95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
(a) He shows that God's service stands not in
dead ceremonies, but chiefly in the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving.
95:3 For the LORD [is] a great
God, and a great King above all b gods.
(b) Even the angels (who in respect to men are
thought as gods) are nothing in his sight, much less the idols, which man's
95:4 In his hand [are] the deep places of the earth:
the c strength of the hills [is] his
(c) All things are governed by his providence.
95:6 O come, let us d
worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
(d) By these three words he signifies one thing:
meaning that they must wholly give themselves to serve God.
95:7 For he [is] our God; and we [are] the people of
his pasture, and the sheep of his e
hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
(e) That is, the flock whom he governs with his
own hand. He shows how they are God's flock, that is, if they hear his
Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, [and] as [in] the day of
temptation in the wilderness:
(f) By the contemning of God's word.
95:10 Forty years long was I
grieved with [this] generation, and said, It [is] a people that do g
err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
(g) They were without judgment and reason.
95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they
should not enter into h my rest.
(h) That is, into the land of Canaan, where he
promised them rest.