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Series Theme: FRAMEWORKS: Psalm 100

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FRAMEWORKS: Psa 100

 

(The objective of these ‘Frameworks' is to provide an easy-to-read layout of the text in order then to use these individual verses for meditation. To focus each verse we have also added in italic a description of what is happening)

 

 

Notes: With psalms, different translations confuse the matter for the person wishing to use them for meditation purposes. For that reason we have included three modern versions and note the following differences:

v.1 NIV ‘Shout for joy'; ESV ‘make a joyful noise'; NKJV ‘Make a joyful shout'. All similar – noisy praise

v.2 NIV ‘worship'; others ‘serve'. NIV ‘joyful songs; ESV ‘with singing'; NKJV ‘with singing'

v.3 all very similar

v.4 ditto

v.5 love, steadfast love, mercy; faithfulness, faithfulness, truth

 

Psa 100 (NIV)

 

Exhortation 1

v.1 (call to the whole earth to acclaim the Lord loudly) Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
v.2  (worship from heart joy expressed in song) Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

 

Cause 1 – what God has done

v.3  (The Reason: God made us and is our shepherd) Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

 

Exhortation 2

v.4  (twofold call to give thanks and praise) Enter his gates with thanksgiving  and his courts with praise ; give thanks to him and praise his name.

 

Cause 2 – the character of God

v.5  (The Reason: God is good and God is love – forever) For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

 

Further Notes: The twofold call to come to God with singing expressing thanks and praise is not legalistic but the natural expression of truly realizing who God is and what He has done

 

 

Psa 100 (ESV)

 

Exhortation 1

v.1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
v.2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Cause 1

v.3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

 

Exhortation 2

v.4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

Cause 2

v.5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

 

Psa 100 (NKJV)

 

Exhortation 1

v.1 Make a joyful shout to the Lord , all you lands!
v.2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
Cause 1

v.3 Know that the Lord , He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

 

Exhortation 2

v.4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name.

Cause 2
v.5 For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.