Psalm 66 Revised Standard Version

Praise for God's Mighty Deeds

66 1  To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm. Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; 2  sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! 3  Say to God, "How terrible are thy deeds! So great is thy power that thy enemies cringe before thee. 4  All the earth worships thee; they sing praises to thee, sing praises to thy name." [Selah] 5  Come and see what God has done: he is terrible in his deeds among men. 6  He turned the sea into dry land; men passed through the river on foot. There did we rejoice in him, 7  who rules by his might for ever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations--let not the rebellious exalt themselves. [Selah]

8  Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard, 9  who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip. 10  For thou, O God, hast tested us; thou hast tried us as silver is tried. 11  Thou didst bring us into the net; thou didst lay affliction on our loins; 12  thou didst let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet thou hast brought us forth to a spacious place.

13  I will come into thy house with burnt offerings; I will pay thee my vows, 14  that which my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble. 15  I will offer to thee burnt offerings of fatlings, with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams; I will make an offering of bulls and goats. [Selah] 16  Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me. 17  I cried aloud to him, and he was extolled with my tongue. 18  If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. 19  But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the voice of my prayer. 20  Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!

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