Manual on the Psalms by Martin Luther

“[Luther] felt that many things were wanting in this extemporaneous explication… But as he was satisfied that the sense and substance of each Psalm were everywhere faithfully given, and that a very important part of the true religion was here copiously handled; he was, under these assurances, the more willing to overlook any thing that might be wanting in the way of greater correctness, and loftier language and expression.”

“…the lovers of the Holy Scriptures… will here see how blessedly this great man opened and taught the word of God, and what his only aim and object were therein. And they will also be the better enabled to judge of the writings of others. For while others devote all their labors, pains, and aims, to thrust their books upon the world; they never, in those books, touch in the least upon those things which form the substance of the true religion! Reader, farewell! May thy soul be blessed by our labor!”

Level of Difficulty: Primer: No subject matter knowledge needed.

Book Contents

  • Translator’s Preface.
  • Martin Luther To His Friend.
  • Martin Luther’s Preface To The Book Of Psalms.
  • Martin Luther’s Introductory Admonition.
  • Psalms 1 - 31
  • Admonitory Observations.
  • Psalms 32 - 150
  • Concluding Admonition.
  • The Printer: To The Godly Reader, Greeting.

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2022-02-02
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Martin Luther
Martin Luther