In this post we consider Book 4 as a whole.
|אֲדֹנָי מָעוֹן אַתָּה הָיִיתָ לָּנוּ||90:1||My Lord, a habitation you yourself have become for us|
|יֹשֵׁב בְּסֵתֶר עֶלְיוֹן||91:1||One sitting in the secret of the Most High|
|טוֹב לְהֹדוֹת לַיהוָה||92:2||Good it is to give thanks to יהוה|
|יְהוָה מָלָךְ גֵּאוּת לָבֵשׁ||93:1||יהוה reigns pride clothed|
|אֵל נְקָמוֹת יְהוָה||94:1||God of vengeance יהוה|
|לְכוּ נְרַנְּנָה לַיהוָה||95:1||Walk! Let us shout aloud to יהוה|
|שִׁירוּ לַיהוָה שִׁיר חָדָשׁ||96:1||Sing to יהוה a new song|
|יְהוָה מָלָךְ תָּגֵל הָאָרֶץ||97:1||יהוה reigns let the earth rejoice|
|שִׁירוּ לַיהוָה שִׁיר חָדָשׁ||98:1||Sing to יהוה a new song|
|יְהוָה מָלָךְ יִרְגְּזוּ עַמִּים||99:1||יהוה reigns let peoples shudder|
|הָרִיעוּ לַיהוָה כָּל הָאָרֶץ||100:1||Raise a shout to יהוה all the earth|
|חֶסֶד וּמִשְׁפָּט אָשִׁירָה לְךָ יְהוָה אֲזַמֵּרָה||101:1||Mercy and judgment I will sing to you יהוה I will sing a psalm|
|יְהוָה שִׁמְעָה תְפִלָּתִי וְשַׁוְעָתִי אֵלֶיךָ תָבוֹא||102:2||יהוה hear my prayer and let my cry for help come to you|
|בָּרְכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת יְהוָה||103:1||Bless יהוה O my being|
|בָּרְכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת יְהוָה||104:1||Bless יהוה O my being|
|הוֹדוּ לַיהוָה||105:1||Give thanks to יהוה|
|הַלְלוּ יָהּ הוֹדוּ לַיהוָה||106:1||Hallelu Yah Give thanks to יהוה|
- Psalm 90 responds to the laments of Book 3. This is a prayer for establishment, a prayer for turning.
- Psalm 91 responds to Psalm 90. This is a reflection on the reality of refuge.
- Psalm 92 is the unique Song to the day of the Sabbath.
- Psalm 93 celebrates the reign of יהוה.
- Psalm 94 forms an envelope with Psalm 92 around Psalm 93. Psalms 92 and 94 share 25 roots including a nine-deep set of concentric circles. The clue to the envelope is the repetition of brute and dullard.
- Psalm 95 reminds the reader of joy and the testing of contention (Meribah). This psalm is noted in the Epistle to the Hebrews.
- Psalm 96 again celebrates the reign of יהוה with a new song.
- Psalm 97 continues that celebration.
- Psalm 98 with the repetition of the new song puts Psalm 96 in an envelope. There are circles 7 deep, but I wonder if this is deliberate... Nonetheless, Psalms 92 to 99 are clearly a related group.
- Psalm 100 is the traditional Jubilate. The reading he made us and his we are links the joy to the Song.
- Psalm 101 (of David) bears a strong relationship to the teaching of Psalms 1, 15, 24, and 26.
- Psalm 102, the second psalm labeled a prayer in Book 4, closes a frame with Psalm 90 of the double use of renew (חלף ). (You won't find this in most translations).
- Psalm 103, a recognition of the nurturing compassion of יהוה, the second of David through this inscription, forms with Psalm 101 an envelope for Psalm 102.
- Psalm 104 celebrates the created order.
- Psalm 105 celebrates the covenant with Abraham.
- Psalm 106 reflects the canonical story of Israel.