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1 (A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.) It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,

3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.

5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

8 But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.

9 For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.

14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Commentary for Psalms 92

Praise is the business of the sabbath. (1-6) The wicked shall perish, but God's people shall be exalted. (7-15)

1-6 It is a privilege that we are admitted to praise the Lord, and hope to be accepted in the morning, and every night; not only on sabbath days, but every day; not only in public, but in private, and in our families. Let us give thanks every morning for the mercies of the night, and every night for the mercies of the day; going out, and coming in, let us bless God. As He makes us glad, through the works of his providence for us, and of his grace in us, and both through the great work of redemption, let us hence be encouraged. As there are many who know not the designs of Providence, nor care to know them, those who through grace do so, have the more reason to be thankful. And if distant views of the great Deliverer so animated believers of old, how should we abound in love and praise!

7-15 God sometimes grants prosperity to wicked men in displeasure; yet they flourish but for a moment. Let us seek for ourselves the salvation and grace of the gospel, that being daily anointed by the Holy Spirit, we may behold and share the Redeemer's glory. It is from his grace, by his word and Spirit, that believers receive all the virtue that keeps them alive, and makes them fruitful. Other trees, when old, leave off bearing, but in God's trees the strength of grace does not fail with the strength of nature. The last days of the saints are sometimes their best days, and their last work their best work: perseverance is sure evidence of sincerity. And may every sabbath, while it shows forth the Divine faithfulness, find our souls resting more and more upon the Lord our righteousness.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 92

  • Brad Marshall
    It is a great thing to praise the Lord in song and in our lives! V.13 When we're planted in the house of the Lord we shall flourish! We will be fruitful in old age! What encouragement!
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 92 :11 MINE EYE ALSO SHALL SEE MY DESIRE ON MINE ENEMIES AND MINE EARS SHALL HEAR MY DESIRE OF THE WICKED THAT RISE UP AGAINST ME PSALM 119:139 MY ZEAL HATH CONSUMED ME BECAUSE MINE ENEMIES HAVE FORGOTTEN THY WORDS 119:157 MANY ARE MY PERSECUTERS AND MINE ENEMIES YET DO I --- NOT DECLINE --- FROM THY TESTIMONIES 119:101 I HAVE REFRAINED MY FEET FROM EVERY EVIL WAY THAT I MIGHT KEEP YOUR WORD
  • Funke Ogunsola
    It is indeed a great thing to know the Lord. To praise him and acknowledge his love and wondrous deeds everyday. To know his purposes and promises for the lives of his children. PRAISE THE LORD!!!
  • Lifetime Missionary John E. Gunter
    God saved me on May 2, 1949 and He immediately put a burning desire in my heart to serve and please Him. I am now 83 years of age and continuing to serve Him. I claim my future service on verses 14-15 "They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him."
  • Sharon jones
    Praise The Lord, psalms 92 gives me great strength, in the name of Jesus.
  • Shannon powell
    I Believe alllllll things R possible in Christ Jesus. I'm so grateful to know that I don't have to fight with in my spirit any more, because I'm able to cast alllll my cares upon the Lord, because he dress for me. Listen he gives me eyes to see the plots that the enemy tries to stagnate me with so that I can take another route to over come the plans which the devil tries to hinder me with. AmeN!!
  • Shenika Chapman
    I know the Lord is working today, his want no to overcome anything not Godly to listen for his message. God is the one that wakes me up. He helps me with troubling feels and bad habits. He gives me protection to keep me out of harm's way. Working for the Lord is the best job I can ever work; God will not destroy me. He loves me enough to tell me about his strength that only he can provide.
  • Irene123
    To Susie - I am 74, Jesus Name Apostolic. V. 14 was a real blessing to me, but then I already knew He can use me as His witness thru our Pastor's preaching. Unicorns - they were just a wild ox, as Karl said, and they have NOTHING to do with salvation - except to denote strength in our walk with Him. 'Subtle intent' can denote an idea change in God's word. God forbids changes in His word.

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