1 Come, let us praise the Lord! Let us sing for joy to God, who protects us!
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and sing joyful songs of praise.
3 For the Lord is a mighty God, a mighty king over all the gods.
4 He rules over the whole earth, from the deepest caves to the highest hills.
5 He rules over the sea, which he made; the land also, which he himself formed.
6 Come, let us bow down and worship him; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
7 He is our God; 1 we are the people he cares for, the flock for which he provides. Listen today to what he says:
8 "Don't be stubborn, as your ancestors were at Meribah, 2 as they were that day in the desert at Massah.
9 There they put me to the test and tried me, although they had seen what I did for them.
10 For forty years I was disgusted with those people. I said, "How disloyal they are! They refuse to obey my commands.'
11 I was angry and made a solemn promise: 3 "You will never enter the land where I would have given you rest.' "