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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1David strengthens his prayer by the consciousness of his religion;
5by the goodness and power of God.
11He desires the continuance of former grace.
14Complaining of the proud, he craves some token of God's goodness.
 
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Chapter 86

Verse 1
Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.


(Title
&) A Prayer of David. or a prayer, being a Psalm of David. This Psalm is supposed to have been composed by David either when persecuted by Saul, or driven from Jerusalem by Absalom.
102:1; 142:1; *titles
Bow
31:2; Isaiah 37:17; Daniel 9:18
for I am
10:14; 34:6; 40:17; 72:12-14; 102:17; 119:22; 140:12; Isaiah 66:2; Matthew 5:3; Luke 4:18; James 1:9,10; 2:5

Verse 2
Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
Preserve
4:3; 37:28; 119:94; 1 Samuel 2:9; John 10:27-29; 17:11; 1 Peter 5:3-5
holy
or, one whom thou favourest.
18:19; Deuteronomy 7:7,8; Romans 9:18,23,24
save
119:124,125; 143:12; John 12:26
trusteth
13:5; 16:1; 31:1; Isaiah 26:3,4; Romans 15:12,13; Ephesians 1:12,13

Verse 3
Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
Be merciful
56:1; 57:1
for I
55:17; 88:9; Luke 2:37; 11:8-13; 18:7; Ephesians 6:18
daily
or, all the day.
25:5

Verse 4
Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
Rejoice
51:12; Isaiah 61:3; 65:18; 66:13,14
do
25:1; 62:8; 143:8

Verse 5
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
thou
15; 25:8; 36:7; 52:1; 69:16; 119:68; 130:7; 145:8,9; Exodus 34:6; Joel 2:13; 1 John 4:8,9
ready
Nehemiah 9:17; Isaiah 55:7; Daniel 9:9; Micah 7:18
plenteous
103:8; 130:4,7; Joel 2:13; Romans 5:20,21; Ephesians 1:6-8; 2:4
unto all
145:18; Jeremiah 33:3; Ezekiel 36:33,37; Luke 11:9,10; John 4:10; Acts 2:21; Romans 10:12,13

Verse 6
Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
5:1,2; 17:1; 130:2

Verse 7
In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
18:6; 34:4-6; 50:15; 55:16-18; 77:1,2; 91:15; 142:1,3; Isaiah 26:16; Lamentations 3:55-57; Jonah 2:2; Luke 22:44; Hebrews 5:7

Verse 8
Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.
Among
89:6,8; Exodus 15:11; Isaiah 40:18,25; Jeremiah 10:6,7,16; Daniel 3:29
neither
136:4; Deuteronomy 3:24; 4:34

Verse 9
All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
All
22:27-31; 66:4; 67:7; 72:8,19; 102:15,18; Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:9; 43:7; Isaiah 59:19; 66:23; Zechariah 14:9; Romans 11:25; Revelation 11:15; 15:4; 20:3
glorify
Romans 15:9; Ephesians 1:12; 1 Peter 2:9

Verse 10
For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
For
8; 72:18; 77:14,15; 145:3-5; Exodus 15:11; Job 11:7; Daniel 6:26,27; Acts 2:19-22; 4:30; Romans 15:18,19; Hebrews 2:4
God
Deuteronomy 6:3,4; 32:39; Isaiah 37:16,20; 44:6-8; Mark 12:29; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Ephesians 4:6

Verse 11
Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
Teach
5:8; 25:4,12; 27:11; 119:33,73; 143:8-10; Job 34:32; John 6:45,46; Ephesians 4:21
I will
26:3; 119:30; Malachi 2:6; 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:3,4
unite
Jeremiah 32:38,39; Hosea 10:2; 14:8; Zephaniah 1:5; Matthew 6:22-24; John 17:20,21; Acts 2:46; 1 Corinthians 6:17; 10:21; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Colossians 3:17,22,23

Verse 12
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
praise
34:1; 103:1-3; 104:33; 145:1-5; 146:1,2; 1 Chronicles 29:13,20; Isaiah 12:1; Revelation 5:9-13; 19:5,6
with all
9:1; Deuteronomy 6:5; Proverbs 3:5,6; Acts 8:37; Ephesians 5:19
glorify
Romans 15:6; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 10:31

Verse 13
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
great
57:10; 103:8-12; 108:4; Luke 1:58
and thou
16:10; 56:13; 88:6; 116:8; Job 33:18,22,24,28; Isaiah 38:17; Jonah 2:3-6; 1 Thessalonians 1:10
hell
or, grave.

Verse 14
O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.
O God
36:11; 54:3; 119:51,69,85; 140:5; 2 Samuel 15:1-12
assemblies
2 Samuel 16:20-23; 17:1,14; Matthew 26:3,4; 27:1,2; Acts 4:27,28
violent
Heb. terrible. and have.
10:4,11,13; 14:4; 36:1; Ezekiel 8:12; 9:9

Verse 15
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
But thou
5; 103:8; 111:4; 130:4,7; 145:8; Exodus 31:6,7; Numbers 14:18; Nehemiah 9:17; Joel 2:13; Micah 7:18; Romans 5:20,21; Ephesians 1:7; 2:4-7
mercy
85:10; 98:3; John 1:17; Romans 15:8,9

Verse 16
O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
turn
25:16; 69:16; 90:13; 119:132
give
28:7,8; 84:5; 138:3; Isaiah 40:29-31; 45:24; Zechariah 10:12; Ephesians 3:16; 6:10; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:11; 116:16; 119:94; Luke 1:38

Verse 17
Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
Shew
41:10,11; 74:9; Isaiah 38:22; 1 Corinthians 5:5
that they
71:9-13; 109:29; Micah 7:8-10
thou
40:1; 71:20,21


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalm 86". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=086>.  

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