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
References in classic literature ?
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
Her voice, of immense power and sublime expression, gave to the rude, unpolished poetry of these psalms a magic and an effect which the most exalted Puritans rarely found in the songs of their brethren, and which they were forced to ornament with all the resources of their imagination.
said he; and with that he broke into a long tale how that on account of the virtues of the Abbot Berghersh it had been decreed by the Pope that whoever should wear the habit of a monk of Beaulieu for as long as he might say the seven psalms of David should be assured of the kingdom of Heaven.
Daily, too, he continued to give lessons to his pupils, and the rest of the time he spent in singing psalms.
Their festivals were fast days, and their chief pastime the singing of psalms.
The psalms, the prayers, the Litany, and the sermon were all reduced to one chanting sound which paused, and then renewed itself, a little higher or a little lower.
She liked to hear the chanting--such as it was--and the old Psalms, and to join in the Morning Hymn.
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.
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.
He maddened me particularly when he read aloud the psalms to himself behind his partition.
The Bible itself was not much known to me at an age when most children have been obliged to read it several times over; the gospels were indeed familiar, and they have always been to me the supreme human story; but the rest of the New Testament I had not read when a man grown, and only passages of the Old Testament, like the story of the Creation, and the story of Joseph, and the poems of Job and Ecclesiastes, with occasional Psalms.
Had he been at that time singing psalms in the church, he would have avoided a broken head.