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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 95

Introduction

1An exhortation to praise God,
3for his greatness;
6and for his goodness;
8and not to tempt him.

Verse 1

O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Come
34:3; 66:8; 107:8,15,21; 117:1; 118:1; 136:1-3; 148:11-13; 150:6
sing
47:6,7; 66:1,2; 81:1; 96:1,2; 101:1; Exodus 15:1,21; 1 Chronicles 16:9; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; Revelation 5:9; 14:3; 15:3
let us make
66:1; 98:4-8; 100:1; Ezra 3:11-13; Isaiah 12:4-6; Jeremiah 33:11; Matthew 21:9; Revelation 19:6
the rock
89:26; Deuteronomy 32:15; 2 Samuel 22:47; 1 Corinthians 10:4
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:66 - joyful; 1 Chronicles 15:16 - lifting up; 1 Chronicles 15:25 - with joy; 2 Chronicles 5:13 - as one; 2 Chronicles 20:19 - a loud; 2 Chronicles 29:30 - they sang; Nehemiah 12:42 - sang loud; Psalm 2:11 - rejoice; Psalm 21:1 - joy; Psalm 27:6 - I will; Psalm 62:7 - rock; Psalm 68:3 - rejoice; Psalm 81:2 - General; Psalm 95:6 - O come; Psalm 140:7 - the strength; Psalm 144:1 - my strength; Psalm 147:7 - General; Isaiah 25:9 - we will; Isaiah 30:29 - with a pipe; Joel 2:23 - rejoice; Zephaniah 3:14 - shout; Luke 6:48 - rock; 1 Peter 1:6 - ye greatly; Revelation 19:7 - be glad

Verse 2

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Let us
7:7; 100:2,4; Jeremiah 31:12,13
come before his presence
Heb. prevent his face.
17:13; *marg:
psalms
105:2; James 5:13
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:66 - joyful; 1 Chronicles 15:25 - with joy; 1 Chronicles 16:9 - Sing unto; 1 Chronicles 16:29 - come; 2 Chronicles 5:13 - as one; 2 Chronicles 20:19 - a loud; 2 Chronicles 29:30 - they sang; Psalm 26:7 - That; Psalm 66:1 - Make; Psalm 68:3 - rejoice; Psalm 81:2 - General; Psalm 100:1 - Make; Psalm 118:19 - I will go; Psalm 147:7 - General; Isaiah 30:29 - with a pipe; Zephaniah 3:14 - shout; Ephesians 5:19 - psalms; Revelation 7:12 - thanksgiving

Verse 3

For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
For
86:8-10; 96:4; 97:9; 145:3; Jeremiah 10:6,7
a great
47:2; 48:2; Jeremiah 10:10; 46:18; 48:15; Daniel 4:37; Malachi 1:11,14; Matthew 5:35
above
135:5; Exodus 18:11; Isaiah 44:8; Jeremiah 10:10-16
Reciprocal: Genesis 18:14 - Is; Joshua 22:22 - Lord God; Psalm 100:3 - Know; Psalm 145:1 - my God; Ecclesiastes 5:8 - higher than they; Ephesians 4:6 - who; Revelation 10:5 - lifted

Verse 4

In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
In
21:2; Job 11:10
his
Heb. whose. deep.
135:6
the strength of the hills is his also
or, heights of the hills are his.
65:6; 97:5; Job 9:5; Micah 1:4; Nahum 1:5; Habakkuk 3:6,10
Reciprocal: Exodus 9:29 - that the earth; Exodus 20:11 - General; Psalm 24:2 - For; Psalm 104:25 - this great

Verse 5

The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
The sea is his
Heb. Whose the sea is.
33:7; Genesis 1:9,10; Job 38:10,11; Proverbs 8:29; Jeremiah 5:22
hands
Proverbs 8:26
Reciprocal: Exodus 9:29 - that the earth; Psalm 104:25 - this great; Psalm 107:24 - his wonders; Psalm 146:6 - the sea; Psalm 148:5 - for he; Jonah 1:9 - which; Revelation 14:7 - worship

Verse 6

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
O come
1; Hosea 6:1; Matthew 4:2; Revelation 22:17
worship
72:9; Exodus 20:5; Matthew 4:9; Mark 14:35; Acts 10:25,26; Revelation 22:8
kneel
1 Kings 8:54; 2 Chronicles 6:13; Ezra 9:5; Daniel 6:10; Luke 22:41; Acts 7:60; 20:36; 21:5; Ephesians 3:14; Philippians 2:10; 1 Corinthians 6:20
our
100:3; Job 35:10; Ecclesiastes 12:1; Isaiah 54:5; John 1:3; 1 Peter 4:19
Reciprocal: Genesis 24:26 - General; Genesis 24:52 - worshipped; Deuteronomy 26:10 - and worship; Deuteronomy 32:6 - made thee; 1 Chronicles 29:20 - bowed down; 2 Chronicles 7:3 - they bowed; 2 Chronicles 20:18 - fell before; 2 Chronicles 29:30 - they sang; Psalm 45:11 - worship; Psalm 132:7 - worship; Isaiah 43:7 - for I; Jonah 1:9 - which; Micah 6:6 - bow; Matthew 2:11 - worshipped; Revelation 4:10 - worship

Verse 7

For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
For he
48:14; 67:6; 115:3; Exodus 15:2; 20:2; Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 11:16
people
23:1; 79:13; 80:1; 100:3; Isaiah 40:10,11; Ezekiel 34:30,31; John 10:3,4; John 10:14-16; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 2:25
To day
Hebrews 3:7,13,15; 4:7
if ye
Proverbs 8:6; Isaiah 55:3; Matthew 3:2,3; 17:5; Revelation 3:20
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 9:29 - Yet they; 1 Chronicles 16:14 - the Lord; 2 Chronicles 24:19 - but they would; Psalm 74:1 - the sheep; Psalm 78:52 - like a; Psalm 105:7 - the Lord; Psalm 106:25 - hearkened; Psalm 119:60 - made; Proverbs 27:1 - Boast; Isaiah 43:7 - for I; Isaiah 55:6 - Seek; Ezekiel 33:5 - heard; Micah 7:14 - Feed; Zephaniah 2:2 - before the day of; Matthew 25:33 - the sheep; Luke 19:42 - in this; John 10:7 - the sheep; John 10:9 - and shall; John 21:16 - my sheep

Verse 8

Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Harden
Exodus 8:15; 1 Samuel 6:6; Daniel 5:20; Acts 19:9; Romans 2:5; Hebrews 3:13; 12:25
in the
Exodus 17:2,7; Numbers 14:11,22,27; 20:13; Deuteronomy 1:34,35; 6:16; Hebrews 3:8,9,15-19; Jude 1:5
provocation
Heb. contention.
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 9:7 - from the day; 2 Kings 19:3 - blasphemy; 2 Chronicles 24:19 - but they would; Nehemiah 9:16 - hardened; Psalm 78:17 - General; Psalm 78:40 - How oft; Psalm 106:14 - tempted; Psalm 119:60 - made; Isaiah 37:3 - blasphemy; Ezekiel 2:4 - they; Ezekiel 20:13 - rebelled; Zephaniah 2:2 - before the day of; Matthew 19:8 - because; Mark 16:14 - unbelief; Luke 19:42 - in this; John 20:25 - Except; Acts 5:9 - to tempt; Acts 13:18 - about

Verse 9

When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
When
78:17,18,40,41,56; 1 Corinthians 10:9
saw
Numbers 14:22; Matthew 11:20-22; John 15:24
Reciprocal: Exodus 17:2 - wherefore; Deuteronomy 6:16 - tempted him; Joshua 24:7 - ye dwelt; Psalm 106:14 - tempted; Proverbs 13:15 - but; Isaiah 63:10 - vexed; Malachi 2:17 - wearied; Malachi 3:15 - they that tempt; Matthew 4:7 - Thou; Luke 4:12 - Thou; Luke 20:23 - Why

Verse 10

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
Forty
Numbers 14:33,34; 32:13; Deuteronomy 1:3; 2:14-16; Hebrews 3:9,10,17
grieved
Genesis 6:6; Ephesians 4:30
err
Isaiah 63:17; Hebrews 3:10,17
and they
Proverbs 1:7,22-29; Jeremiah 9:6; John 3:19-21; Romans 1:28
Reciprocal: Joshua 5:6 - walked; Joshua 24:7 - ye dwelt; Psalm 119:118 - err; Isaiah 43:24 - filled me; Jeremiah 5:23 - a revolting; Jeremiah 44:22 - could; Ezekiel 16:43 - but hast; Amos 2:10 - and led; Malachi 2:17 - wearied; Matthew 17:17 - how long shall I be; Mark 3:5 - grieved; Acts 7:42 - of forty; Hebrews 9:7 - errors

Verse 11

Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
I sware
Numbers 14:23,28-30; Deuteronomy 1:34,35; Hebrews 3:11,18; 4:3,5
that they should not enter
Heb. if they enter. my rest.
Genesis 2:2,3; Jeremiah 6:16; Matthew 11:28,29; Hosea 4:4-11; Revelation 14:13 Reciprocal: Exodus 33:14 - rest; Numbers 10:33 - a resting place; Numbers 32:10 - General; Deuteronomy 2:14 - until all the generation; Joshua 5:6 - walked; 1 Samuel 15:29 - will not lie; Psalm 106:26 - Therefore; Psalm 116:7 - thy rest; Jeremiah 22:5 - I; Jeremiah 31:2 - when; Jeremiah 44:22 - could; Ezekiel 5:11 - as I live; Ezekiel 20:15 - I lifted; Ezekiel 20:38 - they shall; Micah 2:10 - for; Matthew 25:10 - and the; 1 Corinthians 10:5 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 95". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-95.html.