Psalm 100:2
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New International Version
Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

New Living Translation
Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.

English Standard Version
Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

New American Standard Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.

King James Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.

International Standard Version
Serve the LORD with joy. Come before him with a joyful shout!

NET Bible
Worship the LORD with joy! Enter his presence with joyful singing!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Serve Lord Jehovah with joy; enter before him with praise!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Serve the LORD cheerfully. Come into his presence with a joyful song.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Serve the LORD with gladness; come before his presence with joy.

King James 2000 Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

American King James Version
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

American Standard Version
Serve Jehovah with gladness: Come before his presence with singing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sing joyfully to God, all the earth: serve ye the Lord with gladness. Come in before his presence with exceeding great joy.

Darby Bible Translation
Serve Jehovah with joy: come before his presence with exultation.

English Revised Version
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Webster's Bible Translation
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

World English Bible
Serve Yahweh with gladness. Come before his presence with singing.

Young's Literal Translation
Serve Jehovah with joy, come before him with singing.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

100:1-5 An exhortation to praise God, and rejoice in him. - This song of praise should be considered as a prophecy, and even used as a prayer, for the coming of that time when all people shall know that the Lord he is God, and shall become his worshippers, and the sheep of his pasture. Great encouragement is given us, in worshipping God, to do it cheerfully. If, when we strayed like wandering sheep, he has brought us again to his fold, we have indeed abundant cause to bless his name. The matter of praise, and the motives to it, are very important. Know ye what God is in himself, and what he is to you. Know it; consider and apply it, then you will be more close and constant, more inward and serious, in his worship. The covenant of grace set down in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, with so many rich promises, to strengthen the faith of every weak believer, makes the matter of God's praise and of his people's joys so sure, that how sad soever our spirits may be when we look to ourselves, yet we shall have reason to praise the Lord when we look to his goodness and mercy, and to what he has said in his word for our comfort.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Serve the Lord with gladness. "Gladness" is the emphatic word. Almost every clause of the psalm contains some such call. Come before his presence with singing; or, with a cry of joy.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Serve the Lord with gladness,.... Not with a slavish fear, under a spirit of bondage, as the Jews under the legal dispensation; not in the oldness of the letter, but in the newness of the Spirit: with spiritual joy and freedom of soul, as under the spirit of adoption; readily, willingly, cheerfully; without sinister and selfish ends and views; as their Lord and Master; taking delight in his person, and pleasure in his service; rejoicing in him, without having any confidence in the flesh:

come before his presence with singing; to the throne of his grace with thankfulness for mercies received, as well as to implore others; and into his house, and at his ordinances, beginning public worship with singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; see Psalm 95:2.



Psalm 100:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Shout for Joy to the Lord, All You Lands!
1A Psalm for Thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. 2Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. 3Know 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.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:11
Then to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name--there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the LORD.

Deuteronomy 12:12
And there rejoice before the LORD your God--you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites from your towns who have no allotment or inheritance of their own.

Deuteronomy 28:47
Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity,

Psalm 67:4
May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.

Psalm 95:2
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
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