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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter 85

Overview
1   The Psalmist, out of the experience of former mercies, prays for the continuance thereof.
8   He promises to wait thereon, out of confidence of God's goodness.

Verse 1
LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.


A. M. 3468. B.C. 536. (Title.) for. or, of
42:1; *title
Lord
Leviticus 26:42; Joel 2:18; Zechariah 1:16
favourable unto
or, well pleased with.
77:7
thou hast
14:7; 126:1,2; Ezra 1:11; 2:1; Jeremiah 30:18; 31:23; Ezekiel 39:25; Joel 3:1

Verse 2
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
forgiven
32:1; 79:8,9; Jeremiah 50:20; Micah 7:18; Acts 13:39; Colossians 2:13

Verse 3
Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
taken
Isaiah 6:7; 12:1; 54:7-10; John 1:29
turned, etc
or, turned thine anger from waxing hot.
Exodus 32:11,22; Deuteronomy 13:17

Verse 4
Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
turn us
The Israelites were not restored from their captivity all at once: a few returned with Zerubbabel, some more with Ezra and Nehemiah; but a great number still remained in Babylonia, Media, Assyria, etc.; and therefore the Psalmist prays for a complete restoration.
80:3,7,19; Jeremiah 31:18; Lamentations 5:21; Malachi 4:6
O God
25:2; 27:1; Micah 7:7,18-20; John 4:22
cause
78:38; Isaiah 10:25; Daniel 9:16

Verse 5
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
angry
74:1; 77:9; 79:5; 80:4; 89:46; Isaiah 64:9-12; Micah 7:18
draw
Luke 21:24; Revelation 18:21-23

Verse 6
Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
revive
80:18; 138:7; Ezra 9:8,9; Isaiah 57:15; Hosea 6:2; Habakkuk 3:2
people
53:6; Ezra 3:11-13; Jeremiah 33:11

Verse 7
Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.
50:23; 91:16; Jeremiah 42:12

Verse 8
I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
hear
Habakkuk 2:1; Hebrews 12:25
for he
29:11; Isaiah 57:19; Zechariah 9:10; John 14:27; 20:19,26; Acts 10:36; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Ephesians 2:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:16
to his
50:5; Ephesians 1:1,2
but
130:4; John 5:14; 8:11; Acts 3:26; Galatians 4:9; 2 Timothy 2:19; Hebrews 10:26-29; 2 Peter 2:20-22; Revelation 2:4,5; 3:19
folly
Genesis 34:7; 1 Samuel 25:25; Proverbs 25:11; 27:22

Verse 9
Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
Surely
24:4,5; 50:23; 119:155; Isaiah 46:13; Mark 12:32-34; John 7:17; Acts 10:2-4; Acts 11:13,14; 13:16
glory
Isaiah 4:5; Ezekiel 26:20; Haggai 2:7-9; Zechariah 2:5,8; Luke 2:32; John 1:14

Verse 10
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Mercy
89:14; 100:5; Exodus 34:6,7; Micah 7:20; Luke 1:54,55; John 1:17
righteousness
72:3; Isaiah 32:16-18; 45:24; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Luke 2:14; Romans 3:25,26; 5:1,21; Hebrews 7:2

Verse 11
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Truth
Isaiah 4:2; 45:8; 53:2; John 14:6; 1 John 5:20,21
righteousness
Isaiah 42:21; Matthew 3:17; 17:5; Luke 2:14; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:6

Verse 12
Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
the Lord
84:11; Micah 6:8; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Ephesians 1:3; James 1:17
our land
67:6; 72:16; Isaiah 30:23,24; 32:15; Matthew 13:8,23; Acts 2:41; 21:20; *Gr:; 1 Corinthians 3:6-9

Verse 13
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
Righteousness
72:2,3; 89:14; Isaiah 58:8
shall set
119:35; Matthew 20:27,28; John 13:14-16,34; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 5:1,2; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 12:1,2; 1 Peter 2:18-24; 4:1; 1 John 2:6

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalm 85". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=085>.