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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

  • RLP
    The Lord has already started to take care of my enemies so they are no more.Starting with the one first one that initially started all the trouble for me in a certain situation and will work his way down to the last and HE has gotten back at this person far more than I could ever do on my own.
  • BSP
    Verse 7~When we start to see the wicked springing up all around like weeds, we know that very soon the time will come when Jehovah God will do away with such evil ones.
  • SONIA
    Psalm 92 reminds us that we should exalt the Holy name of Jesus. We must worship and give Him thanks always. He has done soooo much for us. The least we can do is "give Him thanks"
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 92:4 for thou LORD hast made me glad through thy work I will triumph in the works of thy hands EPHESIANS 2:8 FOR BY GRACE ARE YOU SAVED THROUGH FAITH AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD --2:9--not of works lest any man should boast ISAIAH 2:8 their land is full of idols -- they worship the work of their own hands -- that which their own fingers have made
  • BSP
    If we are firmly planted in the truth and have strong faith then Jehovah God will make sure that we flourish.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 92:9 for lo thine enemies O LORD for lo thine enemies shall perish ---ALL WORKERS --- of iniquity shall be scattered PSALM 119:139my zeal hath consumed me because mine enemies have forgotten thy words ISAIAH 28:10 for precept must be upon precept precept upon precept line upon line line upon line here a little and there a little
  • Sheila
    I have fallin in love with this psalms (92) i have never been committed to reading.i have been reading psalms (91) for a couple of months now.only God, can make you submit, and commit i fill awsom knowing how God's word , will protect you.A word amazing.Now I'm comttied to reading psamls 91-92.Amen.
  • Antonio Thompson
    No evil can't come nigh my dwelling Psalm 91 no evil no evil can't touch me no evil can't touch me I am a mighty man of God no evil can touch me not ever not ever not now not tomorrow. His second not next year not forever not forever but they will not touch me he will not touch my son we will not touch my daughter you can't come around me he can't trust me and you can't touch me in Jesus name

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