Psalm 32: Blessed Are the Forgiven

This is not "psalm" of David but a "maskil". This Wikipedia page about the psalms has the word defined as one that denotes a psalm that imparts wisdom and identifies the popular ones under the "themes" tab, it also includes that it is derived from a word that translates into "enlightened" which is support by... Continue Reading →

Psalm 31: Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit

This is another Psalm of David. This is another one where the note says that it's to the choirmaster, which I feel sure is the reason why it is commonly believed that attribution of a psalm to David is simply that it uses a tune or something musical that he had created. It's not obvious... Continue Reading →

Psalm 30: Joy Comes with the Morning

This one is again "A Psalm of David", but it also has that it is "a song at the dedication of the temple" added to it. So I guess it's origins go back to the temple being built, which was actually done in the time of Solomon. Psalm 30 1I will extol you, O LORD,... Continue Reading →

Psalm 29: Ascribe to the LORD Glory

Another Psalm of David. Psalm 29 1Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,a ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 2Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.b 3The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over many... Continue Reading →

Psalm 28: The LORD Is My Strength and My Shield

This is another in the string of psalms simply noted as being "of David". Psalm 28 1To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. 2Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when... Continue Reading →

Psalm 27: The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation

This is another psalm with a simple not "of David". It's interesting that this is three in a row that don't even have "Psalm" at the start of it. Not that it's a big deal, but the inconsistency with which these notes were added trouble me in a literary way.  It's not a big deal... Continue Reading →

Psalm 26: I Will Bless the LORD

Here is another psalm that is simply listed as "of David" without even the indication that is a psalm or prayer or miktam or anything. Maybe he wrote it, maybe not. Psalm 26 1Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. 2Prove me,... Continue Reading →

Psalm 25: Teach Me Your Paths

This note on this one just says "Of David". We've come across a few others that do that. Again, it could mean a few things;    he could have written it himself, it could be written about him or it could just use an instrument or tune that he wrote. Psalm 25 1To you, O... Continue Reading →

Psalm 24: The King of Glory

Another "Psalm of David", written by or about him or using his music. There's no other note or accompaniment with this one. Psalm 24 1The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof,a the world and those who dwell therein, 2for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. 3Who... Continue Reading →

Psalm 23: The LORD Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David, so perhaps written by him or about him or maybe to a certain tune that he came up with. It's also one of the most popularly quoted and references psalms in the US, I think. It's the only one I'd ever heard of before doing this long study of the Bible.... Continue Reading →

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