1 A Psalm of thanksgiving. Shout unto Hashem, all the earth.
miz-MOR l’-to-DAH ha-REE-u la-do-NAI kol ha-A-retz
א מִזְמוֹר לְתוֹדָה הָרִיעוּ לַיהוָה כָּל הָאָרֶץ.
100:1 A Psalm of thanksgiving
How does one express thanksgiving to God? This small psalm provides direction with its abundance of verbs: shout, serve, come, know, enter the gates, thank, bless. It presents seven directives for man to be able to manifest his feelings of gratitude in actions. If you experience God’s grace somewhere in the land, rise up, sing His praise, let others see and hear your joy and, ultimately, come to the gates of the Temple to rejoice with others. Thanking God, blessing God, singing to God, all of these are ways to convey feelings of gratitude to the Lord.
2 Serve Hashem with gladness; come before His presence with singing.
ב עִבְדוּ אֶת יְהוָה בְּשִׂמְחָה בֹּאוּ לְפָנָיו בִּרְנָנָה.
3 Know ye that Hashem He is God; it is He that hath made us, and we are His, His people, and the flock of His pasture.
ג דְּעוּ כִּי יְהוָה הוּא אֱלֹהִים הוּא עָשָׂנוּ ולא (וְלוֹ) אֲנַחְנוּ עַמּוֹ וְצֹאן מַרְעִיתוֹ.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; give thanks unto Him, and bless His name.
ד בֹּאוּ שְׁעָרָיו בְּתוֹדָה חֲצֵרֹתָיו בִּתְהִלָּה הוֹדוּ לוֹ בָּרְכוּ שְׁמוֹ.
5 For Hashem is good; His mercy endureth for ever; and His faithfulness unto all generations.
ה כִּי טוֹב יְהוָה לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ וְעַד דֹּר וָדֹר אֱמוּנָתוֹ.