Do Not Harden Your Hearts
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout to the Rock of our salvation!
2 Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to Him in song.
3 For the LORD is a great God,
a great King above all gods.
4 In His hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to Him.
5 The sea is His, for He made it,
and His hands formed the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and bow down;
7 For He is our God,
and we are the people of His pasture,
the sheep under His care.
Today, if you hear His voice,
8 do not harden your hearts
as you did at Meribah, a
in the day at Massah in the wilderness, b
9 where your fathers tested and tried Me,
though they had seen My work.
10 For forty years I was angry with that generation,
and I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray, c
11 So I swore on oath in My anger,
“They shall never enter My rest.” d
8 a LXX as you did in the rebellion ; Meribah means quarreling ; see Exodus 17:7; cited in Hebrews 3:15 and Hebrews 4:7.
8 b LXX in the day of testing in the wilderness ; Massah means testing ; see Exodus 17:7.
10 c LXX They always go astray in the heart
11 d Cited in Hebrews 3:7–11, Hebrews 4:3, and Hebrews 4:5