Psalms 100:3-5

3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his[a] ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

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Psalms 100:3-5 Meaning and Commentary


\\<>\\. The Arabic version ascribes this psalm to David, and very likely it is one of his: the Targum calls it ``a hymn for the sacrifice of thanksgiving;'' and so Jarchi. It is supposed to have been used when peace offerings for thanksgivings were offered up, Le 7:11,12. The Syriac inscription is very odd; ``concerning Joshua the son of Nun, when he made the war of the Ammonites to cease;'' though it more rightly adds, ``but in the New Testament, when the Gentiles are converted to the faith:'' and indeed the scope of the psalm is to exhort the Gentiles to praise the Messiah, to serve and worship him, from the consideration of his goodness and mercy, truth and faithfulness.

Cross References 10

  • 1. S 1 Kings 18:21; S Psalms 46:10
  • 2. S Job 10:3
  • 3. Psalms 79:13; Isaiah 19:25; Isaiah 63:8,17-19; Isaiah 64:9
  • 4. S 2 Samuel 24:17; S Psalms 74:1; Ezekiel 34:31
  • 5. S Psalms 42:4
  • 6. S Psalms 96:8
  • 7. Psalms 116:17
  • 8. S 1 Chronicles 16:34; Psalms 25:8
  • 9. S Ezra 3:11; Psalms 106:1
  • 10. Psalms 108:4; Psalms 119:90

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "and not we ourselves"
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