Read Psalm 109 – 134
Highlights109. Don’t be Silent 110. Messianic Psalm 111. Hallel 112. Hallel 113. Hallel 114. God’s Deliverance 115. Not to Us 116. I Love the Lord 117. Hallel 118. Give Thanks to the Lord 119. Longest Psalm: Alphabet Psalm 120. Song of Ascents 121. Song of Ascents 122. Song of Ascents 123. Song of Ascents 124. Song of Ascents 125. Song of Ascents 126. Song of Ascents 127. Song of Ascents 128. Song of Ascents 129. Song of Ascents 130. Song of Ascents 131. Song of Ascents 132. Song of Ascents 133.Song of Ascents 134. Song of Ascents
Psalm Facts: The Hallel Psalms (113-118) are the Psalms that begin and end with the Hebrew word “Hallel” which means praise and the foundation of the word Hallelujah. These are the Psalms that Israel sang during the Passover and most likely the hymns that were sung by Jesus and his disciples at Passover (Matthew 26:30). Some have said that they also form the foundation of the Lord’s Prayer.
The Songs of Ascent are the 15 Psalms (120-134) that begin with the phrase “Song of Ascent.” There are many ideas about the meaning of this phrase but the most likely is that they are songs that were sung as an approach to the Temple which was on the highest part of Jerusalem. In the Temple was a wide stairway of 15 stairs that led into the inner courtyard. The Priests are said to have ascended these 15 steps singing each Psalm on the corresponding ascending stair.
Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm in the Psalms and is an acrostic; each section is headed by a letter of the Hebrew alphabet.