Psalms

(answers)

 

Chapter 1

 

  1. The two types of people presented here are the righteous and the ungodly.
  2. The righteous follow the laws of the Lord. Whatever he does shall prosper and he will stand in the congregation of the righteous at the judgment. The ungodly are not anything like the righteous but are like chaff the useless part of the grain that is discarded and destroyed.

 

Chapter 2

 

  1. The nations have broken bond with God and His anointed one.
  2. God has set His anointed one, Jesus the Messiah, over us.

 

Chapter 3

 

  1. The Lord listens to the godly and righteous.
  2. We should call on God in times of trouble. He will He will hear us, protect us, and sustain us.

 

Chapter 4

 

  1. The Lord brings safety and peace to His faithful.

 

Chapter 5

 

  1. This prayer is for guidance and protection from God before enemies.
  2. God hates those who are wicked, do evil, work iniquity, boast, tell lies, shed blood, and are deceitful.

 

Chapter 6

 

  1. The psalmist prays for relief, healing, and mercy from God for his suffering due to a sin in his life.
  2. The psalmist demonstrates faith in the Lord to hear him and to heal him. The Lord will protect him from his enemies.

 

Chapter 7

 

  1. The persecution would be justified and accepted if he had committed the sin, iniquity, or evil.
  2. The Lord will judge us according to our righteousness and integrity within us, in our hearts and minds.
  3. The wicked will fall by their schemes and suffer death by the hands of God.

 

Chapter 8

 

  1. Man is not as grand as all of creation but God has strengthened man to do His work and to rule over the earth.

 

Chapter 9

 

  1. God is praised for the destruction of enemies and the wicked.
  2. God is a refuge for those oppressed and in times of trouble.

 

Chapter 10

 

  1. The wicked do not fear God or His judgment.
  2. The psalmist prays for God to stop the evil done by the wicked and to repay the wicked for their deeds for those they have oppressed.

 

Chapter 11

 

  1. We have faith that the Lord sees and knows the righteous. He hates the wicked and will punish him harshly.

 

Chapter 12

 

  1. God will preserve those who know Him from the oppression of the wicked..

 

Chapter 13

 

  1. We should trust in the salvation of God from all our enemies say or do.

 

Chapter 14

 

  1. There were none who did good. They lived corruptly and abominably as if there were no God. Even those who should have knowledge did not call on God.

 

Chapter 15

 

  1. He who walks uprightly, works righteousness, speaks truth, does not backbite, do evil to his neighbor, or criticize his friend (but encourages his friend) will dwell with the Lord.

 

Chapter 16

 

  1. The faithful live in joy and blessing from the Lord. Their souls will not be left in the grave but will rest in the hands of God.

 

Chapter 17

 

  1. He had been tested by God and found to be upright. His vindication will come from the protection and salvation of God from his enemies and those who oppressed him.
  2. People were satisfied with possessions and the treasures of life and having children and grand children whom they could leave it to.
  3. The psalmist and upright look forward to seeing God in righteousness and being like Him.

 

Chapter 18

 

  1. The Lord is our strength, shield, and deliverer from our enemies.
  2. The Lord saved David because he walked in righteousness. His hands were clean and he followed the statutes of God.
  3. God strengthens us and arms us for the battle against our enemies.
  4. We should praise God, thank Him, and give Him the glory and credit for our victories and deliverance.

 

Chapter 19

 

  1. The wonders of creation show the glory of God.
  2. Keeping the law, the statutes, the testimony, the commandments, the fear, and the righteous judgments of the Lord will convert us, teach us, make us wise, bring joy to our hearts.

 

Chapter 20

 

1.      The king sought God for strength and victory over his enemies,

 

Chapter 21

 

  1. The king was thankful because he had called on God for strength and deliverance and God answered his entire request favorably.

 

Chapter 22

 

  1. David was suffering from the reproaches of men and was despised among the people. God had not yet delivered him from this.
  2. Once his prayers are answered he praises God and gives Him all honor and glory.

 

Chapter 23

 

  1. He knew with God as his shepherd he would have nothing to fear and God would richly bless him.

 

Chapter 24

 

  1. The earth and everything in it, including man, belongs to the Lord.
  2. He who has clean hands and a pure heart may go to the Holy place of the Lord.

 

Chapter25

 

  1. Hr prayed for forgiveness of his sin and for deliverance from his enemies.
  2. The Lord teaches and guides the humble and those who keep His ways even those who may sin.

 

Chapter26

 

  1. David asks the Lord to examine him for any wrong and He will find none. Therefore, the Lord should keep him from wicked people.

 

Chapter 27

 

  1. God was his light and salvation. God directed his steps and defeated his enemies.
  2. He desired to always be able to come before the Lord in His temple to inquire of Him and seek His protection.
  3. If we wait on the Lord He will help us.

 

Chapter 28

 

  1. He prayed for God to hear his supplications and protect him from the destiny of the wicked.
  2. God heard his prayers and answered him favorably.

 

Chapter29

 

  1. The people are exhorted to praise, worship, and glorify the Lord who sits above all people and controls all things.
  2. The Lord will give strength and peace to His people.

 

Chapter 30

 

  1. The Lord answered Davidís prayer.
  2. Godís anger is for a moment but his favor is forever.
  3. The Lord hid from David for a little while because of Davidís pride.
  4. We should praise God now while we are still alive and can receive His favor.

 

Chapter 31

 

  1. The Lord is our rock and our fortress in times of adversity.
  2. He needed the mercy, protection, and goodness of the Lord now because he had become a reproach to his friends.

 

Chapter 32

 

  1. Unacknowledged sin creates guilt and a great burden that weighs heavy on you and can bring physical illness.
  2. We should be taught and guided by the Lord and follow Him by free will, not forced and guided like a horse or mule with bit and bridle.

 

Chapter 33

 

  1. God is upright, truthful, just, and full of love \ mercy, righteousness, and goodness.
  2. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
  3. No one is saved by his great army, the strength of his many horses, or the strength of his own hands. Only those who fear the Lord will be safe, blessed, and delivered from death.

 

Chapter 34

 

  1. God had delivered him from his fears and troubles.
  2. To have long life and see good in his life a man must fear the Lord. He must depart from evil and deceit and pursue good and peace.
  3. The Lord is near to those who are brokenhearted and have a contrite spirit.

 

Chapter 35

 

  1. God will avenge us against our adversaries.

 

Chapter 36

 

  1. The ungodly have no fear of God. They flatter themselves even in their iniquity. They speak wickedness and deceit devising evil in his bed. He is unwise, does no good, and does not abhor evil.
  2. The light of the godly is the Lord. They are satisfied with all He provides. He is their fountain of life.

 

Chapter 37

 

  1. We should not envy the wicked because he will soon be cut down and wither away.
  2. The riches of the wicked are temporary. The inheritance of the righteous lasts forever.
  3. The wicked will borrow but not repay. The righteous will show mercy and give.

 

Chapter 38

 

  1. The psalmist asks the Lord not to chasten him in His wrath or hot displeasure but look upon his suffering and anguish he bears now after his confessed sin and have mercy on him.

 

Chapter 39

 

  1. Our days are but a handbreadth and a vapor on earth before God.
  2. Man can heap up riches on earth but cannot take it with him when he dies.

 

Chapter 40

 

  1. We shall trust and call on the Lord in times of trial.
  2. The Lord prefers we speak and do His will in righteousness.

 

Chapter 41

 

  1. If God would allow him to repay his enemies (good for evil) and his enemies did not triumph over him he would know God was with him.

 

Chapter 42

 

  1. His enemies oppress him and God has not answered his cry for help.

 

Chapter 43

 

  1. Though God has not answered his prayer yet he knows he will praise Him because God is his help.

 

Chapter 44

 

  1. God drove out the enemies of the forefathers.
  2. God had allowed the people to be taken over by their enemies, scattered, and even killed. They were reproached, shamed, and dishonored.

 

Chapter 45

 

  1. This king was a scepter of righteousness for God. He loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
  2. She is the queen who will worship her king.
  3. This union will produce sons to carry on their name.

 

Chapter 46

 

  1. We should not fear anything because God is our strength and refuge in times of trouble.
  2. The swelling sea represents turmoil and destruction. The river represents God who dwells with us. He is our strength, protection, and help during or despite the swelling sea.

 

Chapter 47

 

  1. God is praised for His awesome favor and rule over the people. He is the great king who rules over all and subdues all and will give us a great inheritance.

 

Chapter 48

 

  1. God is praised for His presence in the city. He is their fortress. Other nations recognized this and steered clear of trouble with His people.

 

Chapter 49

 

  1. Wealth and riches cannot redeem a manís soul for eternal life.
  2. The foolish think their dwelling places and their name will last forever but they too will die and their wealth left for others.
  3. God will redeem the soul of those who trust in Him from the grave.

 

Chapter 50

 

  1. God wants our praise, thanksgiving, and for us to keep our vows to Him.
  2. The wicked will be judged harshly.

 

Chapter 51

 

  1. The writer prays earnestly for forgiveness from God for a great sin he has done.
  2. He will praise God and teach and convert sinners to the way of God.
  3. God desires a broken spirit and contrite heart over sacrifice and offering.

 

Chapter 52

 

  1. The mighty man was wicked. He loved evil and spoke deceitfully and with lies. His strength was not in God but in his riches and wickedness.
  2. The wicked will be destroyed and plucked out of his place by God.
  3. The righteous will trust in God and flourish under Him.

 

Chapter 53

 

  1. The wicked have oppressed and put fear into Godís people.
  2. God will destroy the wicked and scatter his bones.

 

Chapter 54

 

  1. God will be praised because He will deliver those who trust Him from the hand of the enemy.

 

Chapter 55

 

  1. The pain caused to the writer had come from one who once was a friend.
  2. He prayed to God in the morning, at noon, and at night.

 

Chapter 56

 

  1. When we are afraid we will trust in God.

 

Chapter 57

 

  1. He prays for Godís protection from their plots against him.

 

Chapter 58

 

  1. It is prayed the wicked will receive their just judgment from God.

 

Chapter 59

 

  1. David had done nothing wrong. It was just in the hearts of the wicked to harm David. These men were sent by Saul to destroy David.
  2. David wants his enemies slowly punished to make them realize God rules but ultimately destroyed.

 

Chapter 60

 

  1. The banner was Davidís rise to the throne by God. The people believed in this. Therefore, they are Godís people and God will help them.

 

Chapter 61

 

  1. The writer finds assurance and hope for the present and future because of the past blessings of the Lord.
  2. He prays the king will have a long life, and extended rule, and mercy and truth upon him.

 

Chapter 62

 

  1. We shall trust in the strength and mercy of God.
  2. The wicked rely on their oppression, riches, and robbery to sustain them.

 

Chapter 63

 

  1. David rose early to seek God, he went to His sanctuary to seek Him, he praised God with his mouth, and meditated on Him upon his bed.

 

Chapter 64

 

  1. The oppressors and their plots shall be foiled by God. All who see this will declare the work of the Lord.

 

Chapter 65

 

  1. God is praised for answered prayer, His forgiveness, and His spiritual favor.
  2. God created all things and has power over all things.
  3. God provides abundantly for the earth producing its growth and harvest.

 

Chapter 66

 

  1. God allows tribulation to bring refinement and purity in us.
  2. The Lord will not hear our prayer if there is iniquity in our heart.

 

Chapter 67

 

  1. When a people or nation is blessed of God it is inevitable His ways and salvation will be made known to all people and nations.
  2. The hope of praising God is His continued blessing.

 

Chapter 68

 

  1. God is a father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, provides for the homeless or orphan, He lead Israel through the wilderness, and daily loads them with blessings. He gives strength and power to the people.

 

Chapter 69

 

  1. Those who hate him without cause were many, more than the number of hair on his head, and some were powerful.
  2. His loyalty, faithfulness, and zeal to God brought this suffering upon him.
  3. He asks God to add iniquity to their iniquity and blot them out of the book of the living.

 

Chapter 70

 

  1. The writer prays for help from God against his adversaries.

 

Chapter 71

 

  1. He has trusted in God since the days of his youth.
  2. He needs God now because he has become old and weak and still had enemies.

 

Chapter 72

 

  1. God is asked to bless the kingís son with righteousness and justice for the people.
  2. Solomon was the son who received the gifts and the gold from the queen of Sheba.

 

Chapter 73

 

  1. He became envious of the prosperity of the proud and wicked. They seemed not to suffer while the pure in heart suffered tribulations.
  2. When he went into the temple he received understanding of the end due the wicked and was strengthened by this.

 

Chapter 74

 

  1. He felt God had forsaken and forgotten His people because He has allowed the enemy to destroy the temple and continue to oppress His people.
  2. He asks God to remember His people whom He redeemed, whom He had an inheritance, His city in which He had dwelt, and to respect the covenant He had made with His people. He wants God to remember also the foolish and wickedís reproach and blasphemy against Him.

 

Chapter 75

 

  1. God will put down the wicked and exalt the righteous. The strength of the wicked shall be cut off but the strength of the righteous will be exalted.

 

Chapter 76

 

  1. God is praised for His majesty because He has proved Himself mighty than all in battle.

 

Chapter 77

 

  1. He sought Godís favor, mercy, and grace that he knew God showed in the past.
  2. He meditated on the past wonders and works of God for His people.

 

Chapter 78

 

  1. God commanded the fathers to tell their children of the testimony of Jacob and of the wonderful works of God. Their children would tell their children so that all may set their hope in God and keep His commandments.
  2. Ephraim was rejected because they refused to go to battle with the rest of their brothers and did not keep the commandments of God.
  3. God chose David frm the tribe of Judah to shepherd His people.

 

Chapter 79

 

  1. God is asked to forgive their iniquities and give mercy and deliverance from the enemy who oppresses them and mocks God.

 

Chapter 80

 

  1. God allowed the tribulation on His people?
  2. The vine out of Egypt is Israel.

 

Chapter 81

 

  1. The people are asked to remember the Lord by keeping His statutes and celebrating with the feasts He commanded.
  2. The Lord had removed the burden of the slavery of the people in Egypt.

 

Chapter 82

 

  1. The judges were giving partiality to the influential and had judged unfairly to the poor and needy.
  2. They were given god-like authority and function as judges.

 

Chapter 83

 

  1. The psalmist prays for justice against the surrounding nations who came against Israel and God.

 

Chapter 84

 

  1. The psalmist wants to dwell and fellowship with the Lord in the tabernacle.
  2. God will hold no good thing from the upright.

 

Chapter 85

 

  1. God is asked for His favor on the land and on the people.

 

Chapter 86

 

  1. The psalmist prays for Godís favor in time of trouble and for Him to teach him His way.

 

Chapter 87

 

  1. The city of Jerusalem is praised for being the favor of God.
  2. Those who were born in the city can boast.

 

Chapter 88

 

  1. The writer is full of troubles. Even his friends and acquaintances have abandoned him. Death is the only thing left for him.
  2. He asks of God how can he praise Him, His faithfulness, wonders, and righteousness from the grave or if God forgets him.

 

Chapter 89

 

  1. Everything belongs to God, the earth, the heavens, the world and its fullness.
  2. God made a covenant with David to strengthen him and keep His mercy and faithfulness with him forever.
  3. The writer felt like the covenant was broken.

 

Chapter 90

 

  1. Numbering our days will teach us that life is short and we will seek wisdom in God and life.

 

Chapter 91

 

  1. Safety comes from aiding in God. He will protect us from evil, enemies, any harm, and any trouble. He will honor us with long life and salvation and provide us with guardian angels.

 

Chapter 92

 

  1. The Lord was praised with stringed instruments, the lute, and the harp.
  2. The righteous shall flourish and bear fruit in old age.

 

Chapter 93

 

  1. God has reigned from the beginning and will reign forever. He reigns in majesty, strength, and can not be shaken.

 

Chapter 94

 

  1. The wicked say God does not see so they continue to sin. However, God who formed the eye, the ear, gives knowledge, and instructs the nations will see, hear, and know the thoughts of man.

 

Chapter 95

 

  1. We should sing to Him, worship Him, kneel to Him, and be obedient to Him.

 

Chapter 96

 

  1. God is praised because He will be coming in righteous judgment and the righteous will be blessed.

 

Chapter 97

 

  1. God preserves the souls of the righteous, delivers them from the wicked, gives them direction, and makes their heart glad.

 

Chapter 98

 

  1. God is coming to judge the earth and the world in righteousness.

 

Chapter 99

 

  1. God was the God Who Forgives because He is still their Holy God.

 

Chapter 100

 

  1. We are like sheep in Godís pasture (He takes care of us).
  2. God is merciful and full of goodness and truth to all generations.

 

Chapter 101

 

  1. He will walk in the principles of the Lord. He will walk in a blameless way; he will not look upon wickedness; he will destroy the one who secretly slanders his neighbor and not endure the proud; no one who lies or is deceitful will swell in his house.

 

Chapter 102

 

  1. The writer prays for himself and then his nation.
  2. The writer has hope for his nation because Godís name and mercy will endure forever and generations to come will praise Him.

 

Chapter 103

 

  1. The Lord forgives, heals, redeems crowns, satisfies, and renews us.
  2. The Lord abounds with mercy on us.

 

Chapter 104

 

  1. Creation is under Godís control and functions as He purposed it.
  2. Sinners and the wicked are the only blemish on Godís works.

 

Chapter 105

 

  1. God is praised for His faithfulness to His covenant with Abraham in whom Israel benefited through the time of Joseph and Moses.

 

Chapter 106

 

  1. God is praised for His long suffering and forgiveness despite all the sins and rebellion of His people.

 

Chapter 107

 

  1. We should give the Lord thanks for all His goodness.
  2. They will call out to Him in the storm and He will calm the storm.
  3. God will make a land barren because of the wickedness in it.

 

Chapter 108

 

  1. God is praised for His help in victories for their enemies.

 

Chapter 109

 

  1. He prayed false accusers would be found guilty and suffer punishment to the point of death and their children suffer too.

 

Chapter 110

 

  1. According to Jesusí use of verse one it is God speaking to Jesus.
  2. Jesus was a priest and king as was Melchizedek.

 

Chapter 111

 

  1. The works of God are remembered and studied and helps man keep faith in God.
  2. God is described as being gracious, full of compassion, and righteous.

 

Chapter 112

 

  1. The upright become like God who they worship. He is gracious, full of compassion, and righteous

 

Chapter 113

 

  1. Though God is to be praised for His great majesty over all the earth ant the heavens He looks down upon the earth to help the poor, the needy, and the barren.

 

Chapter 114

 

  1. The writer describes the wonder of Godís work when He delivered Israel from Egypt and how the land, sea, and mountains obeyed His will.

 

Chapter 115

 

  1. God can be trusted to bless and provide for His people because He is real. He sees, hears, speaks, smells, and walks. The gods of the Gentiles can do none of this.

 

Chapter 116

 

  1. God had delivered him from trouble, sorrow, and death.
  2. God is gracious, righteous, and merciful.

 

Chapter 117

 

  1. All nations and all peoples are to praise the Lord for His merciful kindness to all.

 

Chapter 118

 

  1. The mercy of the Lord endures forever.
  2. It is better to trust in the Lord than in man or might people.
  3. Israel was the rejected stone of the nations but chosen by God to manifest Himself to the world.

 

Chapter 119

 

  1. Godís word is called the way, the law, His testimonies, precepts, statutes, commandments, and judgments.
  2. We can be clean by heeding the word of God.
  3. We are revived through being taught and understanding Godís statutes and precepts.
  4. According to Godís mercies and salvation we will witness for God.
  5. He will keep Godís words and be faithful.
  6. Affliction caused him to learn the precepts and statutes of God.
  7. Godís mercy upon affliction will be a source of faith for others.
  8. He kept his faith. He did not forget or forsake Godís precepts or statutes.
  9. His faith in Godís faithfulness gave him life.
  10. Godís word has brought much wisdom and understanding.
  11. The word is a light and a lamp to guide us in life whatever we may face?
  12. What did he fear?
  13. It is time for God to act upon his oppressors.
  14. He cried because men did not keep Godís law.
  15. Zeal increased because of those who had forgotten Godís word.
  16. The wicked do not seek Godís statutes.
  17. Peace comes to those who love Godís statutes.
  18. He asks God to seek him His servant though he go astray.

 

Chapter 120

 

  1. He has to dwell among people who are given to deceit and lies.

 

Chapter 121

 

  1. Our help comes from the Lord.
  2. The Lord will not let His people wander homeless.

 

Chapter 122

 

  1. Peace and prosperity are prayed for Jerusalem.

 

Chapter 123

 

  1. The people wanted Godís help against the scorn and contempt of the proud.

 

Chapter 124

 

  1. God delivered His people from their enemies.

 

Chapter 125

 

  1. If the wicked remained in the land the fall of the righteous could occur
  2. What would cause the righteous to fall?

 

Chapter 126

 

  1. The exiles sought for the flourishing of their nation upon their return.

 

Chapter 127

 

  1. Whatever man endeavors to do is futile without the blessing of God.
  2. Children are a heritage, a reward, and an arrow to defend us against our enemies.

 

Chapter 128

 

  1. God will bless those who fear Him with the fruit of the labor of his hands, with children, and grandchildren.

 

Chapter 129

 

  1. The people pray that God would deliver them from their enemies.

 

Chapter 130

 

  1. We wait on the Lord for His redemption and mercy from our iniquities.

 

Chapter 131

 

  1. The writer has weaned his pride and haughtiness.

 

Chapter 132

 

  1. David desired to build a tabernacle for God to dwell among the people.
  2. God promised David an offspring who would flourish on the throne.

 

Chapter 133

 

  1. As the oil consecrates so does unity among the people. It consecrates them spiritually in brotherly love and devotion.

 

Chapter 134

 

  1. We bless God because He is who blesses us.

 

Chapter 135

 

  1. God is remembered for His past works and blessings on Israel Ė His natural creation, exodus of Egypt, and the defeat of many nations.
  2. All of Israel, the high priest, and the Levitical priests are called to bless the Lord.

 

Chapter 136

 

  1. The Lord is merciful in all that He has done for Israel because He remembered His covenant with Abraham. He could have left them in captivity.

 

Chapter 137

 

  1. The psalmist is one of the exiles in Babylon.
  2. He is angry with Edom for aiding in their captivity by Babylon.

 

Chapter 138

 

  1. Answered prayer by God has given him strength and boldness.
  2. He will trust in God in trouble and with enemies.

 

Chapter 139

 

  1. God knows everything about us.
  2. God is with us everywhere. We can not hide from Him.
  3. God has planned our lives even from the womb.
  4. God is asked to slay the wicked and protect us from our enemies and finally to examine us and lead us to the way of everlasting life.

 

Chapter 140

 

  1. God is asked to subdue the wicked that come against us. Let their evil turn on them.

 

Chapter 141

 

  1. He wanted God to guard his mouth, his heart, and his works from evil and iniquity.
  2. He welcomed the correction and rebuke of the righteous.

 

Chapter 142

 

  1. He needed God as his refuge from his persecutors.

 

Chapter 143

  1. He asked for God to speedily answer him so he would know what he was to do.

 

Chapter 144

 

  1. God is his rock, lovingkindness, his fortress, high tower, deliverer, shield, and his refuge as a warrior.
  2. God would deliver them from their enemies and bless them children, flocks, and ample harvests.

 

Chapter 145

 

  1. God is praised for His greatness in mighty works, His glory and splendor, goodness, righteousness, compassion, mercy, His glorious everlasting kingdom, His provision, and His availability to those who call upon Him.

 

Chapter 146

 

  1. Man will die and return to the dust. He is no lasting help. God is everlasting. He is the creator of all things, He cares for man, and He will reign forever.

 

Chapter 147

 

  1. God provision not only is for Jerusalem but also the needs of the earth and the creatures of the earth.
  2. God is pleased by those who fear Him and who hope in His mercy.

 

Chapter 148

 

  1. Everything in heaven and on earth is called to praise the Lord.

 

Chapter 149

 

  1. We are to praise the Lord with song, dance, and musical instruments for He delights in us.
  2. The two-edged sword represents the victories achieved in the name of the Lord. Today it is the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.

 

Chapter 150

 

  1. Everything that has breath should praise the Lord.
  2. We are to praise the Lord with dance and musical instruments.