Can You Complete These Psalms?

By: Stella Alexander
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About This Quiz

Does the Bible have you walking through shadowed valleys? Let's shed some light on it! The Bible is the most used sacred text around the world. With over 2.1 billion followers of Christianity and 14 million followers of Judaism, this population is approximately 30% of the world's population. It's no wonder when you go to a hotel, you'll often find a Bible in the night stand! When it comes to the Bible, it is split into two sections, the Old Testament and the New Testament. While the New Testament is solely observed by Christians, the Old Testament is a group of texts followed by both Christians and Jews. 

The Old Testament is a collection of books that begins with the creation story. Listed in the Torah or Pentateuch, you'd find Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. With four other major sections, you'd find the historical books, wisdom books, major prophets, and minor prophets, but the wisdom books is what brings us here today! Called the Tehillim in the Hebrew Bible, Psalms is the second book in this section. Coming to mean "a sacred song or hymn," many of these psalms have been put to music. The writing of most of them have also been attributed to King David, who was known for playing his harp. With 150 psalms to choose from, can you complete 35 of the most popular ones? Let's find out!

"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will _____________."

This is one of the most popular psalms throughout the entire Bible. This is the passage Psalm 23:4. The entire passage reads "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me."

"I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, ________________."

This passage is from Psalm 91. The first two verses read, "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; ___________________."

This passage is from Psalm 27:1. The passage reads, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?"

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills ___________________.

This passage is Psalm 121:1.

"For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, _________________."

This passage is from Psalm 139: 13-14. Verse 14 reads, "I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well."

"Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him; do not fret because of him who __________________."

This passage is from Psalm 37:7. The verse reads, "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass."

"But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the _____________."

This passage comes from the very first psalm. Part of Psalm 2-3, verse three reads, "He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper."

"Create in me clean heart, O God, and renew a ____________________ within me."

This passage is from Psalm 51:10. This entire psalm is described as a prayer of repentance.

"I have not departed from Your judgments, for You Yourself have taught me. How sweet are Your words to my taste, _______________ to my mouth!

This passage is Psalm 119: 102-103. This entire psalm is described as "meditations on the Excellencies of the Word of God."

"Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; ______________."

This passage is from Psalm 35:1.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; And the expanse of heaven shows ______________."

This passage comes from Psalm 19:1. Written by David, it is described as "the perfect revelation of the Lord."

"For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes ____________."

This passage is from Psalm 30:5. It tells of the "blessedness of answered prayer."

"Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? _____________."

This passage comes from Psalm 42:11. The verse continues, "Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God."

"Oh God, You know my foolishness; And ____________ are not hidden from You."

This passage is from Psalm 69: 5. The entire passage is read as a plea for help.

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the _________________, so are the children of one's youth."

This passage comes from Psalm 127:3-4.. It speaks of "laboring and prospering with the Lord."

"In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with ___________ in my soul."

This passage comes from Psalm 138:3 which explores the "Lord's goodness to the faithful."

"Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my ____________."

This passage comes from Psalm 62:1-2. Verse two finishes as "He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved."

"____________ and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"

This passage comes from Psalm 46:10, which speaks of God as the refuge of people and conqueror of nations.

"Praise the Lord, all you __________! Laud him, all you peoples!

Gentiles is the word used for someone who isn't Jewish. This passage comes from Psalm 117. A very short psalm, it is made up of 2 verses.

"I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my _______.

This passage comes from Psalm 40:1 which speaks on persevering faith.

"For the Lord is a sun and _________; The Lord will give grace and glory."

This passage comes from Psalm 84:11. The verse continues, "No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly."

"Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the ________ to be moved."

This passage comes from Psalms 55:22. This psalm is about "trust in God concerning the treachery of friends."

"I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at ______________ I shall not be moved."

This passage comes from Psalm 16:7-8. This psalm of David speaks of the "hope of the faithful."

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be ________ in it."

Another very popular psalm, this comes from Psalm 118:24.

"But You, Oh Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my __________."

This passage comes from Psalm 3:3. This is said to be a psalm from King David as he was fleeing from his son, Absalom, who was on a journey to avenge his sister.

"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, __________________, which You have ordained,..."

This passage comes from Psalms 8:3. In this psalm, David is praising the glory of creation.

"My God, My God, why have You ____________ Me?"

This passage comes from Psalms 22:1. This also appears in the New Testament in the Gospels. As Jesus died on the cross, he shouted this line.

"I will praise You, O Lord, with my ________ heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works."

This passage comes from Psalm 9:1. The passage surrounds "prayer and thanksgiving for the Lord's righteous judgments."

"Oh, ________ and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!"

This passage is from Psalm 34:8. This psalm is about "the happiness of those who trust in God."

"May He grant you according to your heart's desire, And fulfill all your ______________."

This passage is from Psalm 20:4.

"Your word is a lamp to my _________ and a light to my path."

This passage comes from Psalm 119:105. Another long psalm, it also tells of the "meditations on the excellencies of the word of God."

"Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His ________ name!"

This passage comes from Psalm 103:1 and is a passage on the "praise for the Lord's mercies."

"For You, Lord, are good, and ready to __________, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You."

This passage comes from Psalm 86:5. Another one written by David, this psalm is a prayer for mercy.

"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For his mercy _______________."

This passage comes from Psalm 118:1. It is another passage that speaks on the mercy of God.

"The Lord is my _________; I shall not want."

This passage comes from Psalm 23:1. A shepherd tends, herds and guards his sheep as the Lord does with his people.

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