Matthew Poole's Commentary
A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.THE ARGUMENT
This Psalm seems to have been composed for the use of the Israelites in their thank-offerings, or upon other solemn occasions of praising God, as the title speaks; but withal it hath a further prospect, even to the days of the Messiah, as some of the Hebrew doctors acknowledge, and to the calling of the Gentiles, whom he invites to join with them in the praises of God their Lord and Maker.
An exhortation to praise God joyfully, Psalm 100:1,2, for his greatness, power, Psalm 100:3,4, goodness, and faithfulness to his church, Psalm 100:5.
Make a joyful noise; partly with voices and songs of rejoicing and thanksgiving; and partly with musical instruments, as the manner then was.
All ye lands; all the inhabitants of the earth. Or, all the land, i.e. all the people of Israel dwelling in this land. Although his invitation seems to be more general, extending also to the Gentiles, of whom many even in those days joined themselves to the church of God.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.No text from Poole on this verse.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.It is he that hath made us; both by creation, and by adoption and regeneration, whereby he made us his people, which also is called a creation or making, as Deu 32:6 Isaiah 29:23 43:7 Ephesians 2:10.
And not we ourselves; therefore we owe him homage and service, and him only, and not other gods, who made us not.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.Enter into his gates; the gates of his courts; for the people might enter no further, and the courts had walls and gates as well as the house.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.No text from Poole on this verse.