The Meaning of Psalms 100:4 Explained

Psalms 100:4

KJV: Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

YLT: Enter ye His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise, Give ye thanks to Him, bless ye His Name.

Darby: Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise; give thanks unto him, bless his name:

ASV: Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, And into his courts with praise: Give thanks unto him, and bless his name.

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What does Psalms 100:4 Mean?

Context Summary

Psalms 100:1-5 - Universal Praise
If we could enter into the spirit of this psalm, every day would be a Thanksgiving Day. The psalmist invites all the earth to enter into the courts of God's house with joyful songs. In many of the Psalms the minor chords overpower the major ones, and weeping prevails over rejoicing. But this psalm is full of unclouded sunlight. The reason for this gladness is suggested in the words: We are His: His by creation, by providence, and by grace; and His also by the glad consecration of our hearts to His service. We belong to Him by right; it is for us to see to it that we are also His by choice. And His ownership involves His shepherd-care. We are His flock; it is for Him to lead us into green pastures and beside still waters.
To the psalmist's eye the nations of the world pour into the Temple through the wide-open portals. "Hark!" he cries. "Listen to the burst of thanksgivings which roll forth from the mighty throng!" The great attraction is the goodness of Jehovah, and the everlastingness of His love and troth. This psalm reveals the true genius of religion. We cannot be satisfied till all men share our knowledge of the love of God. There is nothing which will better promote the true happiness and gladness of mankind. [source]

Chapter Summary: Psalms 100

1  An exhortation to praise God, cheerfully
3  For his greatness
4  And for his power

What do the individual words in Psalms 100:4 mean?

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving [And] into His courts with praise Be thankful to Him [and] bless His name
בֹּ֤אוּ שְׁעָרָ֨יו ׀ בְּתוֹדָ֗ה חֲצֵרֹתָ֥יו בִּתְהִלָּ֑ה הֽוֹדוּ־ ל֝֗וֹ בָּרֲכ֥וּ שְׁמֽוֹ

בֹּ֤אוּ  Enter 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Imperative, masculine plural
Root: בֹּוא 
Sense: to go in, enter, come, go, come in.
שְׁעָרָ֨יו ׀  into  His  gates 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural construct, third person masculine singular
Root: שַׁעַר  
Sense: gate.
בְּתוֹדָ֗ה  with  thanksgiving 
Parse: Preposition-b, Noun, feminine singular
Root: תֹּודָה  
Sense: confession, praise, thanksgiving.
חֲצֵרֹתָ֥יו  [And]  into  His  courts 
Parse: Noun, common plural construct, third person masculine singular
Root: חָצֵר 
Sense: court, enclosure.
בִּתְהִלָּ֑ה  with  praise 
Parse: Preposition-b, Noun, feminine singular
Root: תְּהִלָּה  
Sense: praise, song or hymn of praise.
הֽוֹדוּ־  Be  thankful 
Parse: Verb, Hifil, Imperative, masculine plural
Root: יָדָה 
Sense: to throw, shoot, cast.
ל֝֗וֹ  to  Him 
Parse: Preposition, third person masculine singular
בָּרֲכ֥וּ  [and]  bless 
Parse: Verb, Piel, Imperative, masculine plural
Root: בָּרַךְ 
Sense: to bless, kneel.
שְׁמֽוֹ  His  name 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct, third person masculine singular
Root: שֵׁם  
Sense: name.

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