two types of people presented here are the righteous and the ungodly.
- 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.
nations have broken bond with God and His anointed one.
has set His anointed one, Jesus the Messiah, over us.
Lord listens to the godly and righteous.
- We should
call on God in times of trouble. He will He will hear us, protect us, and
Lord brings safety and peace to His faithful.
prayer is for guidance and protection from God before enemies.
hates those who are wicked, do evil, work iniquity, boast, tell lies, shed
blood, and are deceitful.
psalmist prays for relief, healing, and mercy from God for his suffering
due to a sin in his life.
psalmist demonstrates faith in the Lord to hear him and to heal him. The
Lord will protect him from his enemies.
persecution would be justified and accepted if he had committed the sin,
iniquity, or evil.
Lord will judge us according to our righteousness and integrity within us,
in our hearts and minds.
wicked will fall by their schemes and suffer death by the hands of God.
is not as grand as all of creation but God has strengthened man to do His
work and to rule over the earth.
- God is
praised for the destruction of enemies and the wicked.
is a refuge for those oppressed and in times of trouble.
wicked do not fear God or His judgment.
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.
have faith that the Lord sees and knows the righteous. He hates the wicked
and will punish him harshly.
will preserve those who know Him from the oppression of the wicked..
should trust in the salvation of God from all our enemies say or do.
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.
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.
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.
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
were satisfied with possessions and the treasures of life and having
children and grand children whom they could leave it to.
psalmist and upright look forward to seeing God in righteousness and being
Lord is our strength, shield, and deliverer from our enemies.
Lord saved David because he walked in righteousness. His hands were clean
and he followed the statutes of God.
strengthens us and arms us for the battle against our enemies.
should praise God, thank Him, and give Him the glory and credit for our
victories and deliverance.
wonders of creation show the glory of God.
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.
The king sought God for strength and victory over his enemies,
king was thankful because he had called on God for strength and
deliverance and God answered his entire request favorably.
was suffering from the reproaches of men and was despised among the
people. God had not yet delivered him from this.
his prayers are answered he praises God and gives Him all honor and glory.
knew with God as his shepherd he would have nothing to fear and God would
richly bless him.
earth and everything in it, including man, belongs to the Lord.
who has clean hands and a pure heart may go to the Holy place of the Lord.
prayed for forgiveness of his sin and for deliverance from his enemies.
Lord teaches and guides the humble and those who keep His ways even those
who may sin.
asks the Lord to examine him for any wrong and He will find none.
Therefore, the Lord should keep him from wicked people.
was his light and salvation. God directed his steps and defeated his
desired to always be able to come before the Lord in His temple to inquire
of Him and seek His protection.
we wait on the Lord He will help us.
prayed for God to hear his supplications and protect him from the destiny
of the wicked.
heard his prayers and answered him favorably.
people are exhorted to praise, worship, and glorify the Lord who sits
above all people and controls all things.
Lord will give strength and peace to His people.
Lord answered Davidís prayer.
anger is for a moment but his favor is forever.
Lord hid from David for a little while because of Davidís pride.
should praise God now while we are still alive and can receive His favor.
Lord is our rock and our fortress in times of adversity.
needed the mercy, protection, and goodness of the Lord now because he had
become a reproach to his friends.
sin creates guilt and a great burden that weighs heavy on you and can
bring physical illness.
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.
is upright, truthful, just, and full of love \ mercy, righteousness, and
is the nation whose God is the Lord.
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.
had delivered him from his fears and troubles.
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.
Lord is near to those who are brokenhearted and have a contrite spirit.
will avenge us against our adversaries.
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.
light of the godly is the Lord. They are satisfied with all He provides.
He is their fountain of life.
should not envy the wicked because he will soon be cut down and wither
riches of the wicked are temporary. The inheritance of the righteous lasts
wicked will borrow but not repay. The righteous will show mercy and give.
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.
days are but a handbreadth and a vapor on earth before God.
can heap up riches on earth but cannot take it with him when he dies.
shall trust and call on the Lord in times of trial.
Lord prefers we speak and do His will in righteousness.
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.
enemies oppress him and God has not answered his cry for help.
God has not answered his prayer yet he knows he will praise Him because
God is his help.
drove out the enemies of the forefathers.
had allowed the people to be taken over by their enemies, scattered, and
even killed. They were reproached, shamed, and dishonored.
king was a scepter of righteousness for God. He loved righteousness and
is the queen who will worship her king.
union will produce sons to carry on their name.
should not fear anything because God is our strength and refuge in times
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.
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
is praised for His presence in the city. He is their fortress. Other
nations recognized this and steered clear of trouble with His people.
and riches cannot redeem a manís soul for eternal life.
foolish think their dwelling places and their name will last forever but
they too will die and their wealth left for others.
will redeem the soul of those who trust in Him from the grave.
wants our praise, thanksgiving, and for us to keep our vows to Him.
wicked will be judged harshly.
writer prays earnestly for forgiveness from God for a great sin he has
will praise God and teach and convert sinners to the way of God.
desires a broken spirit and contrite heart over sacrifice and offering.
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.
wicked will be destroyed and plucked out of his place by God.
righteous will trust in God and flourish under Him.
wicked have oppressed and put fear into Godís people.
will destroy the wicked and scatter his bones.
will be praised because He will deliver those who trust Him from the hand
of the enemy.
pain caused to the writer had come from one who once was a friend.
prayed to God in the morning, at noon, and at night.
we are afraid we will trust in God.
prays for Godís protection from their plots against him.
is prayed the wicked will receive their just judgment from God.
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.
wants his enemies slowly punished to make them realize God rules but
banner was Davidís rise to the throne by God. The people believed in this.
Therefore, they are Godís people and God will help them.
writer finds assurance and hope for the present and future because of the
past blessings of the Lord.
prays the king will have a long life, and extended rule, and mercy and
truth upon him.
shall trust in the strength and mercy of God.
wicked rely on their oppression, riches, and robbery to sustain them.
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.
oppressors and their plots shall be foiled by God. All who see this will
declare the work of the Lord.
is praised for answered prayer, His forgiveness, and His spiritual favor.
created all things and has power over all things.
provides abundantly for the earth producing its growth and harvest.
allows tribulation to bring refinement and purity in us.
Lord will not hear our prayer if there is iniquity in our heart.
a people or nation is blessed of God it is inevitable His ways and
salvation will be made known to all people and nations.
hope of praising God is His continued blessing.
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.
who hate him without cause were many, more than the number of hair on his
head, and some were powerful.
loyalty, faithfulness, and zeal to God brought this suffering upon him.
asks God to add iniquity to their iniquity and blot them out of the book
of the living.
writer prays for help from God against his adversaries.
has trusted in God since the days of his youth.
needs God now because he has become old and weak and still had enemies.
is asked to bless the kingís son with righteousness and justice for the
was the son who received the gifts and the gold from the queen of Sheba.
became envious of the prosperity of the proud and wicked. They seemed not
to suffer while the pure in heart suffered tribulations.
he went into the temple he received understanding of the end due the
wicked and was strengthened by this.
felt God had forsaken and forgotten His people because He has allowed the
enemy to destroy the temple and continue to oppress His people.
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.
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.
is praised for His majesty because He has proved Himself mighty than all
sought Godís favor, mercy, and grace that he knew God showed in the past.
meditated on the past wonders and works of God for His people.
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.
was rejected because they refused to go to battle with the rest of their
brothers and did not keep the commandments of God.
chose David frm the tribe of Judah
to shepherd His people.
is asked to forgive their iniquities and give mercy and deliverance from
the enemy who oppresses them and mocks God.
allowed the tribulation on His people.
vine out of Egypt is Israel.
people are asked to remember the Lord by keeping His statutes and
celebrating with music and by the feasts that He had commanded.
Lord had removed the burden of the slavery of the people in Egypt.
judges were giving partiality to the influential and had judged unfairly
to the poor and needy.
were given god-like authority and function as judges by God.
psalmist prays for justice against the surrounding nations who came
psalmist prefers to dwell and fellowship with the Lord in the tabernacle.
will hold no good thing from the upright.
is asked for His favor on the land and on the people, for His salvation
and the increase in the yield of the land.
psalmist prays for Godís favor in time of trouble and for Him to teach him
city of Jerusalem
is praised for being the favor of God.
who were born in the city can boast because God favors them more than all
the dwellings of Jacob.
writer is full of troubles. Even his friends and acquaintances have
abandoned him. Death is the only thing left for him.
asks God how can he praise Him, His faithfulness, His wonders, and His righteousness
from the grave or if God forgets him.
belongs to God, the earth, the heavens, the world and its fullness.
made a covenant with David to strengthen him and keep His mercy and
faithfulness with him forever.
writer felt like the covenant was broken.
our days will teach us that life is short. Therefore, we will seek wisdom
in God and life.
comes from abiding 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.
Lord was praised with stringed instruments, the lute, and the harp.
righteous shall flourish and bear fruit in old age.
has reigned from the beginning and will reign forever. He reigns in
majesty, strength, and cannot be shaken.
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.
should sing to Him, worship Him, kneel to Him, and be obedient to Him.
is praised because He will be coming in righteous judgment and the
righteous will be blessed.
righteous should rejoice because God preserves the souls of the righteous,
delivers them from the wicked, gives them direction, and makes their heart
is righteously coming to judge the earth and the world.
was the ĎGod Who Forgivesí because He is still their Holy God.
are like sheep in Godís pasture (He takes care of us).
is merciful and full of goodness and truth to all generations.
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 dwell in his house.
writer prays for himself and then his nation.
writer has hope for his nation because Godís name and mercy will endure
forever and generations to come will praise Him.
Lord forgives iniquities, heals diseases, redeems your life, crowns us
with loving kindness and tender mercies, satisfies our mouth, and renews
Lord abounds with mercy on us.
is under Godís control and functions as He purposed it.
and the wicked are the only blemish of Godís works.
is praised for His faithfulness to His covenant with Abraham in whom Israel
benefited through the time of Joseph and Moses.
is praised for His long suffering and forgiveness despite all the sins and
rebellion of His people.
should give the Lord thanks for all His goodness and mercy.
will call out to Him in the storm and He will calm the storm.
will make a land barren because of the wickedness in it.
is praised for His help in victories over their enemies.
prayed false accusers would be found guilty and suffer punishment to the
point of death and their children suffer too.
to Jesusí use of verse one it is God speaking to Jesus (Matt. 22:44).
was a priest and king as was Melchizedek.
works of God are remembered and studied and helps man keep faith in God.
is described as being gracious, full of compassion, and righteous.
upright become like God who they worship. He is gracious, full of
compassion, and righteous
God is to be praised for His great majesty over all the earth and the heavens
He looks down upon the earth to help the poor, the needy, and the barren.
writer describes the power and wonder of Godís work when He delivered Israel
and how the land, sea, and mountains obeyed His will.
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.
had delivered him from trouble, sorrow, and death.
is gracious, righteous, and merciful.
nations and all peoples are to praise the Lord for His merciful kindness
mercy of the Lord endures forever.
is better to trust in the Lord than in man or mighty people.
was the rejected stone of the nations but chosen by God to manifest
Himself to the world.
word is called the way, the law, His testimonies, precepts, statutes,
commandments, and judgments.
can be clean by heeding the word of God.
are revived through being taught and understanding Godís statutes and
will tell of Godís mercies and salvation.
will keep Godís words and be faithful.
caused him to learn the precepts and statutes of God.
mercy upon his affliction will be a source of faith for others.
kept his faith. He did not forget or forsake Godís precepts or statutes.
faith in Godís faithfulness gave him life.
word has brought much wisdom and understanding.
word is a light and a lamp to guide us in life whatever we may face.
feared Godís judgments because He will reject those who stray from His
is time for God to act upon his oppressors.
cried because men did not keep Godís law.
zeal came about because of the realization of people having forgotten
wicked do not seek Godís statutes.
comes to those who love Godís statutes.
asks God to seek him, His servant, though he may go astray.
has to dwell among people who are given to deceit and lies.
help comes from the Lord.
Lord will not let His people wander homeless.
and prosperity are prayed for Jerusalem.
people wanted Godís help against the scorn and contempt of the proud.
delivered His people from their enemies.
the wicked remained in the land the fall of the righteous could occur.
exiles sought for the flourishing of their nation upon their return.
man endeavors to do is futile without the blessing of God.
are a heritage, a reward, and an arrow to defend us against our enemies.
will bless those who fear Him with the fruit of the labor of his hands,
with children, and grandchildren.
people pray that God would deliver them from their enemies.
wait on the Lord for His redemption and mercy from our iniquities.
writer has weaned his pride and haughtiness.
desired to build a tabernacle for God to dwell among the people.
promised David an offspring of his who would flourish on the throne.
As the oil consecrates so does unity among the people. It
consecrates them spiritually in brotherly love and devotion.
bless God because He blesses us.
is remembered for His past works and blessings on Israel
Ė His natural creation, exodus from Egypt,
and the defeat of many nations.
the high priest, and the Levit priests are called to bless the Lord.
Lord is merciful in all that He has done for Israel
because He remembered His covenant with Abraham. He could have left them
psalmist is one of the exiles in Babylon.
is angry at Edom for
aiding in their captivity by Babylon.
prayer by God has given him strength and boldness.
will trust in God in trouble and with enemies.
knows everything about us.
is with us everywhere. We cannot hide from Him.
has planned our lives even from the womb.
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.
is asked to subdue the wicked that come against us. Let their evil turn on
wanted God to guard his mouth, his heart, and his works from evil and
welcomed the correction and rebuke of the righteous.
needed God as his refuge from his persecutors.
asked for God to speedily answer him so he would know what he was to do.
is his rock, loving kindness, his fortress, high tower, deliverer, shield,
and his refuge as a warrior.
would deliver them from their enemies and bless them with children,
flocks, and ample harvests.
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.
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.
provision not only is for Jerusalem
but also the needs of the earth and the creatures of the earth.
is pleased by those who fear Him and who hope in His mercy.
in heaven and on earth is called to praise the Lord.
are to praise the Lord with song, dance, and musical instruments for He
delights in us.
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.
that has breath should praise the Lord.
are to praise the Lord with dance and musical instruments.