Psalm 92 – “Hymnic Lesson”

Hebrew-English Text
I. Summary
The psalmist praises God and encourages others to do the same. He then dooms the wicked and eulogizes the righteous.

II. Photo
The psalmist extols the righteous: “The righteous bloom like a date-palm; they thrive like a cedar in Lebanon!” (v. 13)

III. Select Verses    
1: A psalm. A song; for the sabbath day.
2-3: It is good to praise the LORD, to sing hymns to Your name, O Most High, To proclaim Your steadfast love at daybreak, Your faithfulness each night
7-8: A brutish man cannot know, a fool cannot understand this:  though the wicked sprout like grass, though all evildoers blossom, it is only that they may be destroyed forever.
13-16: The righteous bloom like a date-palm; they thrive like a cedar in Lebanon;  planted in the house of the LORD, they flourish in the courts of our God.  In old age they still produce fruit; they are full of sap and freshness,  attesting that the LORD is upright, my rock, in whom there is no wrong.

IV. Outline
1. Superscription
2-3. Lesson: It is good to praise God
4. Orchestral invitation
5. Rational: God brings joy
6. Hymnic praise: God’s deeds and thoughts are great
7-8. Lesson: Wicked people are ruined
9-10. Hymnic praise: God is above his enemies
11-12. Thanks and Trust
13-16. Lesson: The righteous prosper

V. Comment
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VI. Works Used
(see “Commentaries” page)
Gerstenberger, Erhard. Psalms Part 2 and Lamentations (Forms of Old Testament Literature; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001).
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