31+ Best Psalms Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational psalms quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Psalms Quotes

Let your thoughts be psalms, your prayers incense, and your breath praise. — Charles Spurgeon

[The Psalms are] a Little Bible, wherein everything contained in the entire Bible is beautifully and briefly comprehended. — Martin Luther

Come, let us sing a psalm, and drive away the devil. — Martin Luther

The Psalmists in telling everyone to praise God are doing what all men do when they speak of what they care about. ― C.S. Lewis in Reflections on the Psalms

The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance. — C. S. Lewis

Whenever the Psalter is abandoned, an incomparable treasure is lost to the Christian church. With its recovery will come unexpected power. ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Whoever would be wise should read the Proverbs; whoever would be holy should read the Psalms. — Richard Steele

It is not that every sentiment expressed by a psalmist is admirable, but that in praying the Psalms, we confront ourselves as we really are. The Psalms are a reality check to keep prayer from becoming sentimental, superficial, or detached from the real world. ― Richard H. Schmidt

There is no other book in which there is to be found more express and magnificent commendations, both of the unparalleled liberality of God towards his Church, and of all his works; there is no other book in which there is recorded so many deliverances, nor one in which the evidences and experiences of the fatherly providence and solicitude which God exercises towards us, are celebrated with such splendour of diction, and yet with the strictest adherence to truth; in short, there is no other book in which we are more perfectly taught the right manner of praising God, or in which we are more powerfully stirred up to the performance of this religious exercise. ― John Calvin

Whenever I read the psalms, I feel like I am eavesdropping on a saint having a personal conversation with God. — R. C. Sproul

The Psalms are the voices of the church. — English Proverbs

Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious Psalm, The mystic lights of emblem, and the Word. — Emma Lazarus

If you need a guide for your ongoing relationship with God, read Psalms. ― Jim George

The prophets and the writers of the Psalms were clear that God was continuing to work in the universe and in all history. They declared that He had created the universe. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

No single book of Scripture, not even of the New Testament, has, perhaps, ever taken such hold on the heart of Christendom. ― J.J. Stewart Perowne

The delightful study of the Psalms has yielded me boundless profit and ever-growing pleasure; common gratitude constrains me to communicate to others a portion of the benefit, with the prayer that it may induce them to search further for themselves. ― Charles Spurgeon, in his preface to The Treasury of David

The Psalter is the prayer book of Jesus Christ in the truest sense of the word. He prayed the Psalter and now it has become his prayer for all time…we understand how the Psalter can be prayer to God and yet God’s own Word, precisely because here we encounter the praying Christ…because those who pray the psalms are joining in with the prayer of Jesus Christ, their prayer reaches the ears of God. Christ has become their intercessor… ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I am Psmith, said the old Etonian reverently. There is a preliminary P before the name. This, however, is silent. Like the tomb. Compare such words as ptarmigan, psalm, and phthisis. — P. G. Wodehouse

Never believe that true prayer consists in mere babbling, reciting so many psalms and vigils, saying your beads while you allow your thoughts to roam. — Johannes Tauler

The Psalms foretell what I, what any shall do and suffer and say. — John Donne

There is no better way to enter the spirit of Israelite history and the faith of this people of antiquity than through this book. — C. Hassell Bullock

The psalms teach us about God and our relationship with Him; that is the heart of theology. The Psalter may be thought of as a portrait gallery of God, presenting us with multiple images of who God is. ― Tremper Longman

The psalms, like no other literature, lift us to a position where we can commune with God, capturing a sense of the greatness of his kingdom and a sense of what living with him for eternity will be like. ― Gordon Fee

I used to read five psalms every day – that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man. — Billy Graham

The loudest psalm singer in the congregation always is a reformed sinner. — Elsa Maxwell

[Introducing his exposition of the Psalms:]We have now before us one of the choicest parts of the Old Testament, wherein there is so much of Christ and his gospel, as well as of God and his law, that it has been called the summary of both Testaments.  ― Matthew Henry

For example, the Bible does say this is a proposition, There is no God. But of course the context of Psalm 14:1 enriches it a bit: the fool has said in his heart, there is no God. So there are contextual constraints and when you finish putting in all the contextual constraints and sophisticated discussions of what inerrancy is and isn’t. — D. A. Carson

The book of Psalms can revolutionize our devotional life, our family patterns, and the fellowship and witness of the church of Jesus Christ. ― Willem VanGemeren

When we read the Psalms, we are meant to learn things about God and about human nature and about how life is to be lived. Some poetry makes no claim to instruct the mind. The Psalms do. They are meant to be instructive about God and man and life. ― John Piper

The more deeply we grow into the psalms and the more often we pray them as our own, the more simple and rich will our prayer become. ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Romans gave Luther his theology, but it was the Psalms that gave him his thunder. — Steven Lawson

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