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Bible Commentaries

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Psalms 95

PSALM 95

:-. David (Hebrews 4:7) exhorts men to praise God for His greatness, and warns them, in God's words, against neglecting His service.

Verse 1

1. The terms used to express the highest kind of joy.

rock—a firm basis, giving certainty of salvation ( :-).

Verse 2

2. come . . . presence—literally, "approach," or, meet Him ( :-).

Verse 3

3. above . . . gods—esteemed such by men, though really nothing (Jeremiah 5:7; Jeremiah 10:10-15).

Verse 4

4, 5. The terms used describe the world in its whole extent, subject to God.

Verse 6

6. come—or, "enter," with solemn forms, as well as hearts.

Verse 7

7. This relation illustrates our entire dependence (compare Psalms 23:3; Psalms 74:1). The last clause is united by Paul (Hebrews 3:7) to the following (compare Psalms 81:8),

Verse 8

8-11. warning against neglect; and this is sustained by citing the melancholy fate of their rebellious ancestors, whose provoking insolence is described by quoting the language of God's complaint ( :-) of their conduct at Meribah and Massah, names given (Exodus 17:7) to commemorate their strife and contention with Him (Psalms 78:18; Psalms 78:41).

Verse 10

10. err in their heart—Their wanderings in the desert were but types of their innate ignorance and perverseness.

that they should not—literally, "if they," c., part of the form of swearing (compare Numbers 14:30 Psalms 89:35).

Verse 11

8-11. warning against neglect; and this is sustained by citing the melancholy fate of their rebellious ancestors, whose provoking insolence is described by quoting the language of God's complaint ( :-) of their conduct at Meribah and Massah, names given (Exodus 17:7) to commemorate their strife and contention with Him (Psalms 78:18; Psalms 78:41).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Psalms 95". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jfb/psalms-95.html. 1871-8.