Psalm 120-150 Questions and Answers
Psalms 120-150 Questions and Answers
In Psalm 120 is the person not doing what God wants them to do? No, I think that this psalm refers to a righteous person suffering persecution.
In Psalm 121 people are doing want right with God. This is a song of degrees that simply praising that He was their protection and help.
Was David in Psalm 122 thanking God? Yes, he was. This was a psalm written especially for eager travelers who were coming to Jerusalem for one of the feasts.
What do they mean by degrees? “A song of degrees” These were songs most likely sung by people traveling to Jerusalem to attend one of the religious feasts.
In Psalm 123 is it a prayer? No, it is a song of degrees, sometimes called a song of ascents. Psalms 120-135 are all songs of degrees.
In Psalm 124 is David saying if it was not God then Who? Yes, he realized that God alone helped him possibly against great odds.
In Psalm 125 they are saying that if you do right by God He will take care of you? Yes, He takes care of those people Who obey Him and trust in Him.
What do they mean by “bring in his sheaves”? Are they talking about His people? Psalm 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Yes. The application of this verse is – “precious seed” the Word of God, specifically the salvation message. The sheaves represent souls saved.
What does Psalm 127:2 mean? “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” I THINK this means that if you work so hard, depriving yourself even of necessary sleep. God will bless you even as you sleep. However it is not saying that hard work is wrong.
We all should be like that man in Psalm 128. Yes, “blessed” means “happy”. Those that are afraid of displeasing the LORD will be blessed.
I don’t understand Psalm 129. This psalm was written after the Jews came back from captivity. It refers to the trials of Israel as a nation while they were in captivity. The author is unknown, it was not David.
Was the person asking forgiveness in Psalm 130? Yes.
What does “haughty” mean? Haughty means arrogantly superior and disdainful
Part of Psalm 133 sounded like it came from God. God inspired this and all of the other psalms and it is certainly His will for brethren to dwell together in unity.
What do they mean “he causeth the vapors” in Psalm 135:7? God is in control of the weather. Specifically “vapors” refers to the dew.
In Psalm 135 and 136 they brought up things that God helped Moses do to get His people free. Yes, this freedom from Egyptian bondage was very important to the nation of Israel.
Was Babylon a nice place before it was a place that went bad? Very nice. Think of New York City. It was a great city but very ungodly.
In Psalm 138,139 and 140 they are repeating. Possibly because of what Job says in Job 33:14 “For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.”
In Psalm 141,142,143,144 and 145 they are repeating themselves. Although this two sets of Psalms are similar, they are different and by Divine inspiration they are included in the Bible.
In Psalm 146 who was speaking? Should he really believe in God? Bible scholars attribute the writer of this psalm to either Haggai or Zechariah. This psalm was probably written after the Jews came out of captivity. The psalm reminds the reader that God, not man is the deliverer.
In Psalm 147 who is talking? Are they praying to God?
Who are the judges of the earth? This refers to the leaders of the world, kings, presidents, etc.
In Psalm 149 they are praying to God? Psalm 149 is more of a praise to the LORD than a prayer.
Are animals to praise God according to Psalm 150: 6? Yes, the psalmist, direct by God, command that everything that has breath” to praise the LORD. That certainly includes the animal kingdom. Perhaps they praise the LORD better than humans at times?
Finished with Psalms 120-150? Continue with Proverbs 1-9.