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Bible Commentaries

Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 100

Verses 1-5

This famous Ps. (the ’Jubilate,’ ’Old Hundredth’) does not give God the title of King, but its contents are otherwise so similar to those of the previous ’theocratic’ Pss. that it is naturally grouped along with them both as to subject and date. It calls the world to worship God (Psalms 100:1-2), describes Him as the Creator and Shepherd of His people (Psalms 100:3), points to the second Temple as the seat of His service (Psalms 100:4), and closes with an ascription of praise which was often repeated in post-exilic worship (Psalms 100:5).

3. Us] refers specially to Israel, ye being addressed to the nations: see v.

1. And not we ourselves] RV ’and we are his.’ The sheep of his pasture] see Psalms 95:7, and the ’Asaphic’ Pss. (73-83).

5. Is everlasting] RV ’endureth for ever’: see 1 Chronicles 16:34, 1 Chronicles 16:41; 2 Chronicles 7:3-6; 2 Chronicles 20:21; Ezra 3:11; Psalms 106:1; Psalms 107:1; Psalms 118:1-4; Psalms 136, Psalms 138:8, etc. The Chronicler evidently transposes into earlier times Pss. which were written after the exile, and the same thing appears to be the case with this formula of praise.

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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Psalms 100". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". 1909.