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Summary of the Book of Psalms - The King James Bible Online (KJV)
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- Psalms is book number 19 in the Old Testament of the Bible. It contains 150 chapters.
- The Psalms are called by the Hebrews Tehillim meaning Hymns of Praise
- The word 'psalms' is derived from the Greek word 'psalmoi meaning "songs sung to a harp"
- The author of the Book of Psalms, of a great part of them at least, was King David but many are of opinion that some of them were made by Asaph and a variety of other authors
- Summary of the content of the Book of Psalms:
- The first book comprises the first 41 Psalms
- These are ascribed to David except 1, 2, 10, and 33, which, though anonymous, may also be ascribed to him.
- The Second Book of Psalms consists of Psalms 42 - 72
- Psalms (42-72), 18 of which are ascribed to David and 1 to Solomon (the 72nd). The rest are anonymous
- The third Book of Psalms contains 17 Psalms (73-89)
- The 86th Psalm is ascribed to David, the 88th to Heman the Ezrahite, and the 89th to Ethan the Ezrahite
- The fourth Book of Psalms also contains 17 Psalms (90-106)
- The 90th is ascribed to Moses, and the 101st and 103rd to David
- The fifth Book of Psalms contains the remaining 44 Psalms
- Of these, 15 are ascribed to David, and the 127th to Solomon.
- The most famous Psalms are:
- Psalm 22 - My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me - important during the season of Lent
- Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd - its words of comfort are chosen for church funeral services
- Psalm 51, Have mercy on me O God (the Miserere) widely used in the sacrament of repentance or confession
- Psalm 82, God standeth in the congregation of the mighty is also chosen for church funeral services
- Psalm 103, Bless the Lord, O my soul, is a famous prayer of praise
- Psalm 137, By the rivers of Babylon - a meditation upon living in slavery
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