Probable Occasion When Each Psalm Was Composed
PsalmsAfter What ScriptureProbable Occasion on Which Each Psalm was ComposedB.C.
1Neh 13:3Written by David or Ezra, and placed as a preface to the Psalms444
21Ch 17:27On the delivery of the promise by Nathan to David—a prophecy of Christ's kingdom1044
32Sa 15:29On David's flight from Absalom1023
42Sa 17:29During the the flight from Absalom1023
52Sa 17:29During the the flight from Absalom1023
61Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
72Sa 16:14On the reproaches of Shimei1023
81Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
91Sa 17:4, or 1Ch 16:43On the victory over Goliath1063
10Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
111Sa 19:3When David was advised to flee to the mountains1062
121Ch 28:1Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
13, 14, 15Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
161Ch 17:27, or 1Sa 27On the delivery of the promise by Nathan to David1044
171Sa 22:19On the murder of the priests by Doeg1060
182Sa 22:51On the conclusion of David's wars1019
191Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
20, 212Sa 10:19On the war with the Ammonites and Syrians1036
221Ch 17:27On the delivery of the promise by Nathan; or in sever persecution1044
23, 241Ch 28:21, or 1Ch 16:43Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
25, 26, 27Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
28, 291Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
301Ch 21:30On the dedication of the threshing-floor of Araunah1017
311Sa 23:12On David's persecution by Saul1060
32, 332Sa 12:15On the pardon of David's adultery1034
341Sa 21:15On David's leaving the city of Gath1060
351Sa 22:19On David's persecution by Doeg1060
36, 37Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
38, 39, 40, 411Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
422Sa 17:29On David's flight from Absalom1023
432Sa 17:29On David's flight from Absalom1023
442Ki 19:7On the blasphemous message of Rabshekeh710
451Ch 17:27On the delivery of the promise by Nathan1044
462Ch 20:26On the victory of Jehoshaphat890
472Ch 7:10On the removal of the ark into the temple1004
48Ezr 6:22On the dedication of the second temple515
49, 50Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
512Sa 12:15Confession of David after his adultery1034
521Sa 22:19On David's persecution by Doeg1060
53Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
541Sa 23:23On the treachery of the Ziphims to David1060
552Sa 17:29During the flight from Absalom1023
561Sa 21:15When David was with the Philistines in Gath1060
571Sa 24:22On David's refusal to kill Saul in the cave1058
581Sa 24:22Continuation of Ps. 571058
591Sa 19:17On Saul surrounding the town of David1061
601Ki 11:20On the conquest of Edom by Joab1040
611Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
622Sa 17:29In David's persecution by Absalom1023
631Sa 24:22Prayer of David in the wilderness of Engedi1058
641Sa 22:19On David's persecution by Saul1060
651Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
66Ezr 3:13On laying the foundation of the second temple535
67Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity593
682Sa 6:11On the first removal of the ark1045
691Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
70, 712Sa 17:29On Absalom's rebellion1023
721Ch 29:19On Solomon being made king by his father1015
732Ki 19:19On the destruction of Sennacherib710
74Jer 39:10On the destruction of the city and temple588
75, 762Ki 19:35On the destruction of Sennacherib710
77Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity593
781Ch 28:21, or 2Ch 19:56Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
79Jer 39:10On the destruction of the city and temple588
80Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
81Ezr 6:22On the dedication of the second temple515
822Ch 19:7On the appointment of judges by Jehoshaphat897
83Jer 39:10, or 2Ch 20On the desolation caused by the Assyrians588
84Ezr 3:13On the foundation of the second temple535
85Ezr 1:4On the decree of Cyrus536
861Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
87Ezr 3:7On the return from the Babylonish captivity536
88Exd 2:25During the affliction in Egypt1531
89Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
90Num 14:45On the shortening of man's life, etc.489
911Ch 28:10After the advice of David to Solomon1015
92, 93Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
94Jer 39:10On the destruction of the city and temple588
951Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
961Ch 16:43On the removal of the ark from Obed-edom's house1051
97, 98, 99, 1002Ch 7:10On the removal of the ark into the temple1004
1011Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
102Dan 9:27On the near termination of the captivity538
1032Sa 12:15On the pardon of David's adultery1034
1041Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
105, 1061Ch 16:43On the removal of the ark from Obed-edom's house1051
107Ezr 3:7On the return from the captivity536
1081Ki 11:20On the conquest of Edom by Joab1040
1091Sa 22:19On David's persecution by Doeg1060
1101Ch 17:27On the promise by Nathan to David1044
111, 112, 113, 114Ezr 3:7On the return from the captivity536
1152Ch 20:26On the victory of Jehoshaphat896
116, 117Ezr 3:7On the return from the captivity536
1181Ch 17:27On the promise by Nathan to David1044
119Neh 13:3Manual of devotion by Ezra444
120, 121, 1221Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
123Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
1241Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
125Ezr 3:7On the return from the captivity536
126Ezr 1:4On the decree of Cyrus536
127, 128Ezr 3:7On the return from the captivity536
129Ezr 4:24On the opposition of the Samaritans535
130Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
1311Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
1321Ch 15:14On the second removal of the ark1051
1331Ch 28:21Inserted toward the end of David's life1015
134Ezr 3:7On the return from the captivity536
135, 1362Ch 7:10On the removal of the ark into the temple1004
137Dan 7:28During the Babylonish captivity539
138Ezr 6:13On the rebuilding of the temple519
1391Ch 13:4Prayer of David when made king over all Israel1048
1401Sa 22:19On David's persecution by Doeg1060
1411Sa 27:1Prayer of David when driven from Judea1055
1421Sa 22:1Prayer of David in the cave of Adullam1060
1432Sa 17:29During the war with Absalom1053
1442Sa 17:29On the victory over Absalom1053
1451Ch 28:10David, when old, reviewing his past life1015
146, 147, 148, 149, 150Ezr 6:22On the dedication of the second temple515
    

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Nevin, Alfred, Ed., et al. "Table Showing the Probable Occassion when Each Psalm was Composed," The Parallel Bible. Blue Letter Bible. 1 Aug 2002. .
<http://blueletterbible.org/study/parallel/paral18.html>.

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