Psalms 66

Psalm 661

For the music director; a song, a psalm.

66:1 Shout out praise to God, all the earth!

66:2 Sing praises about the majesty of his reputation!2

Give him the honor he deserves!3

66:3 Say to God:

“How awesome are your deeds!

Because of your great power your enemies cower in fear4 before you.

66:4 All the earth worships5 you

and sings praises to you!

They sing praises to your name!” (Selah)

66:5 Come and witness6 God’s exploits!7

His acts on behalf of people are awesome!8

66:6 He turned the sea into dry land;9

they passed through the river on foot.10

Let us rejoice in him there!11

66:7 He rules12 by his power forever;

he watches13 the nations.

Stubborn rebels should not exalt14 themselves. (Selah)

66:8 Praise15 our God, you nations!

Loudly proclaim his praise!16

66:9 He preserves our lives17

and does not allow our feet to slip.

66:10 For18 you, O God, tested us;

you purified us like refined silver.

66:11 You led us into a trap;19

you caused us to suffer.20

66:12 You allowed men to ride over our heads;

we passed through fire and water,

but you brought us out into a wide open place.21

66:13 I will enter22 your temple with burnt sacrifices;

I will fulfill the vows I made to you,

66:14 which my lips uttered

and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.

66:15 I will offer up to you fattened animals as burnt sacrifices,

along with the smell of sacrificial rams.

I will offer cattle and goats. (Selah)

66:16 Come! Listen, all you who are loyal to God!23

I will declare what he has done for me.

66:17 I cried out to him for help24

and praised him with my tongue.25

66:18 If I had harbored sin in my heart,26

the Lord would not have listened.

66:19 However, God heard;

he listened to my prayer.

66:20 God deserves praise,27

for28 he did not reject my prayer

or abandon his love for me!29

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