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Wesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
95:3 God's - Above all that are called God's angels, earthly potentates, and especially the false gods of the Heathen.
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
95:4 Hand - Under his government. Strength - The strongest or highest mountains.
5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
95:7 Pasture - Whom he feeds and keeps in his own pasture, or in the land which he hath appropriated to himself. The sheep - Which are under his special care. Today - Forthwith or presently.
8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
95:8 Harden not - By obstinate unbelief. Provocation - In that bold and wicked contest with God in the wilderness. Temptation - In the day in which you tempted me.
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
95:9 Works - Both of mercy, and of justice.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
95:10 Do err - Their hearts are insincere and bent to backsliding. Not known - After all my teaching and discoveries of myself to them; they did not know, nor consider, those great things which I had wrought for them.
11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
95:11 My rest - Into the promised land, which is called the rest, Deut 12:9.