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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1David, in confidence of his integrity, craves defence of God against his enemies.
10He shews their pride, craft, and eagerness.
13He prays against them in confidence of his hope.
 
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Chapter 17

Verse 1
Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.


A. M. 2942. B.C. 1062. (Title.)
86:1; 142:1; *titles
Hear
7:8; 18:20; 43:1; 140:12; 1 John 3:21
the right
Heb. justice. attend.
5:2; 55:2,3; 61:1; 66:19; 142:6; 2 Chronicles 7:15; Nehemiah 1:6; Daniel 9:18,19
not out of feigned lips
Heb. without lips of deceit.
18:44; *marg:; 145:18; Jeremiah 3:10; Matthew 15:8; John 1:47

Verse 2
Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
Let my
37:6,33; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9; Jude 1:24
things
Ezekiel 18:25,29; 33:17,20

Verse 3
Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
proved
11:5; 26:2; 66:10; 139:1; Job 23:10; Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:2; 1 Corinthians 4:4; 1 Peter 1:7
thou hast
16:7; Job 24:14; Hosea 7:6; Micah 2:1; Acts 16:9; 18:9,10
shalt
7:4; 44:17-21; 1 Samuel 24:10,12; 26:11,23; 2 Corinthians 1:12
I am
39:1; 119:106; Proverbs 13:3; Acts 11:23; James 3:2

Verse 4
Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
works
14:1-3; Genesis 6:5,11; Job 15:16; 31:33; 1 Corinthians 3:3; 1 Peter 4:2,3
word
119:9-11; Proverbs 2:10-15; Matthew 4:4,7,10; John 17:17; Ephesians 6:17; James 1:18; Revelation 12:11
destroyer
1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 9:11; *marg:

Verse 5
Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
Hold
119:116,117,133; 121:3,7; 1 Samuel 2:9; Jeremiah 10:23
that
18:36; 38:16; 94:18
slip not
Heb. be not moved.

Verse 6
I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
I have
55:16; 66:19,20; 116:2
incline
13:3,4; Isaiah 37:17,20; Daniel 9:17-19

Verse 7
Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
Shew
31:21; 78:12; Romans 5:20,21; Revelation 15:3
savest, etc
or, savest them which trust in thee, from those that rise up against thy right hand.
5:11,12; 10:12-16; 1 Samuel 17:45-57; 25:28,29; 2 Kings 19:22,34; 2 Chronicles 16:9
by thy
20:6; 44:3; 60:5; Exodus 15:6; Isaiah 41:10; Acts 2:33

Verse 8
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
apple
Deuteronomy 32:10; Proverbs 7:2; Zechariah 2:8
hide
36:7; 57:1; 61:4; 63:7; 91:1,4; Ruth 2:12; Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:34

Verse 9
From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
oppress me
Heb. waste.
1 Chronicles 17:9
deadly enemies
Heb. enemies against the soul.
7:5; 35:4,7,12; 1 Samuel 24:11

Verse 10
They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
They are
73:7-9; 119:70; Deuteronomy 32:15; Job 15:27; Isaiah 6:10; Matthew 13:15; Acts 28:27
with
12:3,4; 31:18; 123:4; Exodus 5:2; 15:9; 1 Samuel 2:3; 2 Peter 2:18; Revelation 13:5,6

Verse 11
They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
compassed
1 Samuel 23:26; 24:2,3; 26:2,3
set
10:8-10; Proverbs 6:13,14

Verse 12
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
Like, etc
Heb. The likeness of him, (that is, of every one of them,) is as a lion that desireth to ravin.
7:2; 22:13; 2 Timothy 4:17; 1 Peter 5:8
lurking
Heb. sitting.

Verse 13
Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:
Arise
3:7; 7:6; 44:23,26; 119:126; Isaiah 51:9
disappoint him
Heb. prevent his face. which is. or, by.
7:11-13
thy
Isaiah 10:5,15; 13:5; 37:26; Habakkuk 1:12; Acts 4:28

Verse 14
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
which are
or, by. men of.
Luke 16:8; John 8:23; 15:19; 17:14; 1 John 4:4,5
portion
49:17-19; 73:12; Luke 12:19-21; 16:25; James 5:5
belly
Job 12:6,9; 21:7-15; 22:18
hid
Proverbs 2:4; Matthew 13:44
they are full, etc
or, their children are full. leave.
39:6; Job 21:21; 27:14-17; Luke 16:27,28

Verse 15
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
As
5:7; Joshua 24:15
I will
4:6; 119:111; Job 19:26,27; 2 Corinthians 3:18
I shall
16:11; 36:8,9; 65:4; Matthew 5:6; Revelation 7:16,17; 21:3,4,23
I awake
49:14; Job 14:12; Isaiah 26:19; Matthew 27:52,53
with
Genesis 1:26,27; Philippians 3:21; 1 John 3:2,3


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalm 17". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=017>.  

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