Psalms – Chapter 95

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.94. 95. 96.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 95

1

1 Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; cry out to the rock of our salvation.

2

Let us greet him with a song of praise, joyfully sing out our psalms.

3

For the LORD is the great God, the great king over all gods,

4

Whose hand holds the depths of the earth; who owns the tops of the mountains.

5

The sea and dry land belong to God, who made them, formed them by hand.

6

Enter, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the LORD who made us.

7

For this is our God, whose people we are, God’s well-tended flock. Oh, that today you would hear his voice:

8

2 Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah, as on the day of Massah in the desert.

9

There your ancestors tested me; they tried me though they had seen my works.

10

Forty years I loathed that generation; I said: “This people’s heart goes astray; they do not know my ways.”

11

3 Therefore I swore in my anger: “They shall never enter my rest.”

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1 [Psalm 95] Twice the psalm calls the people to praise and worship God ( Psalm 95:1-2, 6), the king of all creatures ( Psalm 95:3-5) and shepherd of the flock ( Psalm 95:7a,  7b). The last strophe warns the people to be more faithful than were their ancestors in the journey to the promised land ( Psalm 95:7c-11). This invitation to praise God regularly opens the Church’s official prayer, the Liturgy of the Hours.

2 [8] Meribah: literally, “contention”; the place where the Israelites quarreled with God. Massah: “testing,” the place where they put God to the trial. Cf  Exodus 17:7;  Numbers 20:13.

3 [11] My rest: the promised land as in  Deut 12:9. Hebrews 4 applies the verse to the eternal rest of heaven.

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Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.94. 95. 96.149. 150.

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