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

New Living Translation
Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.

English Standard Version
Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Berean Study Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness; come into His presence with joyful songs.

King James Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

New King James Version
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.

New American Standard Bible
Serve the LORD with jubilation; Come before Him with rejoicing.

NASB 1995
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.

NASB 1977
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.

Amplified Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness and delight; Come before His presence with joyful singing.

Christian Standard Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.

American Standard Version
Serve Jehovah with gladness: Come before his presence with singing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Serve LORD JEHOVAH with joy; enter before him with praise!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with exultation.

Contemporary English Version
Be joyful and sing as you come in to worship the LORD!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sing joyfully to God, all the earth: serve ye the Lord with gladness. Come in before his presence with exceeding great joy.

English Revised Version
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Good News Translation
Worship the LORD with joy; come before him with happy songs!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Serve the LORD cheerfully. Come into his presence with a joyful song.

International Standard Version
Serve the LORD with joy. Come before him with a joyful shout!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.

Literal Standard Version
Serve YHWH with joy, come before him with singing.

NET Bible
Worship the LORD with joy! Enter his presence with joyful singing!

New Heart English Bible
Serve the LORD with gladness. Come before his presence with singing.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Shout for Joy to the LORD, All You Lands
1A Psalm of thanksgiving. Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth. 2Serve the LORD with gladness; come into His presence with joyful songs. 3Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:11
then the LORD your God will choose a dwelling for His Name. And there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice offerings you vow to the LORD.

Deuteronomy 12:12
And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God--you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levite within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance among you.

Deuteronomy 28:47
Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart in all your abundance,

Psalm 67:4
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You judge the peoples justly and lead the nations of the earth. Selah

Psalm 95:2
Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him in song.


Treasury of Scripture

Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

serve

Psalm 63:4,5
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name…

Psalm 71:23
My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

Psalm 107:21,22
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! …

come

Psalm 42:4
When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

Psalm 95:2
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

2 Chronicles 20:27,28
Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies…









Verse 2. - Serve the Lord with gladness. "Gladness" is the emphatic word. Almost every clause of the psalm contains some such call. Come before his presence with singing; or, with a cry of joy.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Serve
עִבְד֣וּ (‘iḇ·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

with gladness;
בְּשִׂמְחָ֑ה (bə·śim·ḥāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8057: Blithesomeness, glee

come
בֹּ֥אוּ (bō·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

into His presence
לְ֝פָנָ֗יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

with joyful songs.
בִּרְנָנָֽה׃ (bir·nā·nāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7445: A ringing cry


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