Bible Commentaries

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 95

Verse 3

For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

God's — Above all that are called God's angels, earthly potentates, and especially the false gods of the Heathen.

Verse 4

In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

Hand — Under his government.

Strength — The strongest or highest mountains.

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,

Pasture — Whom he feeds and keeps in his own pasture, or in the land which he hath appropriated to himself.

The sheep — Which are under his special care.

Today — Forthwith or presently.

Verse 8

Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Harden not — By obstinate unbelief.

Provocation — In that bold and wicked contest with God in the wilderness.

Temptation — In the day in which you tempted me.

Verse 9

When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Works — Both of mercy, and of justice.

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:

Do err — Their hearts are insincere and bent to backsliding.

Not known — After all my teaching and discoveries of myself to them; they did not know, nor consider, those great things which I had wrought for them.

Verse 11

Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

My rest — Into the promised land, which is called the rest, Deuteronomy 12:9.

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Bibliographical Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 95". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". 1765.