The Psalms

Psalm 121

Published: January 15, 2019 (Originally published: July 10, 2012)

I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.


Psalm 120

Published: January 14, 2019 (Originally published: July 3, 2012)

I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me. Save me, O LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. What will he do to you, and what more besides, O deceitful tongue? He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom tree.


Psalm 119:137-176

Published: January 9, 2019 (Originally published: June 26, 2012)

Note:  Psalm 119 is an acrostic poem which means that each of its stanzas begins with one of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet starting with the aleph and continuing in order through the tau. In Hebrew, each verse in a stanza begins with the  letter by which the stanza is titled. 


Psalm 119:89-136

Published: January 11, 2019 (Originally published: June 19, 2012)

Note:  Psalm 119 is an acrostic poem which means that each of its stanzas begins with one of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet starting with the aleph and continuing in order through the tau. In Hebrew, each verse in a stanza begins with the  letter by which the stanza is titled. 


Psalm 119:41-88

Published: January 10, 2019 (Originally published: June 12, 2012)

Note:  Psalm 119 is an acrostic poem which means that each of its stanzas begins with one of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet starting with the aleph and continuing in order through the tau. In Hebrew, each verse in a stanza begins with the  letter by which the stanza is titled. 


Psalm 119: 1-40

Published: January 8, 2019 (Originally published: June 5, 2012)

‘ Aleph

Blessed are they whose ways are blameless,  who walk according to the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.


Psalm 118

Published: January 7, 2019 (Originally published: May 29, 2012)

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;his love endures forever.  Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.”  Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.”  Let those who fear the LORD say: “His love endures forever.”

In my anguish I cried to the LORD, 


Psalm 117

Published: January 4, 2019 (Originally published: May 22, 2012)

Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.


Psalm 116

Published: January 3, 2019 (Originally published: May 14, 2012)

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.


Psalm 115

Published: January 2, 2019 (Originally published: May 8, 2012)

Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

Why do the nations say, “Where is their God?”   Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases him.