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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Psalm 118

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Verse 1

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O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

A. M. 2962. B.C. 1042. (Title.) This Psalm was probably composed by David after Nathan's prophetic address; and sung by alternate choirs at some public festival. It largely partakes of David's spirit, and everywhere shews the hand of a master; the style is grand and sublime; the subject noble and majestic

29 103:17 106:1 107:1 136:1 1 Chronicles 16:8,34 Jeremiah 33:11

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Verse 2

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Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

115:9-11 135:19,20 145:10 147:19,20 Galatians 6:16 Hebrews 13:15 1 Peter 2:9,10

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Verse 3

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Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

134:1-3 1 Peter 2:5 Revelation 1:6 4:7-11 5:8-10

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Verse 4

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Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

22:23 Revelation 19:5

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Verse 5

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I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

called

18:6 40:1-3 77:2 107:13,19 116:3,4 120:1 130:1,2 Genesis 32:7,9-11 1 Samuel 30:6-8 Mark 14:31-36

in distress

Heb. out of distress.

130:1

set me

18:19 31:8

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Verse 6

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The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

The Lord

27:1-3 46:1,11 56:4,9,11 146:5 Isaiah 51:12 Jeremiah 20:11 Micah 7:8-10 Romans 8:31 Hebrews 13:6

on my side

Heb. for me.

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Verse 7

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The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

taketh

54:4 55:18 1 Chronicles 12:18

therefore

54:7 59:10 92:11 112:8

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Verse 8

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It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

40:4 62:8,9 Jeremiah 17:5-7 Micah 7:5-7

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Verse 9

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It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

than to put

146:3-5 Isaiah 30:2,3,15-17 31:1,8 36:6,7 Ezekiel 29:7

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Verse 10

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All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.

All nations

2 Samuel 5:1-25 8:1-18 10:1-19 Zechariah 12:3 14:1-3 Revelation 19:19-21 20:8,9

destroy them

Heb. cut them off.

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Verse 11

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They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

22:12-16 88:17 1 Samuel 23:26 1 Chronicles 19:10

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Verse 12

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They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

like bees

Deuteronomy 1:44

quenched

83:14,15 Ecclesiastes 7:6 Isaiah 27:4 Nahum 1:10

in the name

8:9 20:1,5 1 Samuel 17:45 2 Samuel 23:6 1 Chronicles 14:10,11,14-16 2 Chronicles 14:11,12 2 Chronicles 16:7-9 20:17-22 22:7,8

destroy them

Heb. cut them down.

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Verse 13

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Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

18:17,18 56:1-3 1 Samuel 20:3 25:29 2 Samuel 17:1-3 Micah 7:8 Matthew 4:1-11 Hebrews 2:14

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Verse 14

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The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

is my strength

18:2 Exodus 15:2-6 Isaiah 12:2 45:17,22-25 Matthew 1:21-23

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Verse 15

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The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

voice

30:11,12 32:11 33:1 119:54,111 Deuteronomy 12:12 Isaiah 51:11 65:13 Acts 2:46,47 16:34 Revelation 18:20 19:1-5

the right

44:3 45:4 60:12 89:13 98:1 Isaiah 51:9,10

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Verse 16

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The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

right hand

Exodus 15:6 Acts 2:32-36

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Verse 17

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I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

die

6:5 Isaiah 38:16-20 Habakkuk 1:12 John 11:4 Romans 14:7-9

declare

40:5,10 71:17,18 73:28 107:22 119:13 145:4 Jeremiah 51:10

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Verse 18

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The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

chastened

66:10-12 94:12,13 2 Samuel 12:10 13:1-39 16:1-23 Job 5:17,18 Job 33:16-30 Proverbs 3:11,12 Jonah 2:6 1 Corinthians 11:32 2 Corinthians 1:9-11 6:9 Hebrews 12:10,11

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Verse 19

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Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:

Open

Isaiah 26:2 Revelation 22:14

I will go

9:13,14 66:13-15 95:2 100:4 116:18,19 Isaiah 38:20,22

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Verse 20

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This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.

This gate

Dr. Kennicott supposes that this verse was sung by the priest, the next by the king, the three next by a chorus of people, the 25th by the king, the two next by the priest, the 28th by the king, and the last the grand chorus of the whole assembly.

24:3,4,7,9 Isaiah 26:2 35:8-10 Revelation 21:24-27 22:14,15

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Verse 21

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I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

22:23,24 69:33,34 116:1

and art

14 Exodus 15:2 Isaiah 12:2 49:8

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Verse 22

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The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

The stone

Matthew 21:42 Mark 12:10,11 Luke 20:17 Acts 4:11 Ephesians 2:20-22 1 Peter 2:4-8

the head

Zechariah 4:7

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Verse 23

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This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

the Lord's doing

Heb. from the Lord.

Acts 2:32-36 3:14,15 5:31,32 Ephesians 1:19-22

it is

Job 5:9 Acts 4:13 13:41

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Verse 24

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This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

the day

Zechariah 3:9 Matthew 28:1-8 John 20:19,20 Acts 20:7 Revelation 1:10

we will

84:10 1 Kings 8:66 2 Chronicles 20:26-28 Nehemiah 8:10 Isaiah 58:13

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Verse 25

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Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

Save

20:9 22:21 69:1,13

send now

90:17

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Verse 26

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Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

Blessed

Zechariah 4:7 Matthew 21:9 23:39 Mark 11:9,10 Luke 19:38 John 12:13

we have

134:3 Numbers 6:23-26

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Verse 27

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God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

God

1 Kings 18:21,39

shewed

18:28 37:6 Esther 8:16 Isaiah 9:2 60:1 Micah 7:9 Malachi 4:2 John 8:12 1 Peter 2:9

bind

51:18,19 1 Kings 8:63,64 1 Chronicles 29:21 Hebrews 13:15

the horns

Exodus 27:2 38:2

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Verse 28

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Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

my God

145:1 146:2 Exodus 15:2 Isaiah 12:2 25:1,9

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Verse 29

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O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

1 103:17 Ezra 3:11 Isaiah 63:7