The Psalms

Psalm 100

An exhortation to praise God cheerfully, 1, 2, for his greatness, 3; and for his power, 4, 5.

1 [A Psalm of Praise.]

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all you lands.

Serve the LORD with gladness./
Come before his presence with singing.

Know that the LORD himself is God./
It is he who has made us, and not we ourselves./
We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving/
and into his courts with praise./
Be thankful to him and bless his name.

For the LORD is good. His mercy is everlasting/
and his truth endures to all generations.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 100[➚]


John Calvin's Chapter Summary:

The title of this psalm may serve for a summary of its contents Moreover, its brevity renders a lengthened discourse unnecessary. The Psalmist, in an especial manner, invites believers to praise God, because he has chosen them to be his people, and has taken them under his care.