Psalms Commentaries & Sermons

PSALMS RESOURCES
Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals

PSALMS VERSE BY VERSE TOOL
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Multiple Resources on a Specific Verse from Studylight.org

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  • See also SERMONS BY VERSE (different site Biblehub.com) - Psalm 1:1 Sermons - various speakers from the Biblical Illustrator (also found in tool above) Sermons can accessed by chapter and verse by going to top of page and selecting from dropdown list.

ALBERT BARNES
Notes on Psalms

Comments generally verse by verse and will be retrieved in the "Psalms Verse by Verse Tool"

Spurgeon: "Thoroughly good. Using these notes constantly, we more and more struck with their value. For the general run of preachers this is probably the best commentary extant."

JOSEPH A ALEXANDER
Psalms Commentary
(1864)

Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)

Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical works on the Hebrew text. It represents a re-working of the famous commentary on Psalms by E. Hengstenberg. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

David Malick - "This is a good commentary. He uses some Hebrew words but do not let that turn you away. You usually can figure out which word his is discussing from the rest of the sentence." (Selected Bibliography on the Book of Psalms)

See other formats - Word = Doc, Acrobat = Pdf shows table of contents - easy to navigate, Web = Html

WILLIAM BARRICK
Commentary Notes
Psalms

Professor of Old Testament & Director of ThD Studies at Master's Seminary. Comment - If you are preaching or teaching the Psalms be sure to check Dr Barrick's resource as he has brief well done comments, a suggested hymn to sing with the Psalm, suggested prayers from the Psalm and application of the Psalm. 

Audio available on some but not all Psalms

BRIAN BELL
Sermon Notes on
Book of Psalms

Frequent illustrations useful if you are teaching or preaching Psalms. 

The Biblical Illustrator
Book of Psalms

Comments generally verse by verse. These notes are also retrieved by the "Psalms Verse by Verse Tool"

BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES
Related to
Book of Psalms

MORE STUDIES RELATED TO THE PSALMS

CHARLES BRIDGES
EXPOSITION OF PSALM 119

Rosscup: This is a classic of detail on the psalm, with much rich, solid and provocative discussion that deeply feeds the serious heart. It first appeared in 1827 and continues to be published. Bridges (1794–1869) has a way of relating the truth to other parts of Scripture and to the spiritual life that reflects a profound grasp of things. He is wordy, leaving few stones unturned, but there are many veins of gold beneath the stones. The famous interpretation of details in the longest psalm is mingled with suggestions for self-examination, prayer and other stimulating devotional material. An 8-pp. index of subjects at the end is helpful at times in locating a discussion. (Rosscup, J. 2004. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors) 

ALAN CARR
Expository Sermons
Psalms

STEVEN COLE
Expository Sermons
Psalms

Excellent Resource, Sermons Function Like Commentaries

THOMAS CONSTABLE
Expository Notes 
Book of Psalms

Over 300 page commentary - Very Helpful for studying, teaching and preaching the Psalms
See also notes on Psalms in the Reformation Study Bible

DAVID COOPER
Israel's Hymnal
Exposition of Selected Psalms

Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120 thru 134):

W A CRISWELL
SERMONS
PSALMS

DEFENDER'S STUDY BIBLE
Dr Henry Morris
(1918-2006)

Founder of Creation Science Movement. Conservative notes often with allusions to Creation

Notes on Psalms but not every verse, See links to notes in right margin

DAVID GUZIK
Commentary Notes
Book of Psalms

Excellent resource for teaching and preaching the psalms. E.g., Guzik has 95 pages of notes on Psalm 119!

WILLIAM G. HESLOP
Sermon Seeds on Every Psalm

Succinct, pithy comments. Helpful for preaching or teaching the Psalms

FRANKLIN KIRKSEY
SERMONS
PSALMS

JOHN MACARTHUR
Expository Sermons
Psalms

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Expository Sermons
Psalms

These sermons are not the same material as the following entry - his commentary on the Psalms.

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Commentary in the Expositor's Bible
Book of Psalms|

Over 1300 pages

Warren W. Wiersbe - If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately! It takes up less space than the original fifty-volume set, and not everything in the original set is worth owning. Samuel H. Kellogg on Leviticus is a classic; so is Alexander Maclaren on the Psalms and on Colossians. (A Basic Library for Bible Students)

Cyril J. Barber - This set, originally published in 1903, contains expositions by both conservative and liberal theologians. The most important works are by Dod (Genesis), Chadwick (Exodus and Mark), Kellogg (Leviticus), Blaikie (Joshua, I and II Samuel), Adeney (Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther), Maclaren (Psalms), Moule (Romans), Findlay (Galatians and Ephesians), Plummer (Pastoral Epistles and the Epistles of James and Jude), and Milligan (Revelation.) (The Minister’s Library)

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
BOOK OF PSALMS

BEST COMMENTARIES

David Malick comments on Allen P Ross' work on “Psalms” In The Bible Knowledge Commentary: "This commentary is a must to purchase some day, not only for Psalms, but to have a good, evangelical, one-volume commentary on all of the Old Testament. Ross is especially helpful in his introduction to the book and his synthetic discussion of each Psalm. He deals with their message as well as many of the significant figures of speech. This work, with Ross’ commentary on “Genesis” is well worth the price of the book alone." (Selected Bibliography on the Book of Psalms)

CYRIL BARBER - recommendations from his excellent works "The Minister's Library" (Volumes 2 & Volume 3)

Barber suggests books the pastor or teacher should consider adding to their library.  Merrill Unger writes that "Those who desire to know what the Word of God says and have the call of God upon their lives to expound it will find "The Minister's Library" indispensable. The suggestions below are from volume 2 (1987) and volume 3 (2009)

  • Allen, Ronald Barclay. Lord of Song: The Messiah Revealed in the Psalms. Portland, Oreg.: Multnomah Press, 1985. Grounded in biblical theology and with solid scholarly support, this book champions the cause of worship and warmly and personally urges readers to restudy the Psalms in order to learn the truth of an overflowing heart. Allen also excites our minds to wonderment at how the Psalms anticipate the life of the Messiah and prefigure His earthly ministry. The climax comes as Allen delves into personal experience and calls on us to respond to the Lord of song with our own form of praise.
  • *_______, Praise! A Matter of Life and Breath. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1980. Dissatisfaction with contemporary styles of worship has caused the author of this excellent volume to go to the Bible to find suitable guidelines by which to glorify God. His study of the book of Psalms has yielded some important truths. He boldly breaks out of the mold of commonly held forms of worship and charts a course that is both innovative and exciting. No one can seriously interact with what Allen has presented without being profoundly moved. Highly recommended.
  • Anderson, Bernard W. Out of the Depths: The Psalms Speak for Us Today. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1974. †Grounded in form-criticism and an existential theology. May nevertheless be read with profit by the discerning reader.
  • Broyles, Craig C. The Conflict of Faith and Experience in the Psalms: A Form-Critical and Theological Study. Sheffield, England: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Press, 1989. Represents the substance of the author's doctoral thesis. The research is most thorough and the results enhance one's understanding of select psalms. Of interest are the motifs Broyles has discerned in Israel's hymnic literature. This is an enlightening work that readers will come to appreciate.
  • Bruggemann, Walter. Israel's Praise: Doxology Against Idolatry and Ideology. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1988. Seeks to awaken scholars to the need to build upon Gunkel's Gattungen while also adhering to Mowinckel's cultic approach to Israel's hymnic literature. Weighted down with these two approaches, Bruggemann still tries to make his work relevant to pastors. His emphasis upon the social reality of the Hebrews is valuable. Readers will find that this study contains some valuable insights, but what has been written will need to be read with discernment.
  • Crenshaw, James L. The Psalms: An Introduction. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001. This is not a commentary per se but rather an approach to the Psalter that enhances one’s understanding of Israel’s hymnic literature. The author deals with different kinds of psalms (e.g., as aids in prayer) and provides an excursus on wisdom psalms. This is followed by four specific readings illustrated by the author’s discussion of Psalms 73, 115, 71 and 24. A notable weakness is his discussion of the imprecatory psalms.
  • Clarke, Arthur G. Analytical Studies in the Psalms. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1979. Written during his imprisonment by the Japanese in North China during World War I, these brief analyses of each psalm breathe the confidence of one whose reliance (regardless of his outward circumstances) was established on the unchanging character of God. The personal element and spiritual triumph contained in these pages will provide many expository preachers with the raw material for sermons on this portion of God's Word.
  • *Cox, Samuel. The Pilgrim Psalms. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1983. In these chapters Cox focuses attention on the oft neglected psalms of ascent (Psalms 120- 134) and in a series of well reasoned, clear, and relevant messages draws from each portion of Scripture pertinent truths that are then applied in practical ways. James Moffatt paid high tribute to Cox when he wrote, "Dr. Cox was too honest an expositor to intrude his views into his interpretation of Scripture. He was as scrupulous as Calvin himself on this point:'The reprinting of this fine work is welcomed.
  • Davidson, Robert. The Vitality of Worship: A Commentary on the Book of Psalms. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans/Edinburgh: Handsel, 1998. “This commentary bridges the unfortunate gap between scholarship and [a] devotional use of the psalms. Exegetical problems are squarely faced, and then readers are led to a point where the text can address their own lives.”—Leslie C. Allen.
  • *Davis, John James. The Perfect Shepherd: Studies in the Twenty-Third Psalm. Winona Lake, Ind.: Brethren Missionary Herald Books, 1979. A beautifully written, in-depth treatment of this choice psalm. Recommended.
  • Dickson, David. A Commentary on the Psalms. 2 vols. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1980. First published in 1655, these devout studies of Israel's ancient hymnic literature exhibit a vibrancy of faith and a care in exposition that is refreshing.
  • Draper, James T., Jr. Trusting Thy Word. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1989. A handy, homiletic study of Psalm 119. Rich in devotional application.
  • Kidner, Derek. Psalms 1-72. Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1973. This small volume condenses the fruit of scholarly inquiry of the past sixty years and presents in layman's language an analysis of the different kinds of hymnic literature and the setting of the worship ritual of the ancient Israelites.
  • Kirkpatrick, Alexander Francis. The Book of Psalms. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1982. First published in 1902, this work was part of the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges series. It is a substantive volume that retains its value, even though modern philology has contributed much to our knowledge of ancient hymnic literature.
  • Knight, George Angus Fulton. Psalms. 2 vols. Daily Study Bible. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1983. †Writes to re-create interest in the Psalms. Succeeds in making their message relevant to people's needs but does little to really build them up in the faith. The translation is helpful, but the comments on the text are too brief to be of lasting worth.
  • Kraus, H. J. Theology of the Psalms. Translated by K. Crim. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1986. First published in German in 1979. Kraus is a leading advocate of the mythological element in Israel's hymnic literature. He also discusses the "theology" of the psalms. While scholarly and well-researched, Kraus discards the traditional categories of theology and uses a deductive procedure based upon his reconstruction of the supposed Deuteronomic history. Readers of his Worship in Israel will appreciate this companion study. The use of the three supposed elements in Israel's cultic tradition--which Kraus made famous--negates special revelation, however, and leaves his followers at the mercy of his own subjectivity.
  • Kraus, Hans-Joachim. Psalms 60--150: A Commentary. Translated by H. A. Oswald. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1989. This volume completes Kraus' trilogy on the psalms: Theology of the Psalms (1986), Psalms 1--59 (1988), and the present volume. The treatment of the MT contains some profound insights; the citation of relevant literature saves readers time in research through a plethora of materials, and the theological dimensions of each discussion are clear and stimulating. .
  • Lockyer, Herbert, Sr. Psalms: A Devotional Commentary. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1992. This commentary extends over 790 pages. The introduction is very brief; the exposition of each psalm is succinct with illustrative quotations well-chosen and apropos.
  • Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988. Ably introduces the Psalms so that users of this handbook will derive maximum benefit from the devotional reading of this portion of God's Word.
  • *Maclaren, Alexander. The Psalms. 3 vols. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1980. Until they are replaced by a better work, these volumes by England prince of expository preachers will remain the best treatment for the expositor. Recommended. (Click here)
  • Parry, Arthur E. Finding God in the Psalms: His Holiness, His Provision, His Response. Baltimore, MD: Publish America, 2002. Brief devotional messages that highlight the subtitle
  • Perowne, John James Stewart. The Book of Psalms. 2 vols. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1976. Reprinted from the 1878 edition, these conservative studies retain much of their value, even though they need to be supplemented by more up-to-date treatments.
  • Perowne, John James Stewart. Commentary on the Psalms. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1989. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., writes "[Of all Perowne's works] it was his two volumes on the Psalms that had the greatest impact on his day and ours. His comments on each of the Psalms are always filled with a judicious balance between an appropriate overview of the message of the whole psalm and a careful selection of the necessary background of technical and critical details. Especially noteworthy is his long discussion of the theology of the Psalms in his elaborate introduction. While he takes up such theological topics as the spiritual appreciation of the ceremonial aspects of the Law, assertions of innocency and uprightness by the psalmist, imprecations or cursings in the Psalms, and the hope for a future life in the Psalms, his longest and best discussion is reserved for the important issue of the interpretation of the messianic hope in the Psalms." Highly recommended. (Click here) (Taken from TML - Volume 3)
  • Phillips, John. Exploring the Psalms. Vol. One: 1-41. Neptune, N .J.: Loizeaux Brothers, 1985. These studies are well outlined and provide seed thoughts on each verse or paragraph. Preachers will find this volume ideal for use as a preliminary resource for a series of messages.
  • Phillips, John. Sermon Outlines on the Psalms: Alliterated Outlines for All 150 Psalms. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1988. A prolific author and respected Bible expositor, Phillips has made available homiletic outlines on each portion of Israel’s hymnic literature. These will be of value to harried preachers in need of “pegs” on which to base their own research.
  • Power, Philip Bennett. The I Wills" of the Psalms. Carlisle, Pa.: Banner of Truth Trust, 1985. First published in 1858, this unique boot. ably fulfills the title and, in doing so, provides believers with a delightful devotional treatise and preachers with a seedbed of useful sermon topics.
  • Sabourin, Leopold. The Psalms: Their Origin and Meaning. New York: Alba House, 1974. A revision in one volume of the author's 1969 introduction to hymnic literature. Sacramental.
  • Scroggie, William Graham. A Guide to the Psalms: Four Volumes in One. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1995. Ably introduces ancient Israel’s hymnic literature. Follows Thirtle’s view in assigning superscriptions to the end of the preceding psalm. Though the exposition is brief, Scroggie provides something good on every chapter. This work is ideal for lay people who want a devotional study of this
  • Spurgeon, Charles Haddon. Psalms. 2 Vols. Crossway Classic Commentaries. Edited by A. E. McGrath and J. I. Packer. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1993. An abridgement of Spurgeon’s 6 volume set. Recommended for lay reading.
  • Stott, John Robert Walmsey. Favorite Psalms, Selected and Expounded by John Stott. Chicago: Moody Press, 1988. Brief, devotional messages. Beautifully illustrated.
  • Swartz, David. Dancing With Broken Bones: Blessed Are the Broken in Spirit for God Can Make Them Whole. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1987. This contemporary exposition of Psalm 51 draws on a variety of sources in order to apply the biblical text to life. A relevant treatment.
  • Sweeting, George. Psalms of the Heart. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1988. Brief, devotional messages on 15 psalms. Applies the teaching of each psalm to the life of the believer.
  • Westermann, Claus. Praise and Lament in the Psalms. Translated by K. R. Crim and R. N. Soulen. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1981. †Praise and lament are two major approaches to God. This work assesses both, and the result is a new understanding of the book of Psalms. Westermann's handling of these aspects of Israel's hymnic literature is helpful and insightful. Future treatments will show their indebtedness to this important volume.
  • _______, The Psalms: Structure, Content and Message. Translated by R. D. Gehrke. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1980. †Discusses different types of hymnic literature and seeks to relate the message of the Psalms to life today.
  • Westermann, Claus. The Living Psalms. Trans. by J. R. Porter. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1989. For centuries the OT psalms have stood as a treasured possession of human literary and religious culture. In his book Westermann provides a new and most valuable introduction to the Book of Psalms. He revitalizes the reader's understanding and appreciation by clearly drawing out the meaning of the psalms while demonstrating their abiding religious significance and their relevance to present-day concerns. After a short introduction to Israel's hymnic literature, there follows a discussion of approximately 50 psalms under eleven headings. The book concludes with three examples of how the psalms are connected to the work of Christ.
  • White, Reginald Ernest Oscar. A Christian Handbook to the Psalms. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1984. †Explains Israel's hymnic literature for today's laypeople. Every chapter gives evidence of a scholar's care. Draws on modern approaches to the literary genre of the times.

CROSSWAY PUBLISHING

KAY DAIGLE

FRANZ DELITZSCH - Messianic prophecies in Psalms

DICTIONARY ARTICLES

JAMES H. FRAZIER

JAMES M GRAY

ALLAN M HARMON

GORDON.EDU

TED HILDEBRANDT

GREG HERRICK

A M HODGKIN

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

G P HUNTINGTON, H A METCALF

GARY KUKIS

JOHN MACARTHUR

G. CAMPBELL MORGAN

JAMES ORR

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE

CHARLES SWINDOLL

JAMES VAN DINE

PAUL VAN GORDER

SERMONS
BOOK OF PSALMS

GREG ALLEN

MIKE ANDRUS - well done

CHRIS BENFIELD

DAVID COOPER Israel's Hymnal - Exposition of Selected Psalms

Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120 thru 134):

JIM BOMKAMP

RICH CATHERS

MARK COPELAND - Executable Outlines

RON DANIEL

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

J LIGON DUNCAN -  Series on Psalm 119 -  Over 100 pages of sermon transcripts

J LIGON DUNCAN - click number  for sermon - includes other preachers

DAN DUNCAN

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS

  • Psalm 1 Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - At top of page click dropdown window to access notes on a specific psalm. These tend to be short comments taken from well known pastors (prior to 1900).

DON FORTNER

DOUG GOINS

GOTQUESTIONS

GOSPEL COALITION

SCOTT GRANT

DON GREEN

JOE GUGLIELMO

JAMES HASTINGS -  IN DEPTH

DAVID HOLWICK - frequent illustrations

HOMILETICS (PULPIT COMMENTARY)

DAVID LEGGE

J VERNON MCGEE

JOHN MACARTHUR

MONERGISM

MOODY BIBLE

PASTOR LIFE - Well done

CHESTER MCCALLEY

PHIL NEWTON

OUR DAILY BREAD

PENINSULA BIBLE - assorted preachers, well done and usually have transcripts

GENE PENSIERO

WILLIAM L. PETTINGILL - Psalms Sermons - Christ in the Psalms

WIL POUNDS

RAY PRITCHARD - Psalms Sermons - well done

ROBERT RAYBURN

SERMON CENTRAL

SERMONINDEX

  • Sermons Index - Mp3's - various speakers - Warren Wiersbe, David Wilkerson, Duncan Campbell, J Vernon McGee, A W Tozer

CHUCK SMITH - Commentary

CHUCK SMITH - SERMON NOTES on Selected Psalm

C H SPURGEON

SAM STORMS

THIRD MILLENNIUM - site under construction 12/12/16 - may not work

GEOFF THOMAS

PASTOR VOGEL

BRUCE WALTKE

STEVE ZEISLER

COMMENTARIES
BOOK OF PSALMS

BRUCE HURT On site in depth verse by verse expositional commentaries...

A S AGLEN

WILLIAM ALEXANDER (1867)

PAUL APPLE - 750 page devotional commentary

Comment - I would highly recommend checking this resource which covers all 150 Psalms. There are outlines, devotional questions, quotations from other sources, practical application. This is a relatively modern work which was published in June, 2000.

AUGUSTINE

Spurgeon: "As a Father he is beyond ordinary criticism, or we would venture to say that he is too frequently mystical, and confounds plain texts. No theological library is complete without this work, for there are grand thoughts in it like huge nuggets of Australian gold."

J. G. BELLETT

Spurgeon: "Mere fragments, in a style which we do not admire, which seems to be peculiar to certain brethren. Only the initiated can understand what such writers mean."

JOSEPH BENSON

WILLIAM BINNIE (1886)

Spurgeon: "A highly valuable work. It is not an exposition, but can readily be used as such, for it possesses a good index (Ed: see above) to the passages treated of. Dr. Binnie reviews with great skill and intense devotion the various sacred poems contained in the Book of Psalms, and gives the general run and character of each one. His work is unlike any other, and supplies a great desideratum."

ANDREW BONAR (1860)

Spurgeon: "Of the highest order of merit. The author does not strain the text, but gives its real meaning. His remarks are always weighty, spiritual, and suggestive; we only wish there were more of them. He has cultivated brevity."

C A BRIGGS (1906)

JOHN CALVIN

Spurgeon: "Calvin is a tree whose “leaf also shall not wither;” whatever he has written lives on, and is never out of date, because he expounded the word without bias or partiality."

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H N CHAMPNEY (1852)

THOMAS K CHEYNE (1904)

F C COOK, EDITOR (1875)

SAMUEL COX (1874)

ADAM CLARKE

HENRY COWLES

Spurgeon: "Always repays for consulting, though it does not contain much that is new, original, or profound."

BRUCE DAHLBERG

J. N. DARBY

Spurgeon: "Too mystical for ordinary minds. If the author would write in plain English his readers would probably discover that there is nothing very valuable in his remarks."

WILLIAM DE BURGH (1858)

Spurgeon: "A second-advent interpreter; and one of the best of his class. Highly esteemed by those who are enthusiastic upon prophetical subjects."

FRANZ DELITZSCH

Spurgeon: "Thoroughly learned, but wants unction. Not adapted for common readers, but scholars will prize it greatly."

David Malick: "This classic is part of a ten volume set and thus not available as an individual volume. Nevertheless, it is helpful in its extensive discussion of each Psalm. The Hebrew text is referred to, but not to the degree that it would not be a useful source for the one without Hebrew." (Selected Bibliography)

DAVID DICKSON (1834)

Spurgeon: "A rich volume, dropping fatness. Invaluable to the preacher. Having read and re-read it, we can speak of its holy savor and suggestiveness. We commend it with much fervor."

Rosscup: "Though this is a very old work, reprinted, it is heavily laden with richness that edifies in explaining the text and making truth clear. It is well worth the time, even if dated in parts." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works)

S R DRIVER (1915)

JOHN DUMMELOW

EASY ENGLISH

CHARLES ELLICOTT

GEORG HEINRICH EWALD (1881)

A C GAEBELEIN

JOHN GILL

ROBERT HAWKER

MATTHEW HENRY

E W HENGSTENBERG (1863)

Spurgeon: "A masterly work; but about as dry as Gideon’s unwetted fleece."

GEORGE HORNE (1856)

Spurgeon: "It has been said that this author had no qualification for a commentator except piety. This is not true, for he had natural poetry in his soul; and even if it were true, his work would go far to show how abundantly piety compensates for other deficiencies. He is among the best of our English writers on this part of Scripture, and certainly one of the most popular."

H A IRONSIDE

HENRY LAW

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN

A C JENNINGS, W H LOWE (1884)

Spurgeon: "Learned, but more occupied with mere verbal criticisms than with any useful suggestions which could be turned to account by a preacher."

WILLIAM KELLY - Relatively brief comments.

A F KIRKPATRICK - Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges  (good exposition)

David Malick - "Excellent theological treatment of the Psalms." (Selected Bibliography on Psalms)

PAUL E. KRETZMANN (Bio)

J VERNON MCGEE

F B MEYER

Rosscup on "The Shepherd Psalm": "A master of devotional writing gives many perceptive thoughts on the believer and the Shepherd." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works).

CARL BERNHARD MOLL

Rosscup says that this commentary by Carl Bernhard Moll "in the Lange series is one of the best in that 12-volume set."

JOSEPH PARKER Psalms Commentary - People's Commentary

J J STEWART PEROWNE (1883)

Rosscup: "Distinguished among 19th century works on Psalms, this model 1864 work by a competent Anglican Hebrew scholar has much that is detailed and discerning along evangelical lines. Perowne has a fine introduction though it lacks findings of the past century. He shows, among other things, that the psalmist often went far beyond himself in statements and projected his thought prophetically to Christ. In most cases the verse by verse commentary solidly explains the text. Perowne often shows the unity between a Psalms statement and New Testament truth." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Spurgeon: "A masterpiece of extraordinary learning and critical skill, although not altogether what we would desire. The “Saturday Review” said:—“Mr. Perowne is probably as capable as any one in England of doing all that Hebrew scholarship can do towards a better knowledge of the Psalms. The learning which he has brought together gives a value of its own to his book, and makes it an important contribution to a department of Biblical scholarship in which we are at present rather poorly furnished.” (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)

David Malick - Although Perowne does deal with technical issues like textual problems and the Hebrew text, he is also helpful in providing neat summaries of the psalms’ messages as well as helpful Rabbinic and Christian interpretations. (Selected Bibliography on the Book of Psalms)

PETER PETT

GEORGE PHILLIPS

WILLIAM PLUMER (1872)

Spurgeon: ."A huge volume, compiled from such works as were accessible to the author in the United States. Full of instructive comment, but not very original, or remarkably learned."

MATTHEW POOLE

PREACHER'S COMPLETE HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY

JOHN SHARPE (1894)

HAMILTON SMITH

RAY STEDMAN

JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE

AUGUSTUS THOLUCK (1858)

Spurgeon: "Tholuck is one of the most spiritual of German interpreters. Though we cannot say that this is equal to some others of his works, yet he is a great writer, and always deserves attention."

JOHN TRAPP

Spurgeon - Trapp excels in witty stories on the one hand, and learned allusions on the other...Trapp is my especial companion and treasure; I can read him when I am too weary for anything else. Trapp is salt, pepper, mustard, vinegar, and all the other condiments. Put him on the table when you study, and when you have your dish ready, use him by way of spicing the whole thing. Yes, gentlemen, read Trapp certainly, and if you catch the infection of his consecrated humor, so much the better for your hearers.

Representative quotes - Be careful what books you read, for as water tastes of the soil it runs through, so does the soul taste of the authors that a man reads. – John Trapp

He who rides to be crowned will not mind a rainy day. – John Trapp

Unity without verity is no better than conspiracy – John Trapp

John Trapp was one of Ruth Bell Graham favorite sources for quotes.

DANIEL WHEDON

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW - Psalm 23: The Nightingale Song of David

SERMONS ON
INDIVIDUAL PSALMS

BIBLECENTRE.ORG

A W PINK

DOUGLAS SALYER

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

J HAMPTON KEATHLEY

TONY GARLAND

PHIL NEWTON - well done

DENNIS PRUTOW

MARK GLADWELL

J C PHILPOT

ROBERT MURRAY M'CHEYNE

PAUL TRIPP

J HAMPTON KEATHLEY

DAVID H. ROPER

JOHN NEWTON

JONATHAN EDWARDS

OSWALD CHAMBERS

GEERHARDUS VOS

ROBERT MURRAY M'CHEYNE

JONATHAN EDWARDS

OSWALD CHAMBERS

J C PHILPOT

RICHARD CALDWELL

ARTHUR GOODWIN

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

OSWALD CHAMBERS

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

JONATHAN EDWARDS

J C RYLE

ERIC SMITH

JOHN BUNYAN - 45 pages (Woe!)

OSWALD CHAMBERS

JONATHAN EDWARDS

D MARTYN LLOYD-JONES

JONATHAN EDWARDS

STEVE SANCHEZ

RICHARD CALDWELL

KEN WIMER

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

J C PHILPOT

ROBERT MURRAY M'CHEYNE

JOSEPH PARKER

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

DENNIS PRUTOW

OSWALD CHAMBERS

ARNOLD FRUCHTENBAUM

J C RYLE

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

JONATHAN EDWARDS

J C PHILPOT

GEORGE MORRISON

SAMUEL DAVIES

OSWALD CHAMBERS

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

GEORGE WHITFIELD

J C PHILPOT

GEORGE WHITFIELD

KEN WIMER

EDWARD REYNOLDS - over 500 pages but not easy to read the Olde English!

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

SAMUEL DAVIES

J C PHILPOT

J LIGON DUNCAN - over 200 pages - recommended

DEREK COOPER

KEN WIMER

RALPH BOUMA

THOMAS MANTON

J C PHILPOT

BRUCE HURT

MISCELLANEOUS ON PSALM 121

PAUL TRIPP

OSWALD CHAMBERS

MURDOCH CAMPBELL

PHIL NEWTON

ROBERT ROHLIN

JOHN OWEN 

J C PHILPOT

JOHN NEWTON

BRUCE GOETTSCHE

DENNIS PRUTOW

JONATHAN EDWARDS

J C RYLE

ANDREW BONAR

J VERNON MCGEE
Thru the Bible

Mp3's on the Book of Psalms

David Malick has this note on McGee's written version of his Thru the Bible comments on the Psalms - "These three volumes are a commentary on the Psalms. They are not too technical. They are devotional and enjoyable to read." (Selected Bibliography on the Book of Psalms)

ROBERT MORGAN
SERMONS ON PSALMS

JOHN PIPER
Sermons on Psalms

PULPIT COMMENTARY
on the Psalms
Exposition, Homiletics and Homilies

Scroll down each page below for the homilies

See similar work Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary

CHARLES SIMEON
Sermons on Psalms

Charles H Spurgeon writes that Horae Homileticae are "Not Commentaries, but we could not exclude them. They have been called “a valley of dry bones”: be a prophet and they will live." (Commenting on Commentaries)

John Piper says that Horae Homileticae "is the best place to go for researching Simeon's theology. You can find his views on almost every key text in the Bible. He did not want to be labeled a Calvinist or an Arminian. He wanted to be Biblical through and through and give every text its due proportion, whether it sounded Arminian as it stands or Calvinistic. But he was known as an evangelical Calvinist, and rightly so. As I have read portions of his sermons on texts concerning election and effectual calling and perseverance he is uninhibited in his affirmation of what we would call the doctrines of grace....What Simeon experienced in the word was remarkable. And it is so utterly different from the counsel that we receive today that it is worth looking at." (Brothers, We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering) (Bolding added)

C. H. SPURGEON
Treasury of David

The crown jewel of commentaries on the Psalms - Verse by Verse Commentary. Highly Recommended

Rosscup - In this very detailed exposition, the London pulpit master dealt with each verse, giving a wealth of illustration, practical comment, and preaching hints. Spurgeon shows that he read widely in the best literature of his day, gleaning out rich quotes. On any given verse one can expect to find exposition or quotes looking at it from various angles. The devotional flavor is excellent. Here is a suggestive source for preacher or teacher and much wealth for general readers, though readers must go elsewhere for word studies and exegesis to supplement their own personal exegetical study. There is also a condensation of the Treasury which cuts out about two-thirds of it, leaving much of the richness (Ed Note: The links below are to the unabridged version) (David Otis Fuller, Psalms by Spurgeon. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1976. 703 pp.). The condensation is a help to the busy who want to get at the hub of things quickly. Also cf. McGrath (this section).


C. H. SPURGEON
All of his Sermons on
Book of Psalms

C. H. SPURGEON
Devotionals on Psalms

Faith's Checkbook are those entries with titles while the links with only the Scripture and no title are from  Morning and Evening

See also Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of Selected Psalms

RAY STEDMAN
Expository Sermons on the Psalms

RAY STEDMAN
Devotionals on the Psalms

See 2 Books that each contains one year of devotionals...

Note this is the order the devotionals are arranged by RayStedman.org

WARREN WIERSBE
Prayer, Praise and Promises

365 Short, Excellent Devotionals on the Psalms

Excellent Resource for ideas and quotes if you are preaching or teaching the Psalms
Back To The Bible

OUR DAILY BREAD
DEVOTIONALS ON THE PSALMS

These make excellent illustrations for preaching or teaching the psalms. Updated December 30, 2015

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Psalm 30-39

Psalm 40-49

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