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Top Verses of all 150 Psalms

    The 5 most popular psalms are first. All 150 psalms follow in numerical order, including a short description of each.

Psalm 23

Most loved chapter of the Old Testament. Describes the Lord as our Shepherd who lovingly cares for our every need.

1  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. (KJV)

4  Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (NIV)

Psalm 23:4 Psalm 23 - The Lord is my Shepherd Psalm 23:1-3


Psalm 91

The safety of dwelling in the presence of God.

1  Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2  This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.

4  He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. (NLT)

Psalm 91:1 Psalm 91:2 Psalm 91:4

Psalm 27

Great desire to live in God's presence.

1  The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (KJV)

10  Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close. (NLT)

14  Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (KJV)

Psalm 27:1 Psalm 27:10 Psalm 27:14

Psalm 121

A psalm sung while on a journey.

1  I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?

2  My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. (ESV)

Psalm 121 Psalm 121:1-2

Psalm 139

God knows us intimately, and is with us.

1  You have searched me, LORD, and you know me.

13  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (NIV)

Psalm 139:1 Psalm 139:13 Psalm 139:14

All 150 Psalms:

Psalm 1

Character traits of the righteous vs the wicked. Delight in God's Word.

1  Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2  But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. (NKJV)

Psalm 2

Coming reign of the Messiah; prophetic.


Psalm 3

Trusting God to help in times of trouble.

3  But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.(NIV)

Psalm 4

The faithful dwell in safety, even when suffering physical or emotional pain.

8  In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe. (NLT)

Psalm 5

Confidence that God will provide protection from enemies.

12  For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him with favor as with a shield. (NASB)

Psalm 6

Prayer for the Lord's mercy in times of great illness, suffering, and shame.

Psalm 7

Claims of innocence in times of persecution from enemies.

Psalm 8

Creation and Humanity.

3  When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4  What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? (KJV)

Psalm 9

Praise and Thanksgiving to God.

1  I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. (ESV)

Psalm 10

God's triumph over the sinful who oppresses the poor and helpless.

Psalm 11

Trusting God in the midst of great adversity.

Psalm 12

Power of the wicked's mouth vs the power of the truthful words of God.

Psalm 13

A cry to the Lord for help.

1  How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? (NASB)

Psalm 14

Folly of the Godless

Psalm 15

Described the character of those who dwell with God.

Psalm 16

Describes hope and faith in God.

8  I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

11  You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. (NLT)

Psalm 17

A protest of innocence and a prayer for protection.

8  Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings (NIV)

Psalm 18

Celebration and thanksgiving for the grace of God upon being delivered from enemies.

1  I love you, O LORD, my strength.

2  The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (ESV)

Psalm 19

Celebrates the greatness of creation and God's Word.

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

14  May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. (NIV)

Psalm 20

A song of trust and God's blessings.

4  May He give you what your heart desires and fulfill your whole purpose. (HCSB)

Psalm 21

Joy and thanksgiving for victory and God's salvation.

Psalm 22

Prophetically describes in vivid detail the crucifixion of Jesus.

Psalm 23

See Top 5 above.

Psalm 24

Praises God the Creator.

1  The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. (NLT)

Psalm 25

A plea for forgiveness and for protection from shame.

4  Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow.

5  Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. (NLT)

Psalm 26

Prayer for vindication and redemption.

2  Test me, LORD, and try me; examine my heart and mind. (HCSB)

Psalm 27

See Top 5 above.

Psalm 28

Joy in thanksgiving.

7  The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. (NIV)

Psalm 29

Worshipping God's majesty.

11  The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace. (KJV)

Psalm 30

Praising the Lord for having been delivered from illness.

2  O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. (ESV)

Psalm 31

The Lord is a refuge in times of adversity.

24  Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. (KJV)

Psalm 32

Describes the joy in being forgiven.

8  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (NIV)

Psalm 33

Describes the joy in being forgiven.

12  Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. (KJV)

Psalm 34

The happiness of trusting in God who saves us in our troubles.

5  Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.

18  The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. (ESV)

Psalm 35

Prayer for vengeance on enemies.

Psalm 36

The Sinfulness of people and God's unfailing love.

Psalm 37

Having patience and not worrying in the midst of trouble.

4  Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

5  Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. (NASB)

Psalm 38

In bitter anguish, the psalmist pleads for God's mercy.

Psalm 39

A despairing psalm asking for forgiveness.

7  And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. (NLT)

Psalm 40

Deep faith in God during trials and difficulties.

1  And so, I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.

2  He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

3  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him. (NIV)

Psalm 41

For times of suffering and illness.

1  Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;

3  The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health. (ESV)

Psalm 42

Hoping and trusting in God when in distress.

1  As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.

5  Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (NIV)

Psalm 43

Prayer for vindication.

3  O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. (KJV)

Psalm 44

A community lament for help in a time of great national stress.

Psalm 45

A wedding psalm that celebrates marriage, also prophetically describes the reign of Jesus.

Psalm 46

God is our help and comfort when in trouble.

1  God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

5  God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

10  He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." (NIV)

Psalm 47

Joyful expression of praising God.

1  O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. (KJV)

Psalm 48

God's love for Jerusalem.

Psalm 49

The wise should not fear the rich.

Psalm 50

The righteous vs the wicked and God as Judge.

15  And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. (KJV)

Psalm 51

The righteous vs the wicked and God as Judge.

10  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. (KJV)

Psalm 52

Judgment of enemies and peace of the faithful.

Psalm 53

Sinfulness of man.

Psalm 54

Prayer to God to be saved from adversaries.

Psalm 55

Trusting God when betrayed by friends.

17  Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

22  Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. (KJV)

Psalm 56

Thankfulness for escape from devastating trouble.

3  But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.

8  You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. (NLT)

Psalm 57

Prayer in time of adversity.

Psalm 58

Judgment of the sinful.

Psalm 59

Judgment of the sinful.

16  But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. (KJV)

Psalm 60

Prayer for deliverance from hard times.

Psalm 61

Trusting in God's protection.

2  From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (KJV)

Psalm 62

Expressions of comfort and peace in knowing God is our salvation.

1  I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.

2  He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.

8  O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge. (NLT)

Psalm 63

Desire to dwell with God.

1  O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

3  Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. (ESV)

Psalm 64

Comparisons between the righteous and the sinful.

Psalm 65

God cares for the Earth.

Psalm 66

Joyful praising of God.

Psalm 67

Call for God's blessing and to praise and worship HIm.

1  God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. (KJV)

Psalm 68

A song praising the glory of God.

5  A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

19  Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. (NIV)

Psalm 69

In times of overwhelming adversity and suffering. A prophetic psalm of the emotional and spiritual suffering of Jesus.

20  Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.

29  But as for me, afflicted and in pain-- may your salvation, God, protect me. (NIV)

Psalm 70

A prayer for help.

Psalm 71

Trusting in God in times of desperate adversity and suffering.

14  As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. (NIV)

Psalm 72

A messianic psalm by Solomon, David's son.

12  For he will rescue the poor who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper. (HCSB)

Psalm 73

Trusting in God even in times of struggling with envy and doubt.

23  Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.

26  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (NIV)

Psalm 74

A community lament in a time of great oppression.

Psalm 75

A song of praise and thanksgiving.

Psalm 76

A psalm of God's judgment and the fear of God.

Psalm 77

A cry out to God when we remain in suffering.

14  You are the God who works wonders; You revealed Your strength among the peoples. HCSB)

Psalm 78

Learning from the history of prior generations' rebellions against God.

Psalm 79

A prayer for Israel after a devastating attack by enemies.

Psalm 80

Prayer to save Israel after attack.

Psalm 81

Scolding of Israel for failing to obey.

Psalm 82

A psalm of judges and judgment.

Psalm 83

Imprecatory psalm asking God to judge the sinful.

Psalm 84

Dwelling in God's presence.

10  For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

11  For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. (KJV)

Psalm 85

Trusting God to be restored after being devastated.

7  Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD, And grant us Your salvation.

10  Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. (NASB)

Psalm 86

God is merciful and forgiving.

5  For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

11  Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. (ESV)

Psalm 87

An evangelical psalm.

Psalm 88

A complaint from a life long sufferer who is afflicted and rejected.

8  You have caused my companions to shun me; you have made me a horror to them. I am shut in so that I cannot escape;

13  But I, O LORD, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you. (ESV)

Psalm 89

Joy in living in God's presence, his love and mercy.

15  Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD. (NLT)

Psalm 90

Human life is short but we trust in the Lord.

12  So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. (KJV)

Psalm 91

See Top 5 above.

Psalm 92

A psalm of exuberant praise.

Psalm 93

God is king of heaven and earth.

Psalm 94

God is our refuge.

18  When I said, "My foot is slipping," your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.

19  When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. (NIV)

Psalm 95

God is our refuge.

6  Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker,

7  for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today! (NLT)

Psalm 96

Celebrates God as the Creator.

Psalm 97

God vs evil.

11  Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. (KJV)

Psalm 98

Joyful psalm of praise.

4  Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. (KJV)

Psalm 99

Praises God for answering prayers and for his forgiveness.

Psalm 100

A joyful psalm of praise.

3  Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4  Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (KJV)

Psalm 101

Desire to behave wisely.

3  I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.

7  He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me. (NASB)

Psalm 102

Praising God despite being afflicted and rejected.

Psalm 103

God's love and forgiveness.

12  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. (KJV)

Psalm 104

Celebration of God as Creator.

5  He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. (NIV)

Psalm 105

Poem of God's faithfulness.

4  Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore. (KJV)

Psalm 106

Thankfulness that God forgives our sins.

1  Praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. (NLT)

Psalm 107

God's enduring love.

1  O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

20  He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. (KJV)

Psalm 108

Victory over enemies.

Psalm 109

Asks for judgment against enemies.

Psalm 110

A conversation between the Lord and His Son, the Messiah.

1  The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. (KJV)

Psalm 111

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

2  Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.

10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! (ESV)

Psalm 112

The blessings of the faithful.

7  He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. (KJV)

Psalm 113

Joyful praise of God.

3  From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised. (NIV)

Psalm 114

Celebration of God's deliverance.

Psalm 115

A psalm of praise for the salvation of his people.

1  Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. (NIV)

Psalm 116

A passover psalm probably recited by Jesus the night of his arrest.

2  Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. (KJV)

Psalm 117

The shortest psalm, a call to praise.

Psalm 118

A passover psalm most likely sung by Jesus on the night before his arrest. A prediction of Jesus' rejection.

6  The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

8  It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

24  This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (KJV)

Psalm 119

Meditation on the Word of God.

11  I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

105  Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (NLT)

Psalm 120

A prayer for protection.

1  In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. (KJV)

Psalm 121

See Top 5 above.

Psalm 122

Joy in worshipping God.

Psalm 123

Prayer to be rescued from contempt and scorn.

Psalm 124

The Lord defended his people.

Psalm 125

Trusting in God gives strength.

Psalm 126

Expresses joy after a long separation.

3  The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. (NIV)

Psalm 127

Children are a gift from God.

3  Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. (NLT)

Psalm 128

God's blessing of family.

Psalm 129

Victory over enemies.

Psalm 130

Waiting for God's forgiveness.

5  I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; (ESV)

Psalm 131

A psalm of humility, trust and hope.

Psalm 132

Fulfillment of God's promise.

Psalm 133

Unity of believers.

1  How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity! (NIV)

Psalm 134

Bless the Lord.

Psalm 135

A psalm praising God.

Psalm 136

Thanking God for His enduring love.

1  Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. (NIV)

Psalm 137

A troubling psalm of despair.

Psalm 138

An inspirational psalm of faith and strength.

3  As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.

8  The LORD will work out his plans for my life--for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me. (NLT)

Psalm 139

See Top 5 above.

Psalm 140

Prayer to be saved from evil men.

Psalm 141

A cry to the Lord for protection from sinful men.

3  Take control of what I say, O LORD, and guard my lips. (NLT)

Psalm 142

A psalm of deep anguish, when the psalmist felt totally alone.

Psalm 143

Asking for guidance from the Lord in times of despair and desperate need.

8  Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

10  Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. (NIV)

Psalm 144

Prayer for rescue due to human frailty.

Psalm 145

A psalm praising God for his love and compassion.

18  The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. (NIV)

Psalm 146

Praising God for rescuing the helpless.

Psalm 147

Declaration to praise God for his Word.

3  He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

4  He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.

5  Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit. (NIV)

Psalm 148

Praising God for the wonder of creation.

Psalm 149

A call to sing to God for his salvation.

Psalm 150

A repeated command to praise God.

6  Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. (NIV)

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