Psalm 66 New International Version

Praise for God's Mighty Deeds

66 1  Shout for joy to God, all the earth! 2  Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. 3  Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you. 4  All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name."[1] 5  Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind! 6  He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot- come, let us rejoice in him. 7  He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations- let not the rebellious rise up against him.

8  Praise our God, all peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard; 9  he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping. 10  For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver. 11  You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs. 12  You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.

13  I will come to your temple with burnt offerings and fulfill my vows to you- 14  vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble. 15  I will sacrifice fat animals to you and an offering of rams; I will offer bulls and goats. 16  Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. 17  I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. 18  If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; 19  but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. 20  Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!


[1] 66:4 The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 7 and 15.

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