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1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

Commentary for Psalms 95

part. An exhortation to praise God. (1-7) A warning not to tempt Him. (7-11)

1-7 Whenever we come into God's presence, we must come with thanksgiving. The Lord is to be praised; we do not want matter, it were well if we did not want a heart. How great is that God, whose the whole earth is, and the fulness thereof; who directs and disposes of all!, The Lord Jesus, whom we are here taught to praise, is a great God; the mighty God is one of his titles, and God over all, blessed for evermore. To him all power is given, both in heaven and earth. He is our God, and we should praise him. He is our Saviour, and the Author of our blessedness. The gospel church is his flock, Christ is the great and good Shepherd of believers; he sought them when lost, and brought them to his fold.

7-11 Christ calls upon his people to hear his voice. You call him Master, or Lord; then be his willing, obedient people. Hear the voice of his doctrine, of his law, and in both, of his Spirit: hear and heed; hear and yield. Christ's voice must be heard to-day. This day of opportunity will not last always; improve it while it is called to-day. Hearing the voice of Christ is the same with believing. Hardness of heart is at the bottom of all distrust of the Lord. The sins of others ought to be warnings to us not to tread in their steps. The murmurings of Israel were written for our admonition. God is not subject to such passions as we are; but he is very angry at sin and sinners. That certainly is evil, which deserves such a recompence; and his threatenings are as sure as his promises. Let us be aware of the evils of our hearts, which lead us to wander from the Lord. There is a rest ordained for believers, the rest of everlasting refreshment, begun in this life, and perfected in the life to come. This is the rest which God calls his rest.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 95

  • Cephas
    Isaiah 28:2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand. Psalms 107:25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. Psalms 148:8 Fire, and hail snow, and vapour stormy wind fulfilling his word:
  • Lilian
    Lets come and sing unto the Lord and make a joyful sound for he is the rock of our salvation Jesus deserve to ge praise and worship for he is my rock and my salvation amen
  • Steve morrow
    DEUTERONOMY 32:4 HE IS THE ROCK HIS WORK IS PERFECT FOR ALL HIS WAYS ARE JUDGEMENT A GOD OF TRUTH AND WITHOUT INIQUITY --32:31--FOR THEIR ROCK IS NOT AS OUR ROCK EVEN OUR ENEMIES THEMSELVES BEING JUDGES --32:37-- AND HE SHALL SAY WHERE ARE THEIR GODS THEIR ROCK IN WHOM THEY TRUSTED 1 CORINTHIANS 10:4 AND DID ALL DRINK THE SAME SPIRITUAL DRINK FOR THEY DRANK OF THAT SPIRITUAL ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM AND THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST PSALM 18:3 I WILL CALL UPON THE LORD WHO IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED SO SHALL I BE SAVED FROM MINE ENEMIES ACTS 28:28 BE IT KNOWN THEREFORE UNTO YOU THAT THE SALVATION OF GOD IS SENT UNTO THE GENTILES AND THAT THEY WILL HEAR IT PSALM 119:139 MY ZEAL HATH CONSUMED ME BECAUSE MINE ENEMIES HAVE FORGOTTEN THY WORDS
  • Cephas
    Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. John 1:34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. John 1:36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
  • James Toto
    it is true to sing joyful songs to the Living LORD and GOD the creator of universe.let His people praise HIM forever foe HE cares,protects and loves mankind despite of sinful nature they exist.praise HIM always.... AMEN
  • A disciple
    "Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms." Psalms 95:2 How do we lift up our hearts and minds out from the cares and fears and drudgery this present evil world, and all that the ungodly are threatening? LOOKING UNTO JESUS! How do we comfort ourselves and one another, and beat back the enemy by speaking the Words of God? LOOKING UNTO JESUS! If we understand anything about the Psalms, it must first be how the Spirit describes the inner life of Christ and all those who love Him, and of the evident truth about what we are set to encounter in this world for Jesus' sake. Whatever the devil and his seed have imagined to do, when God removes His restraint let us bravely stand strong and true in the Lord: "No cross, no crown!" LOOK UNTO JESUS AND REJOICE FOR OUR GREAT AND HAPPY WORLD TO COME WITH HIM!
  • MommaJ
    This is the blessed Word of God!
  • Melissa
    In the name of Jesus Christ, Oh let us come before Almighty Jehovah God with our heart in Spirit and in true bowing before God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Returning to God thanks and praises with joyfulness and gladness Amen

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If you hear God's voice, the psalmist warns you should not harden what?
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