Psalm 65 New International Version

Praise for God's Bounty in Nature

65 [1]Praise awaits[2] you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. 2  You who answer prayer, to you all people will come. 3  When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave[3] our transgressions. 4  Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple. 5  You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,

6  who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, 7  who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. 8  The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. 9  You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.[4] 10  You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. 11  You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. 12  The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. 13  The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.

Footnotes

[1] 65:1 In Hebrew texts 65:1-13 is numbered 65:2-14.

[2] 65:1 Or "befits" ; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

[3] 65:3 Or "made atonement for"

[4] 65:9 Or "for that is how you prepare the land"

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