Types of Psalms
- Gunkel et al.
- Hymns of praise (JBC)
|Psalm 8||Psalm 19||Psalm 29||Psalm 33|
|Psalm 46-48||Psalm 65||Psalm 66||Psalm 68?|
|Psalm 76||Psalm 77???||Psalm 84||Psalm 87|
|Psalm 93||Psalm 95-99||Psalm 104||Psalm 111|
|Psalm 113-114||Psalm 117||Psalm 122||Psalm 129|
|Psalm 134-136||Psalm 139||Psalm 145-150|
- Royal Psalms
- Wisdom Psalms
- Liturgical Psalms
- Historical Psalms
- Torah Psalms
- Songs of ascent.
- Penitential Psalms
- These seven psalms were identified during the seventh century AD as "suitable to express repentance" (NAB, Ps 6).
- Psalms with imprecation against enemies
- From the standpoint of the New Covenant, God's enemies--and ours--are no longer any nation or ethnic group, but sin in all of its forms. Our enemies are the spiritual antagonists from the world, our own flesh, and the devil who tempt us to pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth, and every other form of disobedience to the law of love. We may pray wholeheartedly against these spiritual enemies, but love all of God's children who, like us, were the object of God's mercy in the death and resurrection of God the Son.
- Psalms 53, 83, and 109 are not included in the Breviary ordinarily used by priests and laity.
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