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.