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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1The prophet complains of the desolation of the sanctuary.
10He moves God to help in consideration of his power;
18of his reproachful enemies, of his children, and of his covenant.
 
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Chapter 74

Verse 1
O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?


A. M. 3416. B.C. 588. (Title.) Maschil of Asaph. or, A Psalm for Asaph to give instruction
78:1; *title
O God
10:1; 42:9,11; 44:9; 60:1,10; 77:7; Jeremiah 31:37; 33:24-26; Romans 11:1,2
smoke
79:5; Deuteronomy 29:20
the sheep
79:13; 95:7; 100:3; Jeremiah 23:1; Ezekiel 34:8,31; Luke 12:32; John 10:26-30

Verse 2
Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
purchased
Exodus 15:16; Deuteronomy 9:29; Acts 20:28
rod
or, tribe. thine.
33:12; 106:40; 135:4; Deuteronomy 4:20; 32:9; Jeremiah 10:16
redeemed
Isaiah 51:11; 62:12; Titus 2:14; Revelation 5:9
this mount
48:1,2; 78:68,69; 132:13,14

Verse 3
Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.
Lift
44:23,26; Joshua 10:24; 2 Samuel 22:39-43; Isaiah 10:6; 25:10; 63:3-6; Micah 1:3
the perpetual
102:13,14; Nehemiah 1:3; 2:3,13; Isaiah 64:10,11; Daniel 9:17; Micah 3:12; Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:2
all
79:1; Jeremiah 52:13; Lamentations 1:10; Daniel 8:11-14; 9:27; 11:31; Mark 11:17

Verse 4
Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.
Thine
2 Chronicles 36:17; Lamentations 2:7; Luke 13:1; Revelation 13:6
they set
Jeremiah 6:1-5; Daniel 6:27; Matthew 24:15; Luke 21:20

Verse 5
A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
1 Kings 5:6; 2 Chronicles 2:14; Jeremiah 46:22,23

Verse 6
But now they break down the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.
1 Kings 6:18,29,32,35

Verse 7
They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.
cast fire into thy sanctuary
Heb. sent thy sanctuary into the fire.
2 Kings 25:9; Isaiah 64:11; Matthew 22:7
defiled
89:39; Ezekiel 24:21
dwelling
Exodus 20:24; Deuteronomy 12:5; 1 Kings 8:20

Verse 8
They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
said
83:4; 137:7; Esther 3:8,9
destroy
Heb. break. all the synagogues.
2 Kings 2:3,5; 4:23; 2 Chronicles 17:9; Matthew 4:23

Verse 9
We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
We see
Exodus 12:13; 13:9,10; Judges 6:17; Ezekiel 20:12; Hebrews 2:4
no more
1 Samuel 3:1; Amos 8:11; Micah 3:6

Verse 10
O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?
13:1,2; 79:4,5; 89:46,50,51; Daniel 12:6; Revelation 6:10

Verse 11
Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom.
withdrawest
Isaiah 64:12; Lamentations 2:3
pluck it out
As the outward habit of the easterns has no sleeves, the hands and arms are frequently covered with the folds of the robe; and, in order to do anything, the hand must be disentangled, and drawn out.
44:23; 78:65,66

Verse 12
For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
God
44:4; Exodus 19:5,6; Numbers 23:21,22; Isaiah 33:22
working
Exodus 15:2-15; Judges 4:23,24; 1 Samuel 19:5; Isaiah 63:8; Habakkuk 3:12-14

Verse 13
Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.
divide
Heb. break.
66:6; 78:13; 106:8,9; 136:13-18; Exodus 14:21; Nehemiah 9:11; Isaiah 11:15,16
brakest
Exodus 14:28; Isaiah 51:9,10; Ezekiel 29:3
dragons
or, whales.
Ezekiel 32:2

Verse 14
Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
leviathan
104:25,26; Job 3:8; *marg:; Job 41:1-34; Isaiah 27:1; Revelation 20:2
meat
72:9; Exodus 12:35,36; 14:30; Numbers 14:9

Verse 15
Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.
cleave
105:41; Exodus 17:5,6; Numbers 20:11; Isaiah 48:21
flood
Joshua 3:13-17; 2 Kings 2:8,14; Isaiah 11:16; 44:27; Habakkuk 3:9; *marg:; Revelation 16:12
mighty rivers
Heb. rivers of strength.

Verse 16
The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
The day
136:7-9; Genesis 1:3-5
prepared
8:3; 19:1-6; 136:7-9; Genesis 1:14-18; Matthew 5:45

Verse 17
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.
set
24:1,2; Deuteronomy 32:8; Acts 17:26
made summer
Heb. made them summer.
Genesis 8:22; Acts 14:17

Verse 18
Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
Remember
22; 89:50,51; 137:7; Isaiah 62:6,7; *marg:; Revelation 16:19
the foolish
41:1; 39:8; 94:2-8; Deuteronomy 32:27; Isaiah 37:23,24; Ezekiel 20:14

Verse 19
O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.
turtle-dove
68:13; Song of Solomon 2:14; 4:1; 6:9; Isaiah 60:8; Matthew 10:16
forget
68:10; 72:2; Zephaniah 3:12; James 2:5,6

Verse 20
Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.
Have
89:28,34-36,39; 105:8; 106:45; Genesis 17:7,8; Exodus 24:6-8; Leviticus 26:40-45; Deuteronomy 9:27; 2 Samuel 23:5; Jeremiah 33:20-26; Luke 1:72-75; Hebrews 8:10
the dark
Deuteronomy 12:31; Romans 1:29-31; Ephesians 4:17,18
habitations
5:8; Genesis 49:5-7

Verse 21
O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.
O let not
9:18; 12:5; 102:19-21; 109:22; Isaiah 45:17
poor
102:21; Ezra 3:11; Jeremiah 33:11

Verse 22
Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
Arise
9:19,20; 79:9,10
remember
18; 75:4,5; 89:50,51; Isaiah 52:5

Verse 23
Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.
Forget
10:11,12; 13:1
tumult
4; 2:1,2; Isaiah 37:29; Lamentations 2:16; Revelation 17:14
increaseth
Heb. ascendeth.
Jonah 1:2


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalm 74". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=074>.  

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