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The Common English Bible. Nashville: CEB, 2011.


Peterson, Eugene H. The Message. Colorado Springs: Navpress, 1996.


The HarperCollins Study Bible, New Revised Standard Version. Wayne A. Meeks, ed. New York: HarperCollins, 1993


Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures. Philadelphia and Jerusalem:The Jewish Publication Society, 1985.


The Psalms: A New Translation from the Hebrew Arranged for Singing to the Psalmody of Joseph Gelineau. New York: Paulist Press and The Grail Publishing, 1963.



Recommended Commentaries


Alter, Robert. The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007.


Brueggemann, Walter. The Psalms and the Life of Faith. Patrick Miller, ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.


Brueggemann, Walter. The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1984.


Fischer, Norman. Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms. New York: Penguin Putnam, 2002.


Holladay, William L. The Psalms Through Three Thousand Years: Prayerbook of a Cloud of Witnesses. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1996.


Limburg, James. Psalms. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000.


Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller and Gene M. Tucker, eds. Louisville: Westminster John Knox: 2006.   


Mays, Robert L. Psalms. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Louisville: Westminster John Knox: 1994.


McCann, Clint. The New Interpreter’s Bible, Volume IV, Psalms. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996.


Mitchell, Stephen. A Book of Psalms Selected and Adapted from the Hebrew. New York: Harper Collins,1993.


Schaefer, Konrad, O.S.B. Psalms in Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry. David W. Cotter, ed. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2001.


Segal, Rabbi Benjamin J. A New Psalm: The Psalms as Literature.  Jerusalem and New York: Gefen Publishing: 2013/5774.



Further Study


Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1970.


Bourgeault, Cynthia. Chanting the Psalms. Boston: New Seeds, 2006.


Brown, William P. Seeing the Psalms: A Theology of Metaphor. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002.


Brueggemann, Walter. Israel’s Praise: Doxology Against Idolatry and Ideology. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1988.


Eaton, John. Meditating on the Psalms. Louisville: John Knox, 2004.


Enders, John C. and Elizabeth Liebert. A Retreat with the Psalms: Resources for Personal and Communal Prayer. New York: Paulist, 2001.


Green, Barbara, O. P. Like a Tree Planted: An Exploration of Psalms and Parables Through Metaphor. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1997.


Lewis, C. S. Reflections on the Psalms. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1958


Mays, James L., ed. HarperCollins Bible Commentary. New York: The Society of Biblical Literature, HarperCollins, 2000.


McCann, Clinton J. Jr. Great Psalms of the Bible. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press,  2009.


Merrill, Nan C. Psalms For Praying: An invitation to Wholeness. New York: Continuum, 2005.


Merton, Thomas. Bread in the Wilderness. New York: Our Lady of Gethsemani Monastery, 1953.


Nowell, Irene. Sing a New Song: The Psalms in the Sunday Lectionary. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1993.


Pennington, M. Basil. Poetry as Prayer: The Psalms. Boston: Pauline Books and Media, 2001.


Peterson, Eugene H. Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer. New York: Harper One, 1989.


Punnett, Ian. How to Pray When You're Pissed at God. New York: Harmony Books, 2013.


Robertson, Edwin, ed. and trans. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Meditations on Psalms. Formerly titled My Soul Finds Rest. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.


Sire, James W. Learning to Pray Through the Psalms. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2005.


Weiser, Artur. Herbert Hartwell, trans. The Psalms. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1962.


Wieder, Laurance, ed., The Poet's Book of Psalms: The Complete Psalter as Rendered by Twenty-five Poets from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

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