Psalms 95

Note: the psalm falls into two parts. The first calls us to worship YHWH as “the rock of our salvation” and as Creator. The second part is exhortation form Israel’s wilderness wandering.

A. 1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD:
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

B. 3 For the LORD is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth:
the strength of the hills is his also.
5 The sea is his, and he made it:
and his hands formed the dry land.

A’. 6 O come, let us worship and bow down:
let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

B’. 7 For he is our God;
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.

A. To day

B. if ye will hear his voice,

C. 8 Harden not your heart,

D. as in the provocation, as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me,

E. and saw my work. {ESV though they had seen my work}

D’. 10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation,

C’. and said, It is a people that do err in their heart,

B’. and they have not known my ways:

A’. 11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath
that they should not enter into my rest.

It is suggested that “Today” is contrasted with the future “rest” of the Kingdom of God.