Psalm 95

1 Come, let us sing with joy to the Lord.

Let us give a loud shout to the Rock who saves us.

2 Let us come to him and give him thanks.

Let us praise him with music and song.

3 The Lord is the great God.

He is the greatest King.

He rules over all of the gods.

4 He owns the deepest parts of the earth.

The mountain peaks belong to him.

5 The ocean is his, because he made it.

He formed the dry land with his hands.

6 Come, let us bow down and worship him.

Let us fall on our knees in front of the Lord our Maker.

7 He is our God.

We are the sheep belonging to his flock.

We are the people he takes good care of.

Listen to his voice today.

8 If you hear it, don’t be stubborn as you were at Meribah.

Don’t be stubborn as you were that day at Massah in the desert.

9 There your people of long ago really put me to the test.

They did it even though they had seen what I had done for them.

10 For 40 years I was angry with them.

I said, “Their hearts are always going down the wrong path.

They do not know how I want them to live.”

11 So when I was angry, I took an oath.

I said, “They will never enjoy the rest I planned for them.”


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