The Book of Psalms

Psalms 

Psalm 1

Blessed are the righteous—The ungodly will perish.

Psalm 2

A messianic psalm—The heathen will rage against the Lord’s anointed—The Lord speaks of His Son, whom He has begotten.

A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
Psalm 3

David cries unto the Lord and is heard—Salvation is of the Lord.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 4

David pleads for mercy—He counsels, Put your trust in the Lord.

To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 5

David asks the Lord to hear his voice—The Lord hates workers of iniquity—He blesses and shields the righteous.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 6

David cries unto the Lord for mercy—He asks to be healed and saved.

Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the Lord, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.
Psalm 7

David trusts in the Lord, who will judge the people—God is angry with the wicked.

To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 8

A messianic psalm of David—He says that babes and children praise the Lord—He asks, What is man, that Thou art mindful of him?

To the chief Musician upon Muth-labben, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 9

A messianic psalm of David—He praises the Lord for rebuking the nations—The Lord will judge the world in righteousness—He will dwell in Zion—The wicked will be sent to hell.

Psalm 10

David speaks of various acts of the wicked—God is not in their thoughts—But the Lord is King forever and ever—He will judge the fatherless and oppressed.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 11

David rejoices that the Lord is in His holy temple—The Lord tests the righteous and hates the wicked.

To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 12

David decries flattering lips and proud tongues—He says, The words of the Lord are pure words.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 13

David trusts in the Lord’s mercy and rejoices in His salvation.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 14

David says, The fool has said in his heart, there is no God—Israel will rejoice in the day of restoration.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 15

David asks, Who will dwell in the Lord’s holy hill?—He answers, The righteous, the upright, and those with integrity.

Michtam of David.
Psalm 16

A messianic psalm of David—He rejoices in the Saints who are on the earth, in his own future redemption from hell, in the fact that God will not suffer His Holy One (the Messiah) to see corruption, and in the fulness of joy that is found in the Lord’s presence.

A Prayer of David.
Psalm 17

David pleads with the Lord to hear his voice and to preserve him from men of the world—David hopes to behold the Lord’s face in righteousness.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,
Psalm 18

David praises the Lord for His greatness and preserving care—The Lord’s way is perfect—The Lord has given marvelous blessings—David testifies, The Lord lives, and blessed be my Rock.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 19

David testifies, The heavens declare the glory of God, the law of the Lord is perfect, and the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 20

David prays that the Lord will hear in time of trouble—The Lord saves His anointed.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 21

A messianic psalm of David—He tells of the glory of the great King—The King will triumph over all His enemies—Their evil designs will fail.

To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 22

A messianic psalm of David—He foretells events in the Messiah’s life—The Messiah will say, My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?—They will pierce His hands and feet—He will yet govern among all nations.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 23

David declares, The Lord is my shepherd.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 24

David testifies, The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof, he who has clean hands and a pure heart will ascend unto the hill of the Lord, and the Lord of Hosts is the King of Glory.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 25

David pleads for truth and asks for pardon—Mercy and truth are for those who keep the commandments.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 26

David says that he has walked in integrity and obedience—He loves the Lord’s house.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 27

David says, The Lord is my light and my salvation—He desires to dwell in the house of the Lord forever—He counsels, Wait on the Lord and be of good courage.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 28

David pleads with the Lord to hear his voice and grant his petitions—David prays, Save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 29

David counsels, Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness—David sets forth the wonder and power of the voice of the Lord.

A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.
Psalm 30

David sings praises and gives thanks to the Lord—David pleads for mercy.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 31

David trusts in the Lord and rejoices in His mercy—Speaking as the Messiah he says, Into Thine hand I commit my spirit—He counsels, O love the Lord, all ye His Saints, for the Lord preserves the faithful.

A Psalm of David, Maschil.
Psalm 32

David says, Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputes not iniquity—David acknowledges his sin—He recommends that the righteous be glad in the Lord and rejoice.

Psalm 33

Rejoice in the Lord—Sing unto Him a new song—He loves righteousness and judgment—Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.

A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.
Psalm 34

David blesses the Lord at all times—He counsels, Keep your tongue from evil; do good and seek peace—He says that not one of the Messiah’s bones will be broken.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 35

David complains of his enemies and their wrong dealings—He asks the Lord to judge him according to his righteousness.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord.
Psalm 36

David praises the Lord for His mercy, His righteousness, and His loving kindness—The fountain of life is with the Lord.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 37

David counsels, Trust in the Lord and do good—Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him—Cease from anger and forsake wrath—The meek will inherit the earth—The Lord loves justice and does not forsake His Saints.

A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.
Psalm 38

David sorrows for his sins—They rest as a disease upon him—He asks the Lord to be compassionate.

To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 39

David seeks to control his tongue—Man is altogether vanity—He is a stranger and a sojourner on the earth.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 40

A messianic psalm of David—The Messiah will come and preach righteousness—He will declare salvation—The righteous will say, The Lord be magnified.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 41

A messianic psalm of David—Blessed is he who considers the poor—The treachery of Judas is foretold.

To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.
Psalm 42

The souls of the righteous thirst for God—The wicked say, Where is your God?

Psalm 43

The righteous praise God and cry, Send out Thy light and Thy truth.

To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil.
Psalm 44

The Saints praise the Lord and boast in His name forever—They are persecuted, maligned, and considered as sheep for the slaughter.

To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.
Psalm 45

A messianic psalm—The Messiah is fairer than the children of men—He is anointed with the oil of gladness above His fellows—His name will be remembered in all generations.

To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.
Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength—He dwells in His city, does marvelous things, and says, Be still and know that I am God.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
Psalm 47

The Lord is King over all the earth—Sing praises to His name, for He reigns over all.

A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah.
Psalm 48

Zion, the city of God, the joy of the whole earth, will be established forever.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
Psalm 49

Men cannot be ransomed or redeemed by wealth—God alone can redeem a soul from the grave—The glory of a rich man ceases with his death.

A Psalm of Asaph.
Psalm 50

Asaph speaks of the Second Coming—The Lord accepts the sacrifices of the righteous and will deliver them—Those whose conduct is right will see the salvation of God.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.
Psalm 51

David pleads for forgiveness after he went in to Bathsheba—He pleads, Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me.

To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.
Psalm 52

David says that wicked tongues devise mischief and the wicked trust in riches—The Saints trust in the mercy of God forever.

To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 53

David says, The fool says there is no God—There is none who does good—Gathered Israel will rejoice.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?
Psalm 54

David pleads for salvation and promises to serve God.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 55

David prays morning, noon, and night—He seeks protection and help against his enemies.

To the chief Musician upon Jonath-elem-rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.
Psalm 56

David seeks mercy, trusts in and praises the Lord, and thanks Him for deliverance.

To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.
Psalm 57

David pleads for mercy and acclaims the glory and exaltation of God.

To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David.
Psalm 58

David reproves wicked judges—They go astray and speak lies.

To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.
Psalm 59

David prays to be delivered from his enemies—God rules in Jacob unto the ends of the earth.

To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.
Psalm 60

David says that the Lord has scattered His people—The Lord places Ephraim at the head and makes Judah His lawgiver.

To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 61

David finds shelter in the Lord, abides in the Lord’s presence, and keeps his own vows.

To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 62

David praises God as his defense, his rock, and his salvation—The Lord judges men according to their works.

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
Psalm 63

David thirsts for God, whom he praises with joyful lips.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 64

David prays for safety—The righteous will be glad in heart.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David.
Psalm 65

David speaks of the blessedness of God’s chosen—The Lord sends rain and good things upon the earth.

To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm.
Psalm 66

Praise and worship the Lord—He tests and tries men—Sacrifices are to be offered in His house.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song.
Psalm 67

A messianic psalm—The Lord will cause His face to shine upon men—He will judge and govern in righteousness.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David.
Psalm 68

A messianic psalm of David—He extols Jah—The Lord gave the word—He takes captivity captive—He delivers us from death—Sing praises unto the Lord.

To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 69

A messianic psalm of David—The zeal of the Lord’s house has eaten Him up—Reproach has broken His heart—He is given gall and vinegar to drink—He is persecuted—He will save Zion.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.
Psalm 70

David proclaims, Let God be magnified.

Psalm 71

David praises God with thanksgiving—Who is like unto the Lord!

A Psalm for Solomon.
Psalm 72

David speaks of Solomon, who is made a type of the Messiah—He will have dominion—His name will endure forever—All nations will call him blessed—The whole earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord.

A Psalm of Asaph.
Psalm 73

God is good to Israel—The wicked and ungodly prosper in this world—They will be consumed with terrors hereafter—Those who trust in the Lord will be received up unto glory.

Maschil of Asaph.
Psalm 74

O God, remember Thy chosen congregation—The wicked destroy the sanctuary and burn the synagogues—O God, remember them for their deeds, and save Thy people.

To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.
Psalm 75

The righteous praise and thank the God of Jacob—They will be exalted—God is the judge, and the wicked will be condemned.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.
Psalm 76

God is known in Judah and dwells in Zion—He will save the meek of the earth.

To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.
Psalm 77

The righteous cry unto the Lord—They remember the wonders of old, how He redeemed the sons of Jacob and led Israel like a flock.

Maschil of Asaph.
Psalm 78

The Israelites are to teach the Lord’s law to their children—Disobedient Israel provoked the Lord in the wilderness—The Egyptian plagues are recounted—The Lord chooses and blesses Judah and David.

A Psalm of Asaph.
Psalm 79

The heathen nations destroy Jerusalem and defile the temple—Israel pleads for forgiveness and deliverance.

To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim-Eduth, A Psalm of Asaph.
Psalm 80

Israel pleads with the Shepherd of Israel for deliverance, for salvation, and for His face to shine upon them.

To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph.
Psalm 81

Israel is commanded to sing praises to God—If the Israelites had walked in the Lord’s ways, they would have triumphed over their enemies.

A Psalm of Asaph.
Psalm 82

Thus says the Lord, Ye are gods and children of the Most High.

A Song or Psalm of Asaph.
Psalm 83

God is asked to confound the enemies of His people—Jehovah is the Most High over all the earth.

To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
Psalm 84

The righteous cry unto the living God—It is better to be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord than to dwell in the tents of wickedness—No good thing is withheld from those who walk uprightly.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
Psalm 85

The Lord speaks peace to His people—Truth will spring out of the earth (the Book of Mormon), and righteousness will look down from heaven.

A Prayer of David.
Psalm 86

David implores God for mercy and is saved from the lowest hell—The Lord is good and generous in mercy—All nations will worship before Him.

A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.
Psalm 87

The Lord loves the gates of Zion, and He Himself will establish Zion.

A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.
Psalm 88

A prayer of one who feels forsaken and who asks whether the Lord’s loving kindness will be declared in the grave.

Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
Psalm 89

A messianic psalm—A song setting forth the mercy, greatness, justice, and righteousness of the Holy One of Israel—The Lord will establish David’s seed and throne forever—God’s Firstborn will be made higher than the kings of the earth.

A Prayer of Moses the man of God.
Psalm 90

A prayer of Moses, the man of God—God is from everlasting to everlasting—Man’s days last but seventy years—Moses implores the Lord to give mercy and blessings to His people.

Psalm 91

A messianic psalm—The Lord will deliver the Messiah from terror, pestilence, and war—The Lord will give His angels charge over the Messiah and deliver Him and honor Him.

A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.
Psalm 92

A psalm or song for the Sabbath day—Give thanks unto the Lord—His enemies will perish—The righteous will flourish—There is no unrighteousness in the Lord.

Psalm 93

The Lord reigns—He is from everlasting—Holiness adorns the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 94

The Lord will judge the earth and all men—Blessed is he whom the Lord teaches and chastens—The Lord will not forsake His people, but He will cut off the wicked.

Psalm 95

Let us sing unto the Lord—Let us worship and bow down before Him—Israel provoked the Lord and failed to enter into His rest.

Psalm 96

Sing praises unto the Lord—Declare His name among the nations—Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness—He comes to judge His people and the world.

Psalm 97

The Lord reigns in millennial glory—The hills melt at His presence—Those who love the Lord hate evil.

A Psalm.
Psalm 98

Sing unto the Lord—All the ends of the earth will see His salvation—He comes to judge all men with equity and righteousness.

Psalm 99

The Lord is great in Zion—Exalt the Lord and worship at His footstool, for He is holy.

A Psalm of praise.
Psalm 100

Serve the Lord with gladness, all who are His people—Be thankful unto Him and bless His name.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 101

David sings of mercy and justice—He will forsake the company of evildoers.

A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the Lord.
Psalm 102

The psalmist offers a prayer of the afflicted—Zion will be built up when the Lord appears in His glory—Though the heaven and earth perish, the Lord who created them will endure forever.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 103

David exhorts the Saints to bless the Lord for His mercy—The Lord is merciful unto those who keep His commandments.

Psalm 104

The Lord is clothed with honor and majesty—He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flaming fire—Through His providence He sustains all forms of life—His glory endures forever.

Psalm 105

Make the Lord’s doings known among all men—Show His covenant with Abraham and His dealings with Israel—Touch not His anointed, and do His prophets no harm—Israel is to observe His statutes and keep His laws.

Psalm 106

Praise the Lord for His mercy and mighty works—Israel rebelled and did wickedly—Moses mediated between Israel and the Lord—Israel was scattered and slain for worshipping false gods.

Psalm 107

The people of Israel are to praise and thank the Lord when they are gathered and redeemed—Oh, that men would praise the Lord!—The Lord’s providences prevail in the lives of men.

A Song or Psalm of David.
Psalm 108

David praises and exalts God—Judah is the Lord’s lawgiver.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 109

David speaks of the cursings due to the wicked and deceitful—He prays that his enemies will be confounded.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 110

A messianic psalm of David—Christ will sit on the Lord’s right hand—He will be a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Psalm 111

The Lord is gracious and full of compassion—Holy and reverend is His name—The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Psalm 112

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord—The righteous will be remembered always.

Psalm 113

Blessed be the name of the Lord—Who is like unto the Lord our God?

Psalm 114

The Lord governs the sea and the land for the blessing of His people.

Psalm 115

Our God is in the heavens—Idols are false gods—Trust in the Lord.

Psalm 116

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous—Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.

Psalm 117

Praise the Lord for His mercy and truth.

Psalm 118

A messianic psalm—Let all Israel say of the Lord, His mercy endures forever—The Stone that the builders refused is become the headstone of the corner—Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Psalm 119

A Song of degrees.
Psalm 120

Call upon the Lord when in distress.

A Song of degrees.
Psalm 121

Help comes from the Lord—He is the guardian of Israel.

A Song of degrees of David.
Psalm 122

David says, Go into the house of the Lord—Give thanks unto Him.

A Song of degrees.
Psalm 123

Lift up your eyes unto the Lord, and plead with Him for mercy.

A Song of degrees of David.
Psalm 124

David says, Israel’s help is in the name of the Lord.

A Song of degrees.
Psalm 125

Blessed are they who trust in the Lord—Peace will be upon Israel.

A Song of degrees.
Psalm 126

The Lord has done great things for His people, Israel.

A Song of degrees for Solomon.
Psalm 127

Children are a heritage from the Lord.

A Song of degrees.
Psalm 128

Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in His ways.

A Song of degrees.
Psalm 129

The Lord is righteous—Let those be confounded who hate Zion.

A Song of degrees.
Psalm 130

O Lord, hear our prayers, forgive iniquity, and redeem Israel.

A Song of degrees of David.
Psalm 131

David says, Let Israel hope in the Lord forever.

A Song of degrees.
Psalm 132

A messianic psalm—Of the fruit of David’s loins will the Lord set One upon His throne—The Lord will bless Zion, and her Saints will shout for joy.

A Song of degrees of David.
Psalm 133

David says, It is pleasant for brethren to dwell together in unity!

A Song of degrees.
Psalm 134

Bless the Lord, and He will bless you.

Psalm 135

Praise and bless the Lord—Our Lord is above all gods; idols cannot see, hear, or speak.

Psalm 136

Give thanks unto God for all things, for His mercy endures forever.

Psalm 137

While in captivity, the Jews wept by the rivers of Babylon—Because of sorrow, they could not bear to sing the songs of Zion.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 138

David praises the Lord for His loving kindness and truth—He worships toward the holy temple.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 139

David says that the Lord knows all man’s thoughts and doings—He asks, Where can man go to escape from the spirit and presence of the Lord?—Man is fearfully and wonderfully made.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 140

David prays for deliverance from his enemies—The Lord maintains the cause of the poor and afflicted.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 141

David pleads with the Lord to hear his prayers—The reproof of the righteous is a kindness.

Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave.
Psalm 142

David prays for preservation from his persecutors.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 143

David prays for favor in judgment—He meditates on the Lord’s works and trusts in Him.

A Psalm of David.
Psalm 144

David blesses the Lord for deliverance and temporal prosperity—Happy is that people whose God is the Lord.

David’s Psalm of praise.
Psalm 145

David proclaims the greatness and majesty of God—The Lord is good to all—His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom—He is near to all who call upon Him, and He preserves those who love Him.

Psalm 146

Happy are they whose hope is in the Lord—The Lord frees the prisoners, loves the righteous, and reigns forever.

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord for His power—His understanding is infinite—He sends His commandments, His word, His statutes, and His judgments unto Israel.

Psalm 148

Let all things praise the Lord: men and angels, the heavenly bodies, the elements and the earth, and all things thereon.

Psalm 149

Praise the Lord in the congregation of the Saints—He will beautify the meek with salvation.

Psalm 150

Praise God in His sanctuary—Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.