The Bible Prophecy Rich Book of Psalms

We can gain a better understand of the end times by searching throughout the Bible. One of the books that I believe is underrated in terms of how much end time Bible prophecy content it contains is the Book of Psalms. In this article, I will explain why you should not ignore the Book of Psalms when trying to find information that can help us better understand the end times.

I gathered a variety of passages from the Book of Psalms and matched them up with passages from outside of the Book of Psalms that I believe have end time implications. The similarities between the passages from Psalms and outside of Psalms show that the Book of Psalms contains passages relevant to understanding the end times.

Psalm 11:6-7 & 75:7-8: Wine of the Wrath of God

Revelation 14:9-10 tells us that an angel will proclaim to the world that those with the Mark of the Beast shall drink the wine of the wrath of God. Psalm 11:6-7 and Psalm 75:7-8 appear to be verses related to the pouring of the wine of the Lord’s wrath on the wicked:

“(6) Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. (7) For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.” (Psalm 11:6-7)

“(7) But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. (8) For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.” (Psalm 75:7-8)

“(9) And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, (10) The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:” (Revelation 14:9-10)

Psalm 18:6-7 & 97:1-7 & 102:12-16: The Lord Rises to Act

Several Bible prophecy passages talk about the Lord arising to punish the wicked in anger/wrath, including Isaiah 2:20-21. Psalm 97:1-7, Psalm 18:6-7, and Psalm 102:12-16 each have elements that relate to Isaiah 2:20-21, including:

  • The earth shaking violently as the Lord arises:
  • The people seeing the Lord’s glory
  • People not so certain about the idols they worship
The Lord Arises The Earth Shaking Violently as the Lord arises The People Seeing the Lord’s Glory People Not So Certain About the Idols They Worship
Isaiah 2:20-21: (20) In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; (21) To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
Psalm 18:6-7: (6) In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. (7) Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
Psalm 97:1-7: (1) The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. (2) Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. (3) A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. (4) His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. (5) The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. (6) The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. (7) Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.
Psalm 102:12-16: (12) But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. (13) Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. (14) For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. (15) So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. (16) When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

Psalm 18:6-8 & 97:1-4: The Lord Comes With Fire

Several Bible prophecy passages describe the Lord coming with fire, including Isaiah 30:27-28. Psalm 97:1-4 and Psalm 18:6-8 appear to be relevant passages because they too describe the Lord coming with a devouring fire:

“(27) Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: (28) And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.” (Isaiah 30:27-28)

“(6) In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. (7) Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. (8) There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.” (Psalm 18:6-8)

“(1) The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. (2) Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. (3) A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. (4) His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.” (Psalm 97:1-4)

Psalm 2: Christ Defeats the Nations By Speaking

Several Bible verses describe Christ defeating His enemies by speaking, including Revelation 19:15, 21, and Isaiah 11:4. Psalm 2 also describes how Christ will defeat the kings of the earth by speaking:

Destroy With His Words A Rod of Iron
Psalm 2:1-5, 9: Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? (2) The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, (3) Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (4) He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. (5) Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure…(9) Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Revelation 19:15, 21: And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God…(21) And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Isaiah 11:4: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Other chapters from the Book of Psalms that likely have end time implications include:

  • Psalm 9
  • Psalm 45
  • Psalm 46
  • Psalm 79
  • Psalm 82
  • Psalm 83
  • Psalm 98
  • Psalm 107
  • Psalm 110

This is not a complete list of all the chapters from the Book of Psalms that likely have end time implications, but should it be enough (along with the tables above) to demonstrate that the Book of Psalms is a book that students of Bible prophecy should not neglect. Bible prophecy is the ultimate puzzle where every piece matters. The Book of Psalms has many key pieces that must be accounted for in order to get a fuller understanding of what God has planned in the future.

I hope this article will help you to see the Book of Psalms as a rich source of Bible prophecy-related information. If you would like to learn more about the timing of the events described in Psalm 83, click this link for my article on the topic: Psalm 83 War & the Gog Magog End Time Invasion

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Wayne Croley
Wayne Croley

Hi! I’ve studied and written about Bible prophecy since I was a teenager. My goal is to make Bible prophecy easy for you to understand while avoiding the sensationalism seen elsewhere. I am the author of several end time books, including Prophecy Proof Insights on the End Times, a comprehensive book about the end times. I hold an M.B.A. and degrees in Managerial Economics and Political Science.


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  1. Psalm 22 is a great Psalm. I remember reading it for the first time and being blown away by the parallels to the passages describing the crucifixion of Christ. I just read it again and it was a pleasure reading it again.

  2. Thanks for your scholarship, Wayne. One of my favorite prophecies in Psalms is the incredible 22nd, describing Jesus’ crucifixion. Got a comment on that one? Cindy

  3. [Hi Wayne. Found the following article on the web. Lord bless.]


    Many evangelicals believe that
    Christ will “rapture” them to heaven years before the second coming and
    (most importantly) well BEFORE Antichrist and his “tribulation.” But
    Acts 2:34, 35 reveal that Jesus is at the Father’s right hand in heaven
    until He leaves to destroy His earthly foes at the second coming. And
    Acts 3:21 says that Jesus
    “must” stay in heaven with the Father “until the
    times of restitution of all things” which includes, says Scofield, “the
    restoration of the theocracy under David’s Son” which obviously can’t
    begin before or during Antichrist’s reign. (“The Rapture Question,” by
    the long time No. 1 pretrib authority John Walvoord, didn’t dare to even
    list, in its scripture index, the above verses! They were also too hot
    for John Darby – the so-called “father of dispensationalism” – to list
    in the scripture index in his “Letters”!)
    Paul explains
    the “times and the seasons” (I
    Thess. 5:1) of the catching up (I Thess. 4:17) as the “day of the Lord”
    (5:2) which FOLLOWS the posttrib sun/moon darkening (Matt. 24:29;
    Acts 2:20) WHEN “sudden destruction” (5:3) of the wicked occurs! The
    “rest” for “all them that believe” is also tied to such destruction in
    II Thess. 1:6-10! (If
    the wicked are destroyed before or during the trib, who’d be left
    alive to serve the Antichrist?) Paul also ties the
    change-into-immortality “rapture” (I Cor. 15:52) to the end of
    trib “death” (15:54). (Will death be ended before or during the trib? Of
    course not! And vs. 54 is also tied to Isa. 25:8 which Scofield views
    as Israel’s posttrib resurrection!) It’s amazing that the Olivet
    Discourse contains the “great commission” for the church but not even a
    hint of a pretrib rapture for the church!
    Many don’t know that before
    1830 all Christians had always viewed I Thess. 4’s “catching up” as an
    integral part of the final second coming to earth. In 1830 this “rapture” was
    stretched forward and turned into an idolized separate coming of Christ. To
    further strengthen their novel view, which evangelical
    scholars overwhelmingly rejected throughout the 1800s, pretrib teachers in the early
    1900s began to stretch forward the “day of the Lord” (what Darby and
    Scofield never dared to do) and hook it up with their
    already-stretched-forward “rapture.” Many leading evangelical scholars
    still weren’t convinced of pretrib, so pretrib teachers then began
    teaching that the “falling away” of II Thess. 2:3 is really a pretrib
    rapture (the same as saying that the “rapture” in 2:3 must happen
    before the “rapture” [“gathering”] in 2:1 can happen – the height of
    desperation!). Google “Walvoord Melts Ice” for more on this, and also Google “Pretrib Rapture Pride.”

    Other Google articles on the 183-year-old pretrib rapture view include
    “X-Raying Margaret,” “Margaret Macdonald’s Rapture Chart,” “Pretrib
    Rapture’s Missing Lines,” “Edward Irving is Unnerving,” “The Unoriginal
    John Darby,” “Catholics Did NOT Invent the Rapture,” “The Real Manuel
    Lacunza,” “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),” “Wily Jeffrey,” “The Rapture Index
    (Mad Theology),” “America’s Pretrib Rapture Traffickers,” “Roots of
    (Warlike) Christian Zionism,” “Scholars Weigh My Research,” “Pretrib
    Hypocrisy,” “Appendix F: Thou Shalt Not Steal,” “Pretrib Rapture
    Secrecy,” “Deceiving and Being
    Deceived,” “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty,” “Famous Rapture Watchers,” and
    “Morgan Edwards’ Rapture View” – most by the author of the bestselling
    book “The Rapture
    Plot” (the most accurate and documented book on pretrib rapture history
    which is obtainable by calling 800.643.4645).
    PS – For some final shocks Google “The Background Obama Can’t Cover Up.”

  4. Thanks for reading. Just about any book in the Bible can help in understanding Bible prophecy. For instance, some who believe Revelation 5 involves the role of the kinsman redeemer utilize the Book of Ruth to help explain the concept.

  5. I just recently stumbled upon another site about psalm 83. This was a great post showing how much more there is in Psalms. Thanks for opening my eyes. To me, this also debunks a lot of Catholic/others teachings around Revelation being not relevant, allegory or already happened. One would have to disregard most of the bible at that point – especially in the OT.