Amplified Bible

Psalm 95

Praise to the Lord, and Warning against Unbelief.

1O come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord;
Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.

Let us come before His presence with a song of thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with songs.

For the Lord is a great God
And a great King above all gods,

In whose hand are the depths of the earth;
The peaks of the mountains are His also.

The sea is His, for He made it [by His command];
And His hands formed the dry land.


O come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker [in reverent praise and prayer].

For He is our God
And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.
Today, if you will hear His voice,

Do not harden your hearts and become spiritually dull as at Meribah [the place of strife],
And as at Massah [the place of testing] in the wilderness,

“When your fathers tested Me,
They tried Me, even though they had seen My work [of miracles].
10 
“For forty years I was grieved and disgusted with that generation,
And I said, ‘They are a people who err in their heart,
And they do not acknowledge or regard My ways.’
11 
“Therefore I swore [an oath] in My wrath,
‘They absolutely shall not enter My rest [the land of promise].’”

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 95

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord.
    Let us give a loud shout to the Rock who saves us.
Let us come to him and give him thanks.
    Let us praise him with music and song.

The Lord is the great God.
    He is the greatest King.
    He rules over all the gods.
He owns the deepest parts of the earth.
    The mountain peaks belong to him.
The ocean is his, because he made it.
    He formed the dry land with his hands.

Come, let us bow down and worship him.
    Let us fall on our knees in front of the Lord our Maker.
He is our God.
    We are the sheep belonging to his flock.
    We are the people he takes good care of.

If only you would listen to his voice today.
    He says, “Don’t be stubborn as you were at Meribah.
    Don’t be stubborn as you were that day at Massah in the desert.
There your people of long ago really tested me.
    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 astray.
    They do not know how I want them to live.’
11 So when I was angry, I made a promise.
    I said, ‘They will never enjoy the rest I planned for them.’ ”