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

King James Bible
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Darby Bible Translation
Let us come before his face with thanksgiving; let us shout aloud unto him with psalms.

World English Bible
Let's come before his presence with thanksgiving. Let's extol him with songs!

Young's Literal Translation
We come before His face with thanksgiving, With psalms we shout to Him.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let us come before his presence - פניו panaiv, his faces, with thanksgiving, בתודה bethodah, with confession, or with the confession-offering. Praise him for what he has all ready done, and confess your unworthiness of any of his blessings. The confession-offering, the great atoning sacrifice, can alone render your acknowledgment of sin and thanksgiving acceptable to a holy and just God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 7:7 So shall the congregation of the people compass you about: for their sakes therefore return you on high.

Psalm 100:2,4 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing...

Jeremiah 31:12,13 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine...

come before his presence. Heb. prevent his face

Psalm 17:13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is your sword:


Psalm 105:2 Sing to him, sing psalms to him: talk you of all his wondrous works.

James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
Since every revealed purpose of God, implying that obedience to his law will be given, is a demand of that obedience, the announcement of his Covenant, as in his sovereignty decreed, claims, not less effectively than an explicit law, the fulfilment of its duties. A representation of a system of things pre-determined in order that the obligations of the Covenant might be discharged; various exhibitions of the Covenant as ordained; and a description of the children of the Covenant as predestinated
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Covenanting a Duty.
The exercise of Covenanting with God is enjoined by Him as the Supreme Moral Governor of all. That his Covenant should be acceded to, by men in every age and condition, is ordained as a law, sanctioned by his high authority,--recorded in his law of perpetual moral obligation on men, as a statute decreed by him, and in virtue of his underived sovereignty, promulgated by his command. "He hath commanded his covenant for ever."[171] The exercise is inculcated according to the will of God, as King and
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Ephesians 5:19
speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,

James 5:13
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.

Psalm 81:1
For the director of music. According to gittith. Of Asaph. Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!

Psalm 81:2
Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre.

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

Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 147:7
Sing to the LORD with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.

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