The Profound Emphasis in the Psalms on Human Enmity against God and His People

February 2, 2013

Sacred history records that God’s people have experienced profound enmity from people virtually throughout human history. At least 218 verses in 91 Psalms speak directly about human enmity against God and against other humans, especially the righteous.

This profound emphasis in the Psalms should instruct us to give careful and thorough attention to this subject. At a time when it seems that open persecution of righteous people may soon take place here in the U.S., we who know God should immerse ourselves in the teaching of the Psalms about this vital topic.

To that end, I have compiled these references and listed them with a new line for every ten Psalms:

Ps. 2:2; 3:1, 6, 7; 4:2; 5:8, 10; 6:7, 10; 7:1, 4, 5, 6, 13; 8:2; 9:3, 6, 9;

Ps. 10:2, 5, 8, 18; 11:2; 12:5; 13:2, 4; 14:4; 15:3, 5; 17:7, 9; 18:1, 3, 17, 37, 39, 40, 43, 48;

Ps. 21:8, 11, 12; 22:12; 23:5; 25:2, 19; 27:2, 3, 6, 11, 12;

Ps. 30:1; 31:8, 11, 13, 15, 18; 35:1, 3, 4, 7, 15, 19, 20, 21, 26; 36:11; 37:12, 20; 38:16, 19, 20;

Ps. 40:14; 41:2, 5, 7, 9, 11; 42:9, 10; 43:1, 2; 44:5, 7, 10, 16, 24; 45:5;

Ps. 50:20; 53:5; 54:3, 5, 7; 55:3, 12, 18, 20; 56:1, 2, 5, 9; 57:3; 59:1, 3, 10;

Ps. 60:12; 61:3; 62:3; 63:9; 64:1; 66:3; 68:1, 21, 23; 69:4, 12, 18, 19, 26;

Ps. 70:2; 71:4, 10, 11, 13; 72:4, 9; 73:8, 9, 14; 74:3, 4, 10, 18, 21, 23; 78:42, 53, 66; 79:1;

Ps. 80:6; 81:14; 82:3, 4; 83:2, 3, 5, 15; 86:14; 89:10, 22, 23, 42, 51;

Ps. 92:9, 11; 94:21; 97:3;

Ps. 102:8; 103:6; 105:24; 106:10, 11, 42; 107:2, 39; 108:13; 109:2, 3, 4, 16, 20, 29;

Ps. 110:1, 2; 112:8; 118:7, 10, 11, 12, 13; 119:23, 69, 84, 86, 98, 121, 122, 134, 139, 157, 161;

Ps. 120:2; 123:4; 124:2, 3; 127:5; 129:1, 2;

Ps. 132:18; 136:24; 137:3, 7, 8; 138:7; 139:20, 21, 22;

Ps. 140:1, 4; 141:9; 142:3, 6; 143:3, 9, 12; 144:7, 8; 146:7

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