1. BOOK 1: Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked1. The happiness of the godly4. The unhappiness of the ungodly2. Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?1. The kingdom of Christ10. Kings are exhorted to accept it3. O Lord, how my adversaries have increased!1. The security of God's protection4. Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness.1. David prays for audience2. He reproves and exhorts his enemies6. Man's happiness is in God's favor5. Give ear to my words, O Lord. Consider my meditation.1. David prays, and professes his study in prayer4. God favors not the wicked7. David, professing his faith, prays to God to guide him10. to destroy his enemies11. and to preserve the godly6. O Lord, don't rebuke me in your anger1. David's complaint in his sickness8. He triumphs over his enemies7. O Lord, my God, I take refuge in you1. David prays against the malice of his enemies, professing his innocence10. By faith he sees his defense, and the destruction of his enemies8. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth1. God's glory is magnified by his works, and by his love to man9. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart1. David praises God for executing judgment11. He incites others to praise him13. He prays that he may have cause to praise him10. Why do you stand far off, O Lord?1. David complains of the wicked12. He prays for remedy16. He professes his confidence11. In the Lord I take refuge1. David encourages himself in God against his enemies4. The providence and justice of God12. Help, O Lord; for the godly man ceases1. David, destitute of human comfort, craves help of God3. He comforts himself with God's promises, and his judgments on the wicked13. How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?1. David complains of delay3. He prays for preventing grace5. He boasts of divine mercy14. The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."1. David describes a natural man4. He convinces the wicked by the light of their conscience7. He glories in the salvation of God15. O Lord, who shall dwell in your sanctuary?1. David describes a citizen of Zion16. Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge.1. David, in distrust of merits, and hatred of idolatry5. He shows the hope of his calling, of the resurrection, and life everlasting17. Hear, O Lord, my righteous plea; Give ear to my prayer1. David, in confidence of his integrity, craves defense of God against his enemies10. He shows their pride, craft, and eagerness13. He prays against them in confidence of his hope18. I love you, O Lord, my strength.1. David praises God for his manifold and marvelous blessings19. The heavens declare the glory of God. The expanse shows his handiwork.1. The creatures show God's glory7. The excellence of the divine law12. David prays for grace20. May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble.1. The church blesses the King in his exploits7. and expresses her confidence in God's helpfulness21. The king rejoices in your strength, O Lord!1. A thanksgiving for victory7. with confidence of further success22. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?1. David complains in great discouragement9. He prays in great distress23. He praises God23. The Lord is my shepherd: I shall lack nothing.1. David's confidence in God's grace24. The earth is the Lord's, with its fullness1. God's Lordship in the world3. The citizens of his spiritual kingdom7. An exhortation to receive him25. To you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.1. David's confidence in prayer7. He prays for remission of sins16. and for help in affliction26. Judge me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity.1. David resorts to God in confidence of his integrity27. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear?1. David sustains his faith by prayer28. To you, O Lord, I call. My rock, don't be deaf to me1. David prays earnestly against his enemies6. and for the people29. Ascribe to the Lord, you sons of the mighty1. David exhorts princes to give glory to God3. by reason of is power11. and protection of his people30. I will extol you, O Lord, for you have raised me up1. David praises God for his deliverance4. He exhorts others to praise him by example of God's dealings with him31. In you, O Lord, I take refuge. Let me never be disappointed.1. David, showing his confidence in God, craves his help7. He rejoices in his mercy9. He prays in his calamity19. He praises God for his goodness32. Blessed is he whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is covered.1. Blessedness consists in remission of sins3. Confession of sins gives ease to the conscience8. God's promises bring joy33. Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous! Praise is fitting for the upright.1. God is to be praised for his goodness6. for his power12. and for his providence20. Confidence is to be placed in God34. I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise will always be in my mouth.1. David praises God, and exhorts others thereto by his experience8. They are blessed who trust in God11. He exhorts to the fear of God15. The privileges of the righteous35. Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me.1. David prays for his own safety, and his enemies' confusion11. He complains of their wrongful dealing22. Thereby he incites God against them36. There is no fear of God before his eyes.1. The grievous state of the wicked8. The excellence of God's mercy10. David prays for favor to God's children37. Don't fret because of evildoers1. David persuades to patience and confidence in God, 12. by the different estate of the godly and the wicked38. O Lord, don't rebuke me in your wrath1. David moves God to take compassion on his pitiful case39. I will watch my ways, so that I don't sin with my tongue.1. David's care of his thoughts4. The consideration of the brevity and vanity of life7. the reverence of God's judgments10. and prayer, are his bridles of impatience40. I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me, and heard my cry.1. The benefit of confidence in God6. Obedience is the best sacrifice11. The sense of David's evils inflames his prayer41. Blessed is he who considers the poor. The Lord will deliver him.1. The recompense of the charitable4. David complains of his enemies' treachery10. He flees to God for helpfulness42. BOOK 2: As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, God.1. David's zeal to serve God in the temple5. He encourages his soul to trust in God43. Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation.1. David, praying to be restored to the temple, promises to serve God joyfully5. He encourages his soul to trust in God44. We have heard with our ears, God; our fathers have told us1. The church, in memory of former favors7. complains of her present evils17. professing her integrity,24. she fervently prays for helpfulness45. My heart overflows with a noble theme1. The majesty and grace of Christ's kingdom10. The duty of the church, and the benefits thereof46. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.1. The confidence which the church has in God8. An exhortation to behold it47. Oh clap your hands, all you nations. Shout to God with the voice of triumph!1. The nations are exhorted cheerfully to entertain the kingdom of Christ.48. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised1. The ornaments and privileges of the church49. Hear this, all you peoples. Listen, all you inhabitants of the world,1. An earnest persuasion to build the faith of resurrection16. Worldly prosperity is not to be admired50. The Mighty One calls the earth from sunrise to sunset.1. The majesty of God in the church5. His order to gather his saints7. The pleasure of God is not in ceremonies14. but in sincerity of obedience51. Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness.1. David prays for remission of sins, whereof he makes a deep confession6. He prays for sanctification16. God delights not in sacrifice, but in sincerity18. He prays for the church52. Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man?1. David, condemning the spitefulness of Doeg, prophesies his destruction6. The righteous shall rejoice at it8. David, upon his confidence in God's mercy, gives thanks53. The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."1. David describes the corruption of the natural man4. He convinces the wicked by the light of their own conscience6. He glories in the salvation of God54. Save me, God, by your name. Vindicate me in your might.1. David, complaining of the Ziphims, prays for salvation4. Upon his confidence in God's help he promises sacrifice55. Listen to my prayer, God. Don't hide yourself from my supplication.1. David in his prayer complains of his fearful case9. He prays against his enemies, of whose wickedness and treachery he complains16. He comforts himself in God's preservation oh him, and confusion of his enemies56. Be merciful to me, God, for man wants to swallow me up.1. David, praying to God in confidence of his word, complains of his enemies,9. He professes his confidence in God's word, and promises to praise him57. Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you.1. David in prayer fleeing unto God, complains of his dangerous case7. He encourages himself to praise God58. Do you indeed speak righteousness, silent ones?1. David reproves wicked judges3. describes the nature of the wicked6. devotes them to God's judgments10. whereat the righteous shall rejoice59. Deliver me from my enemies, my God.1. David prays to be delivered from his enemies6. He complains of their cruelty8. He trusts in god11. He prays against them16. He praises God60. God, you have rejected us. You have broken us down.1. David, complaining to God of former judgment4. now upon better hope, prays for deliverance6. Comforting himself in God's promises, he craves that help whereon he trusts61. Hear my cry, God. Listen to my prayer.1. David flees to God upon his former experience4. He vows perpetual service unto him, because of his promises62. My soul rests in God alone. My salvation is from him.1. David, professing his confidence in God, discourages his enemies5. In the same confidence he encourages the godly9. No trust is to be put in worldly things11. Power and mercy belong to God63. God, you are my God. I will earnestly seek you.1. David's thirst for God4. His manner of blessing God9. His confidence of his enemies' destruction, and his own safety64. Hear my voice, God, in my complaint.1. David prays for deliverance, complaining of his enemies7. He promises himself to see such an evident destruction of his enemies, 10. as the righteous shall rejoice at it.65. Praise waits for you, God, in Zion. To you shall vows be performed.1. David praises God for his grace4. The blessedness of God's chosen by reason of benefits66. Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!1. David exhorts to praise God5. observe his great works8. to bless him for his gracious benefits12. He vows for himself reverent service to God16. He declares God's special goodness to himself67. May God be merciful to us, bless us, and cause his face to shine on us.1. A prayer for the enlargement of God's kingdom3. to the joy of the people6. and the increase of God's blessings68. Let God arise! Let his enemies be scattered!1. A prayer at the removing of the ark4. An exhortation to praise God for his mercies7. for his care of the church19. for his great works69. Save me, God, for the waters have come up to my neck!1. David complains of his affliction13. He prays for deliverance22. He devotes his enemies to destruction30. He praises God with thanksgiving70. Hurry, God, to deliver me. Come quickly to help me, O Lord.1. David solicits God to the speedy destruction of the wicked, 4. and preservation of the godly71. In you, O Lord, I take refuge. Never let me be disappointed.1. David, in confidence of faith, and experience of God's favor, prays both for himself, 10. and against the enemies of his soul14. He promises constancy17. He prays for perseverance19. He praises God, and promises to do it cheerfully72. God, give the king your justice; your righteousness to the royal son.1. David, praying for Solomon, shows the goodness and glory of God's kingdom18. He blessed God73. BOOK 3: Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.1. The prophet, prevailing in a temptation2. Shows the occasion thereof, the prosperity of the wicked13. The wound given thereby, diffidence15. The victory over it, knowledge of God's purpose.74. God, why have you rejected us forever?1. The prophet complains of the desolation of the sanctuary10. He moves God to help in consideration of his power18. Of his reproachful enemies, or his children and of his covenant.75. We give thanks to you, God. We give thanks, for your Name is near.1. The prophet praises God2. He promises to judge uprightly4. He rebukes the proud by consideration of God's providence9. He praises God, and promises to execute justice.76. In Judah, God is known. His name is great in Israel.1. A declaration of God's majesty in the church11. An exhortation to serve him reverently.77. My cry goes to God! Indeed, I cry to God for help1. The psalmist shows what fierce combat he had with distrust10. The victory which he had by consideration of God's great and gracious works.78. Hear my teaching, my people. Turn your ears to the words of my mouth.1. An exhortation both to learn and to preach, the law of God9. The story of God's wrath against the incredulous and disobedient67. The Israelites being rejected, God chose Judah, Zion, and David.79. They have defiled your holy temple. They have laid Jerusalem in heaps.1. The psalmist complains of the desolation of Jerusalem8. He prays for deliverance13. and promises thankfulness80. Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock1. The psalmist in his prayer complains of the miseries of the church8. God's former favors are turned into judgments14. He prays for deliverance81. Sing aloud to God, our strength! Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob!1. An exhortation to a solemn praising of God4. God challenges that duty by reason of his benefits8. God, exhorting to obedience, complains of their disobedience, which proves their own hurt.82. God presides in the great assembly. He judges among the gods.1. The psalmist, having exhorted the judges5. And reproved their negligence8. Prays God to judge83. God, don't keep silent. Don't keep silent, and don't be still, God.1. A complaint to God of the enemies conspiracies9. A prayer against those who oppress the Church84. How lovely are your dwellings, O Lord Almighty!1. The prophet, longing for the communion of the sanctuary4. Shows how blessed they are that dwell therein8. He prays to be restored unto it.85. O Lord, you have been favorable to your land.1. The Psalmist, out of the experience of former mercies, prays for continuance thereof.8. He promises to wait thereon, out of confidence of God's goodness86. Hear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.1. David strengthens his prayer by the consciousness of his religion5. By the goodness and power of God11. He desires the continuance of former grace14. Complaining of the proud, he craves some token of God's goodness87. His foundation is in the holy mountains.1. The nature and glory of the church4. The increase, honor, and comfort of the members thereof.88. O Lord, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you.1. A prayer containing a grievous complaint.89. I will sing of the loving kindness of the Lord forever.1. The psalmist praises God for his covenant5. For his wonderful power15. For the care of his church19. For his favor to the kingdom of David38. Then complaining of contrary events46. He expostulates, prays, and blesses God.90. BOOK 4: Lord, you have been our dwelling place for all generations.1. Moses, setting forth God's providence3. Complains of human fragility7. Divine chastisement10. and brevity of life12. He prays for the knowledge and sensible experience of God's good providence.91. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High1. The state of the godly3. Their safety9. Their habitation11. Their servants14. Their friend; with the effects of them all.92. It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord1. The prophet exhorts to praise God4. For his great works6. For his judgments on the wicked10. And for his goodness to the godly.93. The Lord reigns! He is clothed with majesty!1. The majesty, stability, power, and holiness of Christ's kingdom.94. O Lord, you God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth.1. The prophet, calling for justice, complains of tyranny and impiety.8. He teaches God's providence12. He shows the blessedness of affliction16. God is the defender of the afflicted.95. Oh come, let's sing to the Lord. Let's shout aloud to the rock of our salvation!1. An exhortation to praise God3. For his greatness6. And for his goodness8. And not to tempt him96. Sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to O Lord, all the earth.1. An exhortation to praise God4. for his greatness8. for his kingdom11. for his general judgment97. The Lord reigns! Let the earth rejoice! Let the multitude of islands be glad!1. The majesty of God's kingdom7. The church rejoices at God's judgments upon idolaters10. An exhortation to godliness and gladness98. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things!1. The psalmist exhorts the Jews4. The Gentiles7. And all the creatures, to praise God99. The Lord reigns! Let the peoples tremble.1. The prophet, setting forth the kingdom of God in Zion5. Exhorts all, by the example of their forefathers, to worship God at his holy hill100. Shout for joy to the Lord, all you lands!1. An exhortation to praise God, cheerfully3. For his greatness4. And for his power101. I will sing of loving kindness and justice.1. David makes a vow and profession of godliness.102. Hear my prayer, O Lord! Let my cry come to you.1. The prophet in his prayer makes a grievous complaint.12. He takes comfort in the eternity, and mercy of God18. The mercies of God are to be recorded23. He sustains his weakness by the unchangeableness of God.103. Praise the Lord, my soul! All that is within me, praise his holy name!1. An exhortation to bless God for his mercy5. And for the constancy thereof104. Bless the Lord, my soul. O Lord, my God, you are very great.1. A meditation upon the mighty power7. And wonderful providence of God31. God's glory is eternal33. The prophet vows perpetually to praise God105. Give thanks to the Lord! Call on his name!1. An exhortation to praise God, and to seek out his works7. The story of God's providence over Abraham16. Over Joseph23. Over Jacob in Egypt26. Over Moses delivering the Israelites37. Over the Israelites brought out of Egypt, fed in the desert, and planted in Canaan.106. Praise the Lord! Give thanks to O Lord, for he is good1. The psalmist exhorts to praise God4. He prays for pardon of sin, as God pardoned the fathers7. The story of the people's rebellion, and God's mercy47. He concludes with prayer and praise107. BOOK 5: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his loving kindness endures forever.1. The psalmist exhorts the redeemed in praising God to observe his manifold providence4. Over travelers10. Over captives17. Over sick men23. Over sailors33. And in diverse varieties of life.108. My heart is steadfast, God. I will sing and I will make music with my soul.1. David encourages himself to praise God5. He prays for God's assistance according to his promise11. His confidence in God's help109. God of my praise, don't remain silent1. David complains of his slanderous enemies16. He shows their sin21. Complaining of his own misery, he prays for help29. He promises thankfulness110. The Lord says to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand1. The kingdom4. The priesthood5. The conquest7. And the passion of Christ111. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart1. The psalmist by his example incites others to praise God for his glorious5. And gracious works10. The fear of God breeds true wisdom112. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord1. Godliness has the promises of this life4. And of the life to come10. The prosperity of the godly shall be an eyesore to the wicked113. Praise, you servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.1. An exhortation to praise God for his excellence6. For his mercy114. When Israel went forth out of Egypt1. The miracles wrought by God, when he brought his people out of Egypt, 7. are a just ground of fearing him.115. Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory1. Because God is truly glorious4. And idols are vanity9. He exhorts to confidence in God12. God is to be blessed for his blessing116. I love the Lord, because he listens to my voice, and my cries for mercy.1. The psalmist professes his love and duty to God for his deliverance12. He studies to be thankful117. Praise the Lord, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples!1. An exhortation to praise God for his mercy and truth118. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his loving kindness endures forever.1. An exhortation to praise God for his mercy5. The psalmist by his experience shows how good it is to trust in God19. Under the type of the psalmist the coming of Christ in his kingdom is expressed119. Blessed are those whose ways are blameless1. This psalm contains various prayers, praises, and professions of obedience.2. Aleph.9. Beth17. Gimel25. Daleth33. He41. Waw49. Zayin57. Heth65. Teth73. Yodh81. Kaph89. Lamedh97. Mem105. Nun113. Samekh121. Ayin129. Pe137. Tsadhe145. Qoph153. Resh161. Sin and Shin169. Taw120. In my distress, I cried to the Lord. He answered me.1. David prays against Doeg3. Reproves his tongue5. Complains of his necessary conversation with the wicked121. I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from?1. The great safety of the godly, who put their trust in God's protection122. I was glad when they said to me, "Let's go to the Lord's house!"1. David professes his joy for the church6. And prays for the peace thereof123. To you I do lift up my eyes, you who sit in the heavens.1. The godly profess their confidence in God3. And pray to be delivered from contempt124. If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, let Israel now say,1. The church blesses God for a miraculous deliverance125. Those who trust in the Lord are as Mount Zion, which can't be moved1. The safety of such as trust in God4. A prayer for the godly, and against the wicked126. When the Lord brought back those who returned to Zion1. The church celebrating her incredible return out of captivity4. Prays for and prophesies the good success thereof127. Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.1. The virtue of God's blessing3. Good children are his gift128. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways.1. The various blessings which follow those who fear God129. Many times they have afflicted me from my youth up.1. An exhortation to praise God for saving Israel in their great afflictions5. The haters of the church are cursed130. Out of the depths I have cried to you, O Lord.1. The psalmist professes his hope in prayer5. And his patience in hope7. He exhorts Israel to trust in God131. O Lord, my heart isn't haughty, nor my eyes lofty1. David professing his humility3. Exhorts Israel to trust in God132. O Lord, remember David and all his affliction,1. David in his prayer commends unto God the reverent care he had for the ark8. His prayer at the removing of the ark11. With a repetition of God's promises133. See how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to live together in unity!1. The blessedness of unity among brothers134. Look! Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord1. An exhortation to bless God135. Praise the name of the Lord! Praise him, you servants of the Lord1. An exhortation to praise God for his mercy5. For his power8. For his judgments15. The vanity of idols19. An exhortation to bless God136. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his loving kindness endures forever.1. An exhortation to give thanks to God for particular mercies.137. By the rivers of Babylon we sat down, wept, remembered Zion.1. The constancy of the Jews in captivity7. The prophet curses Edom and Babel138. I will give you thanks with my whole heart.1. David praises God for the truth of his word4. He prophesies that the kings of the earth shall praise God7. He professes his confidence in God139. O Lord, you have searched me, and you know me.1. David praises God for his all-seeing providence17. And for this infinite mercies19. He defies the wicked23. He prays for sincerity140. Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man. Preserve me from the violent man;1. David prays to be delivered from Saul and Doeg8. He prays against them12. He comforts himself by confidence in God141. O Lord, I have called on you. Come to me quickly!1. David prays that his suit may be acceptable3. His conscience sincere7. And his life free from snares142. I cry with my voice to the Lord. With my voice, I ask the Lord for mercy.1. David shows that in his trouble all his comfort was in prayer unto God143. Hear my prayer, O Lord. Listen to my petitions.1. David prays for favor in judgment3. He complains of his grief5. He strengthens his faith by meditation and prayer7. He prays for grace9. For deliverance10. For sanctification12. For destruction of his enemies144. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who teaches my hands to war1. David blesses God for his mercy both to him and to man5. He prays that God would powerfully deliver him from his enemies9. He promises to praise God11. He prays for the happy state of the kingdom145. I will exalt you, my God, the King. I will praise your name forever and ever.1. David praises God for his fame8. For his goodness11. For his kingdom14. For his providence17. For his justice, holiness, and savings mercy146. Praise the Lord, my soul.1. The Psalmist vows perpetual praises to God3. He exhorts not to trust in man5. God, for his power, justice, mercy, and kingdom, is only worthy to be trusted147. It is good to sing praises to our God1. The prophet exhorts to praise God for his care of the church4. His power and wisdom6. His mercy7. His providence12. To praise him for his blessings upon the kingdom15. For his power over the elements19. And for his ordinances in the church148. Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise him in the heights!1. The psalmist exhorts the celestial7. The terrestrial11. And the rational creatures to praise God149. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.1. The prophet exhorts to praise God for his love to the church5. And for that power which he has given to the church150. Praise God in his sanctuary! Praise him in his heavens for his acts of power!1. An exhortation to praise God3. With all kinds of instruments
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