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Psalm 100

All Lands Summoned to Praise God

A Psalm of thanksgiving.


Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.


Worship the Lord with gladness;

come into his presence with singing.



Know that the Lord is God.

It is he that made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.



Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise.

Give thanks to him, bless his name.



For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.

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Ps 100:1-5. As closing this series (see on Ps 93:1), this Psalm is a general call on all the earth to render exalted praise to God, the creator, preserver, and benefactor of men.

1, 2. With thankful praise, unite service as the subjects of a king (Ps 2:11, 12).

3. To the obligations of a creature and subject is added that of a beneficiary (Ps 95:7).

4. Join joyfully in His public worship. The terms are, of course, figurative (compare Ps 84:2; 92:13; Isa 66:23).

Enter—or, "Come with solemnity" (Ps 95:6).

5. The reason: God's eternal mercy and truth (Ps 25:8; 89:7).