Top 10 Psalms

That wraps up the Psalms!

These have been popular summaries, so I thought I would compile the Top 10 according to number of retweets. Without further ado..

  1. Psalm 23
    The LORD is my shepherd. He leads me in paths of righteousness. I will fear no evil. I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
  2. Psalm 121
    I lift up my eyes to the hills; my help comes from the LORD. He who keeps you will not slumber. The LORD will keep you from all evil.
  3. Psalm 138
    I give you thanks, O LORD! All the kings of the earth will praise you. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.
  4. Psalm 62
    My soul waits for God alone. He alone is my rock and my salvation. Trust in him at all times, O people. Power and love belong to God.
  5. Psalm 46
    God is our refuge. We will not fear, though the earth give way. The nations rage, kingdoms fall. "Be still and know that I am God."
  6. Psalm 117
    Praise the LORD! For great is his love towards us.
  7. Psalm 37
    Do not be envious of evildoers, for they will fade like the grass. The righteous will inherit the earth. The LORD is their stronghold.
  8. Psalm 1
    Blessed is the man who does not walk with the wicked, whose delight is in the law of the LORD. He is like a tree planted by the water.
  9. Psalm 40
    I waited patiently for the LORD. He drew me up from the pit. I delight to do your will, O God. My heart fails me, but you are my help.
  10. Psalm 84
    How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD! A day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. For the LORD is a sun and shield.

Psalm 23 at number 1 is no surprise, but Psalm 121 was actually only one retweet behind.

Most of the Top 10 contain famous and quotable verses. The main surprise is Psalm 138 at Number 3.

On to Proverbs tomorrow...

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those verses are so powerful, it gives me strength

Benedikt Johannes

Some pretty hardcore stuff right there.


What about Psalm 137:9 "Blessed is the one who takes your little children, and smashes them against the rocks"


I didn't think you were serious @Aaron, but I looked in the Bible and that was actually a real verse.


Yes, Psalm 137:9 is definitely a troubling verse.

The context is that the Israelites have been taken captive by the Babylonians and many awful things like that have been done to them. (See the verse before - "Blessed are those who repay you".) The psalmist is asking for 'an eye for an eye' (Exodus 21:24).

Jesus sets out a different way for Christians, though. He said:

"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also." (Matthew 5:38-39)

...which is hard teaching in a completely different way!

But no doubt Psalm 137:9 is a hard verse to read.


definately psalms 137:9 is heavy




More precious day to enjoy, this special gift, my LIFE :)


137:9 is pretty brutal!


psalms 137;9 is a single verse in a chapter. read the entire chapter and the context will fall into place!

David kwame nkrumah

Read psalm 119 for protection

Alicia Thomas

I love reading Psalms.

Sandy dempaire

I love these psalms I love GOD


Oh bless the lord worship him


God is good all the time, all the time God is good

Irene Jackson

Psalm 37 is so magnificently powerful


Let me give my personal selection: 22,25,32,44,51,103,116,121,130,131,148


Let me add: Starting the day with the following ones will fetch very good results - 116,121,32,51,16,19,22,25,44,130,148. Never forget the Commandments and the Sabbath.


As brother Amego pointed out some of the lines have negative reverberations. They are to be viewed historically than spiritually.Better skip such lines.Thanks.


Thanks Raj, those are great suggestions! It's definitely helpful to think about the historical context when you're wrestling with difficult verses.

Hello dave

Really good


Thnx u helped me lots with my re home work




103 is beauty and compassionate.


Yes, Brian- It has the most healing touch. I recommend this especially for the sick. Praise the Lord.

Alaiye Oluwadunsin

I can see the verses are great because they are full of God's blessings.

Solomon Daboh



For those who say Psalms 137 is a hard verse to read because it sounds "brutal" ... REPENT! For we do not reason like mortal men but as children of GOD. Yes, Jesus says "love your enemies" but He ALSO says, those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring them here and KILL them in front of Me. (Luke 19:27). This, apparently, WILL be fulfilled in The Last Days, in Our Times---to the Final Battle of Armageddon, where The Rider of The White Horse will from Heaven SLAY ALL HIS enemies and those who DARE oppose HIS Righteous Government. (Revelations 19:21) Is that brutal to you? NO! That displays GOD's Justice! As we FORGIVE our enemies, may GOD to whom Vengeance belongs, SLAY them ALL!



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Psalm 91 is my go to psalm for strengh


Pslam 91 really makes me feel fearless

aj ward

love bible study! this is cool for my dad's Christmas present. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Im not religious, but I like reading psalms, they're beautiful




I feel Psalms 91 should've been in the list and can even top the list.


137:9 I believe is not referring to God vs. the Israelites, but rather is expressing the 'happiness' of the Israelite exiles when the Babylonians are 'repaid' for the suffering they caused. It is a common theme where the Psalmist wants his tormentors to suffer.


The word of God is fantastic and we need to give it more attention

T.SK. Chari

Praising the Lord.........

Lewis P

Psalm 100

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever.


What about psalm 139?


I come from war torn lebanon and to see all the heartache ,pain and fear that war causes.I find great comfort in psalm 91

Olatunde aderupoko

Psalm 91 27 29


I love the LORD, because He hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live!!
Psalm 116


I have always found the book of psalms the best. I just had a nightmare and decided to Google a verse and actually came across this blog.
I'm grateful to have found such inspiration. May you stay blessed


For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


amen. cameron my favorite verse is I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Faithful Servant

Be Blessed.


Yo thank you for homework answers.....why everyone saying I love this blah 😂😂

Awesome guy



good man

iya Fulem

And THE psalm 91????


@Aaron. That verse was referring to Edomites smashing heads with delight.


Psalm 150😊


I am surprised, they penetrate the soul and heart.

Bring back peace and consolation.

Makes you happy, and content with what you have.


@Aaron - study the verse properly. It is quoting a prophecy from Isaiah in which Babylon falls. The author is basically wishing for the fall of Babylon, which will precede the return of the Jews to their land. Psalm 137 is an invective psalm, a curse-lament, birthed from extreme anger and sorrow at being exiled and enslaved. It is not establishing a law or precedent for killing infants, rather it is simply a poet venting their fury from their chains.


I need an inspiring verse...


Im surprised Psalms 139 isnt on here. Sure a perfect verse!!




bwhoaaa they all be very nice mann. # go god n stuff


Where is psalms 91? That's a personal favorite.


Psalms 137:9. There’s no proof that this was even translated right. There’s a lot of verses that were not translated right in NIV


I am surprised as a russian orthodox christian that psalms 103 and 51 are not here, because they are being used during liturgies and other services throughout all the time, they are the most common ones (103 and 50 septuagint version); Psalm 23 is used as a part of fixed personal prayer before accepting a holy communion; these three psalms are my favorite

Joe Heerden

How is it possible that Ps 91 didnt reach the top ten? :)


I am Blessed and thankful to God for the inspiring and powerful veres you all shared.


Psalm 103!!!


It truly surprised me that Psalms 91 was not there. I've had a lot of struggles with my Christian father, some of which pushed me from the faith entirely, but even then, even when I hated him and could not forgive him, the verse, and the chapter he had shared stuck with me. Years later, I'm a Christian now, 3 months. And my favorite verse is Psalms 91:11-12. I've even memorized the entire chapter XD! "[11]For he will command his angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways; [12]They will lift you up in their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."


If you are to say the translation is wrong, that is to say, there is error within the bible. If the bible is indeed without error and the inspired word of God (as I believe it is) than would God allow such a common translation to distort his word? Surely it is true that there are translations that distort and destroy his word, but I don't believe one of the commonly used translations can contain such error that it twists even a single verse. God would not allow it.

Sophia Rodela

@Rai, by reading your comment, I’m concerned of whether you even have Jesus in your heart. In Matthew 22:37-38, Jesus firmly states: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.” Also, remember James and John and their ungodly sentiments of violence which earned them with the name of “Sons of Thunder.” Peter also was one who responded violently to the soldier arresting Jesus— the action being deemed utterly wrong by Jesus. If you live by the sword, even if you believe it to be for the most righteous reasons, you will die by the sword.


There are so many great promises, Christ is faithful he will never betray us, never deceive us, never desert us. We must pray his promises and praise him for them. I try to do the right thing bcs of Christ's sacrifices.


I am appalled at 137. My God would never do harm to children. For any reason. Especially to get even!
I think at times, that human/woman kind… got involved in writing the bible… put their spin… from the ego.


Psalm 100 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His love is everlasting.


Here's psalm 23 in a modern song form


F.B. Meyers Commentary: The closing imprecation on Edom reminds one of Jer 49:7-22; Lam 4:2; Lam 4:22; Ezk 25:12-14. We can understand it, but we must remember that we belong to another covenant. See Luk 9:54, R.V., margin; Rom 12:20.


My post was regarding Psalm 137.

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