Category Archives: Psalms

Psalm 51 Seeking the Possibility of Redemption

Psalm 51 <To the leader. A Psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.> 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy … Continue reading

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Psalm 50 Recalled to the Covenantal Life

Psalm 50 <A Psalm of Asaph.> 1The mighty one, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. 2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. 3 Our God … Continue reading

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Psalm 49 Wealth, Wisdom and Death

Psalm 49 <To the leader. Of the Korahites. A Psalm.> 1 Hear this, all you peoples; give ear, all inhabitants of the world, 2 both low and high, rich and poor together. 3 My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation … Continue reading

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Psalm 48 God and Zion

 Psalm 48 <A Song. A Psalm of the Korahites.> 1 Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount … Continue reading

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Psalm 47 God Assumes Kingship Over Creation

Psalm 47 <To the leader. Of the Korahites. A Psalm.> 1 Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy. 2 For the LORD, the Most High, is awesome, a great king over all the … Continue reading

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Psalm 46 A Mighty Fortress

Psalm 46 <To the leader. Of the Korahites. According to Alamoth. A Song.> 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains … Continue reading

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Psalm 45 A Love Song Among the Psalms

 Psalm 45 <To the leader: according to Lilies. Of the Korahites. A Maskil. A love song.> 1 My heart overflows with a goodly theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready … Continue reading

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Psalm 44 Demanding a Fulfillment of God’s Covenant Promises

Psalm 44 <To the leader. Of the Korahites. A Maskil.> 1 We have heard with our ears, O God, our ancestors have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old: 2 you with your … Continue reading

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Psalm 43 Calling for God’s Love among a Loveless People

Psalm 43 1 Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people;  from those who are deceitful and unjust deliver me! 2 For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you cast me … Continue reading

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Psalm 42 Thirsting for God in an Arid Time

 Psalm 42 <To the leader. A Maskil of the Korahites.> 1 As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come … Continue reading

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