Bible (KJV) 19: Psalms

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) ( - )

The Book of Psalms, commonly referred to simply as Psalms, is a book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Bible. Taken together, its 150 poems "express virtually the full range of Israel's religious faith." They each have a poetic character with frequent use of parallelism. In addition to the title of the collection, which translates as "song" or "hymns" from both Hebrew and Greek, superscriptions (or headings) in many of the Psalms provide musical references and some direction, in some cases even references to melodies that would have been well known by early congregations. Songs that can be identified as such in the Psalms include songs of thanksgiving (e.g., Ps 30), hymns of praise (e.g., Ps 117) and royal psalms, which may have been used in coronations and weddings. Identification of some psalms as prayers is also seen within the text, for example in the conclusion to Psalm 72, "The prayers of David son of Jesse are ended." The largest category of Psalms, though not grouped as such in the text, is that of lament (expressions of complaint and pleas for help from God). There appears to also have been an instructional function of the psalms as seen in their references to the law (e.g., Ps 1 and 119). (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Poetry, Bibles, King James Version

Language: English

Group: Bible (King James Version)

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Psalms 1-11 GabrielleC
00:15:57
Play 02 02 - Psalms 12-21 Lucy Perry
00:16:05
Play 03 03 - Psalms 22-31 Sundiata
00:23:30
Play 04 04 - Psalms 32-37 Michael Packard
00:19:41
Play 05 05 - Psalms 38-45 von
00:14:45
Play 06 06 - Psalms 46-55 Sundiata
00:21:23
Play 07 07 - Psalms 56-66 Michael Packard
00:20:21
Play 08 08 - Psalms 67-72 Sundiata
00:20:20
Play 09 09 - Psalms 73-78 von
00:16:30
Play 10 10 - Psalms 79-88 Michael Packard
00:19:29
Play 11 11 - Psalms 89-96 TriciaG
00:17:01
Play 12 12 - Psalms 97-105 Sundiata
00:24:02
Play 13 13 - Psalms 106-115 Michael Packard
00:25:17
Play 14 14 - Psalms 116-119 Abigail Rasmussen
00:22:43
Play 15 15 - Psalms 120-138 Abigail Rasmussen
00:19:38
Play 16 16 - Psalms 139-150 Abigail Rasmussen
00:20:16