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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Psalm 75

Chapter 75

Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

A. M. 3294. B.C. 710. (Title.) Al-tas-chith. or, Destroy not

57:1 58:1 *titles

A Psalm

Some consider this Psalm to have been written by David on his accession to the throne over all Israel; others refer it to the time of the captivity, considering it as a continuation of the subject in the preceding; but Bp. Patrick and others are of opinion that it was composed by Asaph to commemorate the overthrow of Sennacherib's army, 2 Ki 19:1.

of Asaph

or, for Asaph.

for that

76:1 138:2 Exodus 23:21 34:6,7 Jeremiah 10:6


Deuteronomy 4:7,33,34

When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.


78:70-72 101:2 2 Samuel 2:4 5:3 8:15 23:3,4

receive the congregation

or, take a set time.

Ecclesiastes 3:17 John 7:6 Acts 1:7 17:31

The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.


60:1-3 78:60-72 1 Samuel 31:1-7 Isaiah 24:1-12

I bear

1 Samuel 18:7 25:28 2 Samuel 5:2 Isaiah 49:8 Hebrews 1:3


1 Samuel 2:8

I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:

I said

82:2-8 94:8 Proverbs 1:22 8:5 9:6


89:17 148:14 Daniel 7:20,21 Zechariah 1:21

Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.


Exodus 32:9 Deuteronomy 31:27 2 Chronicles 30:8 Isaiah 48:4 Ezekiel 2:4 Acts 7:51

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.


Heb. desert.

But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.


50:6 58:11

he putteth

113:7,8 1 Samuel 2:7,8 15:23,28 16:1 2 Samuel 3:17,18 5:2 6:21 Jeremiah 27:4-8 Daniel 2:22,37 5:18 Luke 1:52 John 15:16 Romans 11:15 Galatians 1:15

For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.

For in

11:6 60:3 Job 21:20 Isaiah 51:17,22 Jeremiah 25:15,17,27,28 Revelation 14:9,10 16:19

it is full

Alluding to the medicated wine or potion of stupifying drugs given to criminals to drink previous to their execution.

Proverbs 23:30 Isaiah 5:22

but the dregs


But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.


9:14 104:33 145:1,2

All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

All the horns

101:8 Jeremiah 48:25 Zechariah 1:20,21

but the horns

89:17 92:10 148:14 Luke 1:69