Psalm 95 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Psalm 95)
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 brain invents.

95:4 In his hand [are] the deep places of the earth: the c strength of the hills [is] his also.

(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 voice.

95:8 f 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.