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Numbering of the Psalms

Formerly the Catholic system used the numbering and divisions of the Septuagist (Greek) translation where Psalm 9 was considered two psalms. Protestant and Jewish (and contemporary Catholic systems) depend on the original Hebrew text.

Catholic
(formerly)
Protestant and Jewish
(and contemporary Catholic)
1-9:21 1-9
9:22-112 10-114
113 114-115
114 116:1-9
115 116:10-19
115-145 117-146
146 147:1-11
147 147:12-20
148-150 148-150

Classification of the Psalms

The Psalms can be divided into five "books," possibly in imitation of the five books of the Pentateuch:

I. The First Book: Psalms 1-41

II. The Second Book: Psalms 42-72

III. The Third Book: Psalms 73-89

IV. The Fourth Book: Psalms 90-106
V. The Fifth Book: Psalms 107-150

 

 
 

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