Come, let us bow down(A) in worship,(B)
    let us kneel(C) before the Lord our Maker;(D)
for he is our God
    and we are the people of his pasture,(E)
    the flock under his care.

Today, if only you would hear his voice,
“Do not harden your hearts(F) as you did at Meribah,[a](G)
    as you did that day at Massah[b] in the wilderness,(H)
where your ancestors tested(I) me;
    they tried me, though they had seen what I did.
10 For forty years(J) I was angry with that generation;
    I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray,(K)
    and they have not known my ways.’(L)
11 So I declared on oath(M) in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’”(N)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 95:8 Meribah means quarreling.
  2. Psalm 95:8 Massah means testing.

Josiah Renews the Covenant(A)(B)(C)(D)

23 Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. He went up to the temple of the Lord with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets—all the people from the least to the greatest. He read(E) in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant,(F) which had been found in the temple of the Lord. The king stood by the pillar(G) and renewed the covenant(H) in the presence of the Lord—to follow(I) the Lord and keep his commands, statutes and decrees with all his heart and all his soul, thus confirming the words of the covenant written in this book. Then all the people pledged themselves to the covenant.

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