|הֹדוּ לַיהוָה||107:1||Give thanks to יהוה for it is good|
|נָכוֹן לִבִּי אֱלֹהִים||108:1||My heart is prepared O God|
|אֱלֹהֵי תְהִלָּתִי אַל תֶּחֱרַשׁ||109:1||God of my praise do not be silent|
|נְאֻם יְהוָה לַאדֹנִי||110:1||an oracle of יהוה to my Lord|
|הַלְלוּ יָהּ אוֹדֶה יְהוָה בְּכָל לֵבָב||111:1||Hallelu Yah I will thank יהוה with a whole heart|
|הַלְלוּ יָהּ אַשְׁרֵי אִישׁ יָרֵא אֶת יְהוָה||112:1||Hallelu Yah A happy person fears יהוה|
In Book 5 as in Book 1, the Psalms may be seen in sequentially organized groups through the use of the Acrostic Psalms each of which follows a Psalm of significance. The image below summarizes the structure of the Psalter using this point of view.
A chiasm is formed between Book 1 and Book 5 using the psalms that precede the acrostics
Psalms 8 and 104 share a question - what is this mortal humanity?
Psalms 110 and 36 are the only two poems named as 'oracles'.
- Psalm 107, repeating the opening of Psalm 106, is generic and describes the work of יהוה throughout the world, all sorts and conditions of people.
- Psalm 108, is a repeat with variation of parts of Psalms 57 and 60. It reminds us of the miktamim and the inscription Do Not Destroy and the political context in which the elect live, the foxes circling about the beloved.
- Psalm 109 is a severe curse of one who must come to judgment. It seems to prepare for the next psalm. It is here that we are prepared for the triumph anticipated in Psalm 2.
- Psalm 110, the second oracle, is the triumph of the Anointed, with a willing people.
- Psalm 111 celebrates the deeds of יהוה.
- Psalm 112 celebrates the person who fears יהוה.