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Psalms 59

Overview

Psalms 59:1, David prays to be delivered from his enemies; Psalms 59:6, He complains of their cruelty; Psalms 59:8, He trusts in God; Psalms 59:11, He prays against them; Psalms 59:16, He praises God.

destroy not. A golden Psalm. Psalms 57:1, Psalms 58:1 *titles

Verse 1

Michtam: The seven poems of the celebrated Arabian poets who flourished before the time of Mohammed, called Moallakat, from being suspended on the walls of the temple of Mecca, were also called Modhabat, "golden," because they were written in letters of gold on the papyrus; and probably this is another reason why the six poems of David were called golden.

when: Judges 16:2, Judges 16:3, 1 Samuel 19:11-24, 2 Corinthians 11:32, 2 Corinthians 11:33

Deliver: Psalms 7:1, Psalms 7:2, Psalms 18:48, Psalms 71:4, Psalms 143:12, Luke 1:74, Luke 1:75, 2 Timothy 4:17, 2 Timothy 4:18

defend me: Heb. set me on high, Psalms 12:5, Psalms 91:14, Isaiah 33:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:11 - Deliver 2 Samuel 22:17 - he drew Psalms 38:19 - But Psalms 56:1 - Michtam Psalms 60:1 - Michtam Psalms 140:1 - Deliver

Verse 2

save: Psalms 26:9, Psalms 27:2, Psalms 55:23, Psalms 139:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:11 - Deliver 2 Samuel 22:17 - he drew Psalms 18:48 - liftest Psalms 25:3 - without Psalms 71:4 - out of the Hosea 6:8 - polluted with blood Habakkuk 1:4 - for

Verse 3

they: Psalms 10:9, Psalms 10:10, Psalms 37:32, Psalms 37:33, Psalms 38:12, Psalms 56:6, 1 Samuel 19:1, Proverbs 12:6, Micah 7:2, Acts 23:21

the mighty: Psalms 2:2, Acts 4:26, Acts 4:27

not: Psalms 7:3-6, Psalms 69:4, 1 Samuel 24:11, 1 Samuel 24:17, 1 Samuel 26:18, John 15:25

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:15 - done 1 Samuel 19:11 - sent messengers Psalms 54:3 - oppressors Psalms 64:4 - the perfect Psalms 94:21 - gather Psalms 109:3 - fought Psalms 119:86 - they Psalms 142:6 - for they Proverbs 3:29 - Devise not evil Proverbs 24:15 - Lay Daniel 6:7 - have consulted Matthew 22:15 - how Ephesians 4:14 - lie

Verse 4

run: 1 Samuel 19:12-24, Proverbs 1:16, Isaiah 59:7, Acts 23:15, Romans 3:15

awake: Psalms 5:6, Psalms 35:23, Psalms 44:23, Isaiah 51:9

help me: Heb. meet me

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:15 - done 1 Samuel 19:11 - sent messengers Job 8:6 - he would Job 21:27 - ye wrongfully Psalms 64:4 - the perfect Psalms 109:3 - fought Psalms 119:86 - they Habakkuk 1:4 - for

Verse 5

the God: Genesis 33:20, Exodus 3:15

visit: Exodus 20:5

the heathen: Psalms 9:15, Psalms 54:3, Isaiah 1:10, Amos 9:7, Romans 2:28, Romans 2:29, Romans 9:6

be not: Psalms 7:12, Psalms 7:13, Psalms 55:15, Isaiah 27:11, Ezekiel 18:27, Ezekiel 18:28, James 2:13

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 4:5 - cover not Nehemiah 13:29 - Remember Job 8:6 - he would Psalms 3:7 - Arise Psalms 7:6 - awake Psalms 44:23 - Awake Psalms 59:8 - heathen Jeremiah 18:23 - forgive

Verse 6

Psalms 59:14, 1 Samuel 19:11

Reciprocal: Psalms 22:16 - dogs Psalms 55:10 - Day

Verse 7

belch: Proverbs 15:2, *marg. Matthew 12:34

swords: Psalms 55:21, Psalms 57:4, Psalms 64:3-5, Psalms 109:2, Psalms 109:3, Proverbs 12:18

who: Psalms 10:11, Psalms 10:13, Psalms 73:11, Psalms 94:7-9, Job 22:12, Job 22:13, Jeremiah 33:24

Reciprocal: Job 19:2 - break me Psalms 52:1 - told Psalms 52:2 - like Psalms 64:5 - Who Psalms 94:4 - shall Psalms 120:4 - Sharp Psalms 140:3 - sharpened Proverbs 6:12 - walketh Isaiah 29:15 - Who seeth Lamentations 3:62 - lips Luke 6:45 - and an James 3:8 - an unruly

Verse 8

Thou: Psalms 2:4, Psalms 37:13, 1 Samuel 19:15, 1 Samuel 19:16, Proverbs 1:26

heathen: Psalms 59:5, Matthew 18:17

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 48:26 - and he also

Verse 9

his strength: Instead of uzzo, "his strength," fourteen manuscripts, read uzzee, "my strength." "O my strength, I will wait upon thee." Psalms 18:1, Psalms 18:1, Psalms 18:2, Psalms 27:1, Psalms 27:14, Psalms 46:1, Psalms 62:5, Psalms 62:6, Psalms 62:11, Isaiah 12:2, Isaiah 26:3, Isaiah 26:4, Isaiah 40:31, Matthew 6:13

God: Psalms 59:17, Psalms 62:2

defence: Heb. high place, Psalms 9:9, Psalms 20:1, Psalms 46:7,*marg. Isaiah 58:14, Habakkuk 3:19

Reciprocal: Psalms 59:16 - But Psalms 94:22 - But

Verse 10

The God: Psalms 59:17, 2 Corinthians 1:3, Ephesians 2:4, Ephesians 2:5, 1 Peter 5:10

prevent: Psalms 21:3, Psalms 79:8, Isaiah 65:24, 1 Thessalonians 4:15

let: Psalms 54:7, Psalms 91:8, Psalms 92:11, Psalms 112:8, 1 Samuel 26:10, 2 Samuel 1:11, 2 Samuel 1:12, 2 Samuel 1:17, Jeremiah 17:16, Luke 19:41-44, Romans 10:2, Romans 10:3

enemies: Heb. observers, Psalms 5:8, Psalms 54:5, *marg. Psalms 56:2, Psalms 56:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:30 - saw Psalms 56:1 - Be Psalms 59:16 - But Psalms 118:7 - therefore Jeremiah 20:12 - let me Obadiah 1:12 - looked

Verse 11

Slay: Genesis 4:12-15, Judges 1:6, Judges 1:7, Ecclesiastes 9:5, Ezekiel 12:15, Ezekiel 12:16, Ezekiel 14:22, Ezekiel 14:23, Revelation 9:6

scatter: Psalms 44:11, Psalms 52:5, Leviticus 26:33, Deuteronomy 4:27, Deuteronomy 28:64, Deuteronomy 30:3, Deuteronomy 30:4, Ezekiel 12:15, Luke 1:51, Luke 1:52, Luke 21:21

bring: Job 40:12

our shield: Psalms 3:3, Psalms 84:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:15 - Therefore Psalms 59:13 - Consume Psalms 60:1 - scattered Psalms 68:1 - be scattered Psalms 89:10 - scattered Psalms 92:9 - scattered

Verse 12

For the: Psalms 64:7, Psalms 64:8, Psalms 79:12, Psalms 120:3, Psalms 120:4, Psalms 140:9, Psalms 140:10, Proverbs 12:13, Proverbs 18:7, Matthew 12:36, Matthew 12:37, Matthew 27:25, Matthew 27:63

taken: Psalms 10:2, Proverbs 6:2, Proverbs 11:6

cursing: Psalms 109:17, Psalms 109:18, Hosea 4:2, Luke 23:5

Reciprocal: Job 2:10 - In all this Psalms 5:10 - let Psalms 10:7 - full Psalms 12:2 - They Psalms 28:4 - Give Psalms 31:18 - the lying Psalms 55:23 - O God Psalms 94:4 - shall Lamentations 3:62 - lips Luke 6:45 - and an Romans 3:14 - General James 3:9 - therewith curse

Verse 13

Consume: Psalms 59:11, Psalms 7:9, Numbers 14:34, Numbers 14:35, Numbers 32:13, Deuteronomy 2:14-16, Deuteronomy 7:22, Deuteronomy 7:23

and let: Psalms 46:10, Psalms 46:11, Psalms 83:18, Psalms 135:5, Psalms 135:6, 1 Samuel 17:46, 1 Samuel 17:47, 1 Kings 18:36, 1 Kings 18:37, 2 Kings 19:19, Isaiah 54:5, Ezekiel 38:23, Ezekiel 39:7, Daniel 4:25

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:7 - consumed Psalms 5:10 - let Psalms 28:4 - Give Psalms 55:15 - Let death Psalms 55:23 - O God Psalms 90:7 - For we Psalms 93:1 - Lord Psalms 96:10 - the Lord Psalms 104:35 - sinners Psalms 109:17 - General Isaiah 37:20 - that all Isaiah 52:7 - Thy God

Verse 14

at evening: Psalms 59:6, Psalms 22:16

Reciprocal: Psalms 55:10 - Day

Verse 15

wander: Psalms 109:10, Job 15:23, Job 30:1-7, Isaiah 8:21

for meat: Heb. to eat, Deuteronomy 28:48, Deuteronomy 28:53-58, 2 Kings 6:25-29, Lamentations 4:4, Lamentations 4:5, Lamentations 4:9, Lamentations 4:10, Lamentations 5:9, Matthew 24:7, Matthew 24:8

grudge: etc. or, if they be not satisfied, then they will stay all night

if: Isaiah 56:11, Micah 3:5

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 19:11 - sent messengers 2 Samuel 15:20 - go up and down Psalms 37:25 - nor his seed Psalms 55:10 - Day James 5:9 - Grudge not

Verse 16

But: Psalms 59:9, Psalms 59:10, Psalms 21:13, Psalms 106:8, Psalms 145:11, Exodus 15:6, Job 37:23

sing aloud: Psalms 31:7, Psalms 36:5, Psalms 86:13, Psalms 89:1, Psalms 101:1, Romans 15:9, Ephesians 1:6, Ephesians 1:7

morning: Psalms 5:3, Psalms 30:5, Psalms 143:8, 1 Samuel 19:11, 1 Samuel 19:12

for thou: Psalms 4:1, Psalms 61:2, Psalms 61:3, 1 Samuel 17:37, 2 Corinthians 1:10, Ephesians 3:20

day: Psalms 77:2, Psalms 116:1-5, Psalms 138:7, Jeremiah 30:7, Hebrews 5:7

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:3 - my refuge Psalms 56:12 - I will Psalms 94:22 - But Jeremiah 17:17 - thou Nahum 1:7 - in the

Verse 17

O my: Psalms 18:1, Psalms 46:1

for: Psalms 59:9, Psalms 59:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:2 - strength Psalms 56:12 - I will Psalms 62:2 - defence Psalms 94:22 - But Psalms 140:7 - the strength

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 59". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-59.html.