1 Come, sing to Yahweh;
sing joyfully to the one who protects us [MET] and saves us!
2 We should thank him as we come before him,
and sing ◄joyful songs/joyfully► as we praise him.
3 Because Yahweh is the great God,
he is a great king who rules over all other gods.
4 He rules over the whole earth,
from the deepest places/caves to the highest mountains.
5 The seas are his, because he made them.
He is also the one who [SYN] formed/made the dry land.
6 We should come, worship, and bow down before him.
We should kneel before Yahweh, the one who made us.
7 He is our God,
and we are the people whom he takes care of [MET];
like sheep that a shepherd takes care of.
Today, listen to what Yahweh is saying to you.
8 He says, “Do not become stubborn [IDM] like your ancestors did at Meribah,
and like they did at Massah in the desert.
9 There your ancestors ◄wanted to see/tried to determine► if they could do many very evil things without my punishing them.
Even though they had seen me perform many miracles, they tested whether I would continue to be patient with them.
10 For forty years I was angry with those people,
and I said, ‘Those people say that they want to please me, but they do things that I detest.
They refuse to obey my commands.’
11 So because I was very angry, I solemnly said/declared about them:
‘They will never enter the land of Canaan where I would have allowed them to rest!’ ”