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Psalms Summaries: 1-20
Psalm Summary 1. The happiness of the just and the evil state of the wicked.
Psalm Summary 2. The vain efforts of persecutors against Christ and his church.
Psalm Summary 3. The prophet's danger and delivery from his son Absalom: mystically, the passion and resurrection of Christ.
Psalm Summary 4. The prophet teacheth us to flee to God in tribulation, with confidence in him.
Psalm Summary 5. A prayer to God against the iniquities of men.
Psalm Summary 6. A prayer of a penitent sinner, under the scourge of God. The first penitential Psalm.
Psalm Summary 7. David, trusting in the justice of his cause, prayeth for God's help against his enemies.
Psalm Summary 8. God is wonderful in his works; especially in mankind, singularly exalted by the incarnation of Christ.
Psalm Summary 9. The church praiseth God for his protection against her enemies.
Psalm Summary 10. The just man's confidence in God in the midst of persecutions.
Psalm Summary 11. The prophet calls for God's help against the wicked.
Psalm Summary 12. A prayer in tribulation.
Psalm Summary 13. The general corruption of man before our redemption by Christ.
Psalm Summary 14. What kind of men shall dwell in the heavenly Sion.
Psalm Summary 15. Christ's future victory and triumph over the world and death.
Psalm Summary 16. A just man's prayer in tribulation against the malice of his enemy.
Psalm Summary 17. David's thanks to God for his delivery from all his enemies.
Psalm Summary 18. The works of God show forth his glory: his law is greatly to be esteemed and loved.
Psalm Summary 19. A prayer for the king.
Psalm Summary 20. Praise to God for Christ's exaltation after his passion.
Psalms Summaries: 21-40
Psalm Summary 21. Christ's passion: and the conversion of the Gentiles.
Psalm Summary 22. God's spiritual benefits to faithful souls.
Psalm Summary 23. Who are they that shall ascend to heaven: Christ's triumphant ascension there.
Psalm Summary 24. A prayer for grace, mercy, and protection against our enemies.
Psalm Summary 25. David's prayer to God in his distress, to be delivered, that he may come to worship him in his tabernacle.
Psalm Summary 26. David's faith and hope in God.
Psalm Summary 27. David's prayer that his enemies may not prevail over him.
Psalm Summary 28. An invitation to glorify God, with a commemoration of his mighty works.
Psalm Summary 29. David praises God for his deliverance, and his merciful dealings with him.
Psalm Summary 30. A prayer of a just man under affliction.
Psalm Summary 31. The second penitential Psalm.
Psalm Summary 32. An exhortation to praise God, and to trust in him.
Psalm Summary 33. An exhortation to the praise, and service of God.
Psalm Summary 34. David, in the person of Christ, prayeth against his persecutors: prophetically foreshowing the punishments that shall fall upon them.
Psalm Summary 35. The malice of sinners, and the goodness of God.
Psalm Summary 36. An exhortation to despise this world; and the short prosperity of the wicked; and to trust in Providence.
Psalm Summary 37. A prayer of a penitent for the remission of his sins. The third penitential Psalm.
Psalm Summary 38. A just man's peace and patience in his sufferings; considering the vanity of the world, and the providence of God.
Psalm Summary 39. Christ's coming, and redeeming mankind.
Psalm Summary 40. The happiness of him that shall believe in Christ; notwithstanding the humility and poverty in which he shall come: the malice of his enemies, especially of the traitor Judas.
Psalms Summaries: 41-60
Psalm Summary 41. The fervent desire of the just after God: hope in afflictions.
Psalm Summary 42. The prophet aspireth after the temple and altar of God.
Psalm Summary 43. The church commemorates former favours, and present afflictions; under which she prays for succour.
Psalm Summary 44. The excellence of Christ's kingdom, and the endowments of his church.
Psalm Summary 45. The church in persecution trusteth in the protection of God.
Psalm Summary 46. The Gentiles are invited to praise God for the establishment of the kingdom of Christ.
Psalm Summary 47. God is greatly to be praised for the establishment of his church.
Psalm Summary 48. The folly of worldlings, who live on in sin, without thinking of death or hell.
Psalm Summary 49. The coming of Christ: who prefers virtue and inward purity before the blood of victims.
Psalm Summary 50. The repentance and confession of David after his sin. The fourth penitential Psalm.
Psalm Summary 51. David condemneth the wickedness of Doeg, and foretelleth his destruction.
Psalm Summary 52. The general corruption of man before the coming of Christ.
Psalm Summary 53. A prayer for help in distress.
Psalm Summary 54. A prayer of a just man under persecution from the wicked. It agrees to Christ persecuted by the Jews, and betrayed by Judas.
Psalm Summary 55. A prayer of David in danger and distress.
Psalm Summary 56. The prophet prays in his affliction, and praises God for his delivery.
Psalm Summary 57. David reproveth the wicked, and foretelleth their punishment.
Psalm Summary 58. A prayer to be delivered from the wicked, with confidence in God's help and protection. It agrees to Christ and his enemies the Jews.
Psalm Summary 59. After many afflictions, the church of Christ shall prevail.
Psalm Summary 60. A prayer for the coming of the kingdom of Christ, which shall have no end.
Psalms Summaries: 61-80
Psalm Summary 61. The prophet encourageth himself and all others to trust in God, and serve him.
Psalm Summary 62. The prophet aspireth after God.
Psalm Summary 63. A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God that he will bring to nought the machinations of persecutors.
Psalm Summary 64. God is to be praised in his church, to which all nations shall be called.
Psalm Summary 65. An invitation to praise God.
Psalm Summary 66. A prayer for the propagation of the church.
Psalm Summary 67. The glorious establishment of the church of the New Testament, prefigured by the benefits bestowed on the people of Israel.
Psalm Summary 68. Christ in his passion declareth the greatness of his sufferings, and the malice of his persecutors the Jews; and foretelleth their reprobation.
Psalm Summary 69. A prayer in persecution.
Psalm Summary 70. A prayer for perseverance.
Psalm Summary 71. A prophecy of the coming of Christ, and of his kingdom: prefigured by Solomon and his happy reign.
Psalm Summary 72. The temptation of the weak, upon seeing the prosperity of the wicked, is overcome by the consideration of the justice of God, who will quickly render to every one according to his works.
Psalm Summary 73. A prayer of the church under grievous persecutions.
Psalm Summary 74. There is a just judgment to come: therefore let the wicked take care.
Psalm Summary 75. God is known in his church: and exerts his power in protecting it. It alludes to the slaughter of the Assyrians, in the days of king Ezechias.
Psalm Summary 76. The faithful have recourse to God in trouble of mind, with confidence in his mercy and power.
Psalm Summary 77. God's great benefits to the people of Israel, notwithstanding their ingratitude.
Psalm Summary 78. The church in time of persecution prayeth for relief. It seems to belong to the time of the Machabees.
Psalm Summary 79. A prayer for the church in tribulation, commemorating God's former favours.
Psalm Summary 80. An invitation to a solemn praising of God.
Psalms Summaries: 81-100
Psalm Summary 81. An exhortation to judges and men in power.
Psalm Summary 82. A prayer against the enemies of God's church.
Psalm Summary 83. The soul aspireth after heaven; rejoicing in the mean time, in being in the communion of God's church upon earth.
Psalm Summary 84. The coming of Christ, to bring peace and salvation to man.
Psalm Summary 85. A prayer for God's grace to assist us to the end.
Psalm Summary 86. The glory of the church of Christ.
Psalm Summary 87. A prayer of one under grievous affliction: it agrees to Christ in his passion, and alludes to his death and burial.
Psalm Summary 88. The perpetuity of the church of Christ, in consequence of the promise of God: which, notwithstanding, God permits her to suffer sometimes most grievous afflictions.
Psalm Summary 89. A prayer for the mercy of God: recounting the shortness and miseries of the days of man.
Psalm Summary 90. The just is secure under the protection of God.
Psalm Summary 91. God is to be praised for his wondrous works.
Psalm Summary 92. The glory and stability of the kingdom; that is, of the church of Christ.
Psalm Summary 93. God shall judge and punish the oppressors of his people.
Psalm Summary 94. An invitation to adore and serve God, and to hear his voice.
Psalm Summary 95. An exhortation to praise God for the coming of Christ and his kingdom.
Psalm Summary 96. All are invited to rejoice at the glorious coming and reign of Christ.
Psalm Summary 97. All are again invited to praise the Lord, for the victories of Christ.
Psalm Summary 98. The reign of the Lord in Sion: that is, of Christ in his church.
Psalm Summary 99. All are invited to rejoice in God the creator of all.
Psalm Summary 100. The prophet exhorteth all by his example, to follow mercy and justice.
Psalms Summaries: 101-120
Psalm Summary 101. A prayer for one in affliction: the fifth penitential Psalm.
Psalm Summary 102. Thanksgiving to God for his mercies.
Psalm Summary 103. God is to be praised for his mighty works, and wonderful providence.
Psalm Summary 104. A thanksgiving to God for his benefits to his people Israel.
Psalm Summary 105. A confession of the manifold sins and ingratitudes of the Israelites.
Psalm Summary 106. All are invited to give thanks to God for his perpetual providence over men.
Psalm Summary 107. The prophet praiseth God for benefits received.
Psalm Summary 108. David in the person of Christ, prayeth against his persecutors; more especially the traitor Judas: foretelling and approving his just punishment for his obstinacy in sin and final impenitence.
Psalm Summary 109. Christ's exaltation and everlasting priesthood.
Psalm Summary 110. God is to be praised for his graces, and benefits to his church.
Psalm Summary 111. The good man is happy.
Psalm Summary 112. God is to be praised for his regard to the poor and humble.
Psalm Summary 113. God hath shown his power in delivering his people: idols are vain. The Hebrews divide this into two psalms.
Psalm Summary 114. The prayer of a just man in affliction, with a lively confidence in God.
Psalm Summary 115. This in the Hebrew is joined with the foregoing Psalm, and continues to express the faith and gratitude of the psalmist.
Psalm Summary 116. All nations are called upon to praise God for his mercy and truth.
Psalm Summary 117. The psalmist praiseth God for his delivery from evils: putteth his whole trust in him; and foretelleth the coming of Christ.
Psalm Summary 118. Of the excellence of virtue consisting in the love and observance of the commandments of God.
Psalm Summary 119. A prayer in tribulation.
Psalm Summary 120. God is the keeper of his servants.
Psalms Summaries: 121-150
Psalm Summary 121. The desire and hope of the just for the coming of the kingdom of God, and the peace of his church.
Psalm Summary 122. A prayer in affliction, with confidence in God.
Psalm Summary 123. The church giveth glory to God for her deliverance, from the hands of her enemies.
Psalm Summary 124. The just are always under God's protection.
Psalm Summary 125. The people of God rejoice at their delivery from captivity.
Psalm Summary 126. Nothing can be done without God's grace and blessing.
Psalm Summary 127. The fear of God is the way to happiness.
Psalm Summary 128. The church of God is invincible: her persecutors come to nothing.
Psalm Summary 129. A prayer of a sinner, trusting in the mercies of God. The sixth penitential Psalm.
Psalm Summary 130. The prophet's humility.
Psalm Summary 131. A prayer for the fulfilling of the promise made to David.
Psalm Summary 132. The happiness of brotherly love and concord.
Psalm Summary 133. An exhortation to praise God continually.
Psalm Summary 134. An exhortation to praise God: the vanity of idols.
Psalm Summary 135. God is to be praised for his wonderful works.
Psalm Summary 136. The lamentation of the people of God in their captivity in Babylon.
Psalm Summary 137. Thanksgiving to God for his benefits.
Psalm Summary 138. God's special providence over his servants.
Psalm Summary 139. A prayer to be delivered from the wicked.
Psalm Summary 140. A prayer against sinful words, and deceitful flatterers.
Psalm Summary 141. A prayer of David in extremity of danger.
Psalm Summary 142. The psalmist in tribulation calleth upon God for his delivery. The seventh penitential Psalm.
Psalm Summary 143. The prophet praiseth God, and prayeth to be delivered from his enemies. No worldly happiness is to be compared with that of serving God.
Psalm Summary 144. A Psalm of praise, to the infinite majesty of God.
Psalm Summary 145. We are not to trust in men, but in God alone.
Psalm Summary 146. An exhortation to praise God for his benefits.
Psalm Summary 147. The church is called upon to praise God for his peculiar graces and favours to his people. In the Hebrew, this Psalm is joined to the foregoing.
Psalm Summary 148. All creatures are invited to praise their Creator.
Psalm Summary 149. The church is particularly bound to praise God.
Psalm Summary 150. An exhortation to praise God with all sorts of instruments.
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