The Book of Psalms is one of the most popular of the writings in the Bible. It reflects the expressions of the human heart and the spirit of man. Throughout this range of passion there is a seeking to commune with God. The emotions stem from sorrow and extend to joy, from despair to hope, and from faith to gratitude.
Most of the Psalms are credited to David who was anointed from the watch-care of a shepherd boy to triumphant warrior King over the combined territories of Judah and Israel. His fervor in worship was so great that he became known as a man after God’s own heart. [1 Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22] Other authors credited include Moses, Solomon and several from among the musicians assigned to minister around the clock to God.
The Psalms are comprised of subdivisions, which are also referred to as books:
Each book/division has a page on this site. If you were to read one Psalm per day, it would take you five months to complete the entire collection. A 90-day reading plan has been devised for your convenience. Download your Reading Checklist here.
The Psalms have a distinction from Hebraic culture, and you will find many such references as they originated. However, the works are also universal and timeless, so we will also reference both classic commentaries and contemporary applications.
Scripture reference lists are from the World English Bible, but you may be directed to a different version.