An exhortation to praise God for his greatness, and for creating and preserving us: and not to tempt him as did Israel in the wilderness.
1 O1 COME, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
1 Here the name of David is not prefixed; but the apostle testifies Heb. 4:7, that David is the author of this psalm, and that he spoke these words to the Israelites.
2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3For the LORD is a great God, and a great King 2above all gods.
2 That is, above all angels, princes and potentates of the world; or above all false gods; or above all that is called God. Thus likewise Psalm 8:5; 96:4, 5.
4Ina his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of 3the hills is his also.
a Job 26:6.
3 Or, powers, that is, the mighty high hills or mountains. Or, those highly elevated tops of hills which no man is able to surmount fully.
5The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
6O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD 4our maker.
4 Hebr. who is our maker. As if he said: our Creator for body and soul, and Who does likewise regenerate us by His Spirit, as Psalm 100:3.
7Forb he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep 5of his hand. 6To dayc if ye will hear his voice,
b Psalm 100:3.
5 That is, which He does lead and guide as with His hand.
6 That is, during the time wherein He yet speaks unto you.
c Heb. 3:7.
8Harden not your heart, asd in the provocation, and as in the day 7of temptation in the wilderness:
d Exod. 17:7; Num. 20:1, 3, 13; Deut. 6:16.
7 Or, of Massa; that is, of the contention.
98When your fathers tempted me, proved me,e and saw 9my work.
8 The apostle, relating these words 1 Cor. 10:9, says: they tempted Christ.
9 Namely, how I punished them for their disobedience; and showed again mercy unto them, when they turned themselves unto Me.
10Fortyf years long was I grieved 10with this generation, and said, It is a people that do 11err in their heart, and 12they have not known 13my ways:
10 With your forefathers, namely, the disobedient Israelites, when they wandered in the wilderness.
11 That is, their heart and mind are ever straying and wandering.
12 That is, they do not ask for them; they desire not to know.
13 That is, My commandments, to walk therein.
11Unto whom I sware in my wrath 14that they should not enter 15into my rest.
14 That is, they shall not enter into My rest. See of this kind of speech: Num. 14:23; Psalm 89:35.
15 That is, into the land of Canaan, as Deut. 1:34, 35; 12:9, which the apostle declares to be a type or figure of eternal life, Heb. 4:3, etc.