The Book of Psalms - Tehilim - תְהִלִּים
David
Judaism
5:07 h
Psalms is an Old Testament book of the Bible that contains 150 poems (or songs) called psalms, one of which (Psalm 119) is exceptionally long. Each psalm is intended to be sung (or performed) individually as part of prayer or worship. Psalms can be categorized by topic including: hymns of praise, hymns of thanksgiving, lamentations, hymns of belief and wisdom, hymns of history, rage, and liturgical psalms. Individual psalms are recited throughout the Jewish year, often marking particular events and ceremonies in the local community or synagogue. In any given Christian church, individual psalms are often incorporated into weekly services as well as used at special occasions and events. Christian hymnals are replete with psalms that have been set to music - including famous pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Handel.

The First Book of Ketuvim,
Called Psalms

Tehilim - תְהִלִּים

Ketuvim - כְּתוּבִים‎


The Book of Psalms - Psalm 1

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


Psalm 2

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.