Summary of Psalms

Summary of Psalms

Chapter by Chapter:

Psalms 1-2: The Godly-Ungodly/The Heathen and The Anointed

Psalms 3-4: Salvation is of God/Put Your Trust in God

Psalms 5-6: The Lord Hates “Workers of Iniquity”/David Cries Mercy to God

Psalms 7-8: God is Angry with the Wicked/What is Man? Nothing!

Psalms 9-10: The Righteous in Zion; The Wicked in Hell/The Lord is King Forever and Ever

Psalms 11-14: The Lord Tests the Righteous/Flattering Lips and Tongues/Rejoice in Salvation/The Fool Says: There is NO God!

Psalms 15-16: The Righteous Shall Dwell with God/Fullness of Joy is found with God

Psalms 17-18: The Righteous Shall See God/The Lord is Perfect

Psalms 19-20: God’s Knowledge is Forever/The Lord Saves the Anointed

Psalms 21-22: Evil Designs Shall Fail/The Future Events of Christ

Psalms 23-24: The Lord is my Shepherd/Repent! And Enter into the Kingdom of God

Psalms 25-26: Truth for the Righteousness/Love the Lord’s work

Psalms 27-28: Be of Good Courage/Save the People

Psalms 29-30: Worship the Lord/Thanks unto the Lord

Psalms 31-32: All Ye Saints, Love the Lord/The Lord will Guide Thee

Psalms 33-34: Rejoice in the Lord/Watch What You Say

Psalms 35-36: The Lord will Judge Thee/The Fountain of Life

Psalms 37-38: The Meak Shall Inherit the Earth/Sins are Like a Disease

Psalms 39-40: Control thy Tongue/Thy Lord be magnified

Psalms 41-42: Treachery of Judas Foretold/The Righteous Thirst for God; The wicked say… “Where is thy God?”

Psalms 43-44: Light and Truth/Sheep for the Slaughter

Psalms 45-46: The Messiah Fairer than the Children of Men/“Know that I am God”

Psalms 47-48: Sing with Intelligence/God Never Changes

Psalms 49-50: The Glory of the Rich Man will eventually die/Asaph Speaks of the Second Coming!

Psalms 51-52: David Pleads for Forgiveness/Wicked Tongues

Psalms 53-54: The Fools Say there is NO GOD!/David Pleads to God

Psalms 55-56: David Seeks Protection/The Book of Remembrance

Psalms 57-58; David Pleads for Mercy/The Wicked Speak Lies

Psalms 59-60: Delivered from Enemies/Ephraim… The Head of His People

Psalms 61-62: Shelter in the Lord/God= Rock and Salvation

Psalms 63-64: David “Thirsts” for God/David Prays for Safety

Psalms 65-66: Blessedness of God’s Chosen/God Tests Man

Psalms 67-68: God Judges in Righteousness/JAH

Psalms 69-70: David is Persecuted/Let God be Magnified

Psalms 71-72: Praises of Thanksgiving/Solomon a Type of Christ

Psalms 73-74: God is Good/The Foolish Shall Say: No Prophets

Psalms 75-76: Thank God/God Shall Save the Earth

Psalms 77-78: The Righteous Remember Wonders of God/Israel = Teach the Lords Law

Psalms 79-80: The Heathen Destroy Jerusalem/The Shepherd of Israel

Psalms 81-82: Walk in the Ways of the Lord/Ye are Gods of the Most High

Psalms 83-84: Jehovah Most High over the Earth/Cry unto God

Psalms 85-86: Truth Shall Spring out of the Earth (The Book of Mormon)/Saved from the lowest Hell

Psalms 87-88: The Lord Loves the Gates of Zion/Loving Kindness of the Lord

Psalms 89-90: Christ’s Throne shall be established/Man’s days, compared to God’s

Psalms 91-92: The Lord will deliver/A Song for the Sabbath Day

Psalms 93-94: The Lord is Everlasting/The Lord Shall Judge the Earth

Psalms 95-96: Praise the Lord/The Lord shall Judge His People

Psalms 97-98: The Millennium/Sing unto the Lord

Psalms 99-100: The Lord: Great in Zion/The Psalm of Thanksgiving

Psalms 101-102: Cutting of the “Evildoers”/Zion shall be built when Christ comes

Psalms 103-104: The Lord Shows Mercy/Honor and Majesty of the Lord

Psalms 105-106: The Covenant of Abraham/Moses helped Israel

Psalms 107-108: Oh that man would praise the Lord!/David Praises God

Psalms 109-110: Cursing’s of the wicked/Melchizedek

Psalms 111-112: Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom/Blessed are them who fear the Lord

Psalms 113-114: Who is like unto the Lord?/The Lord Governs the Sea and the Land

Psalms 115-116: Idols are False Gods/Precious in the eyes of the Lord, the Death of the Saints

Psalms 117-118: The Truth Endureth forever/The Head Stone

Psalms 119:  The Laws of God

Psalms 120-121: I am for Peace, but they want War/The Lord will persevere from evil.

Psalms 122-123: Give Thanks unto Him/Plead for mercy.

Psalms 124-125:  Israel’s Help is the Lord/Trust in the Lord

Psalms 126-127: The Lord is great/Children of God

Psalms 128-129: Walk in the ways of the Lord/Those who are confounded

Psalms 130-131: O, Lord… hear us/Be Like Little Children

Psalms 132-133: The Fruit of David’s Loins/Unity

Psalms 134-135: Bless the Lord & He will do the same/God is Like Man

Psalms 136-137: God of gods, Lord of lords/The Jews Weep

Psalms 138-139: David Praises the Lord/God knows our thoughts and desires

Psalms 140-141: Pray for Deliverance from Enemies/David Pleads with the Lord

Psalms 142-143: David Prays for Help/David prays for Fair Judgment

Psalms 144-145: Happy are those in the Lord/Praise the Lord for His power

Psalms 146-147: Happy are those in the Lord/Praise the Lord for His power

Psalms 148-150: Let All Things Praise God/Praise the Lord


What is a PSALM?

A psalm is a religious poem or song set to music. Some of the psalms in the Book of Psalms are hymns to be sung by a congregation.  Some are private prayers, and some are lyrical devices for recalling historical events in Israel’s history. In its current form, the Book of Psalms contains one hundred and fifty individual psalms, although this number may vary in different biblical translations.

The book of Psalms was written by multiple authors; David wrote 73, Asaph wrote 12, the sons of Korah wrote 9, Solomon wrote 3, Ethan, and Moses each wrote one (Psalms 90), and 51 of the Psalms are anonymous.

Traditionally, the psalms were separated into five books, and many poems are further distinguished by brief titles attributing the given work to a specific author, though these titles were probably added at a later date by an editor or group of editors of the psalms. Because the subject matter of the psalms ranges from the events of King David’s dynasty to the exile of the Israelites in Babylon, the poems may have been composed anywhere from the tenth century B.C. to the sixth century B.C. or later. Which is approximately 900 years (Beginning at the time of Moses 1440 B.C. and through the captivity in 586 B.C.).

Many of the psalms rehearse episodes of Israel’s history, especially the story of Israel’s exodus from Egypt and its arrival in the Promised Land. The Psalms include praises of joy, laments, blessings, and thanksgivings. They are directed at God and they help us to express and communicate ourselves to Him. We read about the Psalmist’s emotions from one extreme to another, from praising, delighting in and worshiping God with fervor, to repentance and crying out to Him in despair.


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