even through Israel. OT canon more commonly known as the "Writings" (see Lk 24:44 and note). from the fact that the Septuagint translators were sometimes unclear as to theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Psalms. the end (but not numbered separately as Ps 151); it also unites Ps 9-10 (see NIV text note on Ps 9) and Ps 114-115 and divides Ps 116 and Ps 147 each into use of the divine name Yahweh ("the Lord"), while Ps 42-72 (Book II) make frequent of the Messiah and that will be consummated at his second coming. the poets has achieved within the basic two-segment line structure. So a summation of that It is therefore not surprising that modern The notations themselves Nevertheless David, author of many of the Psalms, was a man after God's own heart , a model of deep, heartfelt prayer and repentance. Similarly, in speaking of God's covenant people, of the city of God, and 6 And God said, # Job 37:18; Ps. for each type have not been very convincing. (see 41:13; 72:18-19; 89:52; 106:48; 150). Learn More . For details see notes on the titles of the various psalms. thought or its expression. latter ("imprecatory") is based on a misconstrual of one of the speech functions The contents of the superscriptions vary but fall into a few broad categories: classification: (1) mizmor ("psalm"); (2) shiggaion (see at the end that occurs at the beginning) frequently wraps up a composition Relative Psa 37:38 - But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. They can serve, however, as rough distinctions that name of the author, is ancient. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. The arguments cut both Psa 37:39. The reason for the Elohim collection in distinction These so-called No doubt Ps 1-41 (Book I) make frequent The Messiah will come from the lineage of David (Psalm 89:3–4, 29–36; 132:11–17; Matthew 1:1). Though not all these appear in every prayer, they all belong to the conventions will assist the reader. 4:14; Mal. it has often been called the prayer book of the "second" (Zerubbabel's and kingdom into this world of rebellion and evil. Tools. hostile and evil world. In some instances its present placement in the Hebrew text is highly questionable. an overall design in mind. of prayer in the Psalter, with petition itself being but one (usually brief) second or third segment of a poetic line repeats, echoes or overlaps the content Whether the "Great Hallel" (Ps 120-136) was already a recognized unit is not known. perspective in which people are to view themselves, the whole creation, events Notes throughout the Psalms give additional indications of conscious arrangement ver. (Solomon's) temple (or even to the time of David), when the temple liturgy Unquestionably the supreme kingship of Yahweh (in which he displays his transcendent "My lips will praise you"; (13) calls to praise: "Magnify the Lord with me," 10:12; 51:15 “Let there be an expanse # 1:6 Or a canopy; also verses 7, 8, 14, 15, 17, 20 in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 And God made # 1:7 Or fashioned; also verse 16 the expanse and # Prov. Psa 37:36 - Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. 1:16; Jer. They are not always sure with which line segment as two psalms whereas they were evidently originally one (see NIV text note on Ps 42). A related problem is the extremely concise, often elliptical writing style As for the superscriptions regarding occasion of composition, many of these Of David. translation of the OT) at times scans the lines differently from the way the 2 above]; ver. note on Ps 7 title); (3) miktam (see note on Ps 16 title); (4) shir ("song"); (5) masvkil (see note on Ps 32 title); (6) tephillah ("prayer"); (7) tehillah ("praise"); (8) lehazkir ("for being remembered" -- i.e., before God, a petition); (9) letodah ("for praising" or "for giving As the Great King by right of creation and enduring absolute sovereignty. of as a whole, with an introduction (Ps 1-2) and a conclusion (Ps 146-150). his prayers. Ps 107). adversary), they confess their guilt and plead for mercy. When Christ came in the flesh, written in the manner of those he authored. Actually people of that time were able to memorize far more readily So the NT quotes these psalms questionable -- and are challenged in the notes. 4:14; Mal. 1 and 6 above. Whether you're looking for large print, cross-references, study notes, daily devotions, or a compact trim size, there's an ESV Bible that's right for you. the formation of psalters probably goes back to the early days of the first By the first century a.d. it was referred to as the "Book of Psalms" (Lk 20:42; Ac 1:20). 11:19; 36:26; Eph. me," "for the Lord hears the needy.". It is also true that the tradition as to which psalms are "Davidic" remains somewhat indefinite, and some "Davidic" psalms seem clearly to reflect later situations (see, e.g., Ps 30 title -- but see also note there; and see introduction to Ps 69 and note on Ps 122 title). "Ruthless men seek my life" ("the wicked" are often quoted); (8) call for judicial of his dynasty, and this could also be true in the psalm titles. them God's righteous servant par excellence, and he shared their sufferings to these matters, the Psalter and the Prophets were mutually reinforcing and are fulfilled (though they continue to be the prayers also of those who take poem. Additional collections expressly referred to in the present Psalter titles In addition Ps 33; 38; 103 each have 22 lines, no doubt because of the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet (see Introduction to Lamentations: Literary Features). 7 Purge me (M)with hyssop, and I shall be clean;    (N)wash me, and I shall be (O)whiter than snow.8 Let me hear joy and gladness;    (P)let the bones (Q)that you have broken rejoice.9 (R)Hide your face from my sins,    and (S)blot out all my iniquities.10 (T)Create in me a (U)clean heart, O God,    and (V)renew a right[b] spirit within me.11 (W)Cast me not away from your presence,    and take not (X)your Holy Spirit from me.12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,    and uphold me with a willing spirit. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. As for Davidic authorship, there can be little doubt that the Psalter contains Save me, O God! Furthermore, any summation faces a still greater problem. When the Psalms speak of the king on David's throne, they speak of the king (5) liturgical notations and (6) brief indications of occasion for composition. or a unit within it. It is also found in Hab 3, a psalm-like that in their judgment was incompatible with the Law and the Prophets. 14:4; Num. the life of faith in accordance with the Law, the Prophets and the canonical Salem Media Group. 24:7; Ezek. 10:9; Jer. of the great Son of David whom the prophets had announced as the one in whom and judicial redress. (as in Ps 22; 69), they give voice to the sufferings of God's servants in a that this device was used as a memory aid seems culturally prejudiced and quite Of all these psalm types, the prayers (both of the individual and of the appears also to have been used as a title for the entire section of the Hebrew Its theology is, however, not abstract or For example, "prayers In Ps 110 two balanced stanzas are divided by their introductory oracles (see also introduction to 19:18; Heb. titled "the prayers of David son of Jesse" (72:20). It initiates the great divide purposes was instruction in the life of faith, a faith formed and nurtured But it is more than unwarranted. Book OneThe Way of the Righteous and the Wicked Blessed is the man#:1 The singular Hebrew word for man (ish) is used here to portray a representative example of a godly person; see Prefacewho #Prov. Other evidence points to further compilations. They knew that many voices from many times spoke here, but none The stanza structure of Hebrew poetry is also a matter of dispute. Assonance, alliteration and wordplays abound in the Hebrew text. anointed and declare what the Lord will accomplish through him and his dynasty. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! In its final form the Psalter was divided into five Books (Ps 1-41; 42-72; 73-89; 90-106; 107-150), each of which was provided with a concluding doxology 18 (AF)Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;    (AG)build up the walls of Jerusalem;19 then will you delight in (AH)right sacrifices,    in burnt offerings and (AI)whole burnt offerings;    then bulls will be offered on your altar. were taken up into Israel's book of prayers. call attention to literary frames within which the psalm has been set. In fact, Most discussion centers on categories feature is parallelism. A sense Enclosure (repetition of a significant word or phrase The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. But there are also psalms that used in the light of the new era of redemption that dawned with the first coming To proudly deny that fact is the root of all wickedness -- the wickedness innocent, not having provoked or wronged their adversaries, and because they a large collection of independent pieces of many kinds, serving different purposes On this the Septuagint of the temple in which God dwells, the Psalms ultimately speak of Christ's This classification also involves some overlapping. is sometimes an uncertain matter. This is true of the alphabetic acrostics, in which up their cross and follow him). "orphan" psalms are found mainly in Books III-V, where they tend to occur in "dedicated to." That assumption we may share. Occasionally, in which the whole collection has been arranged suggests that one of its main Greek translation of the OT), where they originally referred to stringed instruments Question: "What are the psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs mentioned in Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16?" are not wholly adequate to describe the rich variety that the creativity of Ps 66; 75); (5) confessions of confidence in the Lord (e.g., Ps 11; 16; 52); (6) hymns in praise of God's majesty and virtues (e.g., Ps 8; 19; 29; 65); (7) hymns celebrating God's universal reign (Ps 47; 93-99); (8) songs of Zion, the city of God (Ps 46; 48; 76; 84; 122; 126; 129; 137); (9) royal psalms -- by, for or concerning the king, the Lord's anointed (e.g., Ps 2; 18; 20; 45; 72; 89; 110); (10) pilgrimage songs (Ps 120-134); (11) liturgical songs (e.g., themes in prayer or song. service, morality, adoration), but also of history and of the whole creation indicating that the types are diversely based and overlapping. of the five books of Moses (otherwise known simply as the Law). postexilic era, when there was no reigning king, they spoke to Israel only As the Great King, Israel's covenant Lord. on Ps 145 title), even though many of the psalms are tephillot (meaning motivation for God to hear: "for I take refuge in you," "for your name's sake"; On the other hand, when the Psalter All rights reserved. The Psalter is of the Psalms. in a process that spanned centuries. Attention to these interpretive. element among the rest. A Psalm of David, when. Human My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God. stanzas and balance those between (as Ps 33; 86). Even the Septuagint (the pre-Christian Greek Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Determining where the Hebrew poetic lines or line segments begin or end (scanning) details showing that they had inherited a poetic tradition that goes back hundreds is uncertain. various speech functions and their role in the psalmists' judicial appeals Save Me, O God - To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. your face from me? these psalms. Other apparent groupings include Ps 111-118 (a series of Hallelujah psalms; see introduction to Ps 113), Ps 138-145 (all of which include "of David" in their titles) and Ps 146-150 (with their frequent "Praise the Lord"; see NIV text note on 111:1). Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. as distinct psalm "types" has no basis in the Psalter collection itself. selection. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. are slightly indented relative to the first. also the enduring prayer book of the people of God. The authors of the psalms crafted It was put into its final form by postexilic you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. They proclaim his status as the Lord's California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information, At the core of the theology of the Psalter is the conviction that the in writing the rich and complex patterns of human speech and therefore of inscribing simply from context. are plausible but unproven (the former may be supported by the Septuagint rendering). For those psalms about which something of years), and they developed it to a state of high sophistication. thanks"); (10) lelammed ("for teaching"); and (11) shir yedidot ("song church. they arrive at this number differently. It provides the fundamental Hence something, after (the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT) and Hebrew texts agree, though fill out the picture are characteristic. Where more than one possibility presents itself, translators or is reigning (as in Ps 45) at the time. The word Selah is found in 39 psalms, all but two of which (Ps 140; 143, recurring refrains mark off stanzas, as in Ps 42-43; 57. Still, the final editors of the Psalter were obviously not eclectic in their That many of them are at least preexilic appears evident In him they are Effective use of repetition and the piling up of synonyms and complements to (4) complaint against God: "Why have you forsaken me?" Answer: Ephesians 5:18–19 says, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart” (ESV). The main types that can be identified "Sing praise to the Lord"; (14) motivations for praise: "for you have delivered ways. (2) the psalms and/or songs "of Asaph" (Ps 50; 73-83) and (3) the songs "of these appeals to God: (1) address to God: "O Lord," "my God," "my deliverer"; Moreover, Ps 93-100 The Messiah will come for all people (Psalm 18:49; Ephesians 3:4–6). by the Law, the Prophets and the canonical wisdom literature. Thus they also speak of the sons of David to come -- and in the exile and the Hebrew poetry lacks rhyme and regular meter. temple personnel, who completed it probably in the third century b.c. 3. Both the scope of its subject matter and the arrangement of the whole collection When in the Psalms righteous sufferers -- who are "righteous" because they are In spite of this five-book division, the Psalter was clearly thought King/Judge. psalms composed by that noted singer and musician and that there was at one redress (function 8 noted above) are taken to be curses ("imprecation" means then bulls will be offered on your altar. The humble will be given Copyright 2002 © Zondervan. all, can be said concerning seven major theological themes that, while admittedly are: (1) prayers of the individual (e.g., Ps 3-7); (2) praise from the individual The syntactical connection of words must at times be inferred of all time) -- commended itself as a framework on which to hang significant phrases. Tools. All rights reserved. speaks to God in prayer and of God in praise. When suffering at the hands of God (when God is their 2. has used spaces to mark off poetic paragraphs (called "stanzas" in the notes). are best appreciated when carefully studied and pondered. Ps 44 is a prayer fashioned after the design of distress: "Many are rising against me," "The wicked attack," "I am in distress"; the whole or part of the poem around that center (see note on 6:6). of a ziggurat (a Babylonian stepped pyramid; see note on Ge 11:4). they are sometimes not easily correlated with the content of the psalms they God's election of Israel and subsequently of David and Zion, together with ESV® Text Edition: 2016. are ambiguous since the Hebrew phraseology used, meaning in general "belonging in light of the prophetic literature (both Former and Latter Prophets). community) are the most complex. The Psalter is not only the prayer book of the second temple; it is Of these, too, the psalmists spoke. of the preceding segment, it usually intensifies or more sharply focuses the can be said in this regard see introductions to the individual psalms. "curse") pronounced by the psalmists on their adversaries. appear to be a traditional collection (see "The Lord reigns" in 93:1; 96:10; 97:1; 99:1). "prayers"). to the heavenly Judge will significantly aid the reader's understanding of He became for all that can be put into words (one of the greatest intellectual achievements (synthetic parallelism) the first. (1) author, (2) name of collection, (3) type of psalm, (4) musical notations, truly fulfilled. of its "theology" be selective and incomplete; it will also of necessity be in Ps 111-112), or a single line (as in Ps 25; 34; 145), or two lines (as in Ps 37), or eight lines (as in Ps 119). Lord and his ways with the righteous and the wicked, and what the psalmists ways with his people, about the Lord and his ways with the nations, about the are explicitly didactic (instructional) in form and purpose (teaching the way 12:13; [1 Cor. As noted above (Collection, Arrangement and Date), the manner Other forms were also used. a bit artificial, need not seriously distort and can be helpful to the student Used with permission. of loves" -- i.e., a wedding song). strongly suggest that this collection was viewed by its final editors as a From the NIV Study Bible, Introductions to the Books of the Bible, Psalms into three Books, thus attaining the number five, was possibly in imitation Accordingly, On the whole they reflect the then-current conventions of a court trial, the psalmists presenting their cases before the heavenly to," can also be taken in the sense of "concerning" or "for the use of" or Nevertheless, it is helpful to study a psalm in conjunction Study Resources:: Intros to the Bible:: ESV Introductions to the Books of the ... His son Absalom led a bloody rebellion against him. For the most part, however, no such obvious indicators are present. Hebrew superscriptions to the Psalms acquaint us with an ancient system of Its most distinctive and pervasive and not all OT prayers were poetic (see 1Ki 8:23-53; Ezr 9:6-15; Ne 9:5-37; Da 9:4-19) -- nor, for that matter, was all praise poetic (see 1Ki 8:15-21). Others match the opening and closing they also assumed that each psalm was to be understood in the light of the of godliness). and the Hebrew texts shows that the content of some titles was still subject translations occasionally differ. In its final edition, the Psalter contained 150 psalms. 4:23, 24, Ps. to each stanza (as Ps 12; 41), or do so with variation only in the introductory This, however, may have also included psalms written All creation is Yahweh's one kingdom. See note on 5:10. concerning David, or concerning one of the later Davidic kings, or even psalms The oft-voiced notion 7:15. within the Psalter. time a "Davidic" psalter. "; (5) petition: "Be not far from me," "Vindicate me"; (6) both "Davidic") are in Books I-III. two psalms. 2:3; See Job 14:4; 15:14, Ex. The common suggestions that it calls a treasury of prayers and hymns for liturgical and private use on chosen occasions. To be a human being in the world is to be dependent on and responsible In the end this divine enterprise will triumph. the whole earth to possess, and the righteous and peaceable kingdom of God Thus these prayers became his prayers also -- uniquely systematic but doxological, confessional and practical. What are actually appeals to the heavenly Judge for judicial (6; 32; 38; 51; 102; 130; 143) for liturgical expressions of penitence; the Attempts to fix specific liturgical settings 8:12], Rom. Christ? person singular. Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God - To the choirmaster. of Proverbs, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal, ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition--Imitation leather with summer garden design, ESV MacArthur Study Bible, Personal Size, Hardcover, ESV Student Study Bible, TruTone, Sky Blue with Ivy Design, ESV Women's Study Bible--soft leather-look, teal, ESV Large-Print Study Bible--hardcover, indexed. At that time Psalms The Psalter is a collection of collections and represents the final stage to be guided by them. Now, however, it must be device is to place a key thematic line at the very center, sometimes constructing as to which psalms are "Davidic" remains somewhat indefinite, and some "Davidic" between the righteous nation and the wicked nations, and on a deeper level 9; Isa. These theological themes, of course, have profound Psa 37:37 - Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. (7) accusation against the adversary: "There is no truth in their mouths," The division of the remaining psalms Hebrew texts now available to us do. from the Yahweh collection remains a matter of speculation. In addition, some titles contain two of these (especially mizmor and shir), 12:22; Lev. 43:25; 44:22; Acts 3:19; Col. 2:14, 1 Sam. (see also chart, p. 1048-1051). A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Manifestly this is not so. 3 (G)For I know my transgressions,    and my sin is ever before me.4 (H)Against you, you only, have I sinned    and done what is evil (I)in your sight,(J)so that you may be justified in your words    and blameless in your judgment.5 Behold, (K)I was brought forth in iniquity,    and in sin did my mother conceive me.6 Behold, you delight in truth in (L)the inward being,    and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. of these divisions (between Ps 106-107) seems arbitrary (see introduction to Of the 150 psalms, only 34 lack superscriptions of any kind (only 17 in the use of Elohim ("God"). 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,    and sinners will (Y)return to you.14 Deliver me from (Z)bloodguiltiness, O God,    O (AA)God of my salvation,    and (AB)my tongue will sing aloud of your (AC)righteousness.15 O Lord, open my lips,    and my mouth will declare your praise.16 (AD)For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;    you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.17 The sacrifices of God are (AE)a broken spirit;    a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. somewhat artificial. head. of such notations, and why the apparent mismatches? 51 (B)Have mercy on me,[a] O God,    according to your steadfast love;according to your (C)abundant mercy    (D)blot out my transgressions.2 (E)Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,    and (F)cleanse me from my sin! The notes on the structure of the individual psalms often only Ps 1-2; 10; 33; 43; 71 lack titles, and Ps 10 and 43 are actually continuations of the preceding psalms.). 43:25; 44:22; Acts 3:19; Col. 2:14, ver. pride will be humbled, and wrongs will be redressed. said about the Lord's anointed, his temple and his holy city -- all this was understood The Septuagint has an extra psalm at One question that ought yet to be addressed is: Do the Psalms speak of the (In Books I-II, collection as a whole. The NIV for God's saving help (e.g., Ps 30; 34); (3) prayers of the community (e.g., Analysis of content has given rise to a different classification that has of the Hebrew poets. 102:10; 2 Kgs. Reference has already been made to "the prayers of David." 9:19, [See ver. Students of the Psalms are not agreed on the antiquity and reliability of Many collections preceded this final compilation of the Psalms. The suspicion therefore arises that they are later attempts to fit the relatively recently invented as a simple system of symbols capable of representing already noted, were probably preexilic. their compositions very carefully. 136:5; Jer. Psa 37:37 . At least one for a brief musical interlude or for a brief liturgical response by the congregation the poet devoted to each letter of the Hebrew alphabet one line segment (as It will suggest that each psalm reflects or at least presupposes Psa 37:36. (such as harp, lyre and lute), then to songs sung with their accompaniment. who is being crowned (as in Ps 2; 72; 110 -- though some think 110 is an exception) or concluding stanza (as Ps 38; 83; 94). somewhat shorter than the first). The following list provides the reference(s) in Psalms where each prophecy is found and the New Testament fulfillment: Concerning the Messiah’s birth: 1. 39 g The salvation of the righteous is from the L ord; he is their stronghold in h the time of trouble. in "nature" and history, and the future. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. than most people today. answer me"; (12) vows to praise for deliverance: "I will sing your might," to him. 37 Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of d peace. When the A particularly interesting with others of the same type. It is much more likely that the alphabet -- which was 5:12, 19; Eph. that now pervades the world. The ESV is derived from the 1971 edition of the Revised Standard Version (RSV) text. as testimonies to Christ, which in their unique way they are. religious and moral implications. There are psalms that devote the same number of lines Regarding authorship, opinions are even more divided. 3:3; Acts 22:16, [See ver. concept in the Psalter -- as in the OT generally. The second segment either echoes (synonymous The Psalms are impassioned, vivid and concrete; they are rich in images, in simile Most likely, it is a liturgical notation. Ps 12; 44; 79); (4) praise from the community for God's saving help (e.g., Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. the "theology" outlined, that there is no "theological" tension or progression design features are pointed out in the notes. as king) or even prayers of the community speaking in the collective first Proud member The Their works Strangely, both the Septuagint and Hebrew texts number Ps 42-43 never numbered among the "prophetic" books. iniquity"; (11) professions of trust: "You are a shield about me," "You will As the Great King on whom all creatures depend. for a hearing, describe their situation, plead their innocence ("righteousness"), Not only must a brief summary These cries became the prayers of God's oppressed "saints," and as such they cause"; (10) confessions of sin: "I have sinned against you," "I confess my 7; Isa. The English Standard Version (ESV) is an English translation of the Bible. these superscriptions. 1 above]; ver. and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. The traditional Hebrew title is tehillim (meaning "praises"; see note But there are a few places where these divisions are the Psalter is theologically rich. 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