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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

  • 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
  • Denis YOKA
    Verse9,10,and 11: << saw my work, have not known my ways, not enter into my rest>> two truth behind these verse; first of all there are some works that belong to men; there are some waysthat are not from God; there is the rest that doesn't belong to God.
    so we must pray God to open us the spiritual eyes in order to see/to apreciate his work; to open our spiritual intelligence/ability to know his
  • Coach Dean Golden
    Well, let us take a closer read of the Psalms 95. As this is not just a wonderful sentiment of: Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. It is an acknowledgment of when His people had Harden their heart, as they provoked, and tempted God to cut them off in the wilderness 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. As it was then it is now and we must repent and let go of our unbelief and let God fill us with His Glory. Now read this as instructions from the Holy Ghost as we surrender all of our natural, carnal and selfish was to the Holy Spirit and be Sanctified for the will of God and come unto the throne room of our Father as He baptize us with Fire to burn away any flesh, so He can do His work through us. Filling us with His Glory.
  • Lebert Scarlet
    Psalm just come into my spirit and it's realy encourageing and the thoughts that you shared is great we have a God who s worthy be praised from the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same he is worthy to be praised enjoy the rest of your time with him amen
  • James
    In verse 2 we see the importance of not only asking for things in prayer but we also want to express thanks to Jehovah God for the things we already have. We always want to make sure we serve God with a grateful spirit.
  • Rogelio Best
    THE LORD IS GOOD THE LORD IS GREAT THE LORD IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISE GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY. I'LL PRAISE THE LORD, I'LL GIVE MY GOD ALL THE HONOR, AND GLORY, ALL DAY LONG.I LOVE YOU GOD, GOD THE FATHER GOD THE SON GOD THE HOLY GHOST.AMEN
  • MockingBird
    Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He shall lift you up . All the time praise to God stills the enemy in our lives : So I will bow down and worship my God for He is worthy of all Praise and Adoration. He is the one that has made me !!

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Bible Trivia

If you hear God's voice, the psalmist warns you should not harden what?
  • Your Muscles
  • Your Bread
  • Your Children
  • Your Heart
  • Your Clay