Selected Verses from Psalms

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 134


The following study section will help you learn some specific, important verses from various psalms. You are not required to read each psalm, although you may wish to anyway.

Studying the Scriptures

Do at least four of the following activities (A–F) for Psalms.

Activity A iconCompare the Ideas

  1. 1.

    Read Psalm 8:3–4 and Moses 1:8–10. How was Moses’ experience like that of the writer of Psalm 8?

  2. 2.

    Write about what helps you to realize the greatness of God and encourages you to be more humble.

  3. 3.

    Answer the question asked in Psalm 8:4.

Activity B iconA Prophecy about Christ

Explain how the ideas and feelings in Psalm 41:9 were fulfilled in the life of Jesus (see Matthew 26:14–16; John 13:18–26).

Activity C iconExplain the Meaning According to a Prophet

Read Psalm 118:22; then read Acts 4:10–12. Write in your own words what Peter said Psalm 118:22 is about.

Activity D iconThe Power of the Word

  1. 1.

    List all the ways the writer of Psalm 119:97–105 said he benefitted because he had the word of the Lord and knew His teachings.

  2. 2.

    Tell about ways you think the word of the Lord is a “lamp” for your feet and a “light” to your path. Read 1 Nephi 17:13.

Activity E iconNames and Descriptions of God

  1. 1.

    Make a list of at least five different names for God that you find in Psalms (there are at least twenty-seven).

  2. 2.

    Why do you think Psalms gives so many different names?

  3. 3.

    List at least five different phrases that describe God in Psalms (there are at least thirty-two).

  4. 4.

    Choose a phrase from the list you just made that best describes your feelings about the Lord.

Activity F iconFind a Quote

Look through several psalms of your choice. Look for an idea you think would make a good poster saying. Write the phrase down and explain why you chose it.