Welcome to the wonderful world of Psalms for kids where you will experience a great adventure with content that promotes biblical principles and honours Jesus Christ. Psalms is a book of the bible and the bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures accepted by the Christian Church as uniquely inspired by God, and thus authoritative, providing guidelines for belief and behavior. The Bible is considered to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans by Christians, Jews, Samaritans, and Rastafarians. It is the world’s best-selling and the most highly treasured of all the books in the Old Testament. About 50 Bibles are sold every minute and it is estimated that more than one billion copies have been published so far.
The ancient Ethiopian Bible is the oldest and most complete Bible on earth. It was written centuries before the Greek and Latin Bibles. Ge’ez is the father of all languages and is the oldest language in the world, it is 5000 years old and still spoken in Eritrea and Ethiopia with its own alphabet and numbers. Ge’ez is still used as a liturgical language by Ethiopian Christians and the Beta Israel Jewish community of Ethiopia. The Ethiopia bible is nearly 800 years older than the King James Version [Which is the 11 translated English bible]. The Ethiopian bible also contains 81-88 books compared to 66 in the KJV. It includes many more books such as ENOCH, Esdras, Buruch, and all 3 Books of MACCABEE, and a host of others that were excommunicated from the KJV. The reason they were removed or destroyed is that the scholars claimed that the doctrines were false or blasphemous and are only valuable as ancient documents illustrative of the manners, language, opinions, and history of the East.
The Bible was originally written in three languages, biblical Hebrew sometimes called Classical Hebrew which is an archaic form of the Hebrew language. Koine Greek and Aramaic were the common language of Judea in the first century AD, most likely a Galilean dialect distinguishable from that of Jerusalem and then English. Most of our Old Testament was written in Hebrew, which was the language the original readers spoke. And referred to Jesus as Yeshua or Yahawashi which is of Hebrew origin and means “My salvation or the messiah”.
The major non-English versions of the Bible before the King James Version (1611) were:
- Septuagint, the first version of Hebrew Scriptures translated into Greek from the 2nd-4th centuries B.C.
- Vulgate, the Latin version of the Catholic Scriptures, which included the Catholic Old Testament, was translated from Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic into Latin by St. Jerome in the late 4th century A.D.
- Luther’s Bible was translated into German from Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic in 1534. He set aside the Apocrypha because he could not find Hebrew versions of these books. He also set aside Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelation as being of questionable theological value. The King James Version rejected Luther’s opinion about the Apocrypha and his questionable books of the New Testament. However, because of anti-Catholic bias in the US, after 1885 American publishers of the King James Version did follow Luther about the Apocrypha, but no Protestants followed his lead about his questionable books of the New Testament.
The KJV was not the first approved or first authorised English translation. Below are a few bibles translated before the KJV bible. There were eleven English translations of the Bible before the King James Version:
- 1380 – Wyclif’s Bible – Early Version EV by John Wycliffe.
- 1388 – Wycliffe’s Bible – Late Version LV by John Wycliffe.
- 1526 – Tyndale Bible – by William Tyndale the first complete edition of his New Testament.
- 1535 – Coverdale Bible – by Myles Coverdale was officially approved by Henry VIII and bears the royal license on the title page.
- 1537 – Matthews Bible – by Thomas Matthew.
- 1539/40 – The Great Bible – by Myles Coverdale was set up in every parish church. It was consequently the first (and only) English Bible formally authorized for public use and was authorised by Henry VIII. Thomas Cromwell, Vicar General, and Henry’s secretary.
- 1539 – Taverner’s Bible by Richard Taverner.
- 1551 – Becke’s Bible by Edmund Becke. Becke merged Taverner’s Old Testament and Tyndale’s New Testament.
- 1557/1560 – Geneva Bible – (New Testament, 1557; Old Testament, 1560) is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into English, preceding the King James Version by 51 years.
- 1568 – Bishop’s Bible by Matthew Parker. To compete with the Geneva Bible, Archbishop Matthew Parker edited a thorough revision of the Great Bible using the more accurate Greek texts used by the Geneva Bible.
- 1582/1610 – The Rheims-Douai Bible once again was written before the KJV bible.
As of September 2020, the full Bible has been translated into 704 languages, the New Testament has been translated into an additional 1,551 languages, and Bible portions or stories into 1,160 other languages. Thus at least some portions of the Bible have been translated into 3,415 languages.
The First Five Books Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy were all written by Moses in about 1,300 B.C. The Book of Psalms, which is generally believed to be the most widely read and the most highly treasured of all the books in the Old Testament is a collection of poems, prayers, and songs used by the early church for the public religious worship and personal devotion. Most of them were written by David King. David is described in the Hebrew Bible as the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah after Saul and Ishbaal. In the biblical narrative, David is a young shepherd who gains fame first as a musician and later by killing the enemy champion Goliath. Other people who wrote Psalms were Moses, Solomon, etc.
This website was written primarily for children of all ages in a unique, contemporary translation and engaging format for a clearer understanding. Psalms for kids is a treasure box full of delightful psalms and media to aid in all aspects of our lives based on every human condition and emotion. Within this website, there are 150 delightful psalms brought to life through prayers, hymns, collective songs of thanksgiving, audio/visual resources, animated videos, instructions, and wise teachings with charming colourful illustrations on every page. It is a blessing and comfort for all believers who meditate on the scriptures. This is our contribution, by the grace of God, to help others to grow in their understanding of the psalms. The foundational principles upon which this website is founded are summarised nicely in this quotation from the book of proverbs.
“Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it”.
– Proverbs 22:6
We want to ensure you have fun, learn, explore, and celebrate God through the psalms. By using soft art and media, children, parents, grandparents, and guardians will learn to rebuild and renew their faith. We aim to open the reader to a greater depth of understanding via our videos, audio bible, biblical literature, and a 30-day reading plan. With this daily plan, your child will have the opportunity to read, study, understand and apply the verses of Psalms to their lives.
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