1 Oh come, let us sing unto Jehovah;
Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
1 Song in praise of the Lord. P. P.
See Psalm xciv. 22. Inv. 35.
1, 2. See Psalm xxvii. 8, 9. R. 939.
See Psalm lxxviii. 15, 16, 20, 35. E. 411.
See Psalm xlii. 3, 6. E. 412.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving;
Let us make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
2-5. Omnipotence belongs to Him. P. P.
3 For Jehovah is a great God,
And a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth;
The heights of the mountains are his also.
5 The sea is his, and he made it;
And his hands formed the dry land.
3 See Psalm lxxvii. 14, 15. A. 7401.
See Psalm lxxxvi. 8. A. 8301.
3, 4. It is here said God or El because the subject is the Divine truth and hence power, and also gods because the subject is also the truths therefrom, for a king in the internal sense signifies truth. A. 4402.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before Jehovah our Maker:
7 For he is our God,
And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep
of his hand.
6, 7. He is to be worshipped in humility. P. P.
8-10. Let them not be like the nation sprung from Jacob, who estranged themselves from the Lord. P. P.
8 Harden not your heart, as at Meribah,
As in the day of Massah in the wilderness;
9 When your fathers tempted me,
Proved me, and saw my work.
8-11. That the quality of the Israelitish nation and of its religion is described by the strife with Moses at Massah and Meribah is evident in David. A. 8588.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with that generation,
And said, It is a people that do err in their heart,
And they have not known my ways:
9, 10. By forty years is not only meant the vastation of the church with the sons of Israel but also a full state of temptation, also by the end of those years the beginning of a new church. E. 633.
11 Wherefore I sware in my wrath,
That they should not enter into my rest.
11 See Psalm lxxxix. 4. 36, R. 474-
See Psalm lxxxix. 4, 36, 50. E. 608.
And with whom, for this reason, there is no conjunction whatever. P. P.
Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)