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Psalm 65 International Standard Version (ISV)

To the Director: A song. Lyrics[a] by David.

A Song of Praise to God

65 In Zion, God, praise silently awaits you,
    and vows will be paid to you.
Since you hear prayer,
    everybody will come to you.
My acts of iniquity—they overwhelm me!
    Our transgressions—you blot them out!

How blessed is the one you choose,
    the one you cause to live in your courts.
We will be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
    yes, even with the holiness of your Temple.

With awesome deeds of justice[b]
    you will answer us, God our Deliverer;
you are[c] the confidence for everyone at the ends of the earth,
    even for those far away overseas.

The One who established the mountains by his strength
    is clothed with omnipotence.
He calmed the roar of seas,
    the roaring of the waves,
        and the turmoil of the peoples.

Those living at the furthest ends of the earth[d] are seized by fear because of your miraculous deeds.
You make the going forth of the morning and the evening shout for joy.
You take care of the earth,
    you water it,
        and you enrich it greatly with the river of God that overflows with water.
You provide grain for them,
    for you have ordained it this way.
10 You fill the furrows of the field with water
    so that their ridges overflow.
You soften them with rain showers;
    their sprouts you have blessed.
11 You crown the year with your goodness;
    your footsteps drop prosperity behind them.

12 The wilderness pastures drip with dew,[e]
    and the hills wrap themselves with joy.
13 The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep,
    and the valleys are covered with grain.
They shout for joy;
    yes, they burst out in song!


  1. Psalm 65:1 Lit. A song. A song
  2. Psalm 65:5 Or righteousness
  3. Psalm 65:5 The Heb. lacks you are
  4. Psalm 65:8 The Heb. lacks of the earth
  5. Psalm 65:12 The Heb. lacks with dew
International Standard Version (ISV)

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Psalm 65 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 65[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song.

Praise awaits[b] you, our God, in Zion;
    to you our vows will be fulfilled.
You who answer prayer,
    to you all people will come.
When we were overwhelmed by sins,
    you forgave[c] our transgressions.
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.

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,
who formed the mountains by your power,
    having armed yourself with strength,
who stilled the roaring of the seas,
    the roaring of their waves,
    and the turmoil of the nations.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
    where morning dawns, where evening fades,
    you call forth songs of joy.

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.[d]
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.


  1. Psalm 65:1 In Hebrew texts 65:1-13 is numbered 65:2-14.
  2. Psalm 65:1 Or befits; the meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  3. Psalm 65:3 Or made atonement for
  4. Psalm 65:9 Or for that is how you prepare the land
New International Version (NIV)

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