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Psalm chapter 100

New International Version

1 A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
English Standard Version

1 A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! 2 Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! 3 Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! 5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
King James Version

1 {A Psalm of praise.} Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 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. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
New American Standard Bible

1 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Serve the LORD with jubilation; Come before Him with rejoicing. 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. 4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courtyards with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. 5 For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting And His faithfulness is to all generations.
New Living Translation

1 A psalm of thanksgiving. Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth! 2 Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. 3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
Christian Standard Bible

1 Let the whole earth shout triumphantly to God! 2 Serve the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God. He made us, and we are his--his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. 5 For the LORD is good, and his faithful love endures forever; his faithfulness, through all generations.

What does Psalm chapter 100 mean?

This psalm presents themes common in worship songs and hymns even today. Psalms 95—100, along with Psalm 93 are considered "royal psalms," calling on all people to honor God according to His divine status.

The psalm opens with a command for the entire world to honor God. Even though God chose the nation of Israel for special purposes, His love extends to everyone (John 3:16). So, too, does proof of His existence make itself available to all people (Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:18–20). Knowing who God is, and what He has done, should inspire those who love Him to respond with enthusiastic praise (Psalm 100:1–2).

The second part of this short song worships God for His faithful love. Verse 5 uses the Hebrew root word he'sed, referring to a constant, loyal, deep love. As Creator (Genesis 1:1), God is even more deserving of our obedience and praise (Psalm 100:3–5).