Psalms


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psalm

 (säm)
n.
1. A sacred song; a hymn.
2. Psalms(used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
tr.v. psalmed, psalm·ing, psalms
To sing of or celebrate in psalms.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin psalmus, from Greek psalmos, from psallein, to play the harp; see pāl- in Indo-European roots.]

Psalms

(sɑːmz)
n
(Bible) (functioning as singular) the collection of 150 psalms in the Old Testament. Full title: The Book of Psalms

Psalms

(sɑmz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a book of the Bible composed of 150 songs, hymns, and prayers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Psalms - an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of 150 PsalmsPsalms - an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of 150 Psalms
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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But much as she liked to write for children, Jo could not consent to depict all her naughty boys as being eaten by bears or tossed by mad bulls because they did not go to a particular Sabbath school, nor all the good infants who did go as rewarded by every kind of bliss, from gilded gingerbread to escorts of angels when they departed this life with psalms or sermons on their lisping tongues.
Grandfather put on silver-rimmed spectacles and read several Psalms.
As the psalms of David exceed all other language, so does the psalmody that has been fitted to them by the divines and sages of the land, surpass all vain poetry.
I have a little boy, younger than you, who knows six Psalms by heart: and when you ask him which he would rather have, a gingerbread-nut to eat or a verse of a Psalm to learn, he says: 'Oh
In that sad place, By Mary's grace, Brief may thy dwelling be Till prayers and alms, And holy psalms, Shall set the captive free.
They sing the psalms of David, of which, as well as the other parts of the Holy Scriptures, they have a very exact translation in their own language; in which, though accounted canonical, the books of the Maccabees are omitted.
These cages will be full of psalms and hymns and piety.
He maddened me particularly when he read aloud the psalms to himself behind his partition.
Do you know," said Porthos, "that to twist that damned Milady's neck would be a smaller sin than to twist those of these poor devils of Huguenots, who have committed no other crime than singing in French the psalms we sing in Latin?
Their festivals were fast days, and their chief pastime the singing of psalms.
I know as much o' the words o' the Bible as he does, an' could say the Psalms right through i' my sleep if you was to pinch me; but I know better nor to take 'em to say my own say wi'.
We have set aside the nation, which prefers singing merry songs to psalms, and the army, which we will not fight: but the parliament remains, and that seldom sings.