Psalms 95:1-3

1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

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Psalms 95:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
ESV
1 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
NLT
1 Come, let us sing to the LORD ! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
MSG
1 Come, let's shout praises to God, raise the roof for the Rock who saved us!
CSB
1 Come, let us shout joyfully to the Lord, shout triumphantly to the rock of our salvation!

Psalms 95:1-3 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 95

This psalm, though without a title, was written by David, as appears from Heb 4:7, and to him the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions ascribe it. It belongs to the times of the Messiah, as Kimchi observes; the apostle applies it to the Jews of his time, and bespeaks them in the language of it, Heb 3:7-11, and in which time Israelites, believers in Christ, are called upon to serve and worship him, in consideration of his greatness in himself, and his goodness to them. Theodoret thinks that David spoke prophetically of King Josiah and his times; and wrote it in the person of him, and the priests of God.

Psalms 95:1-3 In-Context

1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
7 for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,

Cross References 10

  • 1. Psalms 34:11; Psalms 80:2
  • 2. S Psalms 5:11
  • 3. Psalms 81:1; Isaiah 44:23; Zephaniah 3:14
  • 4. S 2 Samuel 22:47
  • 5. Psalms 100:2; Micah 6:6
  • 6. S Psalms 42:4
  • 7. Psalms 81:2; S Ephesians 5:19
  • 8. Psalms 48:1; Psalms 86:10; Psalms 145:3; Psalms 147:5
  • 9. S Psalms 47:2
  • 10. Psalms 96:4; Psalms 97:9
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