Psalms 951 Come! Let’s sing for joy to the Lord!
Let’s shout out praises to our protector who delivers us! ▼
▼ Heb “to the rocky summit of our deliverance.”
2 Let’s enter his presence ▼
▼ Heb “meet his face.”with thanksgiving!
Let’s shout out to him in celebration! ▼
▼ Heb “with songs of joy.”
3 For the Lord is a great God,
a great king who is superior to ▼
▼ Heb “above.”all gods.
4 The depths of the earth are in his hand, ▼
▼ The phrase “in his hand” means within the sphere of his authority.
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it.
His hands formed the dry land.
6 Come! Let’s bow down and worship! ▼
▼ Heb “kneel down.”
Let’s kneel before the Lord, our creator!
7 For he is our God;
we are the people of his pasture,
the sheep he owns. ▼
▼ Heb “of his hand.”
Today, if only you would obey him! ▼
8 He says, ▼ “Do not be stubborn like they were at Meribah, ▼
like they were that day at Massah ▼ in the wilderness, ▼
▼ Heb “do not harden your heart[s] as [at] Meribah, as [in] the day of Massah in the wilderness.”
9 where your ancestors challenged my authority, ▼
▼ Heb “where your fathers tested me.”
and tried my patience, even though they had seen my work.
10 For forty years I was continually disgusted ▼
▼ The prefixed verbal form is either a preterite or an imperfect. If the latter, it emphasizes the ongoing nature of the condition in the past. The translation reflects this interpretation of the verbal form.with that generation,
and I said, ‘These people desire to go astray; ▼
▼ Heb “a people, wanderers of heart [are] they.”
they do not obey my commands.’ ▼
11 So I made a vow in my anger,
‘They will never enter into the resting place I had set aside for them.’” ▼
▼ Psalm 96. The psalmist summons everyone to praise the Lord, the sovereign creator of the world who preserves and promotes justice in the earth.
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