Book of Psalms Synopsis: Statistics And Summary of Main Topics.

Book of Psalms Chapter by Chapter Summary.





AUTHOR: David – 73, Solomon – 2, Sons of Korah -12, Asaph – 12, Heman 1,Ethan 1, Moses 1


Praise, Lament, Thanksgiving and Wisdom: Songs Of Praise To God


Lord and Patriarchs. 


19:1: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

22:16-19: Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.

23:1: The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

29:1-2: Ascribe to the LORD, O mighty ones, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.

51:10: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

119:1-2: Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.


The Book of Psalms, the Hebrew name of which is the Book of Praise, is the longest book in the Bible, divided into five sections and is a collection of 150 psalms. Section 1 (Psalms 1-41) Section 2 (Psalms 42-72) Section 3 (Psalms 73-89) Section 4 (Psalms 90-106) Section 5 (Psalms 107-150). Psalms is called the Hymnbook of the Bible, which places singing and honesty of God’s people at the very center of the faith. A book of worship, praise, and prayer. The Psalms refer to God not only as the gravitational center of history and creation, but also of human life and emotion. There are 7 psalm styles- hymns, laments, thanksgiving psalms, psalms of confidence, psalms of remembrance, wisdom psalms, and kingship psalms. David is named as the author of almost half of the Psalms. Other Psalms ascribed to Moses, Solomon, Asaph, the sons of Korah, etc. The book deals with subjects such as God and His creation, sin, evil, justice, judgment, wisdom, war, worship and the coming of the Messiah. Prophetic pictures of the Messiah are seen in numerous psalms. The book of Psalms reminds God’s people of the central importance of worshipping God and recalling his goodness, love, and wondrous deeds on their behalf.


1Chapter: The Blessed Man. Contrast between the righteous and the wicked

2Chapter: The King Rejected but Coming to Reign. Sovereignty of the Son of God

3Chapter: A Psalm in Distress. Deliverance from enemies

4Chapter: Trust in the Lord. Prayer in Trouble

5Chapter: Sharing God’s Attitude Toward Sin. Refuge in the Lord

6Chapter: Praying in Deepest Distress. Grief in time of distress

7Chapter: The Slandered Saint Psalm. Salvation for the righteous, not for the disobedient

8Chapter: The Son of Man Reigning. The crowning of man

9Chapter: Praise for Righteous Judgment. Judgment from the Lord

10Chapter: A Psalm Concerning the Wicked. The false security of the wicked

11Chapter: The Psalm of the Steadfast. The reign of God

12Chapter: Liars Against the Truth. The preservation of the faithful

13Chapter: The “How Long” Psalm. Trust in the Lord’s loveng kindness

14Chapter: The Psalm of the Fool. The corruptness of the atheist fool

15Chapter: The Regenerate Described. Requirements of living in the Lord’s tent

16Chapter: Death and Resurrection. The beautiful heritage of the saints

17Chapter: A Prayer of David Against the Wicked. Judgment in favor of the righteous and against the violent

18Chapter: David’s Psalm of Deliverance. Protection for the one who keeps the Lord’s ways

19Chapter: The Witness of Creation and Revelation. The testimony of the heavens concerning God’s glory

20Chapter: A Psalm for a Day of Trouble. The Lord’s answers in the day of trouble

21Chapter: Victorious King Psalm. The king’s gladness about the Lord’s strengeth

22Chapter: The Good Shepherd (Crucified). Man’s weakness versus God’s strength

23Chapter: The Great Shepherd (Risen). The shepherd’s shepherd

24Chapter: The Chief Shepherd (Coming). The supremacy of the King of Glory

25Chapter: Trust in the Midst of Trouble. The Lord’s instruction in His way

26Chapter: How to Avoid Backsliding. Innocence of the writer

27Chapter: One Desire in Time of Trouble. Courage because of the Lord

28Chapter: A Cry for Judgment. Help for one who asks

29Chapter: The Judgment Storm. The power of the Lord’s voice

30Chapter: A Psalm of Dedication. Praise for the Lord’s temporary anger

31Chapter: A Psalm of Trouble and Trust. Trust in the Lord & lack of trust in people

32Chapter: David’s Testimony of Confession. Blessing in the Lord’s forgiveness

33Chapter: Praise for Creation, Providence, Grace. Praise for the Lord’s creating and delivering us

34Chapter: Appreciation for Deliverance. The deliverance of the righteous

35Chapter: A Prayer for Intercessors. Prayer for the Lord to fight on our behalf

36Chapter: Wicked Way and God’s Way Contrasted. The sinfulness of the wicked

37Chapter: “Fret Not” Psalm. Dependence on the Lord

38Chapter: David, Out of Fellowship, In at End. Repentance and confession of sin

39Chapter: Prayer for Wisdom. The brevity of life

40Chapter: The Obedience of Christ, New Song. Proclamation of good news

41Chapter: Prophesied Betrayal by Judas. Healing for a sin-sick soul

42Chapter: “Hope Thou in God” Psalm. Hope for the one in despair

43Chapter: Enemies Bug Me. Vindication by God

44Chapter: Undeserved Suffering. Questioning of God’s discipline

45Chapter: Royal Wedding Psalm. Song of married love

46Chapter: Triumph in the Great Tribulation Period. Confidence in God as refuge

47Chapter: The Lord Reigning. King of all the earth

48Chapter: Jerusalem. The city of God

49Chapter: The Folly of Unbelief. The temporary nature of riches

50Chapter: The Nature of True Worship. Judgment of the godly and the wicked

51Chapter: David’s Sin Acknowledged. Request for forgiveness

52Chapter: “Green Olive Tree” Psalm. Fate of the evildoer

53Chapter: The Psalm of the Fool. The atheist fool

54Chapter: “Mine Helper” Psalm. Repayment of evil by God

55Chapter: Escape From Tribulation. Anguish in time of trouble

56Chapter: A Prayer of the Hunted One. Violence of the wicked

57Chapter: Refuge in Trouble

58Chapter: Imprecatory Psalm

59Chapter: Prayer for Deliverance and Judgment

60Chapter: Through Defeat to Victory

61Chapter: Refuge in the Rock

62Chapter: Confidence in God the Rock

63Chapter: “Most Beautiful” Psalm

64Chapter: Wicked vs the Righteous

65Chapter: Thanksgiving Psalm

66Chapter: Worthy Worship Psalm

67Chapter: Future Kingdom Blessing

68Chapter: Victorious Procession of God

69Chapter: The Sufferings of Christ

70Chapter: Memorial Psalm

71Chapter: Aged Saint Psalm

72Chapter: King and the Kingdom

73Chapter: Envious at the Prosperity of the Wicked

74Chapter: The Enemy in Possession

75Chapter: The Lord’s Cup of Judgment

76Chapter: When God Reigns in Zion

77Chapter: The Troubled Saint

78Chapter: The History of God’s Grace With Israel

79Chapter: A Prayer With Jerusalem in Ruins!

80Chapter: Christ, the Strong Man

81Chapter: God Bares the Heart

82Chapter: God is the Judge

83Chapter: Afflicted to Learn!

84Chapter: “Sons of Grace” Psalm

85Chapter: “Revival Prayer” Psalm

86 Poor and Needy Prayer

87Chapter: A Song of Zion

88Chapter: “Deepest Distress” Psalm

89Chapter: “Davidic Covenant” Psalm

90Chapter: The Psalm of Death (First Adam)

91Chapter: The Psalm of Life (Last Adam)

92Chapter: Sabbath Palm (of rest)

93Chapter: The King and His Throne

94Chapter: A Prayer for Vengeance

95Chapter: A Psalm of Praise and Warning

96Chapter: Praise and Testimony in View of the Second Advent

97Chapter: “The Lord Reigneth” Psalm

98Chapter: A New Song of Victory

99Chapter: Righteous Judgment & Trembling

100Chapter: The Old Hundreth (Thanksgiving)

101Chapter: The King and His Subjects

102Chapter: A Prayer in Humiliation

103Chapter: “Bless the Lord, O My Soul” Psalm

104Chapter: The Praise of His Works

105Chapter: Israel’s History & God’s Mercy

106Chapter: Israel’s Failure & God’s Grace

107Chapter: Thanksgiving for Affliction

108Chapter: Praise for Victory

109Chapter: “Satanic Power” Psalm

110Chapter: Christ as King and Priest

111Chapter: “Reverend is His Name” Psalm

112Chapter: God’s Plan is Greater than the Pressures of Life

113Chapter: From Dunghill to Ruler

114Chapter: When Israel Went Out of Egypt

115Chapter: God Compared With Idols

116Chapter: “Dying Grace” Psalm

117Chapter: The Shortest Psalm (praise)

118Chapter: The Exalted Christ

119Chapter: “The Word of God” Psalm

120Chapter: Prayer Against a Lying Tongue

121Chapter: The Traveler’s Psalm

122Chapter: Jerusalem and Peace

123Chapter: Waiting in Faith

124Chapter: Lord on our Side

125Chapter: Security for the Trusting

126Chapter: A Psalm of Freedom

127Chapter: Safety in the Lord

128Chapter: Earthly Blessings

129Chapter: Comfort in Affliction

130Chapter: Who Shall Stand?

131Chapter: Childlike Trust

132Chapter: Davidic Covenant Psalm

133Chapter: A Psalm of Fellowship

134Chapter: Worship at Night

135Chapter: Priestly Praise Psalm

136Chapter: His Mercy Endureth Forever

137Chapter: Babylon Captivity Weeping

138Chapter: “Magnified Thy Word Above Thy Name” Psalm

139Chapter: Spiritual Life Psalm

140Chapter: Opposition from Evil

141Chapter: “Guard My Speech” Psalm

142Chapter: The Prisoner’s Psalm

143Chapter: A Prayer for Mercy in Persecution

144Chapter: Military Strength Psalm

145Chapter: Pure Praise Psalm

146Chapter: Praise and Trust

147Chapter: Praise for God’s Grace to Israel

148Chapter: Praise from all Creation

149Chapter: A New Song of Praise

150Chapter: Praise Ye the Lord