuk 1:13

in thine: Psalms 55:9, Psalms 55:15, Psalms 55:23, Jeremiah 10:25, Jeremiah 18:19-23

Reciprocal: Psalms 49:5 - heels Romans 2:3 - that thou shalt

Verse 8

tellest: Psalms 105:13, Psalms 105:14, Psalms 121:8, Numbers 33:2-56, 1 Samuel 19:18, 1 Samuel 22:1-5, 1 Samuel 27:1, Isaiah 63:9, 2 Corinthians 11:26, Hebrews 11:8, Hebrews 11:13, Hebrews 11:38

put: Psalms 39:12, Psalms 126:5, Psalms 126:6, 2 Kings 20:5, Job 16:20, Revelation 7:17

are they: Psalms 139:16, Malachi 3:16, Matthew 10:30, Revelation 20:12

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:32 - blot me 2 Samuel 15:20 - go up and down Psalms 6:8 - for Psalms 30:5 - weeping Psalms 139:2 - knowest Isaiah 38:5 - I have seen Isaiah 65:6 - it is Daniel 12:1 - written

Verse 9

When: Psalms 118:11-13, Exodus 17:9-11, Jeremiah 33:3

then: Psalms 18:38-42, Psalms 27:2, John 18:6

for: Psalms 46:7, Psalms 46:11, Isaiah 8:9, Isaiah 8:10, Romans 8:31

Reciprocal: Exodus 17:11 - General 2 Samuel 22:4 - so 2 Samuel 22:18 - delivered Psalms 4:3 - the Lord Psalms 21:12 - Therefore Psalms 118:6 - The Lord Psalms 124:1 - The Lord Psalms 138:7 - thou shalt stretch Psalms 143:9 - flee unto thee Daniel 11:17 - upright ones 2 Corinthians 5:1 - we know 2 Timothy 1:12 - for I

Verse 10

Psalms 56:4, Psalms 60:6, Genesis 32:11, Matthew 24:35, Hebrews 6:18, 2 Peter 1:4

Reciprocal: Psalms 119:42 - for I trust Psalms 119:58 - be merciful Psalms 138:2 - for thou hast Ephesians 6:16 - the shield

Verse 11

I will not: Psalms 27:1, Psalms 112:7, Psalms 112:8, Isaiah 51:7, Isaiah 51:8, Isaiah 51:12, Isaiah 51:13

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 30:6 - David Psalms 11:1 - In the Psalms 42:5 - hope Psalms 56:4 - In God I will Psalms 118:6 - The Lord Psalms 119:42 - for I trust John 14:27 - afraid Romans 8:31 - If Ephesians 6:16 - the shield Hebrews 13:6 - I will

Verse 12

Thy: Psalms 66:13, Psalms 66:14, Psalms 76:11, Psalms 116:14-19, Psalms 119:106, Genesis 28:20-22, Genesis 35:1-3, Numbers 30:2-16, 1 Samuel 1:11, 1 Samuel 1:24-28, Ecclesiastes 5:4-6

I will: Psalms 9:1-3, Psalms 21:13, Psalms 59:16, Psalms 59:17, Isaiah 12:1

Reciprocal: Leviticus 22:18 - vows Numbers 21:2 - vowed Numbers 30:6 - she vowed Deuteronomy 23:21 - General 2 Samuel 15:8 - thy servant Job 22:27 - pay thy Psalms 22:25 - I will Psalms 50:14 - pay Psalms 61:5 - hast heard Psalms 65:1 - unto Psalms 132:2 - he sware Hebrews 13:6 - I will

Verse 13

For: Psalms 86:12, Psalms 86:13, Psalms 116:8, 2 Corinthians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, Hebrews 2:15, James 5:20

wilt: Psalms 17:5, Psalms 94:18, Psalms 145:14, 1 Samuel 2:9

walk: Psalms 116:9, Genesis 17:1, Isaiah 2:5, Isaiah 38:3

the light: Job 33:30, John 8:12, John 12:35, John 12:36, Ephesians 5:8-14, Revelation 21:23, Revelation 21:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:22 - General Numbers 21:2 - vowed Psalms 9:13 - thou Psalms 27:13 - in the Psalms 30:3 - brought Psalms 49:15 - God Psalms 49:19 - never Psalms 103:4 - redeemeth Psalms 107:20 - delivered Psalms 119:134 - General Psalms 142:5 - in the land Ecclesiastes 11:7 - the light 1 John 1:7 - If we

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 56". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-56.html.