Psalms 95:11

11 So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”

Psalms 95:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
ESV
11 Therefore I swore in my wrath, "They shall not enter my rest."
NLT
11 So in my anger I took an oath: ‘They will never enter my place of rest.’”
MSG
11 Exasperated, I exploded, 'They'll never get where they're headed, never be able to sit down and rest.'"
CSB
11 So I swore in My anger, 'They will not enter My rest.' "

Psalms 95:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 95:11

Unto whom I sware in my wrath
Being angry with them, he sware for the confirmation of what he said; the form of the oath was, "as truly as I live"; he sware by himself, for he could swear by no greater; see ( Numbers 14:21-23 Numbers 14:28-30 Numbers 14:35 )

that they should not enter into my rest;
the land of Canaan, or Israel, as Kimchi; which the Lord provided, promised, and gave to the Israelites, as their rest; the land of Israel and Jerusalem, as Jarchi; or the house of the sanctuary, the temple, as the Targum; which Jehovah chose for his rest, and took it up in it, and where he promised the Messiah, the Prince of peace, who gives to his people spiritual and eternal rest. Canaan was typical of the rest which remains for the people of God; the use that believing Jews, and all Christians under the Gospel dispensation, are to make of this, see in ( Hebrews 3:18 Hebrews 3:19 ) ( Hebrews 4:1 Hebrews 4:9-11 ) .

Psalms 95:11 In-Context

9 where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did.
10 For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.’
11 So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Numbers 14:23
  • 2. Deuteronomy 1:35; Hebrews 3:7-11*; Hebrews 4:3*