New American Standard Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.
King James Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Darby Bible Translation
Serve Jehovah with joy: come before his presence with exultation.
World English Bible
Serve Yahweh with gladness. Come before his presence with singing.
Young's Literal Translation
Serve Jehovah with joy, come before him with singing.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Serve the Lord with gladness - That is, In your worship, and in all your acts of obedience. Let there be joy in this service. Let it not be with the fear of slaves; not as a matter of compulsion and force; not with reluctance, moroseness, or gloom. Let it be a cheerful, happy service; let it be freely rendered, let it be an occasion of joy to the soul. The service of God is a source of the highest joy that man knows.
Come before his presence with singing - As expressive of joy. So the birds sing; so nature rejoices; so should man - intelligent, redeemed, immortal man, be joyful.
LibraryBefore Jehovah's Awful Throne
Winchester New: Hamburg, 1690 Psalm 100 Isaac Watts, 1719; Arr. John Wesley DOXOLOGY Before Jehovah's awful throne, Ye nations, bow with sacred joy; Know that the Lord is God alone; He can create, and he destroy. His sovereign power without our aid, Made us of clay, and formed us men; And when like wandering sheep we strayed, He brought us to his fold again. We are his people, we his care, Our souls, and all our mortal frame: What lasting honours shall we rear, Almighty Maker, to thy Name? …
Various—The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA
The Christian Man
then it shall come about that the place in which the LORD your God will choose for His name to dwell, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution of your hand, and all your choice votive offerings which you will vow to the LORD.
"And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levite who is within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance with you.
"Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things;
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness And guide the nations on the earth. Selah.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
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