Psalms, The

Psalms, The (Sahlmz)

The collection of some 150 songs, prayers, and various other, less easily classified compositions that forms the nineteenth book of the OT.

Outline of Contents


I. Book 1. Psalms 1–41

A. Introductory Psalms (Ps 1-2)

B. Yahwistic Psalms of David (Ps 3-41)

II. Book 2. Psalms 42–72

A. Psalms of Korah (Ps 42-49)

B. Psalm of Asaph (Ps 50)

C. Elohistic Psalms of David (Ps 51-72)

III. Book 3. Psalms 73–89

A. Psalms of Asaph (Ps 73-83)

B. Psalms of Korah (Ps 84-88)

C. Psalm of Ethan (Ps 89)

IV. Book 4. Psalms 90–106

A. Psalms of Moses (Ps 90)

B. Wisdom Psalm (Ps 91)

C. Psalm of the Sabbath (Ps 92)

D. Psalms of Yahweh’s kingship (Ps 93-99)

E. Alleluia Thanksgiving Psalms (Ps 100-106)

V. Book 5. Psalms 107-150

A. Psalms of David (Ps 107-110)

B. Alleluia Thanksgiving Psalms (Ps 111-118)

C. Torah Psalm (Ps 119)

D. Songs of Ascents (Ps 120-134)

E. Alleluia Thanksgiving and Lament (Ps 135-137)

F. Psalms of David (Ps 138-145)

G. Alleluia Thanksgiving Psalms (Ps 146-150)

Ps 1-2

(Psalms 1-41)
The Two Ways
1Happy are those
who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
or sit in the seat of scoffe ... View more

Ps 3-41

Trust in God under Adversity
A Psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom.
1O Lord, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me;2many are saying to ... View more

Ps 42-49

(Psalms 42-72)
Longing for God and His Help in Distress
To the leader. A Maskil of the Korahites.
1As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs ... View more

Ps 50

The Acceptable Sacrifice
A Psalm of Asaph.
1The mighty one, God the Lord,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting.2Out of Zion, t ... View more

Ps 51-72

Prayer for Cleansing and Pardon
To the leader. A Psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
1Have mercy on me, O Go ... View more

Ps 73-83

(Psalms 73-89)
Plea for Relief from Oppressors
A Psalm of Asaph.
1Truly God is good to the upright,
to those who are pure in heart.2But as for me, my f ... View more

Ps 84-88

The Joy of Worship in the Temple
To the leader: according to The Gittith. Of the Korahites. A Psalm.
1How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!2My sou ... View more

Ps 89

God's Covenant with David
A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
1I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever;
with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness ... View more

Ps 90

(Psalms 90-106)
God's Eternity and Human Frailty
A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
1Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.2Before t ... View more

Ps 91

Assurance of God's Protection
1You who live in the shelter of the Most High,
who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,2will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fo ... View more

Ps 92

Thanksgiving for Vindication
A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath Day.
1It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;2to declare ... View more

Ps 93-99

The Majesty of God's Rule
1The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength.
He has established the world; it shall never ... View more

Ps 100-106

All Lands Summoned to Praise God
A Psalm of thanksgiving.
1Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.2Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presenc ... View more

Ps 107-110

(Psalms 107-150)
Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Many Troubles
1O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever.2Let ... View more

Ps 111-118

Praise for God's Wonderful Works
1Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.2Great ... View more

Ps 119

The Glories of God's Law
1Happy are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the Lord.2Happy are those who keep his decrees,
who seek him with their ... View more

Ps 120-134

Prayer for Deliverance from Slanderers
A Song of Ascents.
1In my distress I cry to the Lord,
that he may answer me:2“Deliver me, O Lord,
from lying lips,
from a ... View more

Ps 135-137

Praise for God's Goodness and Might
1Praise the Lord!
Praise the name of the Lord;
give praise, O servants of the Lord,2you that stand in the house of the Lord, ... View more

Ps 138-145

Thanksgiving and Praise
Of David.
1I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;2I bow down toward your holy temple
and gi ... View more

Ps 146-150

Praise for God's Help
1Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!2I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God all my life long.
3D ... View more

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