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Salvation In The Psalms

      All Scripture Quotations From The KJV With Modern
                English Words By The Compiler


THE OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES GAVE SALVATION THROUGH CHRIST

"And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which
are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is
in Christ Jesus" (2 Tim.3:15).

THE BOOK OF PSALMS GIVES THE WAY TO SALVATION

CHRIST IN THE PSALMS FROM PAGE 764 OF THE NKJV:

Psalm          Portrayed                      Fulfilled

2:7            The Son of God                 Matthew 3:17
8:2            Praised by children            Matthew 21:15,16
8:6            Ruler of all                   Hebrews 2:8
16:10          Rises from the dead            Matthew 28:7
22:1           Forsaken by God                Matthew 27:46
22:7,8         Derided by enemies             Luke 23:35
22:16          Hands and feet pierced         John 20:27
22:18          Lots cast for clothes          Matthew 27:35,36
34:20          Bones unbroken                 John 19:32,33,36
35:11          Accused by false witnesses     Mark 14:57
35:19          Hated without cause            John 15:25
40:7,8         Delight's in God's will        Hebrews 10:7
41:9           Betrayed by a friend           Luke 22:47
45:6           The eternal King               Hebrews 1:8
68:18          Ascends to heaven              Acts 1:9-11
69:9           Zealous for God's house        John 2:17
69:21          Given vinegar and gall         Matthew 27:34
109:4          Prays for enemies              Luke 23:34
109:8          His betrayer replaced          Acts 1:20
110:1          Rules over His enemies         Matthew 22:44
110:4          A priest forever               Hebrews 5:6
118:22         The chief stone                Matthew 21:42
118:26         Comes in the name of the Lord  Matthew 21:9


GOD'S CHARACTER IS PERFECT, HOLY, AND RIGHTEOUS:

     "For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness:
neither shall evil dwell with you......you hate all workers of
iniquity" (Ps.5:4,5).
     "For the righteous Lord loves righteousness....."(Ps.11:7).
     "For the word of the Lord is right; and all His works are
done in truth. He loves righteousness and judgment....."
(Ps.33:4,5).
     "Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your
judgments are a great deep......For with you is the fountain of
life: in your light shall we see light" (Ps.36:6,9).
     "Among the gods there is none like unto you, O Lord; neither
are there any works like unto your works......you are God
alone.......a God full of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth" (Ps.86:8,10,15).
     "For who in heaven can be compared unto the Lord? Who among
the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?.....Justice
and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth
shall go before you" (Ps.89:6,14).
     "Your testimonies are very sure: holiness becomes your
house, O Lord, for ever" (Ps.93:5).
     "Say among the heathen that the Lord reigns......He shall
judge the people righteously.....for He comes, for He comes to
judge the earth: He shall judged the world with righteousness,
and the people with His truth" (Ps.96:10,13).
     "......righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His
throne" (Ps.97:2).
     "Let them praise your great and terrible name for it is
holy.....Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His holy hill;
for the Lord our God is holy" (Ps.99:3,9).
     "For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His
truth endures to all generations" (Ps.100:5).
     "Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very
great; you are clothed with honor and majesty. Who covers
yourself with light as with a garment....." (Ps.104:1,2).
     "His work is honorable and glorious: and His righteousness
endures for ever.....the work of his hands are verity and
judgment; all His commandments are sure.....He has commanded His
covenant for ever: holy and reverend is His name" (Ps.111:3,7,9).
     "But our God is in heaven, He has done whatsoever He has
pleased" (Ps.115:3).
     "Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His
greatness is unsearchable" (Ps.145:3).
     "Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is
infinite" (Ps.147:5).


DEFINITION OF WICKEDNESS(SIN, UNRIGHTEOUSNESS):
     
     "The transgression of the wicked says within my heart, that
there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself
in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.....He
devises mischief upon his bed; he sets himself in a way that is
not good; he abhors not evil" (Ps.36:1-2,4).
     "You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err
from your commandments.......Horror has taken hold of me because
of the wicked that forsake your law.....Depart from me you evil
doers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.....They draw
nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from your law"
(Ps.119:53, 115, 150).


DEFINITION OF RIGHTEOUSNESS:

     "My tongue shall speak of your word: for all your
commandments are righteousness" (Ps.119:172).


WE ARE NOT TO SIN:

     "Stand in awe, and sin not......" (Ps.4:4).
     "Depart from evil and do good, and dwell for evermore"
(Ps.37:27).
     "I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my
tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is
before me" (Ps.39:1).
     "You that love the Lord, hate evil......" (Ps.97:10).
     "Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin
against you" (Ps.119:11).


MANKIND ARE ALL SINNERS(UNRIGHTEOUS):

     "The foolish has said in their heart: There is not God. They
are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that
does good......The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children
of men, to see if there was any that did understand, and seek
God. They are all gone aside, they are altogether become filthy:
there is none that does good, no, not one" (Ps.14:1-3).
     See also Psalm 53:2-3.
     "And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your
sight shall no man living be justified" (Ps.143:2).


THE WICKED CANNOT HAVE SALVATION:

     "Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not your
statutes" (Ps.119:155).


MUST CONFESS WE ARE SINNERS:

     "I acknowledge my sin unto you, and mine iniquity have I not
hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the
Lord......" (Ps.32:5).
     "For my iniquities are gone over my head: as an heavy burden
they are too heavy for me......For I will declare mine iniquity;
I will be sorry for my sin" (Ps.38:4,18).
     "For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine
iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look
up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart
fails me. Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste
to help me" (Ps.40:12-13).
     "I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have
sinned against you" (Ps.41:4).
     "For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever
before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done this
evil in your sight: that you may be justified when you speak, and
be clear when you judge" (Ps.51:3,4).
     "O God, you know my foolishness; and my sins are not hid
from you" (Ps.69:5).
     "You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in
the light of your countenance" (Ps.90:8).
     "We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed
iniquity, we have done wickedly" (Ps.106:6).


MUST CRY OUT FOR MERCY, FORGIVENESS, IN HUMILITY
AND REPENTANCE:

     "I cried unto the Lord with my voice....." (Ps.3:4).
     "Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have
enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear
my prayer" (Ps.4:1).
     "Harken unto the voice of my cry, my King, my God: for unto
you will I pray" (Ps.5:2).
     "In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my
God: He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came before
Him, even into His ears" (Ps.18:6).
     "Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:
according to your mercy remember you me for your goodness' sake,
O Lord.....For your names sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquities;
for it is great.......Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and
forgive all my sins" (Ps.25:7, 11, 18).
     "Have mercy upon me, O God, according to your
lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of your tender
mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine
iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.....Purge me with hyssop,
and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than
snow......Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all mine
iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right
spirit within me.....The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a
broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise"
(Ps.51:1-2, 7, 9-10, 17).

     See also:  Ps.26:11;  27:7-9;  30:2,3,10;  31:9,10; 
38:21,22;  40:11;  79:8,9;  86:5 


GOD WILL HEAR AND BLESS THOSE WHO SEEK AND FEAR HIM:

     "And they that know your name will put their trust in you:
for you, Lord, have not forsaken them that seek you" (Ps.9:10).
     "The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him; and He
will show them His covenant" (Ps.25:14).
     "Oh, how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for
them that fear you...." (Ps.31:19).
     "Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him,
upon them that hope in His mercy; To deliver their soul from
death....." (Ps.33:18,19).
     "Surely His salvation is nigh them that fear him....."
(Ps.85:9).
     "He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us
according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the
earth, so great is His mercy towards them that fear Him. As far
as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our
transgressions from us. Like as a father pities his children, so
the Lord pities them that fear Him. For He knows our frame; He
remembers that we are dust.....But the mercy of the Lord is from
everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His
righteousness unto children's children; To such as keep His
covenant, and to those that remember His commandments to do them"
(Ps.103:10-14, 17-18).

     See also:  Ps.111:10;  112:1;  115:11,13;  119:153,154; 
145:17-20



GOD WILL SHOW AND GIVE MERCY:

     "The Lord has chastened me sore: but He has not given me
over unto death: (Ps.118:18).
     "If you, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall
stand? But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be
feared.....Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there
is mercy , and with Him is plenteous redemption" (Ps.130:3,4,7).
     "The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion, slow to
anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all: and His
tender mercies are over all His works" (Ps.145:8-9).
     See also: Ps.30:10-11;   31:5;   32:1-2, 5;   40:1-2, 17;  
59:16,17;   66:20;   103:3,8

MUST HAVE FAITH:

     "O Lord, my God, in you do I put my trust......" (Ps.7:1).
     "But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in
your salvation" (Ps.13:5).
     "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my
God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn
of my salvation, and my high tower" (Ps.18:2).
     "I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust
in the Lord. I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy: for you
have considered my trouble; you have known my soul in
adversities" (Ps.31:6,7).
     "Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusts in
the Lord, mercy shall compass him about" (Ps.32:10).
     "The Lord redeems the soul of His servants: none of them
that trust in Him shall be desolate" (Ps.34:22).

     See also:  39:7,8;  52:8;  86:2,3;  119:41, 42, 81, 86


MERCY, FORGIVENESS, IS GIVEN TO THOSE WHO
HUMBLY REPENT:

     "When He makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: He
forgets not the cry of the humble" (Ps.9:12).
     "Lord, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will
prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear" (Ps.10:17).
     "For you will save the afflicted people; but will bring down
high looks......You have given me the shield of your salvation:
and your right hand has held me up, and your gentleness has made
me great" (Ps.18:27,35).
     "The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and
saves such as be of a contrite spirit" (Ps.34:18).
     "For, lo, they that are far from you shall perish: you have
destroyed all them that go a whoring from you" (Ps.73:27).
     "You are my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep
your words. I entreated your favor with my whole heart: be
merciful unto me according to your word. I thought on my ways,
and turned my feet unto your testimonies. I made haste and
delayed not to keep your commandments. The bands of the wicked
have robbed me, but I have not forgotten your law......I an a
companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep
your precepts. The earth, O Lord, is full of your mercy: teach my
your statutes" (Ps.119:57-64).


MERCY, FORGIVENESS, SALVATION, IS GRANTED TO THOSE WHO
WILL OBEY AND KEEP GOD'S COMMANDMENTS AND COVENANT:

     "All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as
keep His commandments and His testimonies" (Ps.25:10).
     "Come, you children, harken unto me: I will teach you the
fear of the Lord. What man is he that desires life, and loves
many days that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, and
do good; seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are upon
the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry. the face of
the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance
of them from the earth" (Ps.34:11-16).
     "The steps of a good man are established by the Lord: and he
delights in His way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast
down: for the Lord upholds him with His hand" (Ps.37:23,24).
     "But unto the wicked God says, what have you to do to
declare my statutes, or that you should take my covenant in your
mouth? Seeing you hate instruction, and cast my words behind
you......Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you
in pieces, and there be none to deliver. Whoso offers praise
glorifies me: and to him that disposes his way aright will I show
the salvation of God" (Ps.50:16,17,22,23).
     "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear
me" (Ps.66:18).
     "But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to
everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness unto
children's children; To such as keep His covenant, and to those
that remember His commandments to do them" (Ps.103:17,18).

     See also:  Ps.119:67, 71-73, 76-77, 153-155, 165, 166, 174,
176


GRACE, MERCY, DOES NOT ABOLISH THE LAW
OR COMMANDMENTS OF GOD:   

     "Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in
the Lord" (Ps.4:5).
     "Lord, who shall abide in your tabernacle? who shall dwell
in your holy hill? He that walks uprightly, and works
righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart. He that
backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor,
takes up a reproach against his neighbor. In whose eyes a vile
person is condemned; but he honors them that fear the Lord. He
that swears to his own hurt, and charges not. He that puts not
out money to usury, nor takes reward against the innocent. He
that does these things shall never be moved" (Ps.15).
     "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the
testimony of the Lord is sure , making wise the simple. The
statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the
commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear
of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the
Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are
they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey
and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is your servant warned: and
in keeping of them there is great reward" (Ps.19"7-11).
     "Who can understand his error? cleanse you me from secret
faults. Keep back your servant from presumptuous sins, let them
not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall
be innocent from the great transgression" (Ps.19:12,13).
     "Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk after the
law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and
seek Him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they
walk in His ways. You have commanded us to keep your precepts
diligently......Then shall I not be ashamed when I have respect
unto your commandments........With my whole heart have I sought
you: O let me not wander from your commandments.......Open mine
eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.......I
will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my
heart.......Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law;
yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me to go in the
path of your commandments; for therein do I delight.......And I
will walk at liberty for I seek your precepts. I will speak of
your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. And
I will delight myself in your commandments, which I have loved.
My hands also will I lift up unto your commandments, which I have
loved; and I will meditate in your statutes.......O how love
I your law! it is my meditation all the day. You through your
commandments have made me wiser than my enemies: for they are
ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for
your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the
ancients, because I keep your precepts. I have refrained my feet
from every evil way, that I might keep your word.......Your word
is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.......My soul is
continually in my hand: yet do I not forget your law.......I have
inclined my heart to perform your statutes, even unto the end. I
hate vain thoughts: but your law do I love.......It is time for
you, Lord, to work: for they have made void your law. Therefore
I love your commandments above gold; yes, above fine gold.......I
opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for your
commandments........rivers of water run down my eyes, because
they keep not your law.......Your righteousness is an everlasting
righteousness, and your law is the truth. Trouble and anguish
have taken hold of me: yet your commandments are my
delights....You are near, O Lord; and all your commandments
are truth.......for all your commandments are righteousness....I
have longed for your salvation, O Lord; and your law is my
delight.......I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your
servant; for I do not forget your commandments" (Ps.119: 1-4,
6-7, 10, 18, 32, 34-35, 45-48, 97-100, 105, 109, 112-113,
126-127, 131, 136, 142-143, 151, 172, 174, 176)

     Read this whole 119th Psalm, there are many other verses I
have not quoted, that give the truth that grace does not abolish
the law and commandments of God.


THE REWARD OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED

     "Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat
of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and
in His law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a
tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit
in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he
does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the
chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not
stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the
righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous: but the
way of the ungodly shall perish" (Ps.1).
     "Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you
envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be
cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb....... For
evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord,
they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the
wicked shall not be: yes, you shall diligently consider his
place, and it shall not be. but the meek shall inherit the
earth.......The Lord knows the days of the upright: and their
inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed of the
evil time....But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the
Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke
shall they consume away.......For such as be blessed of Him shall
inherit the earth; and they that are cursed of Him shall be cut
off.......For the Lord loves judgment, and forsakes not His
saints; they are preserved forever: but the seed of the wicked
shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell
therein for ever.......Wait on the Lord, and keep His way, and He
shall exalt you to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off,
you shall see it.......But the transgressors shall be destroyed
together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off" (Ps.37:1-2,
9-11, 18-20, 22, 28-29, 34, 38).
     "Also unto you, O Lord, belongs mercy: for you render to
every man according to his work" (Ps.62:12).
     "Whoso privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off:
him that has a high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
Mine eye shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may
dwell with me: he that walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that
lies shall not tarry in my sight. I will destroy all the wicked
of the land; that I may cut off all the wicked doers from the
city of the Lord" (Ps.101:5-8).
     "Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the
wicked be no more. bless you the Lord, O my soul. Praise you the
Lord" (Ps.104:35).
     "You have trodden down all them that err from your statutes:
for their deeds is falsehood. You put away all the wicked of the
earth like dross: therefore I love your testimonies"
(Ps.119:118-119).
     "The Lord preserves them that love Him: but all the wicked
will He destroy" (Ps.145:20).


             THE WAY OF SALVATION IS SO WRITTEN



     For those who are having difficulty understanding Law and
Grace as taught in the New Testament, with Scripture verses that
seem to contradict each other, please request my in-depth study
article called "Saved by Grace" and the truth will be made plain
for you. There is no contradiction between the basic way of
slavation in either the Old or the New Covenants of your Bible.


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Compiled in July 1997 by Keith Hunt




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