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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Psalms Chapter 72

Psalms 72:1

psa 72:1

Give the king

The Psalm as a whole forms a complete vision of Messiah's kingdom so far as the Old Testament revelation extended. All David's prayers will find their fruition in the kingdom (Psa 72:20); (Sa2 23:1-4).

Verse 1 (Psa 72:1) refers to the investiture of the King's Son with the kingdom, of which investiture the formal description is given in (Dan 7:13); (Dan 7:14); (Rev 5:5-10); (Psa 72:2-7); (Psa 72:12-14) give the character of the kingdom.

Compare (Isa 11:3-9).

The emphatic word is righteousness. The sermon on the Mount describes the kingdom of righteousness. Verses 8-11 (Psa 72:8-11) speak of the universality of the kingdom. Verse 16 (Psa 72:16) hints at the means by which universal blessing is to be brought in. Converted Israel will be the "handful of corn" (Amo 9:9) as the King Himself in death and resurrection was the single grain, the "corn of wheat" (Joh 12:24) "To the Jew first" is the order alike of Church and kingdom. (Rom 1:16); (Act 13:46); (Act 15:16); (Act 15:17). It is through restored Israel that the kingdom is to be extended over the earth. (Zac 8:13); (Zac 8:20-23).

See Psalm 89, next in order of the Messianic Psalms.

Psalms 72:5

psa 72:5


(See Scofield) - (Psa 19:9).

Psalms 72:14

psa 72:14


Hebrew, "goel," Redemption (Kinsman type).

(See Scofield) - (Isa 59:20).

Psalms 72:20

psa 72:20


Literally, to be ended, that is, in complete answer. (Sa2 23:1-4).

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