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Psalm 100:3

3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are hisa ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Read Psalm 100:3 Using Other Translations

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

What does Psalm 100:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 100:3

Know ye that the Lord he is God
Own and acknowledge him to be God, as well as man; and though a man, yet not a mere man, but the great God and our Saviour, the true God and eternal life; so a man, as that he is Jehovah's fellow; or our God, as the Syriac and Ethiopic versions; Immanuel, God with us, God in our nature, God manifest in the flesh:

[it is] he [that] hath made us;
as men, without whom nothing is made that was made; in him we live, move, and have our being; and, as new creatures, we are his workmanship, created in him, and by him; regenerated by his Spirit and grace, and formed for himself, his service and glory; and made great and honourable by him, raised from a low to an high estate; from being beggars on the dunghill, to sit among princes; yea, made kings and priests unto God by him; so, Kimchi,

``he hath brought us up, and exalted us:''

and not we ourselves;
that is, did not make ourselves, neither as creatures, nor as new creatures; as we have no hand in making either our souls or bodies, so neither in our regeneration, or in the work of God upon our hearts; that is solely the Lord's work: there is a double reading of this clause; the marginal reading is,

and we are his;
which is followed by the Targum and Aben Ezra: both are approved of by Kimchi, and the sense of both is included; for if the Lord has made us, and not we ourselves, then we are not our own, but his, and ought to serve and glorify him: we are his by creation; "we are also his offspring", as said Aratus F4, an Heathen poet, cited by the Apostle Paul, ( Acts 17:28 ) ,

we are his people;
by choice and covenant; by his Father's gift, and his own purchase; and by the power of his grace, bringing to a voluntary surrender and subjection to him; even the Gentiles particularly, who were not his people, but now his people, ( 1 Peter 2:9 1 Peter 2:10 ) ,

and the sheep of his pasture;
his sheep also by gift and purchase, called by him, made to know his voice, and follow him; for whom he provides pasture, leads to it, and feeds them with it himself; see ( Psalms 74:1 ) ( 95:7 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F4 (tou gar kai genouv esmen) . Arati Phaenomena, v. 5.
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