Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The three legged stool of Catholicism

The three legged stool of Catholicism
By Shawn Cahill
Last updated: 1/16/18

Catholics have this thing they refer to as 'the three-legged stool'.
Catholic priests Wade Menezes describes it this way:
"The three-legged stool of the Catholic Church consists of: Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and the Magisterium. Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture together make up the Deposit of Faith, handed down by the Apostles to their successors, continuing down the ages to our own day. The Magisterium is the teaching authority of the Church which guards, defends and interprets the Deposit of Faith. The removal of even one of the three causes the collapse of the stool, with the resultant fall of anyone trying to sit on said stool".

Ignoring the unproven claims of the prior quote, allow me to demonstrate how such a stool is using circular reasoning.
Since the prior quote is not directly from the Catholic Church I will show how the same is still taught from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
CCC 85 reads:
"The task of giving an authentic interpretation of the Word of God, whether in its written form or in the form of Tradition, has been entrusted to the living teaching office of the Church alone. Its authority in this matter is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ." This means that the task of interpretation has been entrusted to the bishops in communion with the successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome".

So we see that both scripture and "sacred tradition" must be interpreted only by the pope and bishops in communion with him.
And who wrote the above catechism? Bishops under direct order of the pope.
Catholics are told how Jesus appointed a single leader over his people that is know as the pope. They appeal to these scriptures to support that:
"And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18).
"When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs" (John 21:15).

But who interprets the above scriptures?
"The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him" (CCC 100).
The obvious problem is that scripture is appealed to, but the only one who can correctly interpret it is the pope.
So in reality the stool is a one legged stool, and that one leg is the current pope and those who are subservient to him.
In fact regardless of how a pope lives or what he teaches no one can remove him from his office.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Catholic quotes & points

Catholic quotes & points
By Shawn Cahill
Last updated: 1/16/18

This is a list of my favorite quotes of Catholicism from their own sources, with my summarization of it below. The references are listed in alphabetical order.

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)
CCC 75:
"In order that the full and living Gospel might always be preserved in the Church the apostles left bishops as their successors. They gave them their own position of teaching authority." Indeed, "the apostolic preaching, which is expressed in a special way in the inspired books, was to be preserved in a continuous line of succession until the end of time."
-The false claim that teaching authority was to be granted to people through the apostles.

CCC 77:
"In order that the full and living Gospel might always be preserved in the Church the apostles left bishops as their successors. They gave them their own position of teaching authority." Indeed, "the apostolic preaching, which is expressed in a special way in the inspired books, was to be preserved in a continuous line of succession until the end of time."
-The false teaching that bishops are successors of the twelve apostles.

CCC 78:
"This living transmission, accomplished in the Holy Spirit, is called Tradition, since it is distinct from Sacred Scripture, though closely connected to it. Through Tradition, "the Church, in her doctrine, life and worship, perpetuates and transmits to every generation all that she herself is, all that she believes." "The sayings of the holy Fathers are a witness to the life-giving presence of this Tradition, showing how its riches are poured out in the practice and life of the Church, in her belief and her prayer."
-The false teaching that the Tradition of the Catholic Church is accomplished in the holy Spirit.

CCC 86:
"Yet this Magisterium is not superior to the Word of God, but is its servant. It teaches only what has been handed on to it. At the divine command and with the help of the Holy Spirit, it listens to this devotedly, guards it with dedication and expounds it faithfully. All that it proposes for belief as being divinely revealed is drawn from this single deposit of faith."
-The false teaching that the Magisterium is not superior to the word of God, when the Catholic Church claims elsewhere that the Word Of God must be interpreted by the Magisterium.

CCC 100:
"The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him."
-The false teaching that only the Pope and the bishops in communion with him can interpret the word of God.

CCC 113.2:
"Read the Scripture within "the living Tradition of the whole Church". According to a saying of the Fathers, Sacred Scripture is written principally in the Church's heart rather than in documents and records, for the Church carries in her Tradition the living memorial of God's Word, and it is the Holy Spirit who gives her the spiritual interpretation of the Scripture (". . . according to the spiritual meaning which the Spirit grants to the Church"81)."
-The false teaching that scripture must be read within the Tradition of the Catholic Church.


CCC 420:
"All men are implicated in Adam's sin, as St. Paul affirms: "By one man's disobedience many (that is, all men) were made sinners": "sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned." The Apostle contrasts the universality of sin and death with the universality of salvation in Christ. "Then as one man's trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one man's act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men."
-The false teaching that all men are implicated in Adam's sin.

CCC 508:
"From among the descendants of Eve, God chose the Virgin Mary to be the mother of his Son. "Full of grace", Mary is "the most excellent fruit of redemption" (SC 103): from the first instant of her conception, she was totally preserved from the stain of original sin and she remained pure from all personal sin throughout her life."
-The false teaching that Mary remained pure from all personal sin throughout her life.

CCC 553:
"Jesus entrusted a specific authority to Peter: "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." The "power of the keys" designates authority to govern the house of God, which is the Church. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, confirmed this mandate after his Resurrection: "Feed my sheep." The power to "bind and loose" connotes the authority to absolve sins, to pronounce doctrinal judgments, and to make disciplinary decisions in the Church. Jesus entrusted this authority to the Church through the ministry of the apostles and in particular through the ministry of Peter, the only one to whom he specifically entrusted the keys of the kingdom."
-The false teaching that the keys of the kingdom Jesus spoke of was authority to govern the Church, absolve sins, pronounce doctrinal judgments, and to make disciplinary decisions.

CCC 751:
"The word "Church" (Latin ecclesia, from the Greek ek-ka-lein, to "call out of") means a convocation or an assembly. It designates the assemblies of the people, usually for a religious purpose. Ekklesia is used frequently in the Greek Old Testament for the assembly of the Chosen People before God, above all for their assembly on Mount Sinai where Israel received the Law and was established by God as his holy people. By calling itself "Church," the first community of Christian believers recognized itself as heir to that assembly. In the Church, God is "calling together" his people from all the ends of the earth. The equivalent Greek term Kyriake, from which the English word Church and the German Kirche are derived, means "what belongs to the Lord."
-This is a truth, that is not represented by the Catholic Church when they claim the Ekklesia starting at Pentecost, or only comprising the Pope and bishops in communion with him.

CCC 816:
"The sole Church of Christ [is that] which our Savior, after his Resurrection, entrusted to Peter's pastoral care, commissioning him and the other apostles to extend and rule it. . . . This Church, constituted and organized as a society in the present world, subsists in (subsistit in) the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him."
The Second Vatican Council's Decree on Ecumenism explains: "For it is through Christ's Catholic Church alone, which is the universal help toward salvation, that the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained. It was to the apostolic college alone, of which Peter is the head, that we believe that our Lord entrusted all the blessings of the New Covenant, in order to establish on earth the one Body of Christ into which all those should be fully incorporated who belong in any way to the People of God."
-The false teaching that Christ made Peter the pastor of the entire Church, that the apostles were to rule it, and that the Catholic Church is the fullness of the means of salvation.

CCC 836:
"All men are called to this catholic unity of the People of God. . . . And to it, in different ways, belong or are ordered: the Catholic faithful, others who believe in Christ, and finally all mankind, called by God's grace to salvation."
-This teaches that to be a Catholic is to be faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

CCC 837:
"Fully incorporated into the society of the Church are those who, possessing the Spirit of Christ, accept all the means of salvation given to the Church together with her entire organization, and who - by the bonds constituted by the profession of faith, the sacraments, ecclesiastical government, and communion - are joined in the visible structure of the Church of Christ, who rules her through the Supreme Pontiff and the bishops. Even though incorporated into the Church, one who does not however persevere in charity is not saved. He remains indeed in the bosom of the Church, but 'in body' not 'in heart.'"
-The false teaching that to be in the Church of Christ one must accept her organization, and that people must persevere in charity to saved.

CCC 846:
"How are we to understand this affirmation, often repeated by the Church Fathers? Re-formulated positively, it means that all salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body: Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation: the one Christ is the mediator and the way of salvation; he is present to us in his body which is the Church. He himself explicitly asserted the necessity of faith and Baptism, and thereby affirmed at the same time the necessity of the Church which men enter through Baptism as through a door. Hence they could not be saved who, knowing that the Catholic Church was founded as necessary by God through Christ, would refuse either to enter it or to remain in it."
-The false teaching that one's salvation is dependent on their being water baptized, and remaining in he Catholic Church.

CCC 862:
"Just as the office which the Lord confided to Peter alone, as first of the apostles, destined to be transmitted to his successors, is a permanent one, so also endures the office, which the apostles received, of shepherding the Church, a charge destined to be exercised without interruption by the sacred order of bishops." Hence the Church teaches that "the bishops have by divine institution taken the place of the apostles as pastors of the Church, in such wise that whoever listens to them is listening to Christ and whoever despises them despises Christ and him who sent Christ."
-The false teaching that bishops are successors to the twelve apostles, and that listening to them is listening to Christ.

CCC 882:
"The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter's successor, "is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful." "For the Roman Pontiff, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, and as pastor of the entire Church has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always exercise unhindered."
-The false teaching that the pope has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church.

CCC 946:
"After confessing "the holy catholic Church," the Apostles' Creed adds "the communion of saints." In a certain sense this article is a further explanation of the preceding: "What is the Church if not the assembly of all the saints?" The communion of saints is the Church."
-Acknowledgement that saints are the Church.

CCC 969-70:
"This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace continues uninterruptedly from the consent which she loyally gave at the Annunciation and which she sustained without wavering beneath the cross, until the eternal fulfillment of all the elect. Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation . . . . Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix."
"Mary's function as mother of men in no way obscures or diminishes this unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows its power. But the Blessed Virgin's salutary influence on men . . . flows forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rests on his mediation, depends entirely on it, and draws all its power from it." "No creature could ever be counted along with the Incarnate Word and Redeemer; but just as the priesthood of Christ is shared in various ways both by his ministers and the faithful, and as the one goodness of God is radiated in different ways among his creatures, so also the unique mediation of the Redeemer does not exclude but rather gives rise to a manifold cooperation which is but a sharing in this one source."
-The false teaching that Mary continues to bring the gifts of eternal salvation.

CCC 1393:
"Holy Communion separates us from sin. The body of Christ we receive in Holy Communion is "given up for us," and the blood we drink "shed for the many for the forgiveness of sins." For this reason the Eucharist cannot unite us to Christ without at the same time cleansing us from past sins and preserving us from future sins: For as often as we eat this bread and drink the cup, we proclaim the death of the Lord. If we proclaim the Lord's death, we proclaim the forgiveness of sins. If, as often as his blood is poured out, it is poured for the forgiveness of sins, I should always receive it, so that it may always forgive my sins. Because I always sin, I should always have a remedy."
-The false teaching that the Eucharist can cleanse us from past sins.

Council of Trent, session 6, Canon 9:
"If any one saith, that by faith alone the impious is justified; in such wise as to mean, that nothing else is required to co-operate in order to the obtaining the grace of Justification, and that it is not in any way necessary, that he be prepared and disposed by the movement of his own will; let him be anathema."
-The false teaching that something other than faith in Christ is needed for justification.

Joint Catholic-Orthodox declaration of his holiness Pope Paul VI and the Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, December 7, 1965
"They had directed their censures against the persons concerned and not the Churches".
-The admission that Catholic and Orthodox are two different churches, and not one in schism.

Lumen gentium, chapter 3, 24:
"Bishops, as successors of the apostles, receive from the Lord, to whom was given all power in heaven and on earth, the mission to teach all nations and to preach the Gospel to every creature, so that all men may attain to salvation by faith, baptism and the fulfilment of the commandments."
-The false teaching that salvation is attained by baptism, and the fulfillment of the commandments.

Unam Sanctam
"Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff."
-The false teaching that a necessity for salvation is subjection to the Roman Pontiff.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Apostles buried under Catholic churches

Apostles buried under Catholic churches
By Shawn Cahill
Last updated: 1/15/18

In an effort to claim to be the Ekklesia (assembly) that Jesus built, the Catholic Church points out how all the apostles (except Judas) were buried under Catholic churches. I asked one such person who made this claim for the source where they got this from and was given various pages, which I read and will quote in this article.
I will address the apostles in alphabetical order, except for Paul at the end since he was not considered one of "the twelve".

1) Andrew:
"It is believed that he was crucified and buried in Patras, Greece, in roughly 60 A.D. His remains were then divided and moved to various churches and the Basilica of St. Andrew."
-This first example shows what often happened. Here (if true) the remains of Andrew were dug up and relocated to various Catholic structures from between 357-1461.

2) Bartholomew (Nathanael)
"He is said to have been martyred in Albanopolis in Armenia. The existence of relics at Lipari, a small island off the coast of Sicily, in the part of Italy controlled from Constantinople, was explained by Gregory of Tours by his body having miraculously washed up there: a large piece of his skin and many bones that were kept in the Cathedral of St Bartholomew the Apostle, Lipari, were translated to Benevento in 838, where they are still kept now in Basilica of San Bartolomeo."
-Again a story of the remains being discovered and then moved to a Catholic structure.

3) James the son of Alphaeus (less)
"Tradition maintains James the Less was crucified at Ostrakine in Lower Egypt. The Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles is a 6th-century Roman Catholic parish and titular church and minor basilica in Rome, Italy, dedicated originally to St. James and St. Philip whose remains are kept here."
-Again the supposed remains were moved to a Catholic structure sometime in or after the 4th century.

4) James son of Zebedee (greater):
"According to legend, the original ninth-century chapel marked the tomb of James, son of Zebedee, whose remains were miraculously transported there after his beheading in Judea in 44 A.D."
-A legend about the remains being relocated miraculously, and later  829

5) John:
"Roman Catholic tradition holds that John outlived all of the other apostles, dying in Ephesus, Turkey, around 100 A.D. It is believed that a magnificent church was built above his tomb there in the sixth century, commissioned by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I".
-The Catholics decided to build a structure over the tradition burial place of John.

6) Jude (Thaddaeus)
"He is believed to have been martyred in Persia or Syria. After his death his body was brought back to Rome and was placed in a crypt beneath St. Peter's Basilica."
-The Basilica of Saint Peter was built over the believed burial spot in 1626.

7) Matthew
"According to legend, the former tax collector turned missionary was martyred in Ethiopia. Salerno Cathedral (or duomo) is the main church in the city of Salerno in southern Italy and a major tourist attraction. It is dedicated to Saint Matthew, whose relics are inside the crypt."
-Somehow the legend is that the remains of Matthew were transported from Ethiopia to Italy for the Catholic structure built in AD 1076.

8) Matthias (aka Jude) was the replacement for Judas Iscariot:
"According to tradition, Saint Jude suffered martyrdom about 65 AD in Beirut, in the Roman province of Syria. Jude’s body was brought from Beirut to Rome and placed in a crypt in St. Peter’s Basilica."
-Again the remains were later brought to a Catholic structure sometime after 1127.

9) Peter:
"While some historians question whether Peter was ever in Rome to begin with, in 1968 Pope Paul VI announced that excavations beneath the basilica had yielded the saint’s remains."
"Tradition also locates his burial place where the Basilica of Saint Peter was later built, directly beneath the Basilica’s high altar."
-The Basilica of Saint Peter was built over the supposed burial site of Peter in 1626.

10) Philip:
Recent investigations using Ground Penetrating Radar showed an “anomaly” exactly in the center of the central hall below the floor, which the excavators presume is the tomb or sepulchre itself".
-Tradition says how Philip was buried here, and later in the 5th century what is called 'The St. Philip Martyrium' was built.

11) Simon:
"Simon is traditionally said to be buried in Rome, under St. Peter’s Basilica."
-Again an apostles remains were moved to the Basilica of Saint Peter sometime after 1626.

12) Thomas:
"According to tradition, he angered an Indian king by converting his wife and was speared to death in the city of Chennai."
"Thomas’ remains, meanwhile, were ostensibly transported to Mesopotamia in the third century and later to the Greek island of Chios before being enshrined in the Basilica of St. Thomas the Apostle in Ortona, Italy".
-Again the remains were later brought to a Catholic structure in 1358.

13) Paul:
"Early reports stated he was laid in the family tomb of a devout Roman noblewoman named Matrona Lucilla. His remains may have subsequently been hidden in catacombs for safekeeping during Vespasian’s reign (see below)."
-The 'Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls' was later built over the burial spot of Paul in 4th century.

It should be noted that some of the apostles have disagreement regarding the burial spot of their remains, so more research is encouraged.
What does all this prove? Nothing more than the Catholic Church believes these remains yield some kind of blessing, hence the effort in collecting and moving such remains.
It does nothing to prove that the Catholic Church is the Ekklesia of the New Testament.
Take two examples.
1) The Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses somehow acquires the remains of the apostles and moves them to various Kingdom halls [JW version of a church structure]. Would this be evidence they are the Ekklesia of the New Testament? No.
2) Let's say the Nazarenes built structures over the burials spots before the Catholic Church got to them. Would this be evidence they are  the Ekklesia of the New Testament? No.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

When was the start of the Church?

When was the start of the Church?
By Shawn Cahill
11/4/17

There is disagreement to the question of: when was the start of the Church? So allow me to share my opinion.
I believe the key to this is to define the word 'church'. Of course 'church' is an English word which can be traced back to the Greek word 'kyriakon'. Interesting enough this is not the Greek word predominately translated as 'church', that being 'ekklēsia'. I only use the word 'church' as that is commonly used, at least in the western world.
Ekklesia means assembly, and is used in different ways. Let us review two of it's usages in the New Testament:
In Matthew 18:17 Jesus told the disciples about what do do with a fellow believer who sins:
"If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the ekklesia. And if he refuses to listen even to the ekklesia, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector."
Notice after this the disciples did not ask Jesus what the ekklesia was, which shows they were already familiar with it.
Next in Acts 7:38 Stephen told his fellow Jews about Moses:
"This is the one who was in the ekklesia in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. He received living oracles to give to us."
Here the ekklesia was in the wilderness being led by Moses.
Before the New Testament was written the Hebrew scriptures were translated into Greek, which is known as the Septuagint, also known as the LXX.
The word ekklesia appears over seventy times in the LXX.
Like in the New Testament, the majority of times it is used for the body of believers.
Here are a few verses that express this:
In Psalms 35:18 David said where he would thank and praise God"
"Then I will give you thanks in the great assembly; I will praise you before a large crowd of people!"
In 1 Kings 8:14 Solomon addressed the saints:
"Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood."
In Nehemiah 13:1 probably the Levites read from Deuteronomy 23:3:
"On that day they read from the Book of Moses in the hearing of the people. And in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God,"
The New Testament gives many example of quotations from the LXX, showing the disciples used it, and people were familiar with it.
So since we see the ekklesia is the body of believers, when was the start of the body of believers?
Scripture does not explicitly state this, probably due to it's apparent lack of importance.
Though theoretically it would be from the moment there were at least two people who were believers in Yahweh.
What is important is the building of the ekklesia, mentioned in Matthew 16:18 where Jesus told Peter:
"And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my ekklesia, and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it."
Since Christ is eternal the ekklesia existed long before Peter was born.
In Ephesians 2:19-22 Paul told the saints in Ephesus:
"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit."
Notice it says "the household of God", which in no way suggest that God has two groups of saints.
Next it says this household is "built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets", so I posit it existed in the time of the prophets.
It then goes on to say the household is "being built", just as Jesus said he would do, and is still doing today.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Psalms commentary (2 of 2)

For psalms 1-75:
https://shawncahill.blogspot.com/2015/06/psalms-commentary.html
Last updated: 12/6/17
Psalms commentary (2 of 2)

•Psalms 76:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was composed in Jerusalem.
When: This was composed in 701 BC.
What: Asaph said how God is known for his greatness in Judah.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should recognize that God is great.
•Psalms 76:2
What: Asaph said how God is recognized where he resides in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was present at the temple.
•Psalms 76:3
What: Asaph said how God broke the weapons of war at Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is great (Psa 76:1).
•Psalms 76:4
What: Asaph said how God is greater than warriors on a high mountain.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is great (Psa 76:1).
•Psalms 76:5
What: Asaph said how the brave have now died, unable to use their weapons of war.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is greater (Psa 76:1) than any army of man.
•Psalms 76:6
What: Asaph told God how he can make the chariot with the horse destroyed.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is greater (Psa 76:1) than any army of man.
•Psalms 76:7
What: Asaph said how no one can stand when God is angry, and those he is angry with should be afraid.
Why: This was recorded to show the anger of God is nothing to look forward to.
•Psalms 76:8
What: Asaph told God how he caused those on earth to be still when he brought judgement.
Why: This was recorded to show how great the judgement of God is.
•Psalms 76:9
What: Asaph said the judgement (Psa 76:8) was about God saving his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how the wicked should be afraid of meeting God's judgement.
•Psalms 76:10
What: Asaph told God how man's wrath will result in his being praised through his judgement of such (Psa 76:8-9), which will cause their wrath to cease.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will receive praise even when man rebells against him.
•Psalms 76:11
What: Asaph said how people should make vows to God, bring him gifts, and pay their vows.
Why: This was recorded to show ways in which the fear of God can be demonstrated.
•Psalms 76:12
What: Asaph said how God will make the kings of the earth deathly afraid.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 77:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was composed in Jerusalem.
When: This was composed in 916 BC.
What: Asaph said how God heard him when cried unto him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's hears the prayer if faith.
•Psalms 77:2
What: Asaph said how he sought God all through the night in anguish.
Why: This was recorded to show how earnestly the saints should pursue God.
•Psalms 77:3
What: Asaph said how despite remembering God he was still overwhelmed in trouble.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph cried unto God (Psa 77:1).
•Psalms 77:4
What: Asaph told God how he kept him awake, but he could not speak.
Why: This was recorded to show how much Asaph was troubled.
•Psalms 77:5
What: Asaph said how he considered the past.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can learn much about God's past dealing with people.
•Psalms 77:6
What: Asaph said how he meditated on what he sang at night.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's good to consider one's prayers to God.
•Psalms 77:7
What: Asaph asked if God would cast off his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how he considered his prayers (Psa 77:6).
•Psalms 77:8
What: Asaph asked if God promise and mercy are void.
Why: This was recorded to show how he considered his prayers (Psa 77:6).
•Psalms 77:9
What: Asaph asked if God had forgotten to be gracious and merciful.
Why: This was recorded to show how distant he felt from God.
•Psalms 77:10
What: Asaph said how he will remember the past acts of God despite his current trials.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints should not let their trials make them ignore God's past grace shown.
•Psalms 77:11
What: Asaph said how he will remember what Yahweh had done in the past.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember God's past acts.
•Psalms 77:12
What: Asaph told God how he will think about all the things God has done, or is doing.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should consider God's present and future acts.
•Psalms 77:13
What: Asaph said how God's way in the sanctuary, and how no one else is like him.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's is God's way for his people to come to him though a mediator (1 Tim 2:5).
•Psalms 77:14
What: Asaph told God how he shows his strength to the people through wonders.
Why: This was recorded to show how God showed evidence of his willingness to do great acts before the people.
•Psalms 77:15
What: Asaph told God how he has redeemed his people.
Why: This was recorded to show that God had not given up on this people.
•Psalms 77:16
What: Asaph told God how the water was afraid of him.
Why: This was recorded to show the greatness of God's power.
•Psalms 77:17
What: Asaph told God how he brought storms.
Why: This was recorded to show the greatness of God's power.
•Psalms 77:18
What: Asaph told God how he displayed his strength through thunder, lightning, and earthquakes.
Why: This was recorded to show the greatness of God's power.
•Psalms 77:19
What: Asaph told God how he uses the sea, but how is not known.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can control his creation.
•Psalms 77:20
What: Asaph told God how he lead Israel by Aaron and Moses.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints can know that God will continue to lead his people.
•Psalms 78:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was composed in Jerusalem.
When: This was composed in 1016 BC.
What: Asaph asked his people to listen to the instruction and words he would speak.
Why: This was recorded to show how he wanted them to remember the goodness God had shown to Israel.
•Psalms 78:2
What: Asaph told his people how he would speak of the past in the form of a parable.
Why: This was recorded to show that the following is a parable or real events.
•Psalms 78:3
What: Asaph told his people (Psa 78:1) how what he would tell them was things they have already heard from their ancestors.
Why: This was recorded to show how the parable (Psa 78:2) was about things that had happened.
•Psalms 78:4
What: Asaph said how he and their ancestors (Psa 78:3) would not hide God's dealings with them from their descendants.
Why: This was recorded to show how people can learn from both good and bad examples.
•Psalms 78:5
What: Asaph told his people (Psa 78:1) left instructions for their ancestors and descendants.
Why: This was recorded to show how the law was for the continuing generations of Israel.
•Psalms 78:6
What: Asaph said how following generations should know and pass on this instruction (Psa 78:5).
Why: This was recorded to show how the law was for the continuing generations of Israel.
•Psalms 78:7
What: Asaph said one point of the instruction (Psa 78:5) was to get people to trust in him, and obey.
Why: This was recorded to show how such would be used if they were followed.
•Psalms 78:8
What: Asaph said the instruction (Psa 78:5) was given to get Israel to walk faithfully with God.
Why: This was recorded to show the goal of this instruction if followed.
•Psalms 78:9
What: Asaph said how Ephraim (Psa 78:9) had turned away from battle.
Why: This was recorded to show the disobedience (Psa 78:10) of one of the tribes.
•Psalms 78:10
What: Asaph said how Ephraim (Psa 78:9) broke their covenant with God through their disobedience.
Why: This was recorded to show how Israel had failed in fulfilling their part of the covenant.
•Psalms 78:11
What: Asaph said how Ephraim (Psa 78:9) forgot about the works God had displayed amongst Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not forget about God's past acts.
•Psalms 78:12
What: Asaph said how God did great things with Israel's ancestors in Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember God's past acts.
•Psalms 78:13
What: Asaph said how God divided the sea, so Israel could pass through on dry land.
Why: This was recorded to show the great things God showed their ancestors.
•Psalms 78:14
What: Asaph said how God guided Israel by a cloud and by fire.
Why: This was recorded to show the great things God showed their ancestors.
•Psalms 78:15
What: Asaph said how God brought forth water from a rock.
Why: This was recorded to show the great things God showed their ancestors.
•Psalms 78:16
What: Asaph said how God brought forth water.
Why: This was recorded to show the great things God showed their ancestors.
•Psalms 78:17
What: Asaph said how their ancestors sinned regardless of the acts of God they had witnessed.
Why: This was recorded to show that faith does automatically come from seeing an act of God.
•Psalms 78:18
What: Asaph said how the Israelites tempted God by asking for meat, when he had already provided manna.
Why: This was recorded to show what tempting God is like.
•Psalms 78:19
What: Asaph said how the Israelites challenged God's ability to provide the food they desired in the wilderness.
Why: This was recorded to show the lack of faith Israel had displayed.
•Psalms 78:20
What: Asaph said how the Israelites questioned God's ability to provide the food they desired in the wilderness.
Why: This was recorded to show the lack of faith Israel had displayed.
•Psalms 78:21
What: Asaph said how God was angry when he heard the lack of faith displayed by the Israelites.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's wrath can bring judgement (Psa 78:31).
•Psalms 78:22
What: Asaph said God was angry with Israel because of their lack of faith in his saving ability.
Why: This was recorded to show how God views those who lack faith in him.
•Psalms 78:23
What: Asaph said how God had brought life giving sustenance from above.
Why: This was recorded to show how God brought salvation (Psa 78:22) to the Israelites.
•Psalms 78:24
What: Asaph said how God had provided manna and grain out of Heaven.
Why: This was recorded to show how God brought salvation (Psa 78:22) to the Israelites.
•Psalms 78:25
What: Asaph said how Israel was given plenty of food to eat.
Why: This was recorded to show how they were not content with God's provision.
•Psalms 78:26
What: Asaph said how God brought a harsh wind, and a soothing one.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can bring both unpleasant or pleasent.
•Psalms 78:27
What: Asaph said how God brought the flesh they desired in the form of birds.
Why: This was recorded to show how God proved he could provide what Israel doubted he could (Psa 78:19).
•Psalms 78:28
What: Asaph said how God made the birds fall all around the camp of Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show that God can provide anything man desires to eat.
•Psalms 78:29
What: Asaph said how Israel ate all they desired, as God had provided.
Why: This was recorded to show how Israel's doubts about God's ability to provide (Psa 78:19) were unfounded.
•Psalms 78:30
What: Asaph said how the Israelites while eating the birds (Psa 78:27) were still not content.
Why: This was recorded to show why God struck them (Psa 78:31).
•Psalms 78:31
What: Asaph said how God killed the fat and chosen men of the Israelites who were eating the birds.
Why: This was recorded to show how death will ultimately come to those who do not believe in God's salvation (Psa 78:22).
•Psalms 78:32
What: Asaph said how even after God killed some of Israel, they still sinned.
Why: This was recorded to show how witnessing judgement does not guarantee that one will then have faith.
•Psalms 78:33
What: Asaph said how God continually judged his people for their sinning.
Why: This was recorded to show one reason why people often face trouble.
•Psalms 78:34
What: Asaph said how when God killed the Israelites, some of the one's still living would turn to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God uses such times to get people to repent.
•Psalms 78:35
What: Asaph said how those who repented (Psa 78:34) then remembered that Yahweh was their refuge.
Why: This was recorded to show how God sometimes uses judgement as a means to get people to turn to him.
•Psalms 78:36
What: Asaph said how those who turned to God superficially.
Why: This was recorded to show how not everyone who professes to be a follower is one.
•Psalms 78:37
What: Asaph said how the Israelites who recognized God as their refuge (Psa 78:35), still did not walk according to the covenant.
Why: This was recorded to show mental assent of who God is, will not result in faith.
•Psalms 78:38
What: Asaph said how God continually forgave the Israelites, and did not fully execute his judgement for their sin.
Why: This was recorded to show how merciful God was.
•Psalms 78:39
What: Asaph said how God knew that the lives of the Israelites were fleeting.
Why: This was recorded to show why he showed the compassion (Psa 78:38).
•Psalms 78:40
What: Asaph said how the Israelites repeatedly rebelled against Yahweh when they were in the wilderness.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be content with what God provides.
•Psalms 78:41
What: Asaph said how Israel tempted and limited God. God was limited from pouring great blessings upon them due to their unbelief that instead brought his judgements against them.
Why: This was recorded to show that God can be limited through unbelief.
•Psalms 78:42
What: Asaph said how Israel forgot about God's delivering them from their enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show what their lack of faith was rooted in.
•Psalms 78:43
What: Asaph said how God had done acts in Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints have no reason to doubt God.
•Psalms 78:44
What: Asaph said how God turned the rivers of Egypt into blood.
Why: This was recorded to show the great acts God did in Egypt (Psa 78:43).
•Psalms 78:45
What: Asaph said how God sent flies and frogs amongst Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show the great acts God did in Egypt (Psa 78:43).
•Psalms 78:46
What: Asaph said how God gave the food of Egypt over to the animals.
Why: This was recorded to show the great acts God did in Egypt (Psa 78:43).
•Psalms 78:47
What: Asaph said how God destroyed plant life in Egypt with the hail he brought.
Why: This was recorded to show the great acts God did in Egypt (Psa 78:43).
•Psalms 78:48
What: Asaph said how the animals of the Egyptians also perished under the hail storm.
Why: This was recorded to show the great acts God did in Egypt (Psa 78:43).
•Psalms 78:49
What: Asaph said how God executed his anger upon the Egyptians.
Why: This was recorded to show how the anger of God is something to be avoided.
•Psalms 78:50
What: Asaph said how while the Egyptians will face the penalty for their sins, God executed his anger against them in this life with various non-lethal plagues (Psa 78:44-48).
Why: This was recorded to show how God gave them time to turn from their sin.
•Psalms 78:51
What: Asaph said how God killed their firstborn.
Why: This was recorded to show how God uses such things to get people to repent.
•Psalms 78:52
What: Asaph said how God guided his people in the wilderness.
Why: This was recorded to show one benefit of seeking God.
•Psalms 78:53
What: Asaph said how God safely led his people, while the Egyptians died in the sea.
Why: This was recorded to show how one must follow after God in faith.
•Psalms 78:54
What: Asaph said how God his people to the promised land.
Why: This was recorded to show how God fulfills his promises to his people.
•Psalms 78:55
What: Asaph said how God drove the inhabitants from the promise land which he divided up amongst the tribes of Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show how God fulfills his promises to his people.
•Psalms 78:56
What: Asaph said how Israel continued to walk in disobedience to God.
Why: This was recorded to show that God's grace does not guarantee one to have faith in God.
•Psalms 78:57
What: Asaph said how the Israelites turned away from God like their ancestors had.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should walk faithfully with God.
•Psalms 78:58
What: Asaph said how Israel angered God through serving idols.
Why: This was recorded to show why God gave strength to the enemies of Israel (Psa 78:61-62).
•Psalms 78:59
What: Asaph said how God hated Israel due to their sin.
Why: This was recorded to show how God hates those who do wrong (Psa 5:5).
•Psalms 78:60
What: Asaph said how God left the tabernacle.
Why: This was recorded to show that the people were not interested in serving Yahweh (Psa 78:58).
•Psalms 78:61
What: Asaph said how God strengthened Israel's enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show what God did to get his people to repent.
•Psalms 78:62
What: Asaph said how God angrily empowered the sword of Israel's enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how idolatry angers God.
•Psalms 78:63
What: Asaph using figurative language said how God's anger resulted in your Israelites being killed (Psa 78:62).
Why: This was recorded to show how sin results in death.
•Psalms 78:64
What: Asaph said how priests died, but their widows did not mourn.
Why: This was recorded to show that the widows recognized God's justice is good. Also that priests did have wives.
•Psalms 78:65
What: Asaph said how God later rose up.
Why: This was recorded to show that God will also judge the sin of Israel's enemy (Psa 78:61).
•Psalms 78:66
What: Asaph said how God put the enemy of Israel (Psa 78:61) to shame.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will still judge the sin of those he uses to execute justice on someone else.
•Psalms 78:67
What: Asaph said how God rejected Joseph and Ephraim.
Why: This was recorded to show how God judges the rebellion of his people (Psa 78:9).
•Psalms 78:68
What: Asaph said how God chose Judah and mount Zion.
Why: This was recorded to show why God had his tabernacle reside in Jerusalem (Psa 78:69).
•Psalms 78:69
What: Asaph said how God built his tabernacle strong and elegant, as he did the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show that the place where God resides should be prepared well for him.
•Psalms 78:70
What: Asaph said how God hand picked David.
Why: This was recorded to show how a leader is to provide for those under their care.
•Psalms 78:71
What: Asaph said how David was picked to watch over the Israelites.
Why: This was recorded to show how God cared for his people.
•Psalms 78:72
What: Asaph said how David skillfully guided and cared for Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show the love God showed his people in providing a good shepherd in David.
•Psalms 79:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was composed in Babylon.
When: This was composed in 586 BC.
What: Asaph said how unbelievers had invaded and laid waste his temple in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show the results of the Babylonian invasion.
•Psalms 79:2
What: Asaph said how the unbelievers (Psa 79:1) gave the corpses of the saints unto the animals to consume.
Why: This was recorded to show how the Babylonians killed some of God's people.
•Psalms 79:3
What: Asaph said how the unbelievers (Psa 79:1) shed the blood of the saints all about with no burial.
Why: This was recorded to show the wickedness of the Babylonians.
•Psalms 79:4
What: Asaph said how those around Jerusalem spoke badly about them.
Why: This was recorded to show how they recognized that God had given them up to the Babylonians.
•Psalms 79:5
What: Asaph asked God how much longer he would be angry with the southern kingdom of Judah.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will make it clear to his saints when do wrong.
•Psalms 79:6
What: Asaph asked God to pour out his wrath on the nations that do not worship him.
Why: This was recorded to show that God accepts all kingdoms (Act 10:35) that come unto him.
•Psalms 79:7
What: Asaph said how the unbelievers (Psa 79:1) destroyed Jerusalem and killed some of it's inhabitants.
Why: This was recorded to show the destruction that came from Israel's sinning.
•Psalms 79:8
What: Asaph asked God to show Israel mercy for their past sins.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can always turn back to God in repentance.
•Psalms 79:9
What: Asaph asked God to save Israel for the sake of his name.
Why: This was recorded to show how when one is guilty, they should have a feeling of guilt.
•Psalms 79:10
What: Asaph questioned why the unbelievers should ask where Yahweh was in such a time, and why he did not fight for his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should care about God's reputation.
•Psalms 79:11
What: Asaph asked God to be moved by the sighs of the captives to preserve the lives of those near death.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not feel so guilty to not ask for God's mercy.
•Psalms 79:12
What: Asaph asked God to repay those who spoke bad of him and his people (Psa 79:4).
Why: This was recorded to show how Asaph cared about God being spoken ill of.
•Psalms 79:13
What: Asaph told God how he and his fellow Israelites thank and praise him continually.
Why: This was recorded to show how Israel realized their false gods were of no help to them.
•Psalms 80:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 721 BC.
What: Asaph acknowledged God as the holy one who leads Israel, and asked him to reveal himself.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should turn to God in times of trouble (Psa 80:2).
•Psalms 80:2
What: Asaph asked God to save his people before their tribes gained power.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust primarily in God.
•Psalms 80:3
What: Asaph asked God to turn the heart of his people to him, and then save them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be willing to repent when needed.
•Psalms 80:4
What: Asaph asked Yahweh how long he would remain angry at his peoples prayer.
Why: This was recorded to show how distant the people felt from God.
•Psalms 80:5
What: Asaph told God how he made his people cry.
Why: This was recorded to show the pain that one experiences when their desired fellowship with God is broken.
•Psalms 80:6
What: Asaph told God how he had made his people strife and laughter to others.
Why: This was recorded to show how God judges his saints for their sin.
•Psalms 80:7
What: Asaph again (Psa 80:3) asked God to turn the heart of his people to him, and then save them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the desire to repent that at least Asaph had.
•Psalms 80:8
What: Asaph told God how he planted his people in a land formerly inhabited by unbelievers who were evicted.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does not bring people to a certain point to then revoke his blessings.
•Psalms 80:9
What: Asaph said how he established his people in the land he planted them in.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does not bring people to a certain point to then revoke his blessings.
•Psalms 80:10
What: Asaph said how the land Israel was given was full of trees.
Why: This was recorded to show the good place God had prepared for his saints.
•Psalms 80:11
What: Asaph said how the trees of the promise land were large and able to reach water.
Why: This was recorded to show the good place God had prepared for his saints.
•Psalms 80:12
What: Asaph asked God why he broke Israel's walls down allowing other to take from their sustenance.
Why: This was recorded to show how God often removes his protection from his people when they rebel against him.
•Psalms 80:13
What: Asaph said how animals devoured the land.
Why: This was recorded to show how God allowed his peoples land to be ravished to get them to repent.
•Psalms 80:14
What: Asaph asked God to return in favor to his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should turn to God in faith when they realize they have done wrong.
•Psalms 80:15
What: Asaph mentioned God's people as a string branch amongst a vineyard planted by God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God took care to establish his people in their land.
•Psalms 80:16
What: Asaph said how God's people are dying from his rebuke.
Why: This was recorded to show how the rebuke of God should be something the saints should strive to avoid.
•Psalms 80:17
What: Asaph asked God to be with the son of the man he had strengthened.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should ask God to be with their children.
•Psalms 80:18
What: Asaph asked God to save Israel so they could then return to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's grace leads to repentance.
•Psalms 80:19
What: Asaph again (Psa 80:3 & 7) asked God to turn the heart of his people to him, and then save them.
Why: This was recorded to show the emphasis on how the saints should be willing to repent when needed.
•Psalms 81:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 725 BC.
What: Asaph told others should shout for and sing to their glorious God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of verbal praise.
•Psalms 81:2
What: Asaph told others to prepare a song with instruments.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should worship God as he instructs (Psa 81:4).
•Psalms 81:3
What: Asaph told his fellow saints to blow the horn at the times God appointed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should worship God as he instructs (Psa 81:4).
•Psalms 81:4
What: Asaph said how blowing the horn at the appointed times was a command from God.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph told the people to blow the horn (Psa 81:3).
•Psalms 81:5
What: Asaph said how God gave a testimony of him passing over Egypt, where Israel heard a language they did not understand.
Why: This was recorded to show how God watches over his people.
•Psalms 81:6
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how he freed his people from forced labor.
Why: This was recorded to show how God cares for his people.
•Psalms 81:7
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how he saved them in their cry for help, and proved their lack of faith at the waters of Meribah.
Why: This was recorded to show how God helps his people, and they choose to not trust him.
•Psalms 81:8
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how he called for his people to listen to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God seeks out his people.
•Psalms 81:9
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how he called his people to stay abstain from idolatry.
Why: This was recorded to show how God seeks to protect his people.
•Psalms 81:10
What: Asaph said how Yahweh testified (Psa 81:5) how he promised to satisfy his people with all they needed.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will provide what is needed for his saints.
•Psalms 81:11
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how Israel refused to follow what he instructed them in.
Why: This was recorded to show the tendency to sin for God's people.
•Psalms 81:12
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how he gave up his people to the lifestyle they chose to walk in.
Why: This was recorded to show how a child of God can depart from the faith.
•Psalms 81:13
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) his desire for Israel to live as he instructed them to.
Why: This was recorded to show God does not always obtain what he desires.
•Psalms 81:14
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how if his people followed his instructions (Psa 81:13), he would have fought their enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how hard circumstances in life may be due to the sin of the people of God.
•Psalms 81:15
What: Asaph said how those who hate God will endure forever knowing they were not faithful.
Why: This was recorded to show how the decisions of those in Israel will be with them for eternity.
•Psalms 81:16
What: Asaph said how God would have satisfied those people will great blessings if they did not hate him (Psa 81:15).
Why: This was recorded to show the blessings that people can miss out on when they sin.
•Psalms 82:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1016 BC.
What: Asaph said how God is present among judges who judge as if they were gods.
Why: This was recorded to show how such wicked men do not honor their position (Psa 82:2).
•Psalms 82:2
What: Asaph questioned how long the judges will judge unjustly and show favoritism.
Why: This was recorded to show how such judges either accepted bribes, friendship, or hate toward certain people.
•Psalms 82:3
What: Asaph said how the judges should grant justice to those who are are poor or oppressed.
Why: This was recorded to show how such people placed in their positions by God should do right.
•Psalms 82:4
What: Asaph said how the judges should intervene for those being oppressed.
Why: This was recorded to show how such people placed in their positions by God should do right.
•Psalms 82:5
What: Asaph said how the judges (Psa 82:2) as the continue in wickedness will not understand how they are perverting the justice in the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how such people are deceived.
•Psalms 82:6
What: Asaph said the judges (Psa 82:2) gods and children of God. Psa 82:1 says God gives judgments among the gods, or judges. In Psa 82:2-4 God rebukes their actions, or lack of. Psa 82:7 says they will die like every other ruler. Jesus mentions this (Psa 82:6) in Joh 10:34-35 where he says "if he called them gods". The Jews thought it was blasphemy that Jesus called himself the son of God. If Psalms 82 taught that they were really Gods, the Jews would have made a big fuss about that, but they never did.
Why: This was recorded to show that those in positions of authority had god-like power.
•Psalms 82:7
What: Asaph said the judges will die like every other mortal, and ruler.
Why: This was recorded to show how these judges are mere men.
•Psalms 82:8
What: Asaph asked God to judge the earth, as he will ultimately inherit all nations.
Why: This was recorded to show that God will judge righteously since our world does not.
•Psalms 83:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1016 BC.
What: Asaph asked God to not be silent.
Why: This was recorded to show how distant he felt from God.
•Psalms 83:2
What: Asaph told God how the enemies of God have raised up in rebellion.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph wanted God to react (Psa 83:9).
•Psalms 83:3
What: Asaph told God how his enemies had plotted against his people.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph asked God to not be silent (Psa 83:1).
•Psalms 83:4
What: Asaph told God his enemies (Psa 83:2) have plotted to destroy Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph asked God to not be silent (Psa 83:1).
•Psalms 83:5
What: Asaph told God how his enemies make plans against him.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph asked God to react (Psa 83:9).
•Psalms 83:6
What: Asaph named the Edomites, Ishmaelites, and the Hagarenes.
Why: This was recorded to show who the enemies of God (Psa 83:2) were.
•Psalms 83:7
What: Asaph named the people of Gebal, Ammon, Amalek, the Philistines, and those of Tyre.
Why: This was recorded to show who the enemies of God (Psa 83:2) were.
•Psalms 83:8
What: Asaph told God how Assur allied themselves with the people of Lot.
Why: This was recorded to show who the enemies of God (Psa 83:2) were.
•Psalms 83:9
What: Asaph asked God to judge his enemies (Psa 83:6-8) like he did unto the people he mentioned.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember the past deliverance of God.
•Psalms 83:10
What: Asaph told God about how the Midianites, Sisera, and Jabin died at Endor.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember the past deliverance of God.
•Psalms 83:11
What: Asaph asked God to make the rulers of his enemies like Oreb, Zeeb, Zebah, and Zalmunna.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire for justice the saints should have.
•Psalms 83:12
What: Asaph told God how Oreb, Zeeb, Zebah, and Zalmunna (Psa 83:11) who desired to take the land of God's people.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can appeal to God's past acts of grace.
•Psalms 83:13
What: Asaph asked God to make his enemies like scattering dust and stubble.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust in God to administer vengeance.
•Psalms 83:14
What: Asaph told God about a forrest fire.
Why: This was recorded to show his desire for the enemies of God to face judgement (Psa 83:16-17).
•Psalms 83:15
What: Asaph asked God to pursue and scare his enemies with his judgement.
Why: This was recorded to show Asaph's desire for the enemies of God to face judgement (Psa 83:16-17).
•Psalms 83:16
What: Asaph asked God to make his enemies ashamed and thus seek him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God often has to humble people before the seek him.
•Psalms 83:17
What: Asaph asked God for his enemies to be in fear forever before being killed.
Why: This was recorded to show the fate of those who harden their hearts against God.
•Psalms 83:18
What: Asaph asked God to have his enemies (Psa 83:5) recognize that Yahweh is the most high over the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of such recognition.
•Psalms 84:1
Who: This was recorded by the sons of Korah.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 535 BC.
What: The sons of Korah acknowledged the beauty of God'd dwelling. This was at the time the second temple was begun.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of beautiful things.
•Psalms 84:2
What: The sons of Korah expressed their desire to worship God in the temple courts to come.
Why: This was recorded to show how the desire in constructing buildings should ultimately be to worship God.
•Psalms 84:3
What: The sons of Korah told God how animals have places to rest, including on his altars.
Why: This was recorded to show how even animals seek to be in the presence of God.
•Psalms 84:4
What: The sons of Korah told God those who praise God in his house are blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show how prasising God is beneficial to do.
•Psalms 84:5
What: The sons of Korah said those who are strengthened by God's ways being in their heart are blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should put God's instructions in their heart.
•Psalms 84:6
What: The sons of Korah said how those who put God's ways in their hearts (Psa 84:5) will receive water with it's resulting blessings.
Why: This was recorded to show how such people are blessed.
•Psalms 84:7
What: The sons of Korah said how those who are strengthened by God's ways being in their heart (Psa 84:5) will continued to be seen as strengthened in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how concentrating on the ways of God will give one strength.
•Psalms 84:8
What: The sons of Korah asked God to hear their prayers.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pray in humility.
•Psalms 84:9
What: The sons of Korah asked God to look favorably upon the anointed, which is probably referring to Cyrus (Isa 45:1).
Why: This was recorded to show their appreciation for Cyrus allowing the Israelites to return to Jerusalem and build the temple.
•Psalms 84:10
What: The sons of Korah told God how a single day before God is better than a thousand days of living in wickedness.
Why: This was recorded to show how different godly wisdom is from the wisdom of the world.
•Psalms 84:11
What: The sons of Korah said how God gives good things to those who walk righteously, and brings light, grace, glory, and protection.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should acknowledge all the good God does for them.
•Psalms 84:12
What: The sons of Korah told God how those who trust in him are blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show one reason why people should trust in God.
•Psalms 85:1
Who: This was recorded by the sons of Korah.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 537 BC.
What: The sons of Korah tell God about his bringing the some of his people back into their land from the Babylonian captivity.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should acknowledge and thank God for his acts of grace.
•Psalms 85:2
What: The sons of Korah told God how he has forgiven his people and covered their sin.
Why: This was recorded to show how the people had repented while in captivity.
•Psalms 85:3
What: The sons of Korah told God how he has ceased from executing his wrath on his people who returned from captivity (Psa 85:1).
Why: This was recorded to show how sin angers God.
•Psalms 85:4
What: The sons of Korah asked God to cause Israel to turn from their sin, so as not to anger him. This may have been referring to the those who were still in captivity.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should recognize their tendency to sin before God.
•Psalms 85:5
What: The sons of Korah asked God is he would be angry forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how the northern kingdom of Israel was living in ways that angered God.
•Psalms 85:6
What: The sons of Korah asked God if he would bring his people together again in faithfulness.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have to be united with their fellow believers.
•Psalms 85:7
What: The sons of Korah asked God to show his people his mercy and salvation.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should care about their fellow saints.
•Psalms 85:8
What: The sons of Korah said how they will what Yahweh's reply will be, and express their desire for the saints to not turn unto sin.
Why: This was recorded to show how to wait on the Lord.
•Psalms 85:9
What: The sons of Korah said how God's glory and deliverance are near those who fear him.
Why: This was recorded to show some of the benefits of fearing God.
•Psalms 85:10
What: The sons of Korah said how mercy, truth, righteousness, and peace have come together. This was referring to God returning his repentant people to their land (Psa 85:1) after having judged them for their sin.
Why: This was recorded to show how all these things can work together for the people if they would simply live as God instructs.
•Psalms 85:11
What: The sons of Korah said how truth is in the earth, while righteousness comes from God (or Heaven).
Why: This was recorded to show that regardless of how people live, the truth of that will be directly affected by God's coming righteousness.
•Psalms 85:12
What: The sons of Korah said how Yahweh will give them the good of their land.
Why: This was recorded to show that such is a blessing from God.
•Psalms 85:13
What: The sons of Korah said how the righteousness of God will show them the way they are to walk.
Why: This was recorded to show how God guides his people in the way to go.
•Psalms 86:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 985 BC.
What: David asked God to hear his prayer as he was poor and in need.
Why: This was recorded to show how David pleaded the promise of Psa 12:7.
•Psalms 86:2
What: David asked God to preserve and save him since he is holy.
Why: This was recorded to show how David pleaded the promise of Psa 12:7.
•Psalms 86:3
What: David asked God to show him mercy due to his daily crying to him.
Why: This was recorded to show repeated prayer shows endurance in faith.
•Psalms 86:4
What: David asked God to bring him joy, since he gives himself to God.
Why: This was recorded to show how there's nothing wrong to appealing to one's own righteousness in such situations.
•Psalms 86:5
What: David told God how he is good and prepared to give forgiveness and mercy to those who humble seek him in prayer.
Why: This was recorded to show that Yahweh is good.
•Psalms 86:6
What: David asked God answer his prayers as he desired.
Why: This was recorded to show the endurance the saints should have in praying to God.
•Psalms 86:7
What: David told God how he would answer him when he prayed to him in a troublesome time.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have when praying to God.
•Psalms 86:8
What: David told God how he is unlike any of the idols who do not works as he does.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of worship (Psa 86:9).
•Psalms 86:9
What: David told God how all nations would come to worship and glorify who he is.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's people are not restricted to a single nation.
•Psalms 86:10
What: David told Yahweh how he is the only god, and does great things.
Why: This was recorded to show how one way to worship God.
•Psalms 86:11
What: David told God his desire to be committed to him.
Why: This was recorded to show that striving to obey God's commands is a way to obtain mercy.
•Psalms 86:12
What: David told God how he will continually praise him with all his being.
Why: This was recorded to show the dedication the saints should have to God.
•Psalms 86:13
What: David expressed how greatly God loves him, and how God has delivered him from the afterlife of the wicked.
Why: This was recorded to show how grateful David was to Yahweh.
•Psalms 86:14
What: David told God how proud and violent men who do not regard Yahweh have sought ot kill him.
Why: This was recorded to show why he was praying to God for help (Psa 86:16).
•Psalms 86:15
What: David told God how he is gracious, long suffering, compassionate, with mercy and truth.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can appeal to God's character in asking for things.
•Psalms 86:16
What: David asked God to save and strengthen him, showing him mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should turn to God when they fear those who would harm them (Psa 86:14).
•Psalms 86:17
What: David asked God for a sign that those who hate him would recognize and make them ashamed, realizing that God had helped and comforted David.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust that God to reveal himself to the wicked. Though this is no excuse to not talk about God with the wicked.
•Psalms 87:1
Who: This was recorded by the sons of Korah.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 536 BC.
What: The sons of Korah said how God has a foundation in the holy mountains.
Why: This was recorded to show God is near the city of Jerusalem (Psa 87:2).
•Psalms 87:2
What: The sons of Korah said how Yahweh loves Jerusalem, more than the tents of his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was pleased to have his people stay in a strong and safe place.
•Psalms 87:3
What: The sons of Korah said how Jerusalem is spoken well of.
Why: This was recorded to show how God had blessed Jerusalem.
•Psalms 87:4
What: The sons of Korah will mention people and the various places.
Why: This was recorded to show how Jerusalem (Psa 87:5) will be as well known of these people and lands.
•Psalms 87:5
What: The sons of Korah said how Jerusalem will be known as the birthplace of many.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides the abode for his people.
•Psalms 87:6
What: The sons of Korah said God will record those who are to born in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how God watched over his people.
•Psalms 87:7
What: The sons of Korah said how there is singing and playing of pipes, expressing how God provides for them.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will give his people what they need to survive.
•Psalms 88:1
Who: This was recorded by the sons of Korah.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 961 BC.
What: The sons of Korah made a psalm out of a poem of Heman. Heman said how he cried to Yahweh in both day and night.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pray to God continually.
•Psalms 88:2
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) asked God to hear his prayer.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pray in humility.
•Psalms 88:3
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God he prayed since he was facing trials and was near to death.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should draw close to God especially in such times.
•Psalms 88:4
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God he was weak and was considered soon to be dead.
Why: This was recorded to show how all saints will feel if they live long enough.
•Psalms 88:5
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God he felt near to death, like those who God had cut off from the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God allows people to live as long as he desires.
•Psalms 88:6
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he made him near his death.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can bring people near to death.
•Psalms 88:7
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he had brought affliction upon him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can bring affliction to his saints.
•Psalms 88:8
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he has separated his loved ones from him, and how he thus refuses to leave his abode.
Why: This was recorded to show that God can bring division to families (Mat 10:35-36).
•Psalms 88:9
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he prayed daily, and was tired at seeing his affliction.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should wait upon the Lord.
•Psalms 88:10
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) asked God if the dead rise up and praise him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the time to praise God is principally in this life.
•Psalms 88:11
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) asked God if the grave will proclaim the kindness and faithfulness of God.
Why: This was recorded to show how the time to be a witness for God is principally in this life.
•Psalms 88:12
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) asked God if the grave will know of the wonders and righteousness of God.
Why: This was recorded to show how the time to learn of God's great acts is in this life.
•Psalms 88:13
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he will receive his morning prayer.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be on the mind of the saints from the moment they awaken.
•Psalms 88:14
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) asked God why he is silent to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how silence from God should be unusual in the life of the saints.
•Psalms 88:15
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he has been ready to die for a long time, but is currently distracted with his trials.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should have at least a partial desire to leave this world and be present with the Lord.
•Psalms 88:16
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how the trials he was facing put his in a place he was not used to being in.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can build the faith of his saints.
•Psalms 88:17
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) said how his trials were all around him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can build the faith of his saints.
•Psalms 88:18
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he brought division to his friends and lovers.
Why: This was recorded to show how God may remove such people to get his saints to rely more on him.
•Psalms 89:1
Who: This was recorded by Ethan the Ezrahite.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 961 BC.
What: Ethan said how he will sing of God's mercy and faithfulness to others.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not be ashamed to praise God before others.
•Psalms 89:2
What: Ethan said how he trusted that God's mercy and faithfulness would continue.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does not change.
•Psalms 89:3
What: Ethan recounts how God made a covenant with David.
Why: This was recorded to show one such act of God's mercy and faithfulness (Psa 89:2).
•Psalms 89:4
What: Ethan recounts the promise God made to David (2 Sam 7:16).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God for his actions.
•Psalms 89:5
What: Ethan said how God wonders are so great the heavens will praise them, while the saints will praise his faithfulness.
Why: This was recorded to show how much God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 89:6
What: Ethan asked who in Heaven or Earth can be compared to Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how no one is more worthy of praise that Yahweh.
•Psalms 89:7
What: Ethan said how God should be feared and respected by the saints near him.
Why: This was recorded to show the worship of the saints should be more than just praise.
•Psalms 89:8
What: Ethan asked Yahweh who has strength or faithfulness like him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is the most powerful and trustworthy being ever.
•Psalms 89:9
What: Ethan told Yahweh (Psa 89:8) how he has control over the waves of the sea.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is the most powerful being ever.
•Psalms 89:10
What: Ethan told Yahweh (Psa 89:8) how he broke a strong animal (Isa 51:9) known as 'Rahab' and scattered his enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is the most powerful being ever.
•Psalms 89:11
What: Ethan told Yahweh (Psa 89:8) all the world that he created belongs to him.
Why: This was recorded to show that man is merely a tenant of this world.
•Psalms 89:12
What: Ethan told Yahweh (Psa 89:8) how he made the north and south. Hermon in the north and Tabor in the south would rejoice in who God is.
Why: This was recorded to show how great acts God has done.
•Psalms 89:13
What: Ethan told Yahweh (Psa 89:8) how he has a strong arm with a hand that is exalted.
Why: This was recorded to show how God has the power and right to act.
•Psalms 89:14
What: Ethan told Yahweh (Psa 89:8) how he judges justly and will bring forth mercy and truth.
Why: This was recorded to show that God's judgement will reveal people's righteousness when they stand before him.
•Psalms 89:15
What: Ethan told Yahweh (Psa 89:8) how those who hear of God's goodness will walk after his ways.
Why: This was recorded to show how the goodness of God leads people to repentance (Rom 2:4).
•Psalms 89:16
What: Ethan told Yahweh (Psa 89:8) how those who walk after him (Psa 89:15) will rejoice and be righteously exalted.
Why: This was recorded to show how those who walk after God will be both happy, and be rewarded.
•Psalms 89:17
What: Ethan told Yahweh (Psa 89:8) he is the one who would glorify and exalt his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how any greatness of the saints comes from God.
•Psalms 89:18
What: Ethan said how Yahweh if the defender and king of his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should foremost trust in God for their protection.
•Psalms 89:19
What: Ethan told God how he previously told Samuel (1 Sam 16:12) about his exalting David (Psa 89:20).
Why: This was recorded to show how God provided a godly leader for his people.
•Psalms 89:20
What: Ethan told God (Psa 89:19) how he announced finding and anointing David.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provided a godly leader for his people.
•Psalms 89:21
What: Ethan told God (Psa 89:19) how he announced his establishing and strengthening of David as king.
Why: This was recorded to show the good God had done for his people, in giving them a godly ruler.
•Psalms 89:22
What: Ethan told God (Psa 89:19) how he announced how David would not be ruled over in affliction.
Why: This was recorded to show how God preserved (Psa 12:7) his servant David.
•Psalms 89:23
What: Ethan told God (Psa 89:19) how he said he would strike those enemies of David, and those who hate him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God preserved (Psa 12:7) his servant David.
•Psalms 89:24
What: Ethan told God (Psa 89:19) how he said David would be exalted by him with his mercy and faithfulness.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was gracious with his godly leader for Israel.
•Psalms 89:25
What: Ethan told God (Psa 89:19) how he said he would make the territory of David stretch from the sea to the rivers.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was gracious with his godly leader for Israel.
•Psalms 89:26
What: Ethan told God (Psa 89:19) how he said David would acknowledge him as God and salvation.
Why: This was recorded to show how David was a godly man.
•Psalms 89:27
What: Ethan recounted how God promised to make David the greatest king. 'Firstborn; is used to show this because the firstborn had all kinds of inheritance rights.
Why: This was recorded to show the love God has for his people.
•Psalms 89:28
What: Ethan said how God had promised to be merciful with David maintain his covenant with him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God upholds his end of his covenants.
•Psalms 89:29
What: Ethan said how God had promised to preserve David's descendants and his throne.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's people would always have a godly ruler.
•Psalms 89:30
What: Ethan said how God had mentioned David's descendants not walking in obedience.
Why: This was recorded to show why God's brings punishment to his children (Psa 89:32).
•Psalms 89:31
What: Ethan said how God had mentioned David's descendants not walking in obedience.
Why: This was recorded to show why God's brings punishment to his children (Psa 89:32).
•Psalms 89:32
What: Ethan said how God promised to punish the disobedience of his people.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints that they should not be surprised to have God punish them for disobedience in this life.
•Psalms 89:33
What: Ethan said how God promised to not remove his kindness and faithfulness to David, and his promise to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is gracious and trustworthy.
•Psalms 89:34
What: Ethan said how God promised to not break the covenant he made with David.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can be trusted, despite man's disobedience.
•Psalms 89:35
What: Ethan said how God swore he would not lie to David. This is easy for God who cannot lie (Tit 1:2).
Why: This was recorded to show God's dedication to his people.
•Psalms 89:36
What: Ethan said how God said David's throne would endure forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how the everlasting king of God's people would come from the tribe of Judah.
•Psalms 89:37
What: Ethan said how God said David's throne would endure as a witness.
Why: This was recorded to show that while the human rulers on the throne eventually died off, God had a ruler who would endure forever.
•Psalms 89:38
What: Ethan said how God cast off and hated David.
Why: This was recorded to show how man often wrongly judges God's actions.
•Psalms 89:39
What: Ethan said how God voided his covenant with David by the attacks he faced.
Why: This was recorded to show how man often wrongly judges God's actions.
•Psalms 89:40
What: Ethan said how God brought defenses of David down.
Why: This was recorded to show how God sometimes proves the faith of his people.
•Psalms 89:41
What: Ethan said how David was spoken ill by those who passed him by.
Why: This was recorded to show how God sometimes proves the faith of his people.
•Psalms 89:42
What: Ethan said how God made David's enemies to rejoice.
Why: This was recorded to show how God may bring enemies against his people.
•Psalms 89:43
What: Ethan said how God caused David's sword to not prosper in battle.
Why: This was recorded to show how God may desire his people to fail in battle.
•Psalms 89:44
What: Ethan said how God removed David's glory.
Why: This was recorded to show how God may bring abut things to shame (Psa 89:45) his people.
•Psalms 89:45
What: Ethan said how God made David grow up fast, and face shame.
Why: This was recorded to show how God may choose to mature a saint.
•Psalms 89:46
What: Ethan asked God is he would be angry forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how much God hates sin.
•Psalms 89:47
What: Ethan asked God to remember that his life is short, and does not desire to live a vain life.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should realize every day could be their last on earth.
•Psalms 89:48
What: Ethan rhetorically asked God what man will live and not see death.
Why: This was recorded to show how all people have a limited amount of time on this earth, and should spend it wisely.
•Psalms 89:49
What: Ethan asked God where the kindness is he swore to give to David.
Why: This was recorded to show how man often expects things when it is not God's timing.
•Psalms 89:50
What: Ethan asked God to remember how he and other saints were spoken ill of.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should give their trials up to God.
•Psalms 89:51
What: Ethan told God how his enemies have spoken ill of the way David lived.
Why: This was recorded to show how the wicked are watching the lives of God's people.
•Psalms 89:52
What: Ethan said how God should be spoken well of forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God for who he is, even if they don't understand or agree with what how life transpires.
•Psalms 90:1
Who: This was recorded by Moses.
Where: This was recorded in the wilderness.
When: This was recorded in 1461 BC.
What: Moses told God how he has been their place to live in our the journeying of Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show how their physical locations had frequently changed.
•Psalms 90:2
What: Moses told God how he has existed not only before he created the planet and the universe, but is eternal and has no beginning (Joh 1:3, Col 1:16, Col 1:17).
Why: This was recorded to show how God is eternal.
•Psalms 90:3
What: Moses told God how he can end our mortal lives whenever he wishes.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can end that which he created.
•Psalms 90:4
What: Moses told God how the future appears as the past to God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God knows all things (1 Joh 3:20).
•Psalms 90:5
What: Moses told God how when people die, more people are born.
Why: This was recorded to show how fleeting the life of man is.
•Psalms 90:6
What: Moses said grass is fresh in the morning and cut down and withered in the evening.
Why: This was recorded to show how man grow old and die.
•Psalms 90:7
What: Moses told God how people are destroyed and terrified when God executes his anger upon them.
Why: This was recorded to show how people value their mortal lives.
•Psalms 90:8
What: Moses told God how the sins of man are revealed to God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God reprove the saints and bring them to repentance.
•Psalms 90:9
What: Moses told God his people had died from his wrath.
Why: This was recorded to show God may execute his wrath.
•Psalms 90:10
What: Moses said people are fortunate to reach the age of eighty.
Why: This was recorded to show how quickly life passes away.
•Psalms 90:11
What: Moses expressed to God how people should respect his judgment as it is great.
Why: This was recorded to show how if people respect God's power they may walk in his ways.
•Psalms 90:12
What: Moses asked God to help the Israelites remember their mortality.
Why: This was recorded to show how people will consider and utilize wisdom.
•Psalms 90:13
What: Moses asked God to change his mind regarding his servants and bring mercy to them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can appeal to God's mercy as soon as they recognize they have erred.
•Psalms 90:14
What: Moses asked God to give his mercy to Israel so they can rejoice in it.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be grateful for God's mercy.
•Psalms 90:15
What: Moses asked God to give Israel as many days of gladness as they have seen trials.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will reward the saints much more than the afflictions they face (Jo 42:12).
•Psalms 90:16
What: Moses asked God to show his works and resulting glory to his servants and their children.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should care about how their descendants view and understand God.
•Psalms 90:17
What: Moses asked God to be with Israel and bring about their righteous works.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should never claim to do any good thing independant of God.
•Psalms 91:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in the wilderness.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 1423 BC.
What: The psalmist said how those who dwell near God shall be under his shadow.
Why: This was recorded to show how it is good for people to draw close to God.
•Psalms 91:2
What: The psalmist said how they will trust in Yahweh as their refuge.
Why: This was recorded to show how much God can be relied on.
•Psalms 91:3
What: The psalmist said how God will safe those who trust in him from traps and plagues.
Why: This was recorded to show one benefit of trusting in God.
•Psalms 91:4
What: The psalmist said how God will preserve (Psa 12:7) those who trust him.
Why: This was recorded to show one benefit of trusting in God.
•Psalms 91:5
What: The psalmist said how those who trust God (Psa 91:1) do not need to be afraid at night or day.
Why: This was recorded to show that when God is with one, there is no reason for them to fear such things.
•Psalms 91:6
What: The psalmist said those who trust God (Psa 91:1) should not fear plagues at night, or destruction during the day.
Why: This was recorded to show that when God is with one, there is no reason for them to fear such things.
•Psalms 91:7
What: The psalmist said how others around them may die, but those who trust in God will be preserved.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should walk by faith, not by sight (2 Cor 5:7).
•Psalms 91:8
What: The psalmist said how those who trust God (Psa 91:1) will only see what becomes of the wicked.
Why: This was recorded to show how if God showed everything by sight, there would be no need or growth of faith.
•Psalms 91:9
What: The psalmist said how those who trust him will see the end of the wicked due to their trusting in God.
Why: This was recorded to show one benefit of trusting in God.
•Psalms 91:10
What: The psalmist said how no plague would come to those who trust God (Psa 91:9).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust in God.
•Psalms 91:11
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh will send his angels to guard those who make him their refuge.
Why: This was recorded to encourage people to trust in Yahweh.
•Psalms 91:12
What: The psalmist said how God's angels will protect the saints who take refuge in Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to encourage people to trust in Yahweh.
•Psalms 91:13
What: The psalmist said how those who trust God (Psa 91:9) would trample over vicious animals.
Why: This was recorded to show why people should trust in God.
•Psalms 91:14
What: The psalmist speaking for God said how those who love and know him will be preserved from harm.
Why: This was recorded to show how God promises to preserve such people.
•Psalms 91:15
What: The psalmist speaking for God said how those who know him (Psa 91:14) and pray to him will be preserved and honored by God amidst their troubles.
Why: This was recorded to show how God may not remove the saints troubles, but will be with them through such times.
•Psalms 91:16
What: The psalmist speaking for God said how those who know him (Psa 91:14) will be given a long life and salvation.
Why: This was recorded to show what God promises to his saints.
•Psalms 92:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 992 BC.
What: The psalmist said it's good to worship Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to encourage the saints to worship God.
•Psalms 92:2
What: The psalmist said it's good to show God kindness and faithfulness daily.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be served for who he is (Psa 92:1).
•Psalms 92:3
What: The psalmist said God should be shown praise through music.
Why: This was recorded to show one was to show how God deserves to receive such praise.
•Psalms 92:4
What: The psalmist told God how he had made him glad to work and succeed in his work.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be happy in doing the Lord's work.
•Psalms 92:5
What: The psalmist told God how his works and thoughts are profound.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's ways are higher than mans (Isa 55:9).
•Psalms 92:6
What: The psalmist said how the foolish will not understand the profoundness of God's works and thoughts (Psa 92:5).
Why: This was recorded to show how such people would rather trust in themselves, which further shows their foolishness.
•Psalms 92:7
What: The psalmist said how when the wicked flourish it is so they can be destroyed.
Why: This was recorded to show that God is sovereign, and will bring justice.
•Psalms 92:8
What: The psalmist told Yahweh how he is eternally the most high.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is sovereign.
•Psalms 92:9
What: The psalmist told God how his enemies shall be destroyed.
Why: This was recorded to show why Yahweh is the most high (Psa 92:8).
•Psalms 92:10
What: The psalmist claimed that God has exalted his authority, and he has been blessed. This also shows that a re'em may have a singular horn.
Why: This was recorded to show that God is worthy of being praised.
•Psalms 92:11
What: The psalmist said how they will see and hear the desire of the wicked that are against him.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have of God (Psa 92:10) in troublous times.
•Psalms 92:12
What: The psalmist said how the righteous will flourish.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can trust in the promises of God.
•Psalms 92:13
What: The psalmist said how the saints will flourish.
Why: This was recorded to show how people should draw close to God and become his children.
•Psalms 92:14
What: The psalmist said how the saints flourish and bring forth good in their old age.
Why: This was recorded to show show how God is kind to his people.
•Psalms 92:15
What: The psalmist said how the flourishing of the saints will display the graciousness and righteousness of Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to why God is worthy if praise.
•Psalms 93:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1018 BC.
What: The psalmist said how God has beauty and power. This is evidenced by his creation of the world which will not be moved from how God established it.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's creative work cannot be overturned.
•Psalms 93:2
What: The psalmist said how God's throne is symbolic of his power and authority and is older than Earth's creation (Psa 93:1).
Why: This was recorded to show how God is eternal (Mic 5:2, Joh 1:3, Col 1:16, Col 1:17).
•Psalms 93:3
What: The psalmist said how the 'sea' or 'floods' voice themselves.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is stronger than the loud sound of the powerful seas (Psa 93:4).
•Psalms 93:4
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is mightier than the waves of the sea.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is stronger than all his creation.
•Psalms 93:5
What: The psalmist told God how his words are sure, and his abode is one of eternal holiness.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can be relied on.
•Psalms 94:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Babylon.
When: This was recorded in 586 BC.
What: The psalmist asked God to show himself as the one to who vengeance belongs.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should give any revenge up to God.
•Psalms 94:2
What: The psalmist asked God to pay back the wicked for their wickedness.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire for justice the saints should have.
•Psalms 94:3
What: The psalmist asked Yahweh how much longer the wicked would triumph.
Why: This was recorded to show how the psalmist was currently in captivity to the enemies of Israel.
•Psalms 94:4
What: The psalmist asked God how much longer the wicked speak abusively and boast in themselves.
Why: This was recorded to show the wickedness of Israel's captors.
•Psalms 94:5
What: The psalmist told God how their enemies were abusing the Israelite's.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should share their troubles with God.
•Psalms 94:6
What: The psalmist said how their enemies killed widows, strangers, and the fatherless.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should share their troubles with God.
•Psalms 94:7
What: The psalmist said how some among the people (Psa 94:8) said how Yahweh will ignore their troubles.
Why: This was recorded to show the temptation to distrust God in times of trouble.
•Psalms 94:8
What: The psalmist asked the foolish people when they will be wise.
Why: This was recorded to show how the people should remember who Yahweh is.
•Psalms 94:9
What: The psalmist rhetorically asked if God can hear and see, knowing that he created both.
Why: This was recorded to show that it is foolish to think God does not see the troubles that his people go through (Psa 94:5-6).
•Psalms 94:10
What: The psalmist rhetorically asked if God would correct and know of the troubles of his people (Psa 94:5-6) since he chastises and teaches knowledge.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's wise to recognize God's foreknowledge.
•Psalms 94:11
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh knows all the worthless thoughts of people.
Why: This was recorded to show that no evil act is hidden from God.
•Psalms 94:12
What: The psalmist told God how those who are chastened and taught by God are blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show how God uses such things to teach his people to hopefully live righteous.
•Psalms 94:13
What: The psalmist said how God's teaching will give people rest until the wicked are judged.
Why: This was recorded to show how people can trust in the promises of God.
•Psalms 94:14
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh will not forsake his people.
Why: This was recorded to show that God's promises can be trusted.
•Psalms 94:15
What: The psalmist said how God's judgement shall lead to righteousness which righteous people would follow.
Why: This was recorded to show how God must first destroy the wicked to have righteousness.
•Psalms 94:16
What: The psalmist asked who stand with them against the wicked.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is the only one that can be relied on (Psa 94:17).
•Psalms 94:17
What: The psalmist said they would have been all by themself if God had not helped him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is the only one that can be completely relied on.
•Psalms 94:18
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh upheld them when they slipped.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's good to remember God's past acts of grace.
•Psalms 94:19
What: The psalmist told God how they delight in the comfort of God despite the concerns they have.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should have faith in God regardless of what they currently see.
•Psalms 94:20
What: The psalmist asked God if those who build up sin can have fellowship with him.
Why: This was recorded to show how those who live wickedly are not those who will have fellowship with God.
•Psalms 94:21
What: The psalmist said how the wicked (Psa 94:20) condemn the righteous.
Why: This was recorded to show how the wicked will always oppose the righteous.
•Psalms 94:22
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the one who provides defense and refuge.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can trust in God despite the plotting of the wicked (Psa 94:21).
•Psalms 94:23
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh will judge the wicked (Psa 94:20).
Why: This was recorded to show how God will remove wickedness at his appointed time.
•Psalms 95:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1018 BC.
What: The psalmist encouraged others to sing and shout to Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God.
•Psalms 95:2
What: The psalmist encouraged others to approach God with praises and songs.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of such.
•Psalms 95:3
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the great god and king above all who would call themselves gods.
Why: This was recorded to show idols are no gods at all.
•Psalms 95:4
What: The psalmist said how God owns all the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh is the sovereign creator.
•Psalms 95:5
What: The psalmist said how God created and owns both the sea and land.
Why: This was recorded to show how God himself is the creator.
•Psalms 95:6
What: The psalmist encouraged others to worship Yahweh their maker with bowing on the knees.
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh is the only one to bow toin worship.
•Psalms 95:7
What: The psalmist said how God's people are encouraged to hear him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should listen to whatever God communicates.
•Psalms 95:8
What: The psalmist warns the saints to not harden their hearts against Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to remind the saints to be sensitive to God.
•Psalms 95:9
What: The psalmist said how the Israelites doubted God's faithfulness, though he had demonstrated  it time and again.
Why: This was recorded to encourage the saints to heed God's words.
•Psalms 95:10
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh was angry with the generation that tested him in the wilderness and went their own way.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset to the saints should avoid in their walk with the Lord.
•Psalms 95:11
What: The psalmist said how the unbelieving Israelites were denied entrance to the promise land.
Why: This was recorded to show how lack of faith in God (Heb 4:1) can have consequences.
•Psalms 96:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1016 BC.
What: The psalmist told others to sing to Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to how the saints should praise God in song.
•Psalms 96:2
What: The psalmist told others to bless God's character through song, and daily witness to his salvation.
Why: This was recorded to how God should be praised for who he is and what he does.
•Psalms 96:3
What: The psalmist told others proclaim God's glory before all people.
Why: This was recorded to how the saints should not be ashamed to speak of God before all people.
•Psalms 96:4
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is to be feared above the idols (Psa 96:5) for his greatness.
Why: This was recorded to how God does things worthy of praise, unlike lifeless idols.
•Psalms 96:5
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh made the heavens while the gods of others are merely lifeless idols.
Why: This was recorded to how those called gods are not actually gods (1 Cor 8:5-6).
•Psalms 96:6
What: The psalmist said how honor, majesty, strength and beauty are before God.
Why: This was recorded to how God is unlike any other.
•Psalms 96:7
What: The psalmist told others to give strength and glory to God.
Why: This was recorded to how the saints should honor God.
•Psalms 96:8
What: The psalmist told others to give God glory and an offering to the temple courts.
Why: This was recorded to how God is worthy of physical offerings.
•Psalms 96:9
What: The psalmist told others to worship God through living holy lives in fear.
Why: This was recorded to how one way to worship God is to live as he calls the saints to.
•Psalms 96:10
What: The psalmist told others to proclaim to unbelievers that Yahweh reigns, will judge righteously, and that the world will not moved from the plan God has for it.
Why: This was recorded to how God is sovereign.
•Psalms 96:11
What: The psalmist said how all God's created order should rejoice.
Why: This was recorded to how the saints should rejoice in God's sovereignty.
•Psalms 96:12
What: The psalmist said the filed and trees can rejoice.
Why: This was recorded to how God will maintain his world for as long as he determines to do so.
•Psalms 96:13
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is coming to judge (Zec 14:3-4) the all people in righteousness (Acts 17:31).
Why: This was recorded to how God should be praised for his righteous judgement.
•Psalms 97:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1015 BC.
What: The psalmist said how people should be glad that Yahweh reigns.
Why: This was recorded to get people to trust in Yahweh.
•Psalms 97:2
What: The psalmist spoke of clouds and darkness as a picture of God's righteous judgement.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be glad (Psa 97:1) at God being a righteous judge.
•Psalms 97:3
What: The psalmist spoke of fire as a picture of God's wrath upon his enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be glad (Psa 97:1) at God's being just.
•Psalms 97:4
What: The psalmist spoke of God's lightning which made the people afraid.
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh is unlike any other (Psa 97:9).
•Psalms 97:5
What: The psalmist used figurative language to express how great will be the presence of Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh is unlike any other (Psa 97:9).
•Psalms 97:6
What: The psalmist said how God's righteousness is seen by the heavens (Psa 97:2), and people will see his glory.
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh is unlike any other (Psa 97:9).
•Psalms 97:7
What: The psalmist said how idols worshippers will be angry, and calls for the idols to worship Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how the such gods are lifeless idols, not to be compared with Yahweh.
•Psalms 97:8
What: The psalmist said how the southern kingdom of Judah rejoiced at God's judgements.
Why: This was recorded to show the joy the saints should have from seeing God's judgement executed.
•Psalms 97:9
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is higher than the earth and all the idols (Psa 97:7).
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh is unlike any other.
•Psalms 97:10
What: The psalmist said how those who love God should hate evil, and how God preserves (Psa 12:7) his needy saints.
Why: This was recorded to show what an ideal relationship with God should be like.
•Psalms 97:11
What: The psalmist said how light and gladness were given to the righteous.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's blesses those who live righteously.
•Psalms 97:12
What: The psalmist told the saints to rejoice and give thanks to Yahweh for his being holy.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be praised for who he is.
•Psalms 98:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded at Judea.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 507 BC.
What: The psalmist said how people should rejoice in the mighty acts Yahweh has done through his power in delivering people.
Why: This was recorded to get people to praise God.
•Psalms 98:2
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh had publicized his salvation and righteousness before unbelievers.
Why: This was recorded to show how God desires all men to repent (Act 17:30) and turn to him.
•Psalms 98:3
What: The psalmist said how God continually showed mercy and truth to Israel, and displayed his deliverance to all kinds of people.
Why: This was recorded to show how God showed himself to all people.
•Psalms 98:4
What: The psalmist called for all people to praise God.
Why: This was recorded to show how all people have a reason to praise God since he desires to save them all (1 Tim 2:4).
•Psalms 98:5
What: The psalmist called for people to sing to God in a psalm accompanied with a harp.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of being praised in song.
•Psalms 98:6
What: The psalmist said called for people to play instruments to God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of being praised in song.
•Psalms 98:7
What: The psalmist said how the physical world and those living in it should make a noise for God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God deserves recognition from all he created.
•Psalms 98:8
What: The psalmist said how the floods and the hills should be glad.
Why: This was recorded to show how great a blessing it will be when God judges in righteousness (Psa 98:9).
•Psalms 98:9
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh will judge the world in righteousness.
Why: This was recorded to show why all of creation should rejoice and be glad (Psa 98:7-8).
•Psalms 99:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 972 BC.
What: The psalmist said how the people of the earth should tremble knowing that Yahweh reigns.
Why: This was recorded to show how exalted God is (Psa 99:9).
•Psalms 99:2
What: The psalmist said said how Yahweh is great in Jerusalem, and higher than all.
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh is exalted by his people, but is nevertheless greater than all other people too.
•Psalms 99:3
What: The psalmist said how all people should praise God's being holy.
Why: This was recorded to show how holiness is a praiseworthy trait.
•Psalms 99:4
What: The psalmist said how the king loves judgement, and God executes righteous judgement amongst his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how a righteous ruler should love the justice of God.
•Psalms 99:5
What: The psalmist called for others to worship Yahweh as he is holy.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be worshipped for who he is.
•Psalms 99:6
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh answered the prayers of Aaron, Moses, and Samuel.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pray to God in faith.
•Psalms 99:7
What: The psalmist said how God spoke to Aaron, Moses, and Samuel, and they obeyed his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the ideal relationship the saints should have with their god.
•Psalms 99:8
What: The psalmist told God how he answered the prayers of Aaron, Moses, and Samuel (Psa 99:6), along with forgiving them. Though he still judged their wicked acts.
Why: This was recorded to show how amidst God's forgiveness he is still holy.
•Psalms 99:9
What: The psalmist called for people to worship God for his holiness at the hill where the ark was located.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should worship Yahweh for who he is.
•Psalms 100:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 972 BC.
What: The psalmist called for others to verbally praise God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of such praise.
•Psalms 100:2
What: The psalmist called for others to serve and sing to Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of such worship.
•Psalms 100:3
What: The psalmist said how the saints were made by God and not by themselves, and how they are his sheep.
Why: This was recorded to show how people beget people, but do not create them as God does.
•Psalms 100:4
What: The psalmist called for the saints (Psa 100:3) to go the temple with praise and thanks to God.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should think about and recognize God's goodness to them.
•Psalms 100:5
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is good, with everlasting mercy and truth.
Why: This was recorded to show some reasons why God is worthy of worship.
•Psalms 101:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1018 BC.
What: David told God how he would sing to him of his mercy and judgement.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should appreciate these traits of God.
•Psalms 101:2
What: David said how he will walk righteously, and asked God when he will come to him.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have for the coming of their Lord.
•Psalms 101:3
What: David said how he hates wickedness, and will avoid it.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the saints should have.
•Psalms 101:4
What: David said how wicked people should depart from his presence.
Why: This was recorded to show how much David despised wickedness.
•Psalms 101:5
What: David said he will cut off from the land (Psa 101:6 & 8) those who slander others or are prideful.
Why: This was recorded to show how such things are wicked.
•Psalms 101:6
What: David said how he shall watch over the righteous of the land, that will in turn serve him as their king.
Why: This was recorded to show how a godly ruler will be followed by others who value righteousness.
•Psalms 101:7
What: David said how liars shall not dwell in his house.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not be okay with ongoing sin in their homes.
•Psalms 101:8
What: David said how he will kill the wicked who reside in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show the level of devotion to God the saints should have, thought it will be exercised differently.
•Psalms 102:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in the Babylonian empire.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 539 BC.
What: The psalmist asked God to hear his cry.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should turn to God in times of distress.
•Psalms 102:2
What: The psalmist asked God to not be silent on his prayers of distress.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should recognize when God seems absent.
•Psalms 102:3
What: The psalmist used figurative language to express the pain he was in.
Why: This was recorded to show how much they appealed to God.
•Psalms 102:4
What: The psalmist said they were so distressed they forgot to eat.
Why: This was recorded to show the degree of the distress they were facing.
•Psalms 102:5
What: The psalmist expressed how tired they are at groaning.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can share their pain with God.
•Psalms 102:6
What: The psalmist said how they are like a pelican or owl.
Why: This was recorded to show how they watch their enemies around them (Psa 102:7-8).
•Psalms 102:7
What: The psalmist said how they are like a sole sparrow on the watch.
Why: This was recorded to show how they felt alone and uncertain.
•Psalms 102:8
What: The psalmist said how their enemies have sworn to be against them and speak evil.
Why: This was recorded to show the righteous will face persecution.
•Psalms 102:9
What: The psalmist said how they were sad even as the ate and drank.
Why: This was recorded to show the extent of their anguish.
•Psalms 102:10
What: The psalmist said they were sad because of God's wrath, and his exalting him and casting him down.
Why: This was recorded to show how God may bring trying situations upon his saints.
•Psalms 102:11
What: The psalmist said how their remaining days were few.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should realize their own mortality.
•Psalms 102:12
What: The psalmist said how God and remembrance of him would endure forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how great God is.
•Psalms 102:13
What: The psalmist told God would show mercy to Jerusalem soon.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have amidst trouble.
•Psalms 102:14
What: The psalmist said how the servants of God value Jerusalem (Psa 102:13).
Why: This was recorded to show why the psalmist believed God would show mercy to the city.
•Psalms 102:15
What: The psalmist said how the unbelievers, including kings would fear who Yahweh was.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will manifest himself to everyone eventually, thoug it will be too late for the wicked.
•Psalms 102:16
What: The psalmist said God will appear in glory when he comes to build up Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show what would make unbelievers afraid (Psa 102:15).
•Psalms 102:17
What: The psalmist said how God will answer the needy who pray.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will make things right at his appointed time.
•Psalms 102:18
What: The psalmist said how this psalm was to encourage later generation to praise Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of inspiring later generations is the faith.
•Psalms 102:19
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh looked down upon the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is actively aware of what is happening in this world.
•Psalms 102:20
What: The psalmist said how God will answer the cries of prisoners, and deliver those near death.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will make things right in his appointed time.
•Psalms 102:21
What: The psalmist said how God would display himself and the praise he received in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will be praised for what he does in the future.
•Psalms 102:22
What: The psalmist said how God will reveal himself (Psa 102:21) when his people are gathered, and various kingdoms will serve God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will save people from other nations.
•Psalms 102:23
What: The psalmist said how God weakened him, and made his days few.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should speak to God when they sense he has done something to them they don't desire.
•Psalms 102:24
What: The psalmist asked God to not end his life right then.
Why: This was recorded to show how life is a gift.
•Psalms 102:25
What: The psalmist told God how he created the world by himself (Jo 9:8). Though God spoke things into existence (Gen 1:3) his hands are mentioned as a picture of his work.
Why: This was recorded to show how God himself was the creator, and he did not work through anyone else.
•Psalms 102:26
What: The psalmist told God the world (Psa 102:25) will change, or perish, but he never will (Mal 3:6, Psa 90:2). The world will not literally be destroyed but rather given a face lift (2 Pet 3:6, 2 Pet 3:7).
Why: This was recorded to show how if God will make the earth endure, he will likewise do the same for his people (Psa 102:28).
•Psalms 102:27
What: The psalmist told God how he does not change in his character (Mal 3:6), and or perish (Psa 90:2).
Why: This was recorded to show how God can be relied upon.
•Psalms 102:28
What: The psalmist told God how the descendants of his servants would be set up before him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God made his people to endure.
•Psalms 103:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1004 BC.
What: David said how he should speak well of Yahweh will all his being.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should give all they are to God.
•Psalms 103:2
What: David said how he should not forget to speak well of God's blessings to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember and acknowledge how God has blessed them.
•Psalms 103:3
What: David said how God brings forgivness and healing.
Why: This was recorded to show how God had blessed people (Psa 103:2).
•Psalms 103:4
What: David said how God brings redemption, kindness, and mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show how God had blessed people (Psa 103:2).
•Psalms 103:5
What: David said how God brings good desires to fulfillment, along with renewal to peoples lives.
Why: This was recorded to show how God had blessed people (Psa 103:2).
•Psalms 103:6
What: David said how Yahweh works out righteousness and judgement for those who are oppressed.
Why: This was recorded to show how God hears and does not ignore the cries of the oppressed for justice.
•Psalms 103:7
What: David said how God revealed his acts to Moses and Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show why people in the past were able to have such great faith in God.
•Psalms 103:8
What: David said how God shows mercy, grace, and is slow to anger.
Why: This was recorded to show some of who God is.
•Psalms 103:9
What: David said how God will not be patient and chasten people continually.
Why: This was recorded to show that there will be a time that will be too late for such things.
•Psalms 103:10
What: David said how God has not repaid man for what their sins deserve.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is patient (Psa 103:9).
•Psalms 103:11
What: David said God's mercy is over those people who fearfully truts him.
Why: This was recorded to show who the mercy of God is to.
•Psalms 103:12
What: David said how God has removed the sins of the saints far from them.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is only one who can remove sin.
•Psalms 103:13
What: David said how Yahweh shows pity to those who fearfully obey him.
Why: This was recorded to show those that God shows pity to.
•Psalms 103:14
What: David said how God knows that man came from mere dust.
Why: This was recorded to show one reason why God shows man pity (Psa 103:13).
•Psalms 103:15
What: David said how the day of man pass by quickly.
Why: This was recorded to show that the lives of man are nothing compared to the everlasting God (Psa 90:2).
•Psalms 103:16
What: David said how the wind causes grass to be uprooted.
Why: This was recorded to show how frail the lives or people are.
•Psalms 103:17
What: David said how God's mercy and righteousness are given to those who fear him in obedience.
Why: This was recorded to show how God has everlasting mercy.
•Psalms 103:18
What: David said those who fear God (Psa 103:17) will walk obediently to his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show what it means to fear God in the positive way.
•Psalms 103:19
What: David said how God has established his rule Heaven over all.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should recognize God's sovereignty.
•Psalms 103:20
What: David said how the angels should speak well of Yahweh as they faithfully serve.
Why: This was recorded to show how all of God's creation should praise him.
•Psalms 103:21
What: David said how God's army and servants should speak well of him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of such praise.
•Psalms 103:22
What: David said how he and even the works of God should speak well of him.
Why: This was recorded to show how everything God does is worthy of praise, including things such as condemning the wicked, or killing his saints.
•Psalms 104:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 985 BC.
What: The psalmist told Yahweh how he is great with honor and majesty.
Why: This was recorded to show one way to bless God.
•Psalms 104:2
What: The psalmist said how God is covered in light, and created the vast heavens.
Why: This was recorded to show how God actively created the heavens himself.
•Psalms 104:3
What: The psalmist said how God moves upon the earth using figurative language.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is present all over the earth.
•Psalms 104:4
What: The psalmist said how God makes his angles appear as spirits or fire.
Why: This was recorded to show the great power of God.
•Psalms 104:5
What: The psalmist said how God made the earth and established it to exist forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how God plans for the earth to endure forever.
•Psalms 104:6
What: The psalmist told God how he covered the earth with the flood waters.
Why: This was recorded to show that God is powerful, which would hardly be impressive with a local flood.
•Psalms 104:7
What: The psalmist told God how the flood waters descended at the command of God.
Why: This was recorded to show the power of God over the physical world.
•Psalms 104:8
What: The psalmist told God how the waters (Psa 104:6) descended to the the place God intended them to.
Why: This was recorded to show the power of God over his creation.
•Psalms 104:9
What: The psalmist told God how he set a limit for the waters to not pass, to again flood the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God intended to fulfil his promise to never again flood the earth (Gen 9:15).
•Psalms 104:10
What: The psalmist said how God sends water from springs to valleys.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides for his creation (Psa 104:11).
•Psalms 104:11
What: The psalmist said how the spring waters (Psa 104:10) satisfy the thirst of God's animals.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides for his creation.
•Psalms 104:12
What: The psalmist said how the spring waters (Psa 104:10) will grow plants that will be homes for birds.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides for his creation.
•Psalms 104:13
What: The psalmist told God how he sends a satisfying rain from the sky.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides for his creation.
•Psalms 104:14
What: The psalmist said how God causes grass and herbs to grow for cattle and man. Man will then cultivate more food.
Why: This was recorded to show how God allows to man to get food from what he provides.
•Psalms 104:15
What: The psalmist said how man is able to produce wine, oil, and bread for them to enjoy.
Why: This was recorded to show how man is blessed by God's bringing water.
•Psalms 104:16
What: The psalmist describes the health of the cedars God planted.
Why: This was recorded to show that God is behind all the blessings we have in his creation.
•Psalms 104:17
What: The psalmist mentioned two birds that dwell in trees provided by God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides for his creation.
•Psalms 104:18
What: The psalmist said how mountains are homes for various animals.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides for his creation.
•Psalms 104:19
What: The psalmist said how God placed the moon and sun in their orbits.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provided light and time for his creation.
•Psalms 104:20
What: The psalmist said how God makes it dark at night when many animals come out.
Why: This was recorded to show how God gives a time for night animals to seek food.
•Psalms 104:21
What: The psalmist said how young lions seek their prey from God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides for his creation.
•Psalms 104:22
What: The psalmist said the young lions lie in their dens together when the sun comes up.
Why: This was recorded to show how God let's the animals know the time of the day.
•Psalms 104:23
What: The psalmist said how man works under the sun until evening.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides light for people to see their work well.
•Psalms 104:24
What: The psalmist told God how his many works in the earth are rich and wise.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's works are not foolish or petty.
•Psalms 104:25
What: The psalmist said how the sea is full of many wonderfully created beasts of God.
Why: This was recorded to show some of God's great works (Psa 104:24).
•Psalms 104:26
What: The psalmist told God how he made the sea for ships and Leviathan to travel about.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provided a home for his creation, that man can also use.
•Psalms 104:27
What: The psalmist told God how man and animals rely on him to get food.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides food and drink for all such beings.
•Psalms 104:28
What: The psalmist told God how his created beings on earth consume what good things he provides.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is a blessing to his people.
•Psalms 104:29
What: The psalmist told God how his created beings are troubled when he is silent, and how they die when God removes their spirit.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is the one who preserves life.
•Psalms 104:30
What: The psalmist told God how he creates more people on the earth when sends forth his spirit (Gen 2:7).
Why: This was recorded to show how life starts when God sends forth the spirit of the person.
•Psalms 104:31
What: The psalmist said how God would have enduring glory, and would rejoice in his works.
Why: This was recorded to show how the works of God are all praise worthy.
•Psalms 104:32
What: The psalmist said how the earth trembles as he looks upon it.
Why: This was recorded to show how majestic God is.
•Psalms 104:33
What: The psalmist said they would sing unto Yahweh as long as they are able to.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is always worthy of praise.
•Psalms 104:34
What: The psalmist said how their glad meditation on God will be sweet.
Why: This was recorded to show how it is beneficial to consider all the goodness of Yahweh.
•Psalms 104:35
What: The psalmist expressed their desire for sinners to be destroyed, and gave praise to God.
Why: This was recorded to show God can be praised for the promises he has yet to fulfil.
•Psalms 105:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 1016 BC.
What: The psalmist called for others to thank Yahweh, pray, and publicize his works to others.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of such worship.
•Psalms 105:2
What: The psalmist called for others to sing of God's great works in psalms.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can be worshipped in song.
•Psalms 105:3
What: The psalmist said how those who seek Yahweh should rejoice and give God glory.
Why: This was recorded to show God should be sought in humble sincerity.
•Psalms 105:4
What: The psalmist called for others to eternally seek Yahweh and his strength.
Why: This was recorded to show how the pursuit of God is never over.
•Psalms 105:5
What: The psalmist called for others to remember God's works, and the judgements he spoke.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's past can be used to trust God in the future since God does not change.
•Psalms 105:6
What: The psalmist addressed the Israelites who were descendants from Abraham and Jacob.
Why: This was recorded to show who the following is in regards to.
•Psalms 105:7
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the god of Israel, whose judgements are throughout the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God had scattered man to every corner of the world (Gen 11:9).
•Psalms 105:8
What: The psalmist said how God is faithful to the covenant he made with Abraham's descendants (Gen 17:7).
Why: This was recorded to show how God's word can be relied upon.
•Psalms 105:9
What: The psalmist said how God promised a covenant to Abraham, and his descendants which included Isaac.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does not break his covenant.
•Psalms 105:10
What: The psalmist said how God promised an everlasting covenant to Jacob, and all God's people who make up Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show how the covenant with Abraham's seed is eternal.
•Psalms 105:11
What: The psalmist said how the land of Canaan will be given as inheritance to the saints.
Why: This was recorded to show the benefits of Abram trusting what Yahweh told him (Gen 15:6).
•Psalms 105:12
What: The psalmist said how God promised to give the land of Canaan when his people were small in number and foreigners there.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith displayed by Abraham and his early descendants.
•Psalms 105:13
What: The psalmist mentioned the journey's of Abraham's descendants.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with his people.
•Psalms 105:14
What: The psalmist said how God protected his people, and reproved kings who were against them.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with his people.
•Psalms 105:15
What: The psalmist said how God told kings to not harm his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with his people.
•Psalms 105:16
What: The psalmist said how God caused a famine to fall on the land of Canaan.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with his people.
•Psalms 105:17
What: The psalmist said how God sent Joseph before his people, who was sold as an Egyptian servant.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with his people.
•Psalms 105:18
What: The psalmist said how Joseph was chained up as a slave.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is with his people through hard times.
•Psalms 105:19
What: The psalmist said how God tried Joseph in his trials before the revelation was given on why he went through them.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is with his people through hard times.
•Psalms 105:20
What: The psalmist said how God set Joseph free through a foreign king.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with Joseph.
•Psalms 105:21
What: The psalmist said how the king of Egypt put Joseph over his house.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with Joseph in Egypt.
•Psalms 105:22
What: The psalmist said how Joseph was allowed to detain Egyptian princes, and share wisdom with Egypt's leaders.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with Joseph in Egypt.
•Psalms 105:23
What: The psalmist said how Israel came into Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with his people.
•Psalms 105:24
What: The psalmist said how God increased the size of Israel into a force stronger than the Egyptians.
Why: This was recorded to show how God multiplied the seed of Abraham.
•Psalms 105:25
What: The psalmist said how God caused the Egyptians to hate and manipulate them.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is with his people even when he sends trials upon them.
•Psalms 105:26
What: The psalmist said how God sent Aaron and Moses.
Why: This was recorded to show how God sent people to lead Israel.
•Psalms 105:27
What: The psalmist said how Aaron and Moses showed signs from God in Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is the one who manifest such signs.
•Psalms 105:28
What: The psalmist said how he sent darkness upon Egypt which made them humble to the request to let Israel go.
Why: This was recorded to show how God used his signs to get Egypt to soften their hearts.
•Psalms 105:29
What: The psalmist said how God killed Egypt's fish by turning their river into blood.
Why: This was recorded to show how God did signs to get his people sent forth out of Egypt.
•Psalms 105:30
What: The psalmist said how Egypt was covered with frogs, even in the kings house.
Why: This was recorded to show how God performed signs to get his people sent forth out of Egypt.
•Psalms 105:31
What: The psalmist said how God brought forth flies and lice in the coasts of Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how God performed signs to get his people sent forth out of Egypt.
•Psalms 105:32
What: The psalmist said how God sent hail and fire in Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how God performed signs to get his people sent forth out of Egypt.
•Psalms 105:33
What: The psalmist said how God brought destruction to Egypts vines and trees.
Why: This was recorded to show how God performed signs to get his people sent forth out of Egypt.
•Psalms 105:34
What: The psalmist said how God brought locust and caterpillars upon Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how God performed signs to get his people sent forth out of Egypt.
•Psalms 105:35
What: The psalmist said how the locust and caterpillars (Psa 105:34) ate up the land of the Egyptians.
Why: This was recorded to show how God performed signs to get his people sent forth out of Egypt.
•Psalms 105:36
What: The psalmist said how God killed the firsborn of Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how God performed signs to get his people sent forth out of Egypt.
•Psalms 105:37
What: The psalmist said how God brought Israel out of Egypt with gold, silver, and strength.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with his people.
•Psalms 105:38
What: The psalmist said how Egypt was afraid of Israel, and was glad to see them leave their land.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with his people.
•Psalms 105:39
What: The psalmist said how God manifested himself to Israel by a cloud and fire.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with his people.
•Psalms 105:40
What: The psalmist said how God provided quail and bread for his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with his people.
•Psalms 105:41
What: The psalmist said how God brought forth water from a rock.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides for his people.
•Psalms 105:42
What: The psalmist said how God remembered the promise he made to Abraham regarding his seed.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can be trusted.
•Psalms 105:43
What: The psalmist said how God brought his people into the promise land with their being full of joy.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was with his people.
•Psalms 105:44
What: The psalmist said how God gave the land he promised them, that was cultivated by the unbelievers who had lived there before.
Why: This was recorded to show how God fulfilled his promise to those believers.
•Psalms 105:45
What: The psalmist gave Yahweh praise, and said how Israel should obey his statutes.
Why: This was recorded to show how the goodness of God should lead the saints to a holy life.
•Psalms 106:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in the land of Canaan.
When: This This was perhaps recorded in 1114 BC.
What: The psalmist called for Yahweh to be praised and thanked for his goodness and everlasting mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise and thanks.
•Psalms 106:2
What: The psalmist asked who can praise all of God's mighty acts.
Why: This was recorded to show that God's mighty acts are more than anyone can recognize.
•Psalms 106:3
What: The psalmist said those who obey God are blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show the benefits open to those who submit themselves to the will of God.
•Psalms 106:4
What: The psalmist asked God to remember him and visit him with his salvation.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should appeal to God's goodness and mercy (Psa 106:1).
•Psalms 106:5
What: The psalmist asked God for salvation (Psa 106:4) so that they could see the his goodness, glory, and the rejoicing of his fellow Israelites.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to see the results of God's goodness.
•Psalms 106:6
What: The psalmist said how he and his fellow Israelites had sinned.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should acknowledge their sin before God.
•Psalms 106:7
What: The psalmist said how Israels ancestors failed to retain God's works and mercy, and instead proceeded to anger him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember God's past acts.
•Psalms 106:8
What: The psalmist said how God saved Israel solely to display his power.
Why: This was recorded to show why God saved a people who provoked him.
•Psalms 106:9
What: The psalmist said how God cut a path through the Red Sea by which he led Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show the mighty works of God (Psa 106:2).
•Psalms 106:10
What: The psalmist said how God saved Israel from their enemy.
Why: This was recorded to show the mighty works of God (Psa 106:2).
•Psalms 106:11
What: The psalmist said how the enemies of Israel all perished in the waters of the Red Sea (Psa 106:9).
Why: This was recorded to show the mighty acts of God (Psa 106:2).
•Psalms 106:12
What: The psalmist said how Israel trusted God's words and sang praise to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should act without the mighty acts Israel saw.
•Psalms 106:13
What: The psalmist said how Israel later forgot his works and did not wait to receive his counsel.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints the danger of forgetting what God has done.
•Psalms 106:14
What: The psalmist said how Israel lusted and put God to the test in the wilderness.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints the danger of forgetting what God has done (Psa 106:13).
•Psalms 106:15
What: The psalmist said how God gave Israel up to their lust, along with sending them disease.
Why: This was recorded to show how rebukes those he loves.
•Psalms 106:16
What: The psalmist said how Israel was envious of Aaron and Moses.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not be envious of the ministry of another.
•Psalms 106:17
What: The psalmist said how Dathan and the company of Abiram wree swallowed up by the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not be envious of the ministry of another (Psa 106:16).
•Psalms 106:18
What: The psalmist said how a fire was amongst the Israelites that burned up the wicked people.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not rebel against those whom God had appointed to lead.
•Psalms 106:19
What: The psalmist said how Israel worshipped an idol they made in Horeb.
Why: This was recorded to show the dangers of forgeting what God has done (Psa 106:13).
•Psalms 106:20
What: The psalmist said how Israel lowered their own glory to the level of a grass eating ox.
Why: This was recorded to show how idolatry brings us low.
•Psalms 106:21
What: The psalmist said how Israel forgot God, and the great acts he did in Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show why they fell into sin.
•Psalms 106:22
What: The psalmist said how God did great acts in Egypt and at he Red Sea.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints have no good reason to not trust Yahweh.
•Psalms 106:23
What: The psalmist said how God would have destroyed Israel if Moses had not mediated for the nation.
Why: This was recorded to show the benefit of a godly mediator (1 Tim 2:5).
•Psalms 106:24
What: The psalmist said how Israel after being brought into the promise land, were not satisfied and did not trust God.
Why: This was recorded to show the dangers of forgeting what God has done (Psa 106:13).
•Psalms 106:25
What: The psalmist said how Israel complained and were disobedient to God.
Why: This was recorded to show the dangers of forgeting what God has done (Psa 106:13).
•Psalms 106:26
What: The psalmist said how God judged his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how disobedience to God (Psa 106:25) will bring some form of judgement.
•Psalms 106:27
What: The psalmist said how God judged his people by scattering their descendants to other nations.
Why: This was recorded to show how disobedience can come with a harsh judgement.
•Psalms 106:28
What: The psalmist said Israel got involved with idolatry.
Why: This was recorded to show the temptation of being surrounded by unbelievers (Psa 106:27).
•Psalms 106:29
What: The psalmist said how Israel angered God with their wicked acts, and thus received a plague.
Why: This was recorded to show how God has no problem judging his people.
•Psalms 106:30
What: The psalmist said how Phinehas stopped the plague on Israel by killing the offenders.
Why: This was recorded to show how sin is worthy of death.
•Psalms 106:31
What: The psalmist said how Phinehas killing the transgressors (Psa 106:30) was reckoned to him as righteousness forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how God blesses those who value God's justice.
•Psalms 106:32
What: The psalmist said how Israel angered him at the rock that gave forth water, and that situation resulted in Moses being prevented from entering the promise land.
Why: This was recorded to show how one's sin can affect others to act in ways contrary to how God desires.
•Psalms 106:33
What: The psalmist said how Israel provoked Moses to speak foolishly.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints shouls not provoke those watching over them.
•Psalms 106:34
What: The psalmist said how Israel did not kill the nations they were commanded to.
Why: This was recorded to show how God wanted to protect his people from being led into sin (Psa 106:35).
•Psalms 106:35
What: The psalmist said how Israel learned the ways of unbelievers by being mixed with them.
Why: This was recorded to show the dangerous influence these nations had on the saints.
•Psalms 106:36
What: The psalmist said how Israel performed idolatry.
Why: This was recorded to show why God wanted Israel to kill the nations (Psa 106:34).
•Psalms 106:37
What: The psalmist said how Israel sacrificed their children unto demons masquerading as gods.
Why: This was recorded to show why God wanted Israel to kill the nations (Psa 106:34).
•Psalms 106:38
What: The psalmist said how Israel gave their innocent children to idols, which brought pollution to the land.
Why: This was recorded to show why God wanted Israel to kill the nations (Psa 106:34).
•Psalms 106:39
What: The psalmist said how Israel became defiled through their sins.
Why: This was recorded to show why God wanted Israel to kill the nations (Psa 106:34).
•Psalms 106:40
What: The psalmist said how God was angered to the point of hate over his own people.
Why: This was recorded to show how God hates all those who do wrong (Psa 5:5).
•Psalms 106:41
What: The psalmist said how God delivered Israel into captivity by unbelievers who hated them.
Why: This was recorded to show how God judges sin.
•Psalms 106:42
What: The psalmist said how Israel's enemies subjected and oppressed them.
Why: This was recorded to show how God judges sin.
•Psalms 106:43
What: The psalmist said how God repeatedly saved his people from their enemies, and yet they continued to sin and be judged.
Why: This was recorded to show God's ongoing mercy (Psa 106:45).
•Psalms 106:44
What: The psalmist said how when Israel cried to God for help, he saved them.
Why: This was recorded to show God's ongoing mercy (Psa 106:45).
•Psalms 106:45
What: The psalmist said how God remembered his covenant to Abraham, and changed his mind about giving them up to their enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show God's ongoing mercy.
•Psalms 106:46
What: The psalmist said how God made an example to others through Israel's captivity.
Why: This was recorded to show how God sought to warn others about the consequences of sin.
•Psalms 106:47
What: The psalmist asked God to save Israel from their enemies so they can thanks and praise him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should learn from the past examples of the saints.
•Psalms 106:48
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh should be eternally praised, and encouraged the saints to agree.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God for the mercy he repeatedly shows.
•Psalms 107:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown psalmist.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 535 BC.
What: The psalmist encourages others to thank Yahweh for his goodness and everlasting mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be thanked.
•Psalms 107:2
What: The psalmist said how those who God has redeemed from their enemies should speak of his mercy and goodness (Psa 107:1).
Why: This was recorded to show why God should be thanked.
•Psalms 107:3
What: The psalmist said how God had redeemed people from enemies from all directions.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's mercy was everlasting (Psa 107:1).
•Psalms 107:4
What: The psalmist said how the Israelites alone in the wilderness, not finding a city to dwell in.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was good to his people (Psa 107:6).
•Psalms 107:5
What: The psalmist said how Israel was greatly hungry and thirsty.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was good to his people (Psa 107:7).
•Psalms 107:6
What: The psalmist said how God saved Israel in their distress when they cried out to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was good (Psa 107:1) with them.
•Psalms 107:7
What: The psalmist said how God led Israel to a city.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was good (Psa 107:1) with Israel.
•Psalms 107:8
What: The psalmist expressed their desire that others praise God for his goodness and acts.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to see God praised.
•Psalms 107:9
What: The psalmist said how God is his goodness satisfied the needs of his people.
Why: This was recorded to show why God should be praised (Psa 107:8).
•Psalms 107:10
What: The psalmist mentioned those bound in shackles and near death.
Why: This was recorded to show how God brings judgement on those who rebel against him (Psa 107:11).
•Psalms 107:11
What: The psalmist said how people faced trilas (Psa 107:10) due to their rebellion against God.
Why: This was recorded to show how people will be judged who oppose God.
•Psalms 107:12
What: The psalmist said how those who rebelled (Psa 107:11) against God were put to labor with none to help.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is often the only help people have.
•Psalms 107:13
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh saved the rebellious people when they cried to him.
Why: This was recorded to show God's everlasting mercy (Psa 107:1).
•Psalms 107:14
What: The psalmist said how God delivered those who cried to him from their trials (Psa 107:10).
Why: This was recorded to show God's everlasting mercy (Psa 107:1).
•Psalms 107:15
What: The psalmist again expressed their desire that others praise God for his goodness and acts.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to see God praised.
•Psalms 107:16
What: The psalmist said how God has broken brass and iron freeing those who were shackled.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 107:17
What: The psalmist said how fools are afflicted due to their sinning.
Why: This was recorded to show how sin brings judgement.
•Psalms 107:18
What: The psalmist said how the fools hate meat and are near death.
Why: This was recorded to show how sin (Psa 107:17) brings judgement.
•Psalms 107:19
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh saved the fools when they cried out to him.
Why: This was recorded to show the everlasting mercy of God (Psa 107:1).
•Psalms 107:20
What: The psalmist said how God sent his word to heal the fools, and then saved them from destruction.
Why: This was recorded to show how the word of God brings healing.
•Psalms 107:21
What: The psalmist again expressed their desire that others praise God for his goodness and acts.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to see God praised.
•Psalms 107:22
What: The psalmist expressed their desire for people to give sacrifices of thanksgiving, and rejoice of his works.
Why: This was recorded to show how all men have reason to give God thanks.
•Psalms 107:23
What: The psalmist mentioned those who do business on ships.
Why: This was recorded to show the goodness of God (Psa 107:29).
•Psalms 107:24
What: The psalmist said how those on ships see what God has created with the sea and all that dwells therein.
Why: This was recorded to show the greatness of God's creation.
•Psalms 107:25
What: The psalmist said how God commands the wind to blow creating waves.
Why: This was recorded to show how God has power over his creation.
•Psalms 107:26
What: The psalmist said how those on ships (Psa 107:23) are afraid of the waves (Psa 107:25).
Why: This was recorded to show why they cried to God (Psa 107:28).
•Psalms 107:27
What: The psalmist said how those on ships are tossed about by the waves (Psa 107:25) and are afraid.
Why: This was recorded to show why they cried to God (Psa 107:28).
•Psalms 107:28
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh saves those on ships  who cry out to him from the waves.
Why: This was recorded to show the goodness of God.
•Psalms 107:29
What: The psalmist said how God delivered those who cried to him (Psa 107:28) through making the waves go still.
Why: This was recorded to show the goodness of God.
•Psalms 107:30
What: The psalmist said those who God delivered (Psa 107:28) are glad to get to the destination safely.
Why: This was recorded to show the goodness of God.
•Psalms 107:31
What: The psalmist again expressed their desire that others praise God for his goodness and acts.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to see God praised.
•Psalms 107:32
What: The psalmist expressed their desire that God would be praised in the congregation and before the elders.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should priase God before others.
•Psalms 107:33
What: The psalmist said how God turns waters into a dry land.
Why: This was recorded to show how God judges sin (Psa 107:34).
•Psalms 107:34
What: The psalmist said how God changes fruitful land to barreness due to the sin of the people in that land.
Why: This was recorded to show how God judges man for their choosing to sin.
•Psalms 107:35
What: The psalmist said how God also turns dry ground into a place of water.
Why: This was recorded to show the power and goodness of God.
•Psalms 107:36
What: The psalmist said how God gathers people to a fruitful land to make a city.
Why: This was recorded to show the goodness of God (Psa 107:1).
•Psalms 107:37
What: The psalmist said how he will place people in a good land to cultivate it.
Why: This was recorded to show the goodness of God (Psa 107:1).
•Psalms 107:38
What: The psalmist said how God blesses the people he placed in a fruitful land, and maintains the number of their cattle.
Why: This was recorded to show the goodness of God (Psa 107:1).
•Psalms 107:39
What: The psalmist mentioned when the people he brings into a good land face oppression.
Why: This was recorded to show the goodness of God (Psa 107:41).
•Psalms 107:40
What: The psalmist said how he will judge princes causing them to wander aimlessly.
Why: This was recorded to show how the leaders most likely did not lead their people in a godly way.
•Psalms 107:41
What: The psalmist said how God will protect the poor (Psa 12:7) from affliction, and multiply their families.
Why: This was recorded to show the goodness of God (Psa 107:1).
•Psalms 107:42
What: The psalmist said how the righteous will be glad at God's acts, but the wicked will have nothing to say.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be glad when they see sin being judged (Psa 107:40).
•Psalms 107:43
What: The psalmist said those who are wise will understand God's loving kindness.
Why: This was recorded to show how God shows love and kindness, especially to those who submit to him.
•Psalms 108:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded possibly at Bethlehem.
When: This was recorded in 1028 BC.
What: David told God how he would sing and give him praise.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should do likewise.
•Psalms 108:2
What: David said how he will wake up early with his lyre and harp.
Why: This was recorded to show how instruments can be used to praise God.
•Psalms 108:3
What: David told Yahweh he would sing praises to him amongst unbelievers.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is not to be praised only in the presence of the saints.
•Psalms 108:4
What: David told God how he will praise him (Psa 108:3) because of his mercy and truth.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 108:5
What: David told God how him and his glory should be exalted.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of more praise than the saints give him.
•Psalms 108:6
What: David asked God to deliver him from his trials.
Why: This was recorded to show how capable God is of saving his people from any trials they face.
•Psalms 108:7
What: David said how God said he would divide Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does great things for his people.
•Psalms 108:8
What: David said how God said how Gilead and Manasseh were his, Ephraim was the strength of his head, and Judah was his lawgiver.
Why: This was recorded to show how God cares for and watches over his people.
•Psalms 108:9
What: David said how God said how Moab was his wash pot, and how he would triumph over Philistia, and cast his shoe over Edom.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is sovereign over people.
•Psalms 108:10
What: David asked who would lead him into Edom.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust in God to accomplish great things (Psa 108:13).
•Psalms 108:11
What: David asked if God would lead him into Edom (Psa 108:10) after casting off his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust God even if facing his judgement.
•Psalms 108:12
What: David asked God to help Israel since man was no help.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is the only one to never let his people down.
•Psalms 108:13
What: David said how Israel would do great things through God conquering their enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's acts should give the saints faith to live for God.
•Psalms 109:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded possibly at Bethlehem.
When: This was recorded in 1038 BC.
What: David asked God to not be silent.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should look to God for justice (Psa 109:2-3).
•Psalms 109:2
What: David said how wicked and deceitful people slandered him.
Why: This was recorded to show why David asked God to not be silent (Psa 109:1).
•Psalms 109:3
What: David said how he was surrounded by those who hated on and fought against him.
Why: This was recorded to show why David asked God to not be silent (Psa 109:1).
•Psalms 109:4
What: David said how he is hated for showing love, and will pray.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pray for their enemies.
•Psalms 109:5
What: David said how his enemies showed him hate when displayed love.
Why: This was recorded to show what godly persecution looks like.
•Psalms 109:6
What: David asked for his enemies to be ruled over by a wicked man with Satan near him.
Why: This was recorded to show how David gave his desire for vengeance up to God.
•Psalms 109:7
What: David asked God how the prayer of his enemy to become sin when they are judged.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rely on God for justice.
•Psalms 109:8
What: David asked God to make the days of his enemy few, and bring someone else to take their office.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rely on God for vengeance.
•Psalms 109:9
What: David asked God that his enemies (Psa 109:4) have no grand children and leave widows behind.
Why: This was recorded to show how David relied on God for vengeance.
•Psalms 109:10
What: David asked God for his enemies (Psa 109:4) children to be beggars wandering about seeking bread.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rely on God for judgement.
•Psalms 109:11
What: David expressed his desire for extortioners and strangers to take advantage of all that his enemies (Psa 109:4) worked for.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rely on God for judgement.
•Psalms 109:12
What: David expressed his desire for there to be none to show mercy to his enemies (Psa 109:4) or his children.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rely on God for judgement.
•Psalms 109:13
What: David expressed his desire for the descendents of his enemies (Psa 109:4) to cease.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rely on God for judgement.
•Psalms 109:14
What: David expressed his desire for the sin of his enemies (Psa 109:4) fathers and mothers to not be removed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should express their anger to God.
•Psalms 109:15
What: David expressed his desire for his enemies (Psa 109:4) to stand before God, being cut off from the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rely on God for judgement.
•Psalms 109:16
What: David said how he desired all these judgements to his enemies because of their plotting, persecution, and failure to show mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show the kind of things the saints should hate.
•Psalms 109:17
What: David expressed his desire for his enemies to receive the cursing they loved to do.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire for justice the saints should have.
•Psalms 109:18
What: David expressed his desire for his enemies to receive cursing in their bodies.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should give their desire for judgement up to God.
•Psalms 109:19
What: David expressed his desire for his enemies to have cursing constantly upon them as clothes.
Why: This was recorded to show how David gave his desire for judgement up to God.
•Psalms 109:20
What: David said how he desires the previous (Psa 109:6-19) to be put upon those who hate him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should give their desire for judgement up to God.
•Psalms 109:21
What: David asked Yahweh to save him from his enemies for the sake of his being merciful.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can appeal to God's character in asking for things.
•Psalms 109:22
What: David said how he is poor and needy with a hurting heart.
Why: This was recorded to show how David remembered God's promise to preserve the poor and needy (Psa 12:7).
•Psalms 109:23
What: David expressed how he was in distress.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can tell God how they are feeling.
•Psalms 109:24
What: David expressed how he was in distress.
Why: This was recorded to how the saints can tell God how they are feeling.
•Psalms 109:25
What: David said how his enemies spoke and though ill of him.
Why: This was recorded to show what contributed to his distress (Psa 109:23-24).
•Psalms 109:26
What: David asked God to help him and save him from those hating him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints must be willing to put forth effort in God's delivering them from such troubles.
•Psalms 109:27
What: David told God he desires his help so that his enemies will know it was from Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how he saints should always want God to be glorified.
•Psalms 109:28
What: David told Yahweh to let his enemies curse him, but bless God while being ashamed. David would then rejoice.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rejoice is God demonstrating his judgement before unbelievers.
•Psalms 109:29
What: David expressed his desire for his enemies to be covered with shame and confusion.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should give their desire for judgement up to God.
•Psalms 109:30
What: David said how he would praise God amongst others.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God before others.
•Psalms 109:31
What: David said how God will save the poor from those who want to unrighteously condemn them.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 110:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1014 BC.
What: David said how Yahweh told the anointed to wait until the times for judging his enemies has arrived.
Why: This was recorded to show how Jesus is in Heaven, not making appearances on Earth (Act 3:21).
•Psalms 110:2
What: David said how Yahweh will send the anointed Lord with strength to rule over his enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh will subdue his enemies (Psa 110:1).
•Psalms 110:3
What: David said how the people of God will be willing to serve him when the enemies are subdued and peace is brought in.
Why: This was recorded to show how people will be more likely to serve God when they see his promises established.
•Psalms 110:4
What: David said how Yahweh made his anointed Lord (Psa 110:1) an eternal priest just as Melchizedek (Heb 7:3).
Why: This was recorded to show how the ruling Lord will is also a priest.
•Psalms 110:5
What: David said how the anointed Lord would destroy the kings of this world when the appointed day of judgement comes.
Why: This was recorded to show how those who rebel will be dealt with.
•Psalms 110:6
What: David said how the anointed Lord (Psa 110:5) would kill all those who oppose him.
Why: This was recorded to show that this judgement will be literal, and not figurative.
•Psalms 110:7
What: David said how the anointed Lord (Psa 110:5) will refresh himself from a brook.
Why: This was recorded to show how there will be many wicked people to be killed (Mat 7:13).
•Psalms 111:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 516 BC.
What: The psalmist said to praise Yahweh as they will amongst the saints.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God amongst others to encourage them in their walk.
•Psalms 111:2
What: The psalmist said how God works are great and sought after.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise (Psa 111:1).
•Psalms 111:3
What: The psalmist said how God has enduring righteousness that is manifested through his honorable works.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise (Psa 111:1).
•Psalms 111:4
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is compassionate and has caused his works to be remembered.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise (Psa 111:1).
•Psalms 111:5
What: The psalmist said how God gave food to his people, remembering his covenant he made with Abraham.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise (Psa 111:1).
•Psalms 111:6
What: The psalmist said how God displayed his works before his people to give them the promised land.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise (Psa 111:1).
•Psalms 111:7
What: The psalmist said how God deals with mankind, and what laws he lays down for them are fair, and trustworthy.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise (Psa 111:1).
•Psalms 111:8
What: The psalmist said how the works of God are reliable and virtuous.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does what is good.
•Psalms 111:9
What: The psalmist said how God is revered, and has brought redemption, and an everlasting covenant.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise (Psa 111:1).
•Psalms 111:10
What: The psalmist said how striving to follow God's commands is wise, and how Yahweh deserves praise.
Why: This was recorded to show that the fear of Yahweh is a good thing, and to praise God.
•Psalms 112:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 516 BC.
What: The psalmist said to praise Yahweh, and how those who fear God are blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show how fearing God is good, and should be coupled with praise.
•Psalms 112:2
What: The psalmist said those who fear God (Psa 112:1) will be blessed with a mighty seed.
Why: This was recorded to show how those who fear God will be blessed.
•Psalms 112:3
What: The psalmist said how those who fear God (Psa 112:1) will have riches in their home, along with an enduring righteousness.
Why: This was recorded to show how those who fear God will be blessed.
•Psalms 112:4
What: The psalmist said how upright people will display grace, compassion, and righteousness.
Why: This was recorded to show how such people are upright.
•Psalms 112:5
What: The psalmist said a good person will show favor, lend, and act with discretion.
Why: This was recorded to show how such people are good.
•Psalms 112:6
What: The psalmist said how the righteous will not be moved from their course, and will be remembered forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how God watches over his saints.
•Psalms 112:7
What: The psalmist said how the righteous (Psa 112:6) will not fear evil news since they stay focused on Yahweh who they trust.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should keep their focus upon the Lord.
•Psalms 112:8
What: The psalmist said how the the righteous (Psa 112:6) will not be afraid, and will await the time for his enemies to to be judged.
Why: This was recorded to show one benefit of staying focused upon God.
•Psalms 112:9
What: The psalmist said how the righteous (Psa 112:6) have been gracious to the poor, and their righteousness will last, and their authority will be lifted up.
Why: This was recorded to show how they trusted in God.
•Psalms 112:10
What: The psalmist said how the wicked will see the righteous being exalted (Psa 112:9), and will hate it. Their desire was to see failure for the righteous, but now their hopes and desires will vanish.
Why: This was recorded to show people should trust in God.
•Psalms 113:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 516 BC.
What: The psalmist said how the servants of Yahweh should praise him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 113:2
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is blessed forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy on eternal praise.
•Psalms 113:3
What: The psalmist said how God should be praised all day.
Why: This was recorded to show how God never stops doing things worthy of praise.
•Psalms 113:4
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh and is glory is higher than all else.
Why: This was recorded to show how great God is.
•Psalms 113:5
What: The psalmist rhetorically asked who is like Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is unlike any other.
•Psalms 113:6
What: The psalmist asked who humbles themself to see the working of God.
Why: This was recorded to show how man must humble themself to understand spiritual things.
•Psalms 113:7
What: The psalmist said how God exalts the poor and needy.
Why: This was recorded to show why God should be praised (Psa 113:1).
•Psalms 113:8
What: The psalmist said how God raises the poor and needy to the status of princes.
Why: This was recorded to show how God exalts the humble.
•Psalms 113:9
What: The psalmist said how God made barren women to keep a house full of their children.
Why: This was recorded to show why God should be praised (Psa 113:1).
•Psalms 114:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in the land of Canaan.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 1422 BC.
What: The psalmist said about when the Israelites left the land of Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be praised for the specific ways he leads his people.
•Psalms 114:2
What: The psalmist said how God provided places for his people to reside in.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be praised for the specific ways he provides his people.
•Psalms 114:3
What: The psalmist said using figurative language how the waters were driven away at how God (Psa 114:7) was preserving his people (Psa 12:7) in the wilderness.
Why: This was recorded to show how powerfully God was working to preserve Israel.
•Psalms 114:4
What: The psalmist said using figurative language how the hills skipped.
Why: This was recorded to show at how powerfully God (Psa 114:7) was preserving his people (Psa 12:7) in the wilderness.
•Psalms 114:5
What: The psalmist rhetorically asked the waters why thye fled.
Why: This was recorded to show why they were using figurative language (Psa 114:7).
•Psalms 114:6
What: The psalmist mentioned the hills that figuratively skipped.
Why: This was recorded to show why they "skipped" (Psa 114:7).
•Psalms 114:7
What: The psalmist told the earth to tremble at the presence of the God of Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show how great God's presence is in preserving his people during their time in the wilderness.
•Psalms 114:8
What: The psalmist said how it was God who turned the rock into water (Exo 17:6).
Why: This was recorded to show how God preserved his saints in the wilderness.
•Psalms 115:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 972 BC.
What: The psalmist said to glorify not man man, but Yahweh for his mercy and truth.
Why: This was recorded to show why God should be glorified.
•Psalms 115:2
What: The psalmist said asked why the other nations should ask where God is.
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh is evident for all to see (Psa 115:3).
•Psalms 115:3
What: The psalmist said how God is in the heavens and does anything he wants.
Why: This was recorded to show that God is not limited like the idols of the nations (Psa 115:5-7).
•Psalms 115:4
What: The psalmist said the idols of the nations are crafted by men out of gold and silver.
Why: This was recorded to show how they are in reality not gods, although elsewhere referred to as such because people worship them.
•Psalms 115:5
What: The psalmist said how the idols don't speak or see.
Why: This was recorded to show how the gods of the nations are idols (Psa 96:5).
•Psalms 115:6
What: The psalmist said how the idols don't hear or smell.
Why: This was recorded to show how the gods of the nations are idols (Psa 96:5).
•Psalms 115:7
What: The psalmist said how the idols can't handle things, walk or verbally speak.
Why: This was recorded to show how the gods of the nations are idols (Psa 96:5).
•Psalms 115:8
What: The psalmist said how those who make idols and trust in them will be like idols.
Why: This was recorded to show how idols are dead, and anyone who would make idols to worship is dead in sin (Eph 2:1).
•Psalms 115:9
What: The psalmist told Israel to trust in Yahweh who will help and protect them.
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh can do things, unlike the idols of the nations.
•Psalms 115:10
What: The psalmist told the house of Aaron to trust in Yahweh who will help and protect them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the priests needed to have faith in their service.
•Psalms 115:11
What: The psalmist said those who serve God should trust in him who brings them help and protection.
Why: This was recorded to show how our life with God must be rooted in faith.
•Psalms 115:12
What: The psalmist said how God considered his people and will do well with them.
Why: This was recorded to show one benefit if being a child of God.
•Psalms 115:13
What: The psalmist said how God's blessing will be to those who fearfully serve him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God appreciates and blesses obedience.
•Psalms 115:14
What: The psalmist said how God will increase the number of his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will bless his people (Psa 115:12).
•Psalms 115:15
What: The psalmist said how the creator has blessed his people.
Why: This was recorded to show why God should be glorified (Psa 115:1).
•Psalms 115:16
What: The psalmist said how God abides in the heavens, while he gave the earth to man.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does not live on earth like the idols of the nations (Psa 115:4).
•Psalms 115:17
What: The psalmist said how the dead do not praise Yahweh in the afterlife, instead they are silent. The dead referred to here are the unrighteous idol maker/worshippers (Psa 115:8) who go down in silence because they have no god to worship, and nothing to be happy about. This is contrasted in Psa 115:18 by those who follow the true God and praise him instead of remaining silent. Going "down" here is in reference to the wicked after death, and going to the abode of wicked spirits.
Why: This was recorded to show how those who follow idols have nothing to look forward to.
•Psalms 115:18
What: The psalmist said how the saints are not silent like the wicked (Psa 115:17), instead they praise Yahweh forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be glorified (Psa 115:1).
•Psalms 116:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 516 BC.
What: The psalmist said how they love Yahweh since he heard his prayers.
Why: This was recorded to show one reason to obey God.
•Psalms 116:2
What: The psalmist said how they will continue to pray to God since he has heard his prayers.
Why: This was recorded to show one way God build up the faith of the saints.
•Psalms 116:3
What: The psalmist said how the previously found trouble, sorrow, and impending death.
Why: This was recorded to show the things the saints can pray to God about.
•Psalms 116:4
What: The psalmist expressed how calling on the name of Yahweh is putting one's full dependance in him.
Why: This was recorded to show the myriad of ways that Yahweh brings deliverance.
•Psalms 116:5
What: The psalmist said how God is gracious, righteous and merciful.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can prayed to on account of his character.
•Psalms 116:6
What: The psalmist said how God preserves (Psa 12:7) the untrained, and helped them when they were humbled.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is gracious (Psa 116:5).
•Psalms 116:7
What: The psalmist told themself to experience the rest God has graciously given them.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is gracious (Psa 116:5).
•Psalms 116:8
What: The psalmist told God how he delivered him from death, tears, and falling.
Why: This was recorded to show how God preserved (Psa 116:6) him.
•Psalms 116:9
What: The psalmist said how they will walk before God then.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be grateful when God delivers them from troubles (Psa 116:8).
•Psalms 116:10
What: The psalmist said how they were afflicted and since they had faith they called out to Yahweh for help.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should speak in faith.
•Psalms 116:11
What: The psalmist said how they hastily called all men liars.
Why: This was recorded to show how not all men are liars.
•Psalms 116:12
What: The psalmist asked what they should give to God for his goodness he gave to them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should have a desire to attempt to repay God's goodness to them.
•Psalms 116:13
What: The psalmist said they will accept God's deliverance and continue to pray to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pray in faith.
•Psalms 116:14
What: The psalmist said how they will pay their vows to God before others.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to inspire others to serve God.
•Psalms 116:15
What: The psalmist said how the death of saints in precious to Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show that death for the saints brings them to a better state.
•Psalms 116:16
What: The psalmist told God how they are his servant as their mother, and how he has set them free.
Why: This was recorded to show how one who God has set free should be willing to be serve God continually.
•Psalms 116:17
What: The psalmist told God they wil give him thanks along with prayer.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should offer God thanks and pray to him.
•Psalms 116:18
What: The psalmist said again (Psa 116:14) how they will pay their vows to God before others.
Why: This was recorded to show how the psalmist desired to encourage others to serve God.
•Psalms 116:19
What: The psalmist called for others in Jerusalem to praise Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 117:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 516 BC.
What: The psalmist called for all nations to praise Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 117:2
What: The psalmist said the reason God was to be praised was for his mercy and truth.
Why: This was recorded to show some of God's praiseworthy attributes.
•Psalms 118:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1018 BC.
What: The psalmist said to give thanks to the good and everlasting merciful Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God for who he is.
•Psalms 118:2
What: The psalmist called for all Israel to acknowledge God's everlasting mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's people should recognize God's everlasting mercy to them.
•Psalms 118:3
What: The psalmist called for the priests to recognize God's everlasting mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's servants should recognize God's everlasting mercy to them.
•Psalms 118:4
What: The psalmist called for any who feared God to acknowledge his everlasting mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is merciful with any who fear him (Act 10:35).
•Psalms 118:5
What: The psalmist said how God delivered him to a safe place after he prayed to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is merciful.
•Psalms 118:6
What: The psalmist said how they will not be afraid while knowing God is with them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the only one to be feared if God (Mat 10:28).
•Psalms 118:7
What: The psalmist said how God helps them against those who hate them, and thus he will see victory over them.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have in the Lord.
•Psalms 118:8
What: The psalmist said it's better to trust in God rather than men.
Why: This was recorded to show how as great as men can become, they are nothing compared to God.
•Psalms 118:9
What: The psalmist said it's better to trust in God rather than rulers.
Why: This was recorded to show how as strong as rulers can become, they are nothing compared to God.
•Psalms 118:10
What: The psalmist said how all nations surrounded them, but they with God's help will triumph over them.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is stronger than all of his creation.
•Psalms 118:11
What: The psalmist said how they with God's help will destroy the haters who surround them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should always seek God's help in things they have to do.
•Psalms 118:12
What: The psalmist said the nations that surrounded them were cut down and eliminated by them.
Why: This was recorded to show it was God's will for the psalmist to make it out of battle alive (Psa 118:21).
•Psalms 118:13
What: The psalmist said how God helped them when their haters were trying to strike them.
Why: This was recorded to show how God preserved (Psa 12:7) his saint.
•Psalms 118:14
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is their salvation, strength, and the one they would sing of.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God in song for his goodness.
•Psalms 118:15
What: The psalmist said how God does great acts, and righteous sing of what he accomplishes.
Why: This was recorded to show how God often does such great works amongst his people.
•Psalms 118:16
What: The psalmist said God's power is great.
Why: This was recorded to show why the saints can trust in God (Psa 118:9).
•Psalms 118:17
What: The psalmist said how they will live and speak of God's works.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's goodness should motivate the saints to proclaim such to others.
•Psalms 118:18
What: The psalmist said how while God chastened them, he did not allow them to die.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can always thank God even amidst trying situations.
•Psalms 118:19
What: The psalmist asked to enter God's abode, and to give him praise.
Why: This was recorded to show how God dwells is righteousness.
•Psalms 118:20
What: The psalmist said how the gate of Yahweh is where the righteous will enter (Mat 7:13).
Why: This was recorded to show how entering this gate is something to be praised.
•Psalms 118:21
What: The psalmist said they are thankful that Yahweh has become their salvation.
Why: This was recorded to show how they were thankful that Yahweh allowed them to triumph in battle (Psa 118:12).
•Psalms 118:22
What: The psalmist said the anointed king to come will be rejected by some, but will become the head (Col 1:18).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rejoice over such great promises of God.
•Psalms 118:23
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh appointed his anointed as the head (Psa 118:22).
Why: This was recorded to show how the psalmist is rejoicing over the great actions of God.
•Psalms 118:24
What: The psalmist said how the saints will rejoice in the day of the anointed being made head, as it is Yahweh's doing.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rejoice in the promises of God.
•Psalms 118:25
What: The psalmist asked God for deliverance and prosperity.
Why: This was recorded to show it okay to ask God for good things.
•Psalms 118:26
What: The psalmist said how the saints have spoke well of those who come in God's name.
Why: This was recorded to show how servants of God should be recognized for their service.
•Psalms 118:27
What: The psalmist called for a sacrifice to be tied upon the altar for Yahweh who showed them light.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should sacrifice things for God who has shown them the way.
•Psalms 118:28
What: The psalmist told God how they will praise and exalt him as his god.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindet the saints should have.
•Psalms 118:29
What: The psalmist again (Psa 118:1) said to give thanks to the good and everlasting merciful Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God for who he is.
•Psalms 119:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 444 BC.
What: People are blessed and blameless if they live as Yahweh wants them to.
Why: This was recorded to show that when you are humble before God he sees you as blameless.
•Psalms 119:2
What: Those who seek God and keep his instructions are blessed of God.
Why: This was recorded to show encourage the saints to be focused on following God's instructions.
•Psalms 119:3
What: Those who follow God's instructions do not sin.
Why: This was recorded to show no one can say they walk in God's ways unless they always obey God's instructions, like Jesus.
•Psalms 119:4
What: The saints have been commanded to follow God exactly.
Why: This was recorded to show the standard the children of God are to strive for.
•Psalms 119:5
What: The author desires that they would be perfectly obedient to to God's statutes.
Why: This was recorded to show how the honest saint will realize that they are not perfectly obedient to God.
•Psalms 119:6
What: The author says how obeying God's commandments will not result in shame.
Why: This was recorded to show just one benefit of obeying God.
•Psalms 119:7
What: The author says how they will praise God for knowledge of his judgements.
Why: This was recorded to show much if a blessing it is to know of God's instructions.
•Psalms 119:8
What: The author determines to keep God's statutes, and asks for God to not abandon him.
Why: This was recorded to show how it is possible to keep God's commands, but we should be aware of how easily we choose to disobey them.
•Psalms 119:9
What: A young man can live a clean life if he follows God's word.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's words are trustworthy.
•Psalms 119:10
What: The author expresses how he sought God, and desires to be obedient to all his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how man needs to reply on God for help in obeying him.
•Psalms 119:11
What: The author expresses how he remembered God's word with the intention of helping him to not sin.
Why: This was recorded to show one benefit to remembering God's word.
•Psalms 119:12
What: The author praises God and desires to know God's statutes.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the children of God should have.
•Psalms 119:13
What: The author says how they proclaimed God's judgements.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should also be proclaimers of his word.
•Psalms 119:14
What: The author says how they delighted in God's testimonies, and other riches.
Why: This was recorded to show the delight the saints should express in possessing God's word.
•Psalms 119:15
What: The author says how they think about and regard the words that God has revealed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should respond to the instructions of God.
•Psalms 119:16
What: The author says how they remember and delight in God's word.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints keep in mind God's word.
•Psalms 119:17
What: The author asks God to be generous with him, so he can be obedient to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to spend their life in obedience to God.
•Psalms 119:18
What: The author asks God to enable him to see the truth from his instruction.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rely on God for understanding his word.
•Psalms 119:19
What: The author claims to be a foreigner in the land, and desires the commands of God. This could be an Israelite writing in captivity, maybe exalting the word of God since they are without God's temple.
Why: This was recorded to show how regardless of where the saints are, they can rejoice in God's word.
•Psalms 119:20
What: The author uses symbolic language to express how much they desire to receive God's word at all times.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the saints should have regarding God's word.
•Psalms 119:21
What: God had rebuked the proud who sin, and they are cursed.
Why: This was recorded to show that a curse comes form failing to perfectly keep God's commandments (Deut 27:26).
•Psalms 119:22
What: The author asks God to remove hatred and disapproval from him since he had hold his testimonies.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can ask of God if they remember the witness he has given.
•Psalms 119:23
What: The author says how princes spoke against him, but he focused on God's statutes.
Why: This was recorded to show how instead of focusing on our problems, we should focus on what God wants us to do.
•Psalms 119:24
What: The author says how God's testimonies were a delight and source of guidance to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how people should rejoice in having God's word.
•Psalms 119:25
What: The author acknowledges his coming death, and asks God to speak life to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's good to be cognizant of death, and to look to God.
•Psalms 119:26
What: The psalmist says how even though he has declared his righteousness, he still wants to learn of God's statutes.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints should never be content in their own righteousness.
•Psalms 119:27
What: The psalmist asks God to understand the way of God's precepts, so that he can speak of the great things God has done.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints walk with the Lord should be one of wanting to understand the purpose of God's instructions to them.
•Psalms 119:28
What: The psalmist asks God to strengthen them since they feel overwhelmed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should turn to God in such times of need.
•Psalms 119:29
What: The psalmist asks God to remove lying from him, and give him his law in grace.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's law can help in getting one to turn from sin, with the help of the Lord.
•Psalms 119:30
What: The psalmist tells God how they have chosen to walk as God's instructions say to.
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of making a decision to follow after God.
•Psalms 119:31
What: The psalmist asks God to not make him ashamed since he has clung unto God's word.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can always appeal to God for grace when they fall.
•Psalms 119:32
What: The psalmist tells God how they will obey God's commandments when God enlarges their heart to do so.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's wise for the saints to ask God to enable them to walk in his ways.
•Psalms 119:33
What: The psalmist asks God to learn his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's commands are good, and to be sought after.
•Psalms 119:34
What: The psalmist tells God they will keep God's law if they are given understanding.
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of godly understanding.
•Psalms 119:35
What: The psalmist asks God to set him in the way of God's commands, since he loves them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should delight in God's commands.
•Psalms 119:36
What: The psalmist asks God to desire his instructions, rather than other things.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should lust after the things of God.
•Psalms 119:37
What: The psalmist prays that Yahweh would turn their eyes from both sinful, or just plain worthless things to the law of Yahweh (Psa 119:33).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should focus their attention on the things of God.
•Psalms 119:38
What: The psalmist asks God to bring him his word, since he is devoted to obey him.
Why: This was recorded to show how 'fear' is related to obedience.
•Psalms 119:39
What: The psalmist asks God to make his feelings of dread go away, and recognize that God's instruction is good.
Why: This was recorded to show how the sains should not focus on the negative.
•Psalms 119:40
What: The psalmist asks God to give him life, and states how he has longed after God's words.
Why: This was recorded to show how this saint replied on God for his life, and not his obedience to God's commandments.
•Psalms 119:41
What: The psalmist asks God for mercy and salvation.
Why: This was recorded to show how God has promised such things.
•Psalms 119:42
What: The psalmist says how he can answer others by trusting in and appealing to God's mercy and salvation.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints have no basis to trust in themselves.
•Psalms 119:43
What: The psalmist asks God to not remove his words from hos mouth, since that is what he hopes in.
Why: This was recorded to show how the hope of the saints should be in what God has said.
•Psalms 119:44
What: The psalmist says how if God's word remains in his mouth (Psa 119:43) he will continually be obedient.
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of keeping God's word in the heart of the saints.
•Psalms 119:45
What: The psalmist tells God he has freedom while pursuing God's commands.
Why: This was recorded to show that God's law brings freedom from being a slave to sin.
•Psalms 119:46
What: The psalmist tells God he wil unashamedly share the word of God before kings.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not be ashamed of God's word, but obviously sometimes are.
•Psalms 119:47
What: The psalmist tells God they will delight in his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset a saint should have.
•Psalms 119:48
What: The psalmist tells God how they will happily receive commands from God, and meditate on them.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's important to think about why God gives commands.
•Psalms 119:49
What: The psalmist asks God to remember the promises he was trusting in.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should look forward to the promises of God.
•Psalms 119:50
What: The psalmist tells God he takes commfort in his life giving word.
Why: This was recorded to show how God desires for his saints to live.
•Psalms 119:51
What: The psalmist told God they will not reject his law in the midst of being mocked.
Why: This was recorded to show how mockery is used to get one to deny what they believe.
•Psalms 119:52
What: The psalmist tells God how they take comfort in God's previous pleas.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust in the promises that are for them.
•Psalms 119:53
What: The psalmist tells God how they are horrified at the wicked ignoring God's law.
Why: This was recorded to show the high regard we should have for God's law.
•Psalms 119:54
What: The psalmist tells God how he has sung about the commands of God.
Why: This was recorded to show one way they delighted in God's commands.
•Psalms 119:55
What: The psalmist tells God how he remembered and kept his law, even at night.
Why: This was recorded to show how some people only keep God's law when others are watching.
•Psalms 119:56
What: The psalmist tells God how he kept his law, because he meditated upon it.
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of focusing on what is godly.
•Psalms 119:57
What: The psalmist tells God how he has promised to keep the law of his God.
Why: This was recorded to show what it means for one to be your Lord (Luk 6:46).
•Psalms 119:58
What: The psalmist tells God how they asked for his favr and mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should recognize that they fall short of God's standards.
•Psalms 119:59
What: The psalmist tells God how they thought about their walk, and changed it to follow God where needed.
Why: This was recorded to show one way to meditate on the word of God.
•Psalms 119:60
What: The psalmist tells God how they quickly resolved to reform themselves to his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints should not delay their repentance.
•Psalms 119:61
What: The psalmist tells God how he remembers his law, despite being robbed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not focus on their circumstances.
•Psalms 119:62
What: The psalmist tells God how thank him for his judgements in the midst of the night.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should always focus of what God has revealed to them.
•Psalms 119:63
What: The psalmist tells God how he keeps company with others who obey God's commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's wise to be around others who follow after God.
•Psalms 119:64
What: The psalmist asks God to show his his commands in the midst of the mercy he bestowed on the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's mercy is not restricted to a certain region.
•Psalms 119:65
What: The psalmist tells God how he has been gracious with him, as he has said.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's good for the saints to recognize God's goodness to them.
•Psalms 119:66
What: The psalmist asks God to teach him judgement and knowledge, since they already uphold his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how good judgement and knowledge comes from God.
•Psalms 119:67
What: The psalmist tells God how he went astray, was afflicted, and now is obedient to his word.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can afflict people to bring them back from going astray.
•Psalms 119:68
What: The psalmist tells God how he is good, and because of that he does good. The psalmist wants to learn from this good God.
Why: This was recorded to show that Yahweh is good.
•Psalms 119:69
What: The psalmist tells God how he will keep God's commands despite being lied about.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not get sidetracked from righteousness when they are attacked.
•Psalms 119:70
What: The psalmist tells God how he delights in his law, while the proud (Psa 119:69) boast in themselves.
Why: This was recorded to show the distinction of what each kind of person looks to.
•Psalms 119:71
What: The psalmist tells God how he recognized his affliction was good, in causing him to learn of God's commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can get people to repent.
•Psalms 119:72
What: The psalmist tells God how his law to him is better than gold or silver.
Why: This was recorded to show the value the saints put on God's law.
•Psalms 119:73
What: The psalmist tells God how he made him, and asks for understanding of his commandments.
Why: This was recorded to show that God makes all people, not just Adam and Eve.
•Psalms 119:74
What: The psalmist tells God how others who fear God will be happy to see them, as another man who trusts God's word.
Why: This was recorded to show how fearing God is a good thing.
•Psalms 119:75
What: The psalmist tells God how his judgements are right, including his afflicting him with good intentions.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does not do things with evilintentions.
•Psalms 119:76
What: The psalmist asks God to make his mercy be a comfort to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints do always take comfort in what they should.
•Psalms 119:77
What: The psalmist tells God how they delight in his law, and ask for his life giving mercies.
Why: This was recorded to show how delighting in God's law, will cause one to value God's mercy.
•Psalms 119:78
What: The psalmist tells God how the proud should be ashamed of how they treated them, but they will meditate on God's words.
Why: This was recorded to show how the wicked give no sincere consideration to the words of God.
•Psalms 119:79
What: The psalmist tells God his desire for those who fear God to turn to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire the company of other saints.
•Psalms 119:80
What: The psalmist tells God their desire to correctly handle the statutes of God.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have.
•Psalms 119:81
What: The psalmist tells God their desire for salvation, and hope in what he has promised.
Why: This was recorded to show the expectant faith the saints should have in God's promises.
•Psalms 119:82
What: The psalmist tells God they seek for his words of comfort.
Why: This was recorded to show that any word from God is better than silence.
•Psalms 119:83
What: The psalmist tells God how they are in a place of trouble, and yet they remember God's commands.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints should especially remember God's commands during times of distress.
•Psalms 119:84
What: The psalmist asks God how long they have lived, and must continue to wait for his judgement on the wicked.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints will experience long suffering.
•Psalms 119:85
What: The psalmist tells God how proud people who do not care for the law of God, tried to entrap him.
Why: This was recorded to show why the psalmist called for help (Psa 119:86).
•Psalms 119:86
What: The psalmist acknowledged the goodness of God's commands, and asked him to help him with his persecutors (Psa 119:85).
Why: This was recorded to show how God's law serves a good purpose.
•Psalms 119:87
What: The psalmist tells God how they were almost overwhelmed by their persecutors, but held fast to his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how walking in the way of God will keep his people from being overwhelmed.
•Psalms 119:88
What: The psalmist asks God to make him appreciate the grace of God, and thus obey his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how appreciating God's goodness can bring obedience.
•Psalms 119:89
What: The psalmist tells God his word is already fulfilled in Heaven.
Why: This was recorded to show why God often speaks if future events as already passed.
•Psalms 119:90
What: The psalmist says how God is faithful to all generations, just as he faithfully sustains the earth he created.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's words can be trusted.
•Psalms 119:91
What: The psalmist says how the earth continues to serve the functions God gave it to perform.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's words can be trusted.
•Psalms 119:92
What: The psalmist tells God he would have been overwhelmed in his afflictions if it was not for his instructions.
Why: This was recorded to show one benefit of following God's instructions.
•Psalms 119:93
What: The psalmist tells God they will remember his commands since they brought revival.
Why: This was recorded to show one reason to remember God's commands.
•Psalms 119:94
What: The psalmist asks God to save him, and says how they belong to him and have pursued his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how they appealed to their faithfulness to get God to help them.
•Psalms 119:95
What: The psalmist tells God how he will meditate on God's words amidst wicked people looking to murder him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should give time to the things of God even when under stress.
•Psalms 119:96
What: The psalmist tells God how they know perfection is coming, but also see's the great responsibility of following his instruction.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints will never reach perfection in this life on fulfilling God's instruction.
•Psalms 119:97
What: The psalmist says how they love and meditate upon the instruction of God.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindet the saints should have.
•Psalms 119:98
What: The psalmist tells God how they have been made wise through his commandments, which are always with him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's law is good.
•Psalms 119:99
What: The psalmist says how they have more understanding than their teachers from thinking upon the words of God.
Why: This was recorded to show the value of the saints thinking about what they are observing.
•Psalms 119:100
What: The psalmist says how they have more understanding than ancient people, due to their obeying God's instructions.
Why: This was recorded to show the value of obeying the God's instructions.
•Psalms 119:101
What: The psalmist tells God how they purposely avoided the wrong way to ensure they walk in righteousness.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should think about how to avoid righteousness.
•Psalms 119:102
What: The psalmist tells God they have lived obediently to the way he taught him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God deserves credit in our obedience to his ways.
•Psalms 119:103
What: The psalmist tells God how his words are delightful to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should consider any word from God.
•Psalms 119:104
What: The psalmist tells God they hate falsity and get understanding from his instructions.
Why: This was recorded to show why the saints should heed God's instructions.
•Psalms 119:105
What: The psalmist tells God his instruction is a guide for the psalmist' life.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints how to walk.
•Psalms 119:106
What: The psalmist tells God how they plan on keeping his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have.
•Psalms 119:107
What: The psalmist asked God preserve his life through his afflictions, according to his promise (Psa 12:5-7).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember and believe the promises of God.
•Psalms 119:108
What: The psalmist asked God to accept his offerings and teach him his judgements.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's good to recognize one's falling short of God's glory (Psa 119:109).
•Psalms 119:109
What: The psalmist told God how he does not forget his destruction, even when he is secure over his life.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should obey God at all times, including when they feel secure.
•Psalms 119:110
What: The psalmist told God he continued to follow his ways despite the wicked trying to trap them.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints should be cognizant of obeying God at all times.
•Psalms 119:111
What: The psalmist told God how what he said is his inheritance that he rejoices in.
Why: This was recorded to show the value of God's words.
•Psalms 119:112
What: The psalmist told God their desire to always obey him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should let God know if they desire to do such a thing.
•Psalms 119:113
What: The psalmist told God how they hate worthlessness, but love his instruction.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should hate the things that God hates.
•Psalms 119:114
What: The psalmist told God how they take refuge in God, and trust in his word.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints should rely of their Lord.
•Psalms 119:115
What: The psalmist told those living wickedly to leave them, since they desired to obey God.
Why: This was recorded to show the steps the saints should make to separate themselves from sin.
•Psalms 119:116
What: The psalmist asked God to keep him from death, and from being ashamed of God.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not be ashamed of their God.
•Psalms 119:117
What: The psalmist said if God hold him up, he will be safe, and will consider his commands always.
Why: This was recorded to show what it means to be upheld by God.
•Psalms 119:118
What: The psalmist said how God has thrown down those who in deceit disobey God's commands.
Why: This was recorded to show what the opposite of being upheld (Psa 119:117) means.
•Psalms 119:119
What: The psalmist said how God puts away the wicked, and how he loves God's instruction.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should love God's justice and instruction.
•Psalms 119:120
What: The psalmist told God how they are afraid of his judgements (Psa 119:119).
Why: This was recorded to show that such judgements of God are terrifying, and to be avoided.
•Psalms 119:121
What: The psalmist asked God to not leave them to those who oppress them, since they themself executed justice.
Why: This was recorded to show how one's beliefs should manifest in how they act.
•Psalms 119:122
What: The psalmist asked God to help him to do good, and stop the proud from oppressing him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to do good.
•Psalms 119:123
What: The psalmist said how they look for God's salvation and word.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have for the things of God.
•Psalms 119:124
What: The psalmist asked God to teach him his commands, and show him mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints will need God's mercy since they do not choose to always obey God's commands.
•Psalms 119:125
What: The psalmist asked God for understanding of his words as he serves him.
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of asking God for such understanding.
•Psalms 119:126
What: The psalmist asked God to act, due to others who ignored his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the displeasure the saints should have at others ignoring God's commands.
•Psalms 119:127
What: The psalmist told God how the value his commands more than gold.
Why: This was recorded to show the value of God's commands.
•Psalms 119:128
What: The psalmist told God how they respect the commands of God, and hate wicked ways.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the saints should have.
•Psalms 119:129
What: The psalmist told God how he keeps his words since they are good.
Why: This was recorded to show how every word of God is good.
•Psalms 119:130
What: The psalmist said how when God brings his word it brings light and understanding to those who need it.
Why: This was recorded to show some good things that come from God's word.
•Psalms 119:131
What: The psalmist expressed how they longed for the commands of God.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints show recognize the importance of God's commands.
•Psalms 119:132
What: The psalmist pleads for Yahweh to be merciful with them.
Why: This was recorded to show how even those that love God need his mercy.
•Psalms 119:133
What: The psalmist asked God to make them walk in righteousness.
Why: This was recorded to show how much the saints should desire to depart from wickedness.
•Psalms 119:134
What: The psalmist asked God to save them from oppression as as to obey his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints desire in asking for such salvation should ultimately be to obey what God has told them to.
•Psalms 119:135
What: The psalmist asked God to look upon his favorably and teach them his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how receiving God's commands is a good thing.
•Psalms 119:136
What: The psalmist told God how they cried about others who disregarded the law of God.
Why: This was recorded to show how sin should bother the saints.
•Psalms 119:137
What: The psalmist told God how he is righteous, and the giver of good commands.
Why: This was recorded to show that God and that which comes from his is good.
•Psalms 119:138
What: The psalmist told God how his instructions are good and trustworthy.
Why: This was recorded to show that God's word should be trusted.
•Psalms 119:139
What: The psalmist said how they were over zealous due to his enemies forgetting God's words.
Why: This was recorded to show the value the saints should have on God's words.
•Psalms 119:140
What: The psalmist told God how they love his pure word.
Why: This was recorded to show that the word of God is trustworthy.
•Psalms 119:141
What: The psalmist told God how he does not forget his instructions despite being lowly esteemed.
Why: This was recorded to show how people should follow God's instruction even if life is not ideal for them.
•Psalms 119:142
What: The psalmist told God how he has eternal righteousness, and instruction that is true.
Why: This was recorded to show why what comes forth from God can be trusted.
•Psalms 119:143
What: The psalmist told God how despite and trials he was in, he delighted in his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should see the value in God's commands even in bad times.
•Psalms 119:144
What: The psalmist told God how his instructions are righteous, and asked for understanding leading to life.
Why: This was recorded to show how following God's instructions can keep people from death.
•Psalms 119:145
What: The psalmist asked Yahweh to hear their cry (Psa 119:144), so they can keep his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have in obeying God.
•Psalms 119:146
What: The psalmist asked God to save him as he cried to him, and swore to remember what he has done.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should never forget what God has done for them.
•Psalms 119:147
What: The psalmist expressed the greatness of his cries God, and the hope he has in him.
Why: This was recorded to show that prayer should be accompanied by hope/faith.
•Psalms 119:148
What: The psalmist told God how they did not do night watch since they were focused on his word.
Why: This was recorded to show how the word of God should be on the mind of the saints at all times.
•Psalms 119:149
What: The psalmist asked God to hear and save them as he sees fit.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust in God's judgement.
•Psalms 119:150
What: The psalmist told God how those sinning against his law are coming near.
Why: This was recorded to show why the psalmist asked for deliverance (Psa 119:154).
•Psalms 119:151
What: The psalmist told God how he is near with commands of truth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God watches over his people.
•Psalms 119:152
What: The psalmist told God how his word was set up to keep the saints safe, and bring us joy through godly love (Gal 5:14). This type of law will surely never pass away. The entire 119th Psalm shows how God's law is not restrictive, but life enhancing.
Why: This was recorded to show the value of God's word, especially in showing people their need of God's redemption (Rom 7:13).
•Psalms 119:153
What: The psalmist asked God for deliverance from his sufferings because of his remembrance of God's instructions.
Why: This was recorded to show that obedience is able to be used as an appeal for God's intervention.
•Psalms 119:154
What: The psalmist asked God defend them in their righteous living, and to preserve them as God has promised (Psa 12:7).
Why: This was recorded to show the righteous can count on God's protection.
•Psalms 119:155
What: The psalmist told God the wicked are outside of salvation because they don't care about God's law.
Why: This was recorded to show someone who does not care about God's law does not trust God, and salvation is all about trusting God.
•Psalms 119:156
What: The psalmist proclaims Yahweh's compassion and calls out for it.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints can call out to God for help.
•Psalms 119:157
What: The psalmist told God how they will hold to his word despite suffering persecution from enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the saints should have in the midst of persecution.
•Psalms 119:158
What: The psalmist expressed their dislike of the disobedience of the faithless.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the saints should have.
•Psalms 119:159
What: The psalmist called for Yahweh to preserve his life, and expresses how he loves Yahweh's instruction.
Why: This was recorded to show that the righteous can count on God's love.
‪•Psalms 119:160
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh's words are true, and his judgements are good.
Why: This was recorded to show that God is righteous.
•Psalms 119:161
What: The psalmist told God how they still regard God's word despite being persecuted by rulers.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember God's word through all their trials.
•Psalms 119:162
What: The psalmist told God how he rejoices at having his valuable word.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should greatly esteem the word of God.
•Psalms 119:163
What: The psalmist told God how they hate lying, but love his law.
Why: This was recorded to show how the law of God is truth.
•Psalms 119:164
What: The psalmist told God how they praise his righteous judgements seven times a day.
Why: This was recorded to show how everything God decides to do is righteous.
•Psalms 119:165
What: The psalmist told God how those who love his law have peace, and are not offended.
Why: This was recorded to show what is available for those who always love the law of God.
•Psalms 119:166
What: The psalmist told Yahweh how they looked forward to his salvation, and have been obedient to his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have in the promises of God.
•Psalms 119:167
What: The psalmist told God how they love and keep his instructions.
Why: This was recorded to show how love for God will be manifested in obedience.
•Psalms 119:168
What: The psalmist told God how they have walked as he has instructed them to.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should follow the ways God lays put for them.
•Psalms 119:169
What: The psalmist asked God to hear his prayer and give him understanding through his word.
Why: This was recorded to show the wisdom and understanding possessed in scripture.
•Psalms 119:170
What: The psalmist asked God to hear his prayer and deliver them from their lack of understanding (Psa 119:169).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should ask God for understanding of his word.
•Psalms 119:171
What: The psalmist told God how they will praise God once taught his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God for such things.
•Psalms 119:172
What: The psalmist told God how they will speak of his righteous commandments.
Why: This was recorded to show how every command of God is good.
•Psalms 119:173
What: The psalmist asked God to help him since he chose to follow his ways.
Why: This was recorded to show how God works with man in helping them live a holy life.
•Psalms 119:174
What: The psalmist told Yahweh how they looked to God's salvation and instruction.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should demonstrate faith.
•Psalms 119:175
What: The psalmist asked God to let them continue to live and praise him, while helping them with his judgements.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's judgements are ultimately good, though they may be viewed as such initially.
•Psalms 119:176
What: The psalmist told God how they have gone astray, and ask God to seek them, as they remember his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be cognizant and honest when depart from the faith.
•Psalms 120:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 993 BC.
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh answered when they called out for him.
Why: This was recorded to show that God is gracious to those who seek him out.
•Psalms 120:2
What: The psalmist asked God to deliver them from liars.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should despise being amidst wickedness.
•Psalms 120:3
What: The psalmist asked what would be done unto liars.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have in God's judging of wickedness.
•Psalms 120:4
What: The psalmist mentioned arrows and burning shrubbery.
Why: This was recorded to show the judgement liars can look forward to.
•Psalms 120:5
What: The psalmist said it is bad that they dwell in in Mesech and in the tents of Kedar.
Why: This was recorded to show how the psalmist trusted that judgement would come upon that land.
•Psalms 120:6
What: The psalmist said how they have dwelt with those hating peace for a while.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pursue peace.
•Psalms 120:7
What: The psalmist said how they are for peace, while those who hate such (Psa 120:6) desire war.
Why: This was recorded to show how those who are for war should expect judgement.
•Psalms 121:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 993 BC.
What: The author expressed how his help is higher than the mountains.
Why: This was recorded to show that Yahweh is higher than all earthly help.
•Psalms 121:2
What: The psalmist how Yahweh who made heaven and earth in the one to help him.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have in God.
•Psalms 121:3
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh (Psa 121:2) will keep his saints from destruction.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will preserve his people (Psa 12:7).
•Psalms 121:4
What: The psalmist said how God will preserve Israel from destruction.
Why: This was recorded to show how God has a plan with Israel.
•Psalms 121:5
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the one to preserve (Psa 121:7) Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show how God watches over his people.
•Psalms 121:6
What: The psalmist said how Israel will be preserved (Psa 121:8) all day long.
Why: This was recorded to show how God continually watches over his people.
•Psalms 121:7
What: The psalmist said God would preserve Israel from evil.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does not give up on his people.
•Psalms 121:8
What: The psalmist said how God would preserve Israel during their daily journeys.
Why: This was recorded to show how God preserves his people.
•Psalms 122:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 992 BC.
What: David was happy about going to the tent that contained the ark of the covenant with others.
Why: This was recorded to show the joy that comes with the presence of the Lord.
•Psalms 122:2
What: David said how he and the tribes of Israel (Psa 122:4) would enter the gates of Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should worship God together.
•Psalms 122:3
What: David said how Jerusalem is built compact.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should likewise be compact in their giving of thanks to God.
•Psalms 122:4
What: David said how the tribes of Israel would gather at Jerusalem to give Yahweh thanks as commanded.
Why: This was recorded to show how thanking God is something the saints should make a point of doing.
•Psalms 122:5
What: David said there were thrones of judgement in David's house to judge those who do not come to give thanks (Psa 122:4).
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of giving thanks to God.
•Psalms 122:6
What: David said to pray for Jerusalem's peace, and that those who love Jerusalem would prosper.
Why: This was recorded to show how peace should be the prayer of God's people.
•Psalms 122:7
What: David expressed his desire for Jerusalem's peace and prosperity.
Why: This was recorded to show how David was well accustomed with experiencing war (1 Chr 28:3).
•Psalms 122:8
What: David called for peace for the sake of his fellow Israelites.
Why: This was recorded to show how a godly leader will do things to serve the people they are over.
•Psalms 122:9
What: David said he seeks the good of Jerusalem due to the temple there.
Why: This was recorded to show how David's desire to serve the people of Jerusalem was rooted in his love for God.
•Psalms 123:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Babylon.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 550 BC.
What: The psalmist told God how they look to him.
Why: This was recorded to show the one the saints should look to for help and guidance.
•Psalms 123:2
What: The psalmist said how the saints wait on Yahweh to show them mercy, as servants look to their masters.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be patient on waiting for God's mercy.
•Psalms 123:3
What: The psalmist asked God to be merciful with Israel since they were experiencing contempt from others (Psa 123:4).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should appeal to God's mercy in humility.
•Psalms 123:4
What: The psalmist said how Israel is constantly scorned by the proud and those with plenty.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should always seek God first in such situations.
•Psalms 124:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 985 BC.
What: David mentioned how if Yahweh was not on Israel's side, they should say the following.
Why: This was recorded to show how much God helped his people.
•Psalms 124:2
What: David mentioned how if Yahweh was not on Israel's side when others rose against them.
Why: This was recorded to show how much God helped his people.
•Psalms 124:3
What: David said how Israel's enemies (Psa 124:2) would have consumed them fast if God was not with them.
Why: This was recorded to show how much God helped his people.
•Psalms 124:4
What: David used figurative language to express how Israel's enemies would overwhelm them.
Why: This was recorded to show what would happen in God had not been with them (Psa 124:1).
•Psalms 124:5
What: David used figurative language to express how Israel's enemies would have overwhelmed them.
Why: This was recorded to show what would happen in God had not been with them (Psa 124:1).
•Psalms 124:6
What: David spoke well of God for not giving up his people to their enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can rely upon God.
•Psalms 124:7
What: David said how Israel has escaped the trap of their enemies, which was broken.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was gracious with his people.
•Psalms 124:8
What: David said how Israel's help is in Yahweh the creator.
Why: This was recorded to show who the saints should turn to in times of need.
•Psalms 125:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 535 BC.
What: The psalmist said those who trust in Yahweh will not be destroyed but will abide forever.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have.
•Psalms 125:2
What: The psalmist said how God surrounds his people forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how God preserves his people from utter destruction.
•Psalms 125:3
What: The psalmist said how the wicked will not share the inheritance of the saints, or else they would fall into sin.
Why: This was recorded to show how God watches out for the welfare of his children.
•Psalms 125:4
What: The psalmist asked Yahweh to do good to the upright.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should not be expected to show good to the unrepentant.
•Psalms 125:5
What: The psalmist said how God would give up those who turn to sin with those who work sin, while Israel would have peace.
Why: This was recorded to show how people will reap what they sow.
•Psalms 126:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Persia.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 539 BC.
What: The psalmist said Israel enraptured when Yahweh revealed he was bringing them out of captivity.
Why: This was recorded to show how Israel had finished paying the penalty for their sin.
•Psalms 126:2
What: The psalmist said how Israel laughed, sang, and proclaimed God's grace to them amongst unbelievers.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have when God declares he will do something.
•Psalms 126:3
What: The psalmist said how Israel is glad at God's doing great things for them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should declare their joy in the Lord.
•Psalms 126:4
What: The psalmist asked God to bring them out of captivity and return them to their land.
Why: This was recorded to show that Israel was still in a foreign land.
•Psalms 126:5
What: The psalmist said how those who have shed tears will reap joy.
Why: This was recorded to show how people will reap what they sow.
•Psalms 126:6
What: The psalmist said those who planted in tears shall return rejoicing with a harvest.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does not ignore the repentant cries of his people.
•Psalms 127:1
Who: This was recorded by Solomon.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 975 BC.
What: Solomon said those who build and keep watch over the temple will do so in vain if Yahweh is not with them.
Why: This was recorded to show the dependance the saints should have on God.
•Psalms 127:2
What: Solomon said it is pointless to rise early and stay up late in sorrow, since God has given his people sleep.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be content with the rest God gives them.
•Psalms 127:3
What: Solomon said children are a gift from God.
Why: This was recorded to show how it is God who creates children, not the parents.
•Psalms 127:4
What: Solomon said how children are valuable like arrows to a warrior.
Why: This was recorded to show how children are a gift (Psa 127:3).
•Psalms 127:5
What: Solomon said the man with many children can be happy and is able to speak with enemies at the gate.
Why: This was recorded to show how children can support their parents.
•Psalms 128:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 975 BC.
What: The psalmist said those who fearfully obey God will are blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show one reason why the saints should obey God.
•Psalms 128:2
What: The psalmist said how those who fearfully obey God (Psa 128:1) shall be happy, content, and well fed.
Why: This was recorded to show how God blesses obedience.
•Psalms 128:3
What: The psalmist said how those who fearfully obey God (Psa 128:1) shall have a fruitful family as well.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should obey God.
•Psalms 128:4
What: The psalmist said those who fear God will be blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show how God blesses obedience.
•Psalms 128:5
What: The psalmist said those who obeyed God would be blessed in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how God blessed obedience.
•Psalms 128:6
What: The psalmist said how those who obeyed God would see children and grandchildren with peace on Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show how God blesses obedience.
•Psalms 129:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 529 BC.
What: The psalmist said how Israel can say how they were afflicted from their youth.
Why: This was recorded to show what they experienced in captivity.
•Psalms 129:2
What: The psalmist said how Israel was afflicted but not prevailed over.
Why: This was recorded to show how the Israelites had been returned to their land from their captivity.
•Psalms 129:3
What: The psalmist said using figurative language how the Israelites (Psa 129:1) had endured whipping.
Why: This was recorded to show how they were afflicted.
•Psalms 129:4
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh in his righteousness cut the cords of captivity used by Israel's enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how God brought his people deliverance.
•Psalms 129:5
What: The psalmist called for the haters of Jerusalem to be repelled.
Why: This was recorded to show how Israel sought safely in their land.
•Psalms 129:6
What: The psalmist called for the haters of Jerusalem (Psa 129:5) to die off.
Why: This was recorded to show the dependance the saints should have on God in his sovereignty.
•Psalms 129:7
What: The psalmist expressed their desire for the wicked to leave before they could be killed.
Why: This was recorded to show how Israel just wanted to be left alone in their own land.
•Psalms 129:8
What: The psalmist expressed their desire for the haters of Jerusalem (Psa 129:5) to not be around to be bid blessing in the name of Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how one who has hate in the heart for the home of the saints does not have a blessing from Yahweh.
•Psalms 130:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Babylon.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 550 BC.
What: The psalmist said how they cried to God from a low place.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should turn to God in such low times.
•Psalms 130:2
What: The psalmist asked God to hear his cries.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can continually seek God.
•Psalms 130:3
What: The psalmist rhetorically asked God who would stand if he counted everyone's sins against them.
Why: This was recorded to show how everyone needs God's forgiveness (Psa 130:4).
•Psalms 130:4
What: The psalmist said God offers forgiveness which should lead to people fearing God.
Why: This was recorded to show how fearing God is a good thing.
•Psalms 130:5
What: The psalmist said how they wait for God and trust his word.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the saints should have.
•Psalms 130:6
What: The psalmist expressed how fervently they wait for the Lord.
Why: This was recorded to show how waiting upon the Lord should be in expectant faith.
•Psalms 130:7
What: The psalmist said how Israel should trust Yahweh since he has mercy and redemption.
Why: This was recorded to show one reason God is to be trusted.
•Psalms 130:8
What: The psalmist said Yahweh is Israel's redeemer/savior.
Why: This was recorded to show Jesus is one with the Father (Joh 10:30) and died for the sins of the whole world (1 Joh 2:2).
•Psalms 131:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 988 BC.
What: The psalmist told God they don't exalt themself.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remain humble.
•Psalms 131:2
What: The psalmist said how they have been quiet and been obedient.
Why: This was recorded to show how a saint should be in humble submission to the Lord.
•Psalms 131:3
What: The psalmist called for Israel to trust Yahweh forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how faith should be enduring.
•Psalms 132:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown psalmist.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1016 BC.
What: The psalmist asked God to remember David in his trials.
Why: This was recorded to show how leaders should be prayed for.
•Psalms 132:2
What: The psalmist said how David (Psa 132:1) had vowed to Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how David was dedicated to God.
•Psalms 132:3
What: The psalmist recounted how David swore (Psa 132:2) he would not return to rest at home.
Why: This was recorded to show David's dedication to God.
•Psalms 132:4
What: The psalmist recounted how David said (Psa 132:2) he would not sleep.
Why: This was recorded to show the fervency the saints should have in serving God.
•Psalms 132:5
What: The psalmist recounted how David said (Psa 132:2) he would not sleep (Psa 132:4) until he found a place for God to permanently dwell (Psa 132:8).
Why: This was recorded to show why the psalmist was motivated to pray for David (Psa 132:1).
•Psalms 132:6
What: The psalmist recounted how David said (Psa 132:2) Israel had heard of a home for God while in Ephratah, and found  it in the fields. This was done through the tabernacle moving about.
Why: This was recorded to show how David cared for the ark of God (Psa 132:8).
•Psalms 132:7
What: The psalmist recounted how David mentioned (Psa 132:2) Israel's desire to worship Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to worship God.
•Psalms 132:8
What: The psalmist recounted how David (Psa 132:2) told God to enter his rest with the ark of the covenant.
Why: This was recorded to show how David recognized the importance of being in God's presence.
•Psalms 132:9
What: The psalmist asked God to let the priests be righteous, while the saints rejoice.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pray for their fellow believers.
•Psalms 132:10
What: The psalmist asked God to not turn away David.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pray for their leaders.
•Psalms 132:11
What: The psalmist said how God swore to David about setting up a throne through his seed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should have faith in the promises of God.
•Psalms 132:12
What: The psalmist recounted God's promise to David (Psa 132:11) about him keeping his seed on the throne and teaching them as long as they hold to his covenant with Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show how God desires to bless his people.
•Psalms 132:13
What: The psalmist said how God chose to dwell in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is not done with Jerusalem (Rev 3:12).
•Psalms 132:14
What: The psalmist said how God chose to dwell in Jerusalem forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is not done with Jerusalem (Rev 3:12).
•Psalms 132:15
What: The psalmist said how God will bless Jerusalem, and preserve the poor (Psa 12:7) within.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is faithful to his promises.
•Psalms 132:16
What: The psalmist said how God would fulfill his earlier prayer (Psa 132:9) for the priests and other saints.
Why: This was recorded to show the power of praying according to God's will.
•Psalms 132:17
What: The psalmist said how God will raise up the seed of David as a ruler, and provide them with a lamp.
Why: This was recorded to show how God guides his saints with scripture (Psa 119:105).
•Psalms 132:18
What: The psalmist said how God would make David's descendant on the throne (Psa 132:11) to flourish while shaming his enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can be trusted to fulfill his promises.
•Psalms 133:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 985 BC.
What: David said how wonderful it is when brothers under God can have unity.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints have division amongst themselves.
•Psalms 133:2
What: David said brothers dwelling together in unity (Psa 133:1) is like being anointed with oil on the head.
Why: This was recorded to show unity in the faith is a wonderful thing to be striven after.
•Psalms 133:3
What: David said brothers dwelling together in unity (Psa 133:1) is like the dew on the mountains of Zion.
Why: This was recorded to show how such unity is a blessing from God.
•Psalms 134:1
Who: This was recorded an unknown psalmist.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 972 BC.
What: The psalmist called for the servants who stand in the temple to speak well of Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should speak well of God.
•Psalms 134:2
What: The psalmist called for the servants who stand in the temple (Psa 134:1) to speak well of God will hands lifted high.
Why: This was recorded to show how the praising of God should be evident to others.
•Psalms 134:3
What: The psalmist expressed his desire for Yahweh the creator to bless his servants from Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire being blessed by God.
•Psalms 135:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown psalmist.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 961 BC.
What: The psalmist called for the servants of Yahweh to praise him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God.
•Psalms 135:2
What: The psalmist said those who are in the temple courts should praise Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how especially those in a place for worshipping God should praise him there.
•Psalms 135:3
What: The psalmist said how people should praise Yahweh for his being good and pleasant.
Why: This was recorded to show one reason to praise God.
•Psalms 135:4
What: The psalmist said how God chose Israel to be a treasure.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is good (Psa 135:3).
•Psalms 135:5
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is great and above all idols.
Why: This was recorded to show why God should be praised.
•Psalms 135:6
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh did whatever he pleased in all kinds of places.
Why: This was recorded to show how God possesses more power than anyone else.
•Psalms 135:7
What: The psalmist said how God makes vapor raise, rain fall, and wind.
Why: This was recorded to show some of the things God is pleased to do.
•Psalms 135:8
What: The psalmist said how God killed all the first born of the Egyptians.
Why: This was recorded to show some of the things God is pleased to do (Psa 135:6).
•Psalms 135:9
What: The psalmist said how God showed signs to Israel and the Egyptians.
Why: This was recorded to show some of the things God is pleased to do (Psa 135:6).
•Psalms 135:10
What: The psalmist said how God killed kings and nations.
Why: This was recorded to show some of the things God is pleased to do (Psa 135:6).
•Psalms 135:11
What: The psalmist mentioned Sihon, Og, and the kingdoms of Canaan.
Why: This was recorded to show those God was pleased (Psa 135:6) to destroy.
•Psalms 135:12
What: The psalmist said how God gave the land of the Amorites, Bashan, and Canaan (Psa 135:11) to Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show some of the things God is pleased to do (Psa 135:6).
•Psalms 135:13
What: The psalmist said how God and the record of him will endure forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how people will always remember the active goodness of Yahweh.
•Psalms 135:14
What: The psalmist said how God will give his people justice and compassion.
Why: This was recorded to show some of the things God is pleased to do (Psa 135:6).
•Psalms 135:15
What: The psalmist said unbelievers made idols of silver and gold.
Why: This was recorded to show how the idols are not gods.
•Psalms 135:16
What: The psalmist said how the idols (Psa 135:15) cannot speak or see.
Why: This was recorded to show how idols are dead.
•Psalms 135:17
What: The psalmist said how the idols (Psa 135:15) do not have hearing or breath.
Why: This was recorded to show how idols are dead.
•Psalms 135:18
What: The psalmist said idol makers and those who trust them are spiritually dead.
Why: This was recorded to show how misplaced faith will lead to destruction.
•Psalms 135:19
What: The psalmist called for the house of Aaron and other Israelites to praise God with their speech.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should encourage the praising of God.
•Psalms 135:20
What: The psalmist called the house of Levi and all who fear God to praise Yahweh with their speech.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of such praise.
•Psalms 135:21
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is praised in his abode and from Jerusalem, and should be praised.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should continually be praised.
•Psalms 136:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown psalmist.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 972 BC.
What: The psalmist called for the ever merciful and good God to be thanked.
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh is good.
•Psalms 136:2
What: The psalmist called for the ever merciful God of gods to be thanked.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of thanks.
•Psalms 136:3
What: The psalmist called for the ever merciful Lord of lords to be thanked.
Why: This was recorded to show how the Lamb of God is the Lord or lords (Rev 17:14).
•Psalms 136:4
What: The psalmist said how God is the ever merciful wonder worker.
Why: This was recorded to show how God alone was the creator.
•Psalms 136:5
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the ever merciful one who made the heavens.
Why: This was recorded to show how the Son is the creator of the heavens (Col 1:16).
•Psalms 136:6
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the ever merciful creator of the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how creating the earth is God showing mercy to those who reside on it.
•Psalms 136:7
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the ever merciful creator of lights.
Why: This was recorded to show how starlight and moonlight (Psa 136:9) are lights.
•Psalms 136:8
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the ever merciful creator of the sun.
Why: This was recorded to show one of the lights (Psa 136:7).
•Psalms 136:9
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the ever merciful creator of the moon and stars.
Why: This was recorded to show two of the lights (Psa 136:7).
•Psalms 136:10
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the ever merciful one who killed the firstborn of Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can be merciful and execute judgement at the same time.
•Psalms 136:11
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the ever merciful one who brought his people out of Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how God showed mercy to his people.
•Psalms 136:12
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the ever merciful one who brought his people out of Egypt in strength.
Why: This was recorded to show how God displayed his power.
•Psalms 136:13
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the ever merciful one who divided the Red Sea.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was merciful with his people.
•Psalms 136:14
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the ever merciful one who brought Israel through the Red Sea.
Why: This was recorded to show how God preserved his people (Psa 12:7).
•Psalms 136:15
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is the ever merciful one who overthrew Pharaoh in the Red Sea.
Why: This was recorded to show how God mercifully saved his people from Pharaoh.
•Psalms 136:16
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh the ever merciful one led his people in the wilderness.
Why: This was recorded to show how God mercifully preserved his people.
•Psalms 136:17
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh the ever merciful one killed powerful kings.
Why: This was recorded to show how God mercifully preserved his people from kings that would have opposed them.
•Psalms 136:18
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh the ever merciful one killed famous kings.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is most exalted being in existence.
•Psalms 136:19
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh the ever merciful one killed Sihon.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is the Lord of lords (Psa 136:3).
•Psalms 136:20
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh the ever merciful one killed Og.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is the Lord of lords (Psa 136:3).
•Psalms 136:21
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh the ever merciful one gave the land of Sihon and Og to his people for an inheritance.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's good to recognize the fulfilled promises of God.
•Psalms 136:22
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh the ever merciful one gave land as an inheritance unto Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show how God mercifully gave Israel a land of their own.
•Psalms 136:23
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh the ever merciful one remmebered Israel when they were in a low state.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was merciful with his people in considering them in their low state.
•Psalms 136:24
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh the ever merciful one redeemed Israel from their enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how God mercifully preserved his people (Psa 12:7) from oppressors.
•Psalms 136:25
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh the ever merciful one feeds all flesh.
Why: This was recorded to show how made the earth to provide enough food for all those living on it.
•Psalms 136:26
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh the ever merciful one is God in Heaven.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is sovereign.
•Psalms 137:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown psalmist.
Where: This was recorded at Babylon.
When: This was recorded in 550 BC.
What: The psalmist said how the Israelites captives cried at the river as they remembered Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show why Israel asked God about their plight (Psa 137:4).
•Psalms 137:2
What: The psalmist said how Israel hanged up their harps in the trees.
Why: This was recorded to show how they had no reason for singing while in captivity.
•Psalms 137:3
What: The psalmist said how Israel's captives required them to sing s song with laughter.
Why: This was recorded to show why Israel left their harps in trees (Psa 137:2).
•Psalms 137:4
What: The psalmist asked how long they would sing the song of Yahweh in their captivity.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should have a desire to be at their eternal home.
•Psalms 137:5
What: The psalmist perhaps recited something from "the song of Yahweh" (Psa 137:4) about God not forgetting his people.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have in God's faithfulness to them.
•Psalms 137:6
What: The psalmist perhaps recited something from "the song of Yahweh" (Psa 137:4) about God promising to remember and prefer Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can trust the promises of God.
•Psalms 137:7
What: The psalmist said how the children of Edom said to destroy Jerusalem to it's foundations.
Why: This was recorded to show why the daughter of Babylon was to be destroyed (Psa 137:8).
•Psalms 137:8
What: The psalmist said how Babylon was soon to be destroyed, by those happy to do so. They were called "daughter of Babylon" because they were the descendants of those who had taken Israel captive and destroyed their temple. This spoke of the conquering to be done by Cyrus and the Persian empire to come.
Why: This was recorded to show how God brought revenge on the nation that devasted Israel (Psa 137:3).
•Psalms 137:9
What: The psalmist said how the Persian empire would be happy to kill the young ones of Babylon (Psa 137:8).
Why: This was recorded to show how one's actions can negatively affect their descendants.
•Psalms 138:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 985 BC.
What: David told God he will praise him wholeheartedly before idols.
Why: This was recorded to show how the praise of God should not be partial.
•Psalms 138:2
What: David told God how he bows down toward the temple for the sake of who God is.
Why: This was recorded to show how David was not praising the temple but God, for his love and reliability.
•Psalms 138:3
What: David told God how he strengthened him when he cried to him.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints should voice their trials to God.
•Psalms 138:4
What: David told God how various kings throughout the earth will praise him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God reached kings beyond those of Israel.
•Psalms 138:5
What: David told God how kings of the earth would sing of his glory.
Why: This was recorded to show how God accepts those of any nation who fear him (Act 10:35).
•Psalms 138:6
What: David said how Yahweh respects the lowly, but does not know the proud.
Why: This was recorded to show how people should approach God with humility.
•Psalms 138:7
What: David told God how he would save him from his enemies despite currently being in trouble.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can trust in the character and promises of God.
•Psalms 138:8
What: David said how he is confident God will fulfill that which is in regards to him, and asked the ever merciful God to not abandon his works.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust in God's promises, while recognizing that he is sovereign.
•Psalms 139:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1016 BC.
What: David told God how he know him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God knows man both through his foreknowledge, and through witnessing how we live.
•Psalms 139:2
What: David told God how he knows when he moves and what his thoughts are.
Why: This was recorded to show God's foreknowledge.
•Psalms 139:3
What: David told God how he protects his when he travels and sleeps, and knows all his ways.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was graceful with David.
•Psalms 139:4
What: David told God how he knows everything he will say.
Why: This was recorded to show how God knows all.
•Psalms 139:5
What: David told God how he protects and comforts him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God preserved (Psa 12:7) David.
•Psalms 139:6
What: David said God's protecting and comforting him and wonderful and more than he can comprehend.
Why: This was recorded to show how it is remarkable for God to care for his creation that is as dust.
•Psalms 139:7
What: David rhetorically asked God where he can go to get away from him.
Why: This was recorded to show how man cannot escape God's presence when he chooses to draw near.
•Psalms 139:8
What: David told God how he is in Heaven and the grave.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is present everywhere man can go.
•Psalms 139:9
What: David told God about if he flew to the farthest sea.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is present everywhere man can go.
•Psalms 139:10
What: David told God his hands would comfort and lead him in the farthest sea (Psa 139:9).
Why: This was recorded to show how God shepherds his flock.
•Psalms 139:11
What: David told God about if he was covered by darkness at night.
Why: This was recorded to show how God always knows where man is.
•Psalms 139:12
What: David told God how darkness cannot hide him, and God sees darkness as light.
Why: This was recorded to show how man cannot hide from God.
•Psalms 139:13
What: David told God how he directs his steps, and protected him when he was in the womb.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise (Psa 139:14).
•Psalms 139:14
What: David told God how he will praise him for being wonderfully made, and for God's works that he knows well.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be praised for the works he brings about.
•Psalms 139:15
What: David told God how he was knew where the earth elements were that formed him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God knows people before he creates them.
•Psalms 139:16
What: David told God he knew his entire life before his body was even formed.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is all knowing.
•Psalms 139:17
What: David told God how his thoughts about him are precious and many.
Why: This was recorded to show how God continually has his saints on his mind.
•Psalms 139:18
What: David told God he is with him when he wakes up, and how he in unable to count God's thoughts toward him (Psa 139:17).
Why: This was recorded to show how God shepherds his saints.
•Psalms 139:19
What: David said how the wicked should leave him since he believes God will kill the wicked.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can trust in God preservation (Psa 12:7).
•Psalms 139:20
What: David told God how his enemies speak against him and take his name in vain.
Why: This was recorded to show why such people were wicked.
•Psalms 139:21
What: David expressed to Yahweh how he hates those that hate God and rise up against him.
Why: This was recorded to show how much David loved God.
•Psalms 139:22
What: David told God how he hates those who oppose God (Psa 139:21) as his own enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how the high degree we should be devoted to God.
•Psalms 139:23
What: David told God to try his intentions and desires.
Why: This was recorded to show how the words the saints speak to God should not be empty, but have substance.
•Psalms 139:24
What: David asked God to lead him in righteousness, and search him for any wickedness.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the saints should possess.
•Psalms 140:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Hebron.
When: This was recorded in 1028 BC.
What: David asked Yahweh to preserve (Psa 12:7) him from the wicked and violent man.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith should have in God's ability to preserve.
•Psalms 140:2
What: David said how the wicked and violent men (Psa 140:1) think of evil and gather to go to war.
Why: This was recorded to show why such men were wicked.
•Psalms 140:3
What: David used figurative language to express the evil that proceeded out of the mouths of the wicked and violent men (Psa 140:1).
Why: This was recorded to show why such men were wicked.
•Psalms 140:4
What: David again (Psa 140:1) asked God to preserve his from the wicked who plotted against him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should bring their concerns to God.
•Psalms 140:5
What: David said how the proud set up things to trap him.
Why: This was recorded to show why David appealed to God (Psa 104:4).
•Psalms 140:6
What: David said how he asked God to hear his pleas.
Why: This was recorded to show how David wanted to teach and encourage others in praying to God.
•Psalms 140:7
What: David told Yahweh how he protected him in battle.
Why: This was recorded to show how God showed grace to David.
•Psalms 140:8
What: David asked God to not allow the wicked to fulfill their evil desires and so exalt themselves.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should place their faith in God.
•Psalms 140:9
What: David asked God for the plot of those who surround him to do him harm, that it would turned upon them.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have in God.
•Psalms 140:10
What: David asked for God to judge his enemies to where they cannot come back.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should appeal to God for justice.
•Psalms 140:11
What: David asked God to have evil overthrow the violent man, and for those speaking evil to not be established in the land.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should aspire to not let wickedness get a foothold in their homes and communities.
•Psalms 140:12
What: David expressed his faith that God preserve the poor and needy (Psa 12:7).
Why: This was recorded to show how God's promises can be trusted.
•Psalms 140:13
What: David expressed his faith that the righteous will thank God and dwell with him.
Why: This was recorded to show that God will put an end to wickedness in his timing.
•Psalms 141:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Hebron.
When: This was recorded in 1028 BC.
What: David asked God to quickly hear his prayers.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should turn to God with the concerns.
•Psalms 141:2
What: David said his desire for his prayer to be like incense and a sacrifice to God.
Why: This was recorded to show how his prayer was fervent.
•Psalms 141:3
What: David asked God to guard his words.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be careful with how they speak.
•Psalms 141:4
What: David asked God to influence him to avoid wickedness, and not eat the food of those who do wickedness.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have in staying away from sin.
•Psalms 141:5
What: David expressed his desire for his prayer to bring chastisement to him if necessary.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should look forward to being corrected when they do wrong.
•Psalms 141:6
What: David said how the righteous (Psa 141:5) will hear his sweet words when their judged are overthrown.
Why: This was recorded to show how judges are often corrupt.
•Psalms 141:7
What: David said how the bodies of the righteous (Psa 141:5) are scattered in graves.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not concern themselves only with what their present reality is.
•Psalms 141:8
What: David told God how he does not feel destitute since he focuses and trusts in him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should focus on God with faith.
•Psalms 141:9
What: David asked God to keep him from the traps the wicked have laid for him.
Why: This was recorded to show the wisdom of relying on God for things we think we can evade on out own.
•Psalms 141:10
What: David expressed his desire for him to escape the traps of the wicked, by them getting caught in them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should let God get revenge on those who would harm them.
•Psalms 142:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Hebron.
When: This was recorded in 1028 BC.
What: David said how he prayed to Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should bring their complaints (Psa 142:2) to God.
•Psalms 142:2
What: David said how he told God his troubles.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith David had in God.
•Psalms 142:3
What: David told God how he saw the path he had walked where traps were, and that such overwhelmed him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can relate with out troubles.
•Psalms 142:4
What: David looked for help, but found none with man.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not trust in man completely.
•Psalms 142:5
What: David told God how he prayed to him since he is his refuge and portion.
Why: This was recorded to show the one who should be trusted in completely.
•Psalms 142:6
What: David asked God to deliver him from his strong persecutors.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is stronge than any enemy the saints can face.
•Psalms 142:7
What: David asked God using figurative language to express his desire to be delivered from his low state (Psa 142:6) and surrounded with the righteous so that he can praise him.
Why: This was recorded to show that God should be praised, especially when he shows grace to someone.
•Psalms 143:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 985 BC.
What: David asked Yahweh as one who is faithful and righteous to hear his prayer.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's good to remember God's character in appealing to him.
•Psalms 143:2
What: David asked God to not judge him at that time recognizing that all people knowing right from wrong have sinned.
Why: This was recorded to show that God's mercy is not the result of man's righteousness.
•Psalms 143:3
What: David said how his enemies persecuted, struck him, and caused him to be in a dark place.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should share their grief with God.
•Psalms 143:4
What: David said he felt desolate because of his situation (Psa 143:3).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should share their grief with God.
•Psalms 143:5
What: David told God he remembers his past works.
Why: This was recorded to show how it;s good to remember God's past acts of grace.
•Psalms 143:6
What: David told God how he seeks after him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire God.
•Psalms 143:7
What: David asked God to respond quickly to his prayers since he was weak and close to death.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can use such situations to get us to draw near to him.
•Psalms 143:8
What: David asked God to have him hear of his love in the morning and how to walk, because he trusts him and is ready to serve him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to learn from and serve God.
•Psalms 143:9
What: David asked Yahweh to save him from his enemies as he comes to him for refuge.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should recognize God as the ultimate refuge they can seek.
•Psalms 143:10
What: David asked God to teach him to do his will and guide him in a righteous walk, while recognizing that he is a good.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rely on God to help them in walking in his ways.
•Psalms 143:11
What: David asked God to preserve his life for the sake of the name and righteousness of Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can rely on God's character in making appeals to him.
•Psalms 143:12
What: David asked God to mercifully destroy those who afflict him since he is his servant.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not vengeance into their own hands.
•Psalms 144:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1010 BC.
What: David said how Yahweh the one who guides his hands in warfare is spoken well of.
Why: This was recorded to show how God may guide someone in war.
•Psalms 144:2
What: David said how God is the one to subdues people under him, is his salvation, protection, goodness, and the one he trusts.
Why: This was recorded to show some benefits of being a child of God.
•Psalms 144:3
What: David asked God why he has concern over man.
Why: This was recorded to show how Yahweh is much greater than his creation.
•Psalms 144:4
What: David expressed how the live sof people are short.
Why: This was recorded to show the grace and love God has for his creation.
•Psalms 144:5
What: David used figurative language to express his desire for God to execute judgement on wicked people (Psa 144:11).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should appeal to God for justice.
•Psalms 144:6
What: David used figurative language to express his desire for God to execute judgement on wicked people (Psa 144:11).
Why: This was recorded to show how David even though he was king, knew the right to execute such judgement belonged to God.
•Psalms 144:7
What: David used figurative language to express his desire for God to save him from wicked people (Psa 144:11).
Why: This was recorded to show how God is the one who possesses salvation.
•Psalms 144:8
What: David said how the wicked people spoke worthless and false things.
Why: This was recorded to show why such people were wicked.
•Psalms 144:9
What: David told God he will sing a new song of praise unto him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can be praised through song.
•Psalms 144:10
What: David said how his song (Psa 144:9) will say Yahweh is the one saves kings and delivers David from death.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is praised.
•Psalms 144:11
What: David asked God to purge his wicked enemies from his presence.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should want to protect others from harmful influence (Psa 144:12).
•Psalms 144:12
What: David told God the reason to purge the wicked (Psa 144:11) was so that Israel's seed could grow up strong in the faith.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should want to protect their children from harmful influence.
•Psalms 144:13
What: David told God how Israel's seed would have full storehouses with abundant livestock.
Why: This was recorded to show how God blesses those who walk in his ways (Psa 144:12).
•Psalms 144:14
What: David told God how Israel would have fully loaded oxen, no going out to search for provision, or crying.
Why: This was recorded to show the abundant blessing available when people walk in God's ways (Psa 144:12).
•Psalms 144:15
What: David said how those whose god is Yahweh are blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show some of the reasons for praise to be given to God.
•Psalms 145:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 985 BC.
What: David told God he would externally praise him as his king.
Why: This was recorded to show how David while king himself realized that Yahweh was the principle king.
•Psalms 145:2
What: David again (Psa 145:1) says he will eternally praise God.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindeste the saints should have.
•Psalms 145:3
What: David said God is to be praised, and has unfathomable greatness.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is greater than can be imagined.
•Psalms 145:4
What: David said how God's acts will be passed down through succesive generations.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should share God's greatness with others younger than them.
•Psalms 145:5
What: David told God he would speak of exalted God is, along with his works.
Why: This was recorded to show how specifically God can be praised.
•Psalms 145:6
What: David said how other would speak of God's acts and greatness.
Why: This was recorded to show how what is spoken of about God will be repeated by others.
•Psalms 145:7
What: David said how others will speak of God's past goodness, and his righteousness.
Why: This was recorded to show how people display faith by trusting past accounts of God.
•Psalms 145:8
What: David said how Yahweh is gracious, compassionate, patient, and merciful.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 145:9
What: David said how Yahweh God is good to all, and has mercy in his works.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 145:10
What: David told God how he would be praised by his saints and his works.
Why: This was recorded to show how good God is.
•Psalms 145:11
What: David told God how the saints (Psa 145:10) speak of his great kingdom and power.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is almighty.
•Psalms 145:12
What: David said how the saints (Psa 145:10) would publicize his kingdom and power (Psa 145:11).
Why: This was recorded to show how God spread his truth around.
•Psalms 145:13
What: David told God how hiss kingdom is everlasting, and how he is reliable.
Why: This was recorded to show how David was rejoicing in the truths of God.
•Psalms 145:14
What: David said how Yahweh hold up those who fall, and exalts those who bow in humility.
Why: This was recorded to show how God cares for those poor in spirit.
•Psalms 145:15
What: David told God how all people look to God for the food in each season.
Why: This was recorded to show how even though people suppress the truth of God, they still look to him for sustenance.
•Psalms 145:16
What: David told God how all living things are satisfied by what God provides for them to eat.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is good to his creation (Psa 145:9).
•Psalms 145:17
What: David said how God is righteous and holy in what he does.
Why: This was recorded to show how God never does things with an evil intention.
•Psalms 145:18
What: David said how God is near those who pray to him in sincerity.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be approached in spirit and truth (Joh 4:24).
•Psalms 145:19
What: David said how God will answer the prayers, save, and give the desire of those who fear him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God gives grace to the humble.
•Psalms 145:20
What: David said how God will preserve his saints (Psa 12:7), but destroy the wicked.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is both merciful and holy.
•Psalms 145:21
What: David said how he would praise God, and called for everyone else to continually do the same.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is always t be praised.
•Psalms 146:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 985 BC.
What: The psalmist said they will praise Yahweh with all they have.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of such praise.
•Psalms 146:2
What: The psalmist said they will praise God in song as long as they live.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be praised at all times.
•Psalms 146:3
What: The psalmist said to not to put their trust in men regardless of their position.
Why: This was recorded to show that men are mortal (Psa 146:4), and thus of limited help.
•Psalms 146:4
What: The psalmist said when men die their bodies go to the dust, or are buried. Their thoughts, ambitions, or plans cease. Those in positions of power that we would look to for help (Psa 146:3) such as the government always have ambitious plans for the future.
Why: This was recorded to show how mans time on earth is short.
•Psalms 146:5
What: The psalmist said people are blessed if they rely on Yahweh for help.
Why: This was recorded to show that having Yahweh as your God is a blessing.
•Psalms 146:6
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh created the earth and all within it, and is always a beacon of truth.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 146:7
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh gives justice to the oppressed, food to the hungry, and freedom to prisoners (Luk 4:18).
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 146:8
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh gives sight to the blind (Luk 4:18), exalts the humble, and loves the righteous.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 146:9
What: The psalmist said how God preserves (Psa 12:7) and brings relief to the needy godly person, but overturns the wicked.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 146:10
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh will reign forever and is to be praised.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should praise God.
•Psalms 147:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 444 BC.
What: The psalmist said to praise Yahweh in song as it is pleasant.
Why: This was recorded to show how praising God is a beautiful thing.
•Psalms 147:2
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh builds up Jerusalem gathers Israel's outcasts together.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 147:3
What: The psalmist said how God heals and binds up those who have broken hearts (Luk 4:18).
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 147:4
What: The psalmist said how God knows how many stars there are, along with their names.
Why: This was recorded to show how great a creator God is.
•Psalms 147:5
What: The psalmist said how God is great, and with infinite understanding.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can know all things.
•Psalms 147:6
What: The psalmist said how God exalts the submissive and casts down the wicked.
Why: This was recorded to show why God should be sung to (Psa 147:7).
•Psalms 147:7
What: The psalmist said to sing thanks to Yahweh with harps.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of singing praise to.
•Psalms 147:8
What: The psalmist said how God brings clouds, rain, and ultimately plantlife to grow.
Why: This was recorded to show why the saints should sing praises to God.
•Psalms 147:9
What: The psalmist said how God gives food to the animals.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 147:10
What: The psalmist said God does not delight in the strength of horses of the legs of man.
Why: This was recorded to show that such things are not what pleases God.
•Psalms 147:11
What: The psalmist said God accepts people who fear and trust in him.
Why: This was recorded to show how those who have faith is what pleases God.
•Psalms 147:12
What: The psalmist called for Israel to praise Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's goodness should lead to his being praised.
•Psalms 147:13
What: The psalmist said how God kept people safe in Jerusalem along with their children.
Why: This was recorded to show how God blessed his people.
•Psalms 147:14
What: The psalmist said how God gives Israel peace and food in their land.
Why: This was recorded to show how God blessed his people.
•Psalms 147:15
What: The psalmist said how God spread his word quickly upon the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God reached out to mankind.
•Psalms 147:16
What: The psalmist said how God send snow and frost.
Why: This was recorded to show how powerful God's word is (Psa 147:18).
•Psalms 147:17
What: The psalmist asked who can stand before the cold that God gives like food.
Why: This was recorded to show how a parallel is being made between ice and God's word.
•Psalms 147:18
What: The psalmist said God melts people with his word, while moving about the wind and waves as well.
Why: This was recorded to show how God sends forth his word like the natural elements he created.
•Psalms 147:19
What: The psalmist said God revealed his word to Jacob and later gave his laws to the nation of Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show God cares for his people.
•Psalms 147:20
What: The psalmist said how God did not give his laws to any other nation.
Why: This was recorded to show how other nations were to join in worship with the Israelites (Isa 56:3).
•Psalms 148:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 444 BC.
What: The psalmist called for Yahweh to be praised everywhere.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 148:2
What: The psalmist called for the angels and armies to praise God.
Why: This was recorded to show how the servants of God should praise him.
•Psalms 148:3
What: The psalmist called for the sun, moon, and stars to praise God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise for his creation.
•Psalms 148:4
What: The psalmist called for the heavens and water above to praise him. The water could be referring to the water discovered in quasars.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise for his creation (Psa 148:5).
•Psalms 148:5
What: The psalmist said how God's creation should praise him for being made.
Why: This was recorded to show why God deserves such praise.
•Psalms 148:6
What: The psalmist said how God made the sun, moon, and stars to operate in a set course.
Why: This was recorded to show how God set up these things for a purpose (Gen 1:14).
•Psalms 148:7
What: The psalmist called for the sea and the animals within in to praise God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise for his creation.
•Psalms 148:8
What: The psalmist said how the elements fulfilled why God set them up.
Why: This was recorded to show what God established in his creation.
•Psalms 148:9
What: The psalmist mentioned mountains, hills, and trees.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise from all his creation.
•Psalms 148:10
What: The psalmist mentioned various animals.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise from all his creation.
•Psalms 148:11
What: The psalmist mentioned people.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise from all his creation.
•Psalms 148:12
What: The psalmist mentioned both old and young people.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise from all his creation.
•Psalms 148:13
What: The psalmist said how all of God's creation should praise God for excellence and glory.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of such recognition.
•Psalms 148:14
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh should be praised as he even exalts his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how God exalts those who humble themselves before him.
•Psalms 149:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 444 BC.
What: The psalmist called for the saints to praise Yahweh in song.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be praised.
•Psalms 149:2
What: The psalmist said how Israel should rejoice in their creator and king.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of praise for creating and shepherding his people.
•Psalms 149:3
What: The psalmist called for Israel (Psa 149:2) to praise God in song and dance.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can be praised.
•Psalms 149:4
What: The psalmist said how Yahweh is pleased with his people and gives salvation to those who submit to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how faith, obedience, and humility are highly valued with God.
•Psalms 149:5
What: The psalmist said the saints should be full of joy and singing while in bed.
Why: This was recorded to show the joy Israel was experiencing being back in the land with their newly built temple.
•Psalms 149:6
What: The psalmist called for the saints to speak praises while holding swords.
Why: This was recorded to show how praise should be accompanied with obedience.
•Psalms 149:7
What: The psalmist said the saints were to hold swords (Psa 149:6) to bring punishments upon those who do wrong (Rom 13:4).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints when self governing were the one's to carry out such punishments.
•Psalms 149:8
What: The psalmist said how Israel was to imprison wicked kings and nobels.
Why: This was recorded to show how God used his people in executing his wrath.
•Psalms 149:9
What: The psalmist said how Israel is to imprison the kings and nobels (Psa 149:8) to execute judgement upon them, and how Yahweh should be praised.
Why: This was recorded to show how God fulfills what he has promised to his saints.
•Psalms 150:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 444 BC.
What: The psalmist called for Yahweh to be worshipped in earth and heaven.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy if such universal praise.
•Psalms 150:2
What: The psalmist said God should be praised for his acts and greatness.
Why: This was recorded to show some of the reasons why God is to be praised.
•Psalms 150:3
What: The psalmist called for God to be praised with various instruments.
Why: This was recorded to show one way God should be praised.
•Psalms 150:4
What: The psalmist called for God to be praised with various instruments.
Why: This was recorded to show one way God should be praised.
•Psalms 150:5
What: The psalmist called for God to be praised with various instruments.
Why: This was recorded to show one way God should be praised.
•Psalms 150:6
What: The psalmist called for all creation that breathes to praise Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to show that Yahweh deserves such praise.