PSALMS



BOOK 1



Chapter 1

The happiness of the godly (1:1-3)
The ungodly shall perish (1:4-6)


Chapter 2

The kingdom of Christ (2:1-9)
Kings are exhorted to accept it (2:10-12)


Chapter 3

The security of God's protection (3:1-8)


Chapter 4

David prays for a hearing with God (4:1-5)
Man's happiness is in God's love (4:6-8)


Chapter 5

David prays and professes his regularity in prayer (5:1-3)
God does not favor the wicked (5:4-6)
David prays to God for guidance (5:7-9)
To destroy his enemies, and to preserve the godly (5:10-12)


Chapter 6

David's complaint in his sickness (6:1-7)
By faith he triumphs over his enemies (6:8-10)


Chapter 7

David prays against the malice of his enemies, professing his innocence (7:1-9)
By faith he sees his defense and the destruction of his enemies (7:10-17)


Chapter 8

God's glory is magnified by His works, and by His love to man (8:1-9)


Chapter 9

David praises God for executing judgment (9:1-10)
He urges others to praise Him (9:11-20)


Chapter 10

David speaks to God of outrages by the wicked (10:1-11)
He prays for a cure of these evils (10:12-15)
He professes his confidence (10:16-18)


Chapter 11

David encourages himself in God against his enemies (11:1-3)
The providence and justice of God (11:4-7)


Chapter 12

David, destitute of human comfort, craves the help of God (12:1-5)
His confidence in God's tested promises (12:6-8)


Chapter 13

David prays for intervening grace (13:1-4)
He glories in divine mercy (13:5-6)


Chapter 14

David describes the corruption of a natural man (14:1-3)
He convicts the wicked by the testimony of their own consciences (14:4-6)
He glories in the salvation of God (14:7)


Chapter 15

David describes a citizen of Zion (15:1-5)


Chapter 16

David, distrusting worthiness and hating idolatry, flees to God for preservation (16:1-4)
He shows the hope of his calling, of the resurrection, and life everlasting (16:5-11)


Chapter 17

David, confident of his integrity, prays for defense from God against his enemies (17:1-9)
He shows their pride, craftiness and eagerness (17:10-12)
He prays against them, confident of his hope (17:13-15)


Chapter 18

David praises and gives thanksgiving for deliverance by God (18:1-50)


Chapter 19

The whole creation shows God's glory (19:1-6)
The word of God, His grace (19:7-11)
David prays for grace (19:12-14)


Chapter 20

Trust not in chariots and horses but in God (20:1-9)


Chapter 21

A thanksgiving for victory (21:1-6)
Confidence of further success (21:7-13)


Chapter 22

David cry of great discouragement (22:1-8)
He prays in great distress (22:9-21)
He praises God (22:22-31)


Chapter 23

The Lord is my sheperd (23:1-6)


Chapter 24

God's lordship in the world (24:1-6)
An exhortation to receive Him (24:7-10)


Chapter 25

David's confidence in prayer (25:1-6)
He prays for remission of sins (25:7-15)
And for help in affliction (25:16-22)


Chapter 26

Examine me, O Lord, and prove me (26:1-12)


Chapter 27

David sustains his faith by the power of God (27:1-3)
By his love for the service of God (27:4-8)
By prayer (27:9-14)


Chapter 28

David prays earnestly against his enemies (28:1-5)
He blesses God (28:6-8)
He prays for the people (28:9)


Chapter 29

David exhorts princes to give glory to God (29:1-3)
Because of His power (29:4-10)
And protection of His people (29:11)


Chapter 30

David praises God for His deliverance (30:1-3)
He exhorts others to praise Him (30:4-12)


Chapter 31

David, showing his confidence in God, craves His help (31:1-6)
He rejoices in His steadfast love (31:7-8)
He prays in his calamity (31:9-18)
He praises God for His goodness (31:19-24)


Chapter 32

The happy state of him whose sins are forgiven (32:1-4)
David confesses his sins and promises deliverance to all who pray (32:5-7)
God's promises bring joy (32:8-11)


Chapter 33

God is to be praised for His goodness (33:1-5)
For His power (33:6-11)
And for His providence (33:12-19)
Our confidence and hope in God (33:20-22)


Chapter 34

David praises God and exhorts others to seek him (34:1-7)
Those who trust in God are blessed (34:8-10)
He exhorts to the fear of God (34:11-14)
Many privileges are promised to the righteous (34:15-22)


Chapter 35

David prays for his own safety and his enemies' confusion (35:1-10)
He speaks of their wrong behavior (35:11-21)
And asks God's protection against them (35:22-28)


Chapter 36

The deplorable state of the wicked (36:1-4)
The excellence of God's steadfast love (36:5-9)
David prays for God's favor to His children (36:10-12)


Chapter 37

David urges men to patience and confidence in God, by contrasting the condition of the godly and the wicked (37:1-40)


Chapter 38

The heavy burden of sin and the prayer of a penitent heart (38:1-22)


Chapter 39

David's attention to his thoughts: (39:1-3)
Consideration of life's brevity and vanity (39:4-6)
The reverence of God's judgments (39:7-9)
And prayer, are the bridles of his impatience (39:10-13)


Chapter 40

The benefits of confidence in God (40:1-5)
Delight to do God's will is the best sacrifice (40:6-10)
David's prayer to be delivered from evils and iniquities (40:11-17)


Chapter 41

The blessedness of helping the poor (41:1-3)
David complains of his enemies' treachery (41:4-9)
He flees to God for help (41:10-13)


BOOK 2



Concerning Israel as a Nation


Chapter 42

David's zeal to serve God in the temple (42:1-4)
Encouragement for the soul to trust in God (42:5-11)


Chapter 43

Praying to be restored to the temple, David promises to serve God joyfully (43:1-4)
He encourages his soul to trust in God (43:5)


Chapter 44

The church, in memory of former favors (44:1-6)
Complains of present evils (44:7-16)
Professing integrity (44:17-23)
The church fervently prays for help (44:24-26)


Chapter 45

The majesty and grace of Christ's kingdom (45:1-9)
The duty of the church (45:10-17)


Chapter 46

God is our refuge and strength (46:1-7)
An exhortation to behold it (46:8-11)


Chapter 47

The nations are exhorted to welcome joyfully Christ and His kingdom (47:1-9)


Chapter 48

The praise of Mount Zion (48:1-14)


Chapter 49

An earnest plea to build faith in the resurrection not on worldly power but on God (49:1-15)
Worldly prosperity is not to be admired (49:16-20)


Chapter 50

The majesty of God in the church (50:1-4)
His order to gather saints (50:5-6)
The pleasure of God is not in ceremonies, but in sincerity of obedience (50:7-23)


Chapter 51

David prays for remission of sins, which he confesses fully (51:1-5)
He prays for a sanctified heart and life (51:6-15)
God delights not in sacrifice but in sincerity (51:16-17)
David prays for the church (51:18-19)


Chapter 52

David condemning the spitefulness of Doeg, prophesies his destruction (52:1-5)
The righteous shall rejoice (52:6-7)
David, confident in God's love, gives thanks (52:8-9)


Chapter 53

David describes the corruption of a natural man (53:1-3)
He convicts the wicked by the testimony of their own consciences (53:4-5)
He glories in the salvation of God (53:6)


Chapter 54

David, speaking of the Ziphites, prays for salvation with confidence in God's help (54:1-5)
He promises sacrifice (54:6-7)


Chapter 55

David, in prayer, tells of his fearful case (55:1-8)
He prays against his enemies, whose wickedness and treachery vex him (55:9-15)
He finds comfort in God's preserving him and confusing his enemies (55:16-23)


Chapter 56

David again speaks of his enemies (56:1-8)
He professes confidence in God's word, and promises to praise Him (56:9-13)


Chapter 57

David again speaks of his dangerous case (57:1-6)
He is moved to praise God (57:7-11)


Chapter 58

David reproves wicked judges (58:1-5)
Delivers them to God's judgments (58:6-9)
Where the righteous shall rejoice (58:10-11)


Chapter 59

David prays to be delivered from his enemies (59:1-5)
He complains of their cruelty (59:6-7)
He trusts in God (59:8-10)
He prays against them (59:11-15)
He praises God (59:16-17)


Chapter 60

David prays for deliverance (60:1-5)
He craves help from God, in whom he trusts (60:6-12)


Chapter 61

David flees to God and vows perpetual service unto Him (61:1-8)


Chapter 62

David, professing his confidence in God, discourages his enemies (62:1-4)
By the same faith he encourages the godly (62:5-8)
No trust is to be put in worldly things (62:9-10)
Power and mercy belong to God (62:11-12)


Chapter 63

David's thirst for God (63:1-3)
Davids manner of blessing God (63:4-8)
Davids confidence in his enemies' destruction and his own safety (63:9-11)


Chapter 64

David prays for deliverance (64:1-6)
He looks for destruction of his enemies (64:7-10)


Chapter 65

David praises God for His grace (65:1-3)
The blessedness and benefits of God's chosen (65:4-13)


Chapter 66

David exhorts men to praise God (66:1-4)
To observe His great works (66:5-7)
To bless Him for His gracious benefits (66:8-10)
He vows for himself devoted service to God (66:12-15)
He declares God's special goodness to him (66:16-20)


Chapter 67

A prayer for enlargement of God's kingdom (67:1-3)
To the joy of the people and the nations (67:4-5)
And the increase of God's blessings (67:6-7)


Chapter 68

A prayer at the removal of the ark (68:1-4)
God is the Father of the Fatherless (68:5-6)
For His care of the church, and for His great works (68:7-35)


Chapter 69

David complains of his affliction (69:1-12)
He prays for deliverance (69:13-21)
He delivers his enemies to destruction (69:22-29)
He praises God with thanksgiving (69:30-36)


Chapter 70

David asks God to destroy the wicked and to preserve the godly (70:1-5)


Chapter 71

David's, prayer for help in old age (71:1-13)
He promises constancy (71:14-16)
He prays for perseverance (71:17-18)
He praises God with joy (71:19-24)


Chapter 72

David, praying for Solomon, shows the goodness and glory of Christ's kingdom to come (72:1-17)
He blesses God (72:18-20)


BOOK 3



Concerning the Sanctuary


Chapter 73

The prophet prevails in a temptation caused by the prosperity of the wicked (73:1-12)
Lack of self-confidence (73:13-14)
God will destroy the wicked and sustain the righteous (73:15-28)


Chapter 74

The prophet laments the desolation of the sanctuary (74:1-9)
The prophet seeks God's help (74:10-17)
Of God's reproachful enemies (74:18-19)
And of His covenant (74:20-23)


Chapter 75

The prophet praises God and promises to judge uprightly (75:1-3)
He rebukes the proud by calling attention to God's providence (75:4-8)
Praising God, he promises to execute justice (75:9-10)


Chapter 76

A declaration of God's majesty in the church (76:1-10)
An exhortation to serve Him reverently (76:11-12)


Chapter 77

The psalmist describes his battle against distrust (77:1-9)
He won the victory by thinking anew on God's great and gracious works. Always remember God's greatness (77:10-20)


Chapter 78

An exhortation to learn and to preach the law of God (78:1-8)
The story of God's wrath against the unbelieving and disobedient (78:9-66)
After the Israelites were rejected, God chose Judah, Zion and David (78:67-72)


Chapter 79

The psalmist complains of the desolation of Jerusalem (79:1-7)
He prays for deliverance (79:8-12)
And promises thankfulness (79:13)


Chapter 80

The psalmist, in his prayer, complains of the miseries of the church (80:1-7)
God's former favors are turned into judgments (80:8-13)
He prays for deliverance (80:14-19)


Chapter 81

An exhortation to joyful praise of God (81:1-3)
God's claim upon that duty because of His benefits (81:4-7)
God speaks of their disobedience, which results in their own hurt (81:8-16)


Chapter 82

The psalmist, having exhorted the judges, and reproved their negligence (82:1-7)
Prays God to judge (82:8)


Chapter 83

The conspiracies of God's enemies (83:1-8)
A prayer for protection against those who oppress the church (83:9-18)


Chapter 84

The prophet desires fellowship in God's house (84:1-3)
He shows the happy state of all who dwell there (84:4-7)
And prays to be restored to it himself (84:8-12)


Chapter 85

The psalmist, mindful of his experience of former mercies, prays for their continuance (85:1-7)
Confident of God's goodness, he promises to wait patiently (85:8-13)


Chapter 86

David's prayer is firmly rooted in his own faith (86:1)
And in God's goodness and power (86:5-10)
He desires the continuance of former grace (86:11-13)
Complaining of the proud, he desires some token of God's goodness (86:14-17)


Chapter 87

The nature and glory of Zion (87:1-7)


Chapter 88

A cry for deliverance (88:1-18)


Chapter 89

The psalmist praises God for His covenant (89:1-4)
For His wonderful power (89:5-14)
For the care of His church (89:15-18)
And for His favor to the kingdom of David (89:19-37)
Then, complaining of contrary events (89:38-45)
He protests, prays, and blesses God (89:46-52)


BOOK 4



Concerning Israel and the Nation


Chapter 90

Moses, setting forth God's providence (90:1-3)
Complains of human frailty (90:4-6)
Divine chastisements (90:7-9)
And brevity of life (90:10-11)
He prays for the knowledge and perceptible experience of God's good providence (90:12-17)


Chapter 91

The state of the godly (91:1-2)
Their safety (91:3-8)
Their habitation (91:9-10)
Their servants (91:11-13)
God's loving care (91:14-16)


Chapter 92

The prophet exhorts men to praise God (92:1-3)
For His great works (92:4-5)
For His judgments on the wicked (92:6-9)
And for His goodness to the godly (92:10-15)


Chapter 93

The majesty, power, and holiness of Christ's kingdom (93:1-5)


Chapter 94

The prophet calls for justice, Vengeance belongs to only God (94:1-7)
He teaches God's providence (94:8-11)
He shows the blessedness of affliction (94:12-15)
God is the defender of the afflicted (94:16-23)


Chapter 95

An exhortation to praise God (95:1-2)
For His greatness (95:3-5)
And for His goodness (95:6-7)
And a warning not to tempt Him (95:8-11)


Chapter 96

An exhortation to praise God (96:1-2)
For His greatness (96:3-7)
For His kingdom (96:8-10)
For His general judgment (96:11-13)


Chapter 97

The majesty of God's kingdom (97:1-6)
The church rejoices at God's judgments upon idol worshipers (97:7-9)
An exhortation to godliness and gladness (97:10-12)


Chapter 98

The psalmist exhorts the Jews (98:1-3)
The Gentiles (98:4-6) And the whole creation to praise God (98:7-9)


Chapter 99

The prophet, setting forth the kingdom of God in Zion (99:1-4)
Exhorts all, by the example of their forefathers, to worship God on His holy hill (99:5-9)


Chapter 100

An exhortation to praise God cheerfully (100:1-3)
For His goodness and power (100:4-5)


Chapter 101

David makes a vow and commitment to holy living (101:1-8)


Chapter 102

The prayer of an overwhelmed saint (102:1-11)
He takes comfort in the eternity and mercy of God (102:12-17)
The mercies of God are to be recorded (102:18-28)


Chapter 103

An exhortation to bless God for His mercy (103:1-14)
And for its constancy (103:15-22)


Chapter 104

A meditation upon the mighty power (104:1-6)
And wonderful providence of God (104:7-30)
God's glory is eternal (104:31-32)
The prophet vows perpetually to praise God (104:33-35)


Chapter 105

An exhortation to praise God, and to seek out His works (105:1-6)
God's providential care of Abraham (105:7-15)
Of Joseph (105:16-21)
Of Jacob in Egypt (105:23-26)
Of Moses delivering the Israelites (105:26-36)
Of the Israelites, as they were led out of Egypt, fed in the wilderness, and settled in Canaan (105:37-45)


Chapter 106

The psalmist exhorts men to praise God (106:1-3)
He prays for pardon of sin, as God forgave the fathers (106:4-6)
The story of the people's rebellion, and God's steadfast love (106:7-46)
He concludes with prayer and praise (106:47-48)


BOOK 5



Concerning God and His Word


Chapter 107

The psalmist exhorts the redeemed, in praising God, to observe His providential care (107:1-3)
Of travelers (107:4-9)
Of captives (107:10-16)
Of sick men (107:17-22)
Of seamen (107:23-32)
And in many varieties of life (107:33-43)


Chapter 108

David praises God (108:1-4)
He prays for God's assistance (108:5-10)
His confidence in God's help (108:11-13)


Chapter 109

David speaks to God about his slanderous enemies (109:1-15)
He shows their sin (109:16-20)
Turning to his own misery, he prays for help and promises thankfulness (109:21-31)


Chapter 110

The kingdom (110:1-3)
The priesthood (110:4)
The conquest (110:5-6)
And the passion of Christ (110:7)


Chapter 111

The psalmist, by his example, stirs others to praise God, for His glorious (111:1-4)
And gracious works (111:5-9)
The fear of God breeds true wisdom (111:10)


Chapter 112

The blessings of those who fear God (112:1-3)
And of the life to come (112:4-8)
The prosperity of the godly shall grieve the wicked (112:9-10)


Chapter 113

An exhortation to praise God for His excellency (113:1-5)
For His mercy (113:6-9)


Chapter 114

An exhortation, by the example of creation, to fear God in His church (114:1-8)


Chapter 115

Because God is truly glorious (115:1-3)
And idols are vanity (115:4-8)
The psalmist exhorts priests and people to have confidence in God (115:9-11)
God is to be praised for His blessings (115:12-18)


Chapter 116

The psalmist professes his love and duty to God, for His deliverance (116:1-11)
He is diligent in showing his thanks (116:12-19)


Chapter 117

An exhortation to praise God for His love and truth (117:1-2)


Chapter 118

An exhortation to praise God for His love (118:1-4)
The psalmist, by his experience, shows how good it is to trust in God (118:5-18)
Under the type of the psalmist, the coming of Christ in His kingdom is expressed (118:19-29)


Chapter 119

The keeper's of God's law (119:1-8)
Purity, of thy word have I hid in my heart (119:9-16)
Thy testimonies are my delight (119:17-24)
Prayer for understanding thy way (119:25-32)
Give me understanding to live the Lord's way (119:33-40)
I trust in thy word (119:41-48)
Comfort in God's law (119:49-56)
The earth is full of thy mercy (119:57-64)
God's law taught by affliction (119:65-72)
Confidence in the law (119:73-80)
All thy commandments are faithful (119:81-88)
Thy faithfulness is unto all generations (119:89-96)
The love of God's law (119:97-104)
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (119:105-112)
God's law a hiding place (119:113-120)
The psalmist loves God's law (119:121-128)
The psalmist keeps God's law(119:129-136)
God's law is true (119:137-144)
A cry for salvation (119:145-152)
Great are thy tender mercies (119:153-160)
Great peace have they which love and keep God's law (119:161-168)
A prayer of understanding (119:169-176)


Chapter 120

David prays against Doeg and reproves his tongue (120:1-4)
He speaks of his necessary association with the wicked (120:5-7)


Chapter 121

The great safety of the godly who put their trust in God's protection (121:1-8)


Chapter 122

David professes his joy for the church (122:1-5)
And prays for peace (122:6-9)


Chapter 123

The godly profess their confidence in God (123:1-2)
And pray to be delivered from contempt (123:3-4)


Chapter 124

The church praises God for a miraculous deliverance (124:1-8)


Chapter 125

The safety of those who trust God (125:1-3)
A prayer for the godly and against the wicked (125:4-5)


Chapter 126

The church, celebrating its incredible return from captivity (126:1-3)
Sow in tears........Reap in Joy (126:4-6)


Chapter 127

The virtue of God's blessing (127:1-2)
Children are God's heritage (127:3-5)


Chapter 128

Various blessings which follow those who fear God (128:1-6)


Chapter 129

An exhortation to praise God for delivering Israel from great afflictions (129:1-4)
Those who hate the church are cursed (129:5-8)


Chapter 130

The Psalmist professes his hope in prayer, and his patience in hope (130:1-6)
He exhorts Israel to hope in God (130:7-8)


Chapter 131

David, professing his humility (131:1-2)
Exhorts Israel to hope in God (131:3)


Chapter 132

David reminds God of his devoted care for the ark (132:1-7)
His prayer at the removal of the ark (132:8-10)
With a repetition of God's promises (132:11-18)


Chapter 133

Benefits from the harmony of believers (133:1-3)


Chapter 134

An exhortation to bless God (134:1-3)


Chapter 135

An exhortation to praise God for His mercy (135:1-4)
For His power, and His judgments (135:5-14)
The vanity of idols (135:15-18)
An exhortation to bless God (135:19-21)


Chapter 136

An exhortation to give thanks to God for his mercies which endure forever (136:1-26)


Chapter 137

The steadfastness of the Jews in captivity (137:1-6)
The prophet curses Edom and Babel (137:7-9)


Chapter 138

David praises God for the truth of His word (138:1-3)
He prophesies that the kings of the earth shall praise God (138:4-6)
He professes his confidence in God (138:7-8)


Chapter 139

David praises God for His all-seeing providence (139:1-16)
And for His infinite mercies (139:17-18)
He defies the wicked (139:19-22)
He prays for sincerity (139:23-24)


Chapter 140

David prays to be delivered from Saul and Doeg (140:1-7)
He prays against them (140:8-11)
He comforts himself by confidence in God (140:12-13)


Chapter 141

David prays that his plea may be acceptable (141:1-3)
His conscience sincere (141:4-6)
And his life safe from snares (141:7-10)


Chapter 142

David proclaims thou art my refuge and my portion in time of trouble (142:1-7)


Chapter 143

David prays for favor in judgment (143:1-4)
He strengthens his faith by meditation and prayer (143:5-6)
He prays for grace (143:7-8)
For deliverance (143:9)
Teach me to do thy will (143:10-11)
For destruction of his enemies (143:12)


Chapter 144

David blesses God for His mercy, both to him and to mankind (144:1-4)
He prays that God will deliver him from his enemies (144:5-8)
He promises to praise God (144:9-10)
He prays for the happy state of the kingdom (144:11-15)


Chapter 145

David praises God for His fame (145:1-7)
For His goodness (145:8-10)
For His kingdom (145:11-13)
For His providence (145:14-16)
For His saving mercy (145:17-21)


Chapter 146

The psalmist vows perpetual praises to God (146:1-2)
He admonishes not to trust in man (146:3-4)
God for His power, justice, mercy, and kingdom, is alone worthy to be trusted (146:5-10)


Chapter 147

The prophet exhorts men to praise God, for His care of the church (147:1-3)
His power, and His mercy (147:4-6)
To praise Him for His providence (147:7-11)
To praise Him for His blessings upon the kingdom and for His ordinances in the church (147:12-20)


Chapter 148

The psalmist exhorts the celestial (148:1-6)
and terrestrial creation (148:7-10)
with the rational creatures to praise God (148:11-14)


Chapter 149

The prophet exhorts men to praise God for the love He has shown to the church (149:1-4)
And for the power He has given to the church (149:5-9)


Chapter 150

An exhortation to praise God (150:1-2)
With all kinds of instruments (150:3-6)




CHRONOLOGY   OF   EVENTS
IN   THE   BIBLE   BY   BOOK

GENESIS EXODUS LEVITICUS NUMBERS
DEUTERONOMY JOSHUA JUDGES RUTH
1 SAMUEL 2 SAMUEL 1 KINGS 2 KINGS
1 CHRONICLES 2 CHRONICLES EZRA NEHEMIAH
ESTHER JOB PSALMS PROVERBS
ECCLESIASTES SONG OF SOLOMON ISAIAH JEREMIAH
LAMENTATIONS EZEKIEL DANIEL HOSEA
JOEL AMOS OBADIAH JONAH
MICAH NAHUM HABAKKUK ZEPHANIAH
HAGGAI ZECHARIAH MALACHI MATTHEW
MARK LUKE JOHN ACTS
ROMANS 1 CORINTHIANS 2 CORINTHIANS GALATIANS
EPHESIANS PHILIPPIANS COLOSSIANS 1 THESSALONIANS
2 THESSALONIANS 1 TIMOTHY 2 TIMOTHY TITUS
PHILEMON HEBREWS JAMES 1 PETER
2 PETER 1 JOHN 2 JOHN 3 JOHN
JUDE REVELATION


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