The Psalms: A Commentary

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Westminster John Knox Press, Oct 1, 2000 - Religion - 841 pages
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This commentary, a part of the Old Testament Library Series, focuses on the book of Psalms.

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Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition Literature
12
Abbreviations
16
Translators preface
17
Introduction
19
The name Psalms
20
The arrangement of the Psalms 3 The use of the Psalms
21
The cultic foundations of psalmody CONTENTS
23
The place of the Psalms in the cult of the Covenant Festival fragments of liturgy
35
As long as I have thee
505
The destruction of the Temple
516
It is God who executes judgment
520
God is terrible and glorious
523
Thou art the God who workest wonders
529
Riddles presented by history
533
Desecration of the sanctuary
543
Let thy face shine
545

The types of the Psalms a Hymns
52
b Laments
66
c Thanksgivings
83
d Blessing and curse
86
e Wisdom and didactic poems
88
The origin and authorship of the Psalms
91
The collection of the Psalms
92
Commentary 1 The two ways
102
God and his anointed
108
Morning prayer
116
The peace of
119
It is God who decides
122
A prayer of lament arising out of sin and suffering
129
Persecution of the innocent
133
Creator and creature
143
The judgment of
151
Trust in
155
The words of men and the Word of
158
How long O Lord?
161
The fools
164
Who may sojourn in the house of God?
167
Joy in the presence of God 9
171
The divine verdict
178
14
179
The grace of kingship
182
20
183
16 The heavens proclaim the glory of God
197
714 Godliness based on the law
200
A prayer for the king
205
The coronation of the king
210
My God my God why hast thou forsaken me?
217
The Lord is my shepherd
226
Lift up your heads ye mighty gates
231
Make me to know thy ways O Lord
237
O Lord I love the habitation of thy house
241
16 The courage of faith
244
714 The way that leads to God
250
The silence of God
255
The might and glory of God
259
Thanksgiving for deliverance from the peril of death
265
Into thy hand I commit my spirit
273
The forgiveness of sins
280
In praise of God
288
O taste and see that the Lord is good
295
Lament of one of the quiet in the land
300
With thee is the fountain of life
304
Commit your ways to the Lord
312
Suffering and guilt
323
And now O Lord where shall I find comfort? My hope is in thee
326
Thanksgiving and supplication
331
Cured from an illnesspreserved from enemies
341
Yearning for God
346
Cast off by God?
352
The royal wedding song
360
A safe stronghold our God is still
365
The enthronement of Yahweh
374
The city of God
379
A riddle of life
384
True worship
391
Create in me a clean heart O God
399
The end of the man who loves violence
410
See Psalm 14
414
Oppressed by enemies betrayed by a friend
417
When I am afraid I put my trust in thee
421
Thy steadfast love is great to the heavens
425
Unjust judges
429
Deliverance from enemies
432
With God we shall do valiantly
437
O that I might dwell in thy tent for ever
442
My soul is still unto God
445
Thy grace is better than life
453
Gods recompense
456
Thou crownest the year with thy bounty
460
Shout for joy unto God all the earth
467
The blessings imparted by God
472
The advent of God
477
The zeal for thy house has consumed me
490
See Ps 40 1317
495
Prayer for the king
500
God desires to save
551
The judgment of God
556
Enemies on all sides
561
How lovely is thy dwellingplace O Lord Sabaoth
564
Comfort and hope
570
Teach me thy way O Lord
575
All my springs are in thee
579
Lament
584
The crisis of the old covenant
587
The eternal God
594
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600
Under Gods protection
603
It is good to make confession before the Lord
613
The majesty of God
617
Justice will return to the righteous
621
23
622
The encounter with God
624
God comes to judge
627
The Lord and Judge of the world
630
Sing to the Lord a new song
636
35
638
The holy God
640
Make a joyful noise to the Lord all the lands
645
The ideal prince
647
Prayer of lament and hymn
650
Bless the Lord O my soul
655
Gods creation
663
The divine Covenant
671
The grace of God and the sin of the people
676
The redeemed of the Lord
683
Cf Ps 57 711 and Ps 60 512
688
The priestking
692
He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered
697
The blessedness of fearing God
702
Gods sovereignty and compassion
704
The Exodus
708
Not to us O Lord but to thy name show honour
713
A psalm of thanksgiving
718
The praise of God
721
A liturgy of thanksgiving
722
The word and the statutes of God
730
52
732
86
733
108
734
133
735
158
736
171
737
Striving for peace
741
lift up my eyes to the hills
744
Pray for the salvation of Jerusalem
749
Looking upwards to God
751
Thanksgiving of those who have been delivered
754
The Protector of his people
756
Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy
759
Everything depends on Gods blessing
763
Domestic blessings
767
So far and no farther
770
Out of the depths
772
Humility
776
Dedication of the Temple
778
The unity of the family
782
Concerning blessing
786
Creation and election
787
The perpetual grace of God in creation and history
791
By the waters of Babylon
793
The answering of prayer
797
Whither shall I go from thy Spirit?
799
Against slanderers
808
Temptation
810
Forsaken by men
812
Lament and penitence
817
Salvation
822
The eyes of all wait upon thee
825
Praise the Lord O my soul
828
The gracious and mighty God
833
Let the whole world praise the Lord
836
The judgment on the Gentiles
838
The great hallelujah
840
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Artur Weiser was a German Old Testament scholar who wrote, edited, and translated many books, including The Psalms: A Commentary and The Old Testament: It's Formation and Development.

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