Psalm 95:7
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New International Version
for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,

New Living Translation
for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!

English Standard Version
For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice,

New American Standard Bible
For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you would hear His voice,

King James Bible
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,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, the sheep under His care. Today, if you hear His voice:

International Standard Version
For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the flock in his care. If only you would listen to his voice today,

NET Bible
For he is our God; we are the people of his pasture, the sheep he owns. Today, if only you would obey him!

New Heart English Bible
for he is our God. We are the people of his pasture, and the sheep in his care. Today, if you would hear his voice.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he is our God and we are his people and the sheep of his pasture; today if you will hear his voice,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because he is our God and we are the people in his care, the flock that he leads. If only you would listen to him today!

JPS Tanakh 1917
For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, and the flock of His hand. To-day, if ye would but hearken to His voice!

New American Standard 1977
For He is our God,
            And we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.
            Today, if you would hear His voice,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice,

King James 2000 Bible
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,

American King James Version
For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if you will hear his voice,

American Standard Version
For he is our God, And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To-day, oh that ye would hear his voice!

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.

Darby Bible Translation
For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. To-day if ye hear his voice,

English Revised Version
For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, Oh that ye would hear his voice!

Webster's Bible Translation
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,

World English Bible
for he is our God. We are the people of his pasture, and the sheep in his care. Today, oh that you would hear his voice!

Young's Literal Translation
For He is our God, and we the people of His pasture, And the flock of His hand, To-day, if to His voice ye hearken,
Study Bible
Shout Aloud to the Rock of Our Salvation!
6Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. 7For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you would hear His voice, 8Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,…
Cross References
Hebrews 3:7
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: "Today if you hear His voice,

Hebrews 3:15
As it has been said: "Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as you did in the rebellion."

Hebrews 4:7
God again designated a certain day as "Today," when a long time later He spoke through David, as was already stated: "Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts."

Psalm 74:1
A Maskil of Asaph. O God, why have You rejected us forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?

Psalm 79:13
So we Your people and the sheep of Your pasture Will give thanks to You forever; To all generations we will tell of Your praise.

Psalm 81:8
"Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!

Psalm 100:3
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.

Micah 7:14
Shepherd Your people with Your scepter, The flock of Your possession Which dwells by itself in the woodland, In the midst of a fruitful field. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead As in the days of old.
Treasury of Scripture

For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if you will hear his voice,

for he

Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even to death.

Psalm 67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, …

Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased.

Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: …

Exodus 20:2 I am the LORD your God, which have brought you out of the land of …

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: why God …

people

Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psalm 79:13 So we your people and sheep of your pasture will give you thanks …

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; …

Psalm 100:3 Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and …

Isaiah 40:10,11 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall …

Ezekiel 34:30,31 Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and …

John 10:3,4 To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls …

John 10:14-16 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine…

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the …

1 Peter 2:25 For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd …

to day

Hebrews 3:7,13,15 Why (as the Holy Ghost said, To day if you will hear his voice…

Hebrews 4:7 Again, he limits a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so …

if ye

Proverbs 8:6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my …

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; …

Matthew 3:2,3 And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand…

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and …

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, …

(7) To-day if . . .--In joining this clause with Psalm 95:8-9 the Authorised Version follows the LXX. The Masoretic text connects it with the preceding part of the verse, and there seems no good reason for departing from that arrangement. Indeed, the change from the third person, "his voice," to the first, "tempted me," in the same sentence is intolerable even in Hebrew poetry. Nor is there any necessity to suppose the loss of a line. Render: "For He is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, the sheep of his hand. Today would that ye would hearken to his voice." The Oriental custom of leading flocks by the voice is doubtless alluded to, as in John 10:4. Notice the resemblance in Psalm 95:6-7 to Psalm 100:3-4.

Verse 7a. - For he is our God. A second, and a more urgent, reason for worshipping God. Not only is he a "great God" (ver. 3), but he is also "our God" - our own God - brought into the closest personal relationship with us. And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand (comp. Psalm 74:1; Psalm 79:13; Psalm 80:1, etc.). We are led by him, tended by him, fed by him, folded by him. We owe everything to his shepherding. Verses 7b-11. - The warning against waywardness. This is delivered in four, or rather four and a half, verses, and commences with the words, "Today if ye will hear his voice." Verse 7b. - Today. This word, standing prominently forward as it does, is a startling call, intimating that the time is come for a momentous decision. If ye will hear his voice. God is crying to his people - will they hear, or will they forbear? If the former, all will go well; if the latter, than assuredly they shall not enter into his rest. The "voice" intended proceeds to give the warning of vers. 8-11. For he is our God,.... God over all, blessed for ever, truly and properly God, and therefore to be worshipped: "our God"; in whom we have interest, who became our head and surety in covenant; took upon him our nature, is our "Immanuel", God with as, which increases the obligation to worship him; these are the words of New Testament saints:

and we are the people of his pasture; for whom he has provided a good pasture; whom he leads into it, and feeds in it, even by the ministry of the word and ordinances:

and the sheep of his hand; made and fashioned by his hand, both in a natural and spiritual sense; led and guided by his hand, as a flock by the hand of the shepherd; are in his hand, being put there for safety by his Father; and upheld by it, and preserved in it, and from whence none can pluck them; see Deuteronomy 33:3 receiving such favours from him, he ought to be worshipped by them. The Heathens had a deity they called Pan, whom they make to be a keeper of sheep (e); and some Christian writers have thought that Christ the chief Shepherd is meant; since, when the Heathen oracles ceased, after the coming and death of Christ, a voice is (f) said to be heard at a certain place, "the great Pan is dead: today, if ye will hear his voice"; the voice of the Shepherd, the voice of God, says Aben Ezra, his Word, as the Targum; the voice of the Messiah, both his perceptive voice, his commands and ordinances, which ought to be hearkened to and obeyed; and the voice of his Gospel, and the doctrines of it; which is to be heard not only externally, but internally: when it is heard as to be understood, to be approved of and believed, and to be distinguished; so as to have a spiritual and experimental knowledge of it; to feel the power and efficacy of it, and practically attend to it; it is an evidence of being the sheep of Christ; see John 10:4, where the sheep are said to know the voice of the shepherd, and not that of a stranger; of which Polybius (g) gives a remarkable instance in the goats of the island of Cyrnon, who will flee from strangers, but, as soon as the keeper sounds his trumpet, they will run to him: though the words may be connected with what follows, as they are in Hebrews 3:7, where they are said to be the words of the Holy Ghost, and are applied to times, and are interpreted of the voice of the Son of God in his house; for though it may refer to some certain day in David's time, as the seventh day sabbath, in which the voice of God might be heard, the word of God read and explained; and in Gospel times, as the Lord's day, in which Christ speaks by his ministers; and to the whole time of a man's life, which is called "while it is today", Hebrews 3:13, yet it chiefly respects the whole day of the Gospel, the whole Gospel dispensation, 2 Corinthians 6:2.

(e) "Pan ovium custos----" Virgil. Georgic. l. 1. v. 17. "Pana deum pecoris veteres coluisse feruntur", Ovid. Fasti, l. 2.((f) Plutarch. de orac. defect. p. 419. (g) Hist. l. 12. in principio. 7. This relation illustrates our entire dependence (compare Ps 23:3; 74:1). The last clause is united by Paul (Heb 3:7) to the following (compare Ps 81:8),95:7-11 Christ calls upon his people to hear his voice. You call him Master, or Lord; then be his willing, obedient people. Hear the voice of his doctrine, of his law, and in both, of his Spirit: hear and heed; hear and yield. Christ's voice must be heard to-day. This day of opportunity will not last always; improve it while it is called to-day. Hearing the voice of Christ is the same with believing. Hardness of heart is at the bottom of all distrust of the Lord. The sins of others ought to be warnings to us not to tread in their steps. The murmurings of Israel were written for our admonition. God is not subject to such passions as we are; but he is very angry at sin and sinners. That certainly is evil, which deserves such a recompence; and his threatenings are as sure as his promises. Let us be aware of the evils of our hearts, which lead us to wander from the Lord. There is a rest ordained for believers, the rest of everlasting refreshment, begun in this life, and perfected in the life to come. This is the rest which God calls his rest.
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