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Psalm 66 World English Bible (WEB)

For the Chief Musician. A song. A Psalm.

66 Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!
    Sing to the glory of his name!
    Offer glory and praise!
Tell God, “How awesome are your deeds!
    Through the greatness of your power, your enemies submit themselves to you.
All the earth will worship you,
    and will sing to you;
    they will sing to your name.”
Selah.
Come, and see God’s deeds—
    awesome work on behalf of the children of men.
He turned the sea into dry land.
    They went through the river on foot.
    There, we rejoiced in him.
He rules by his might forever.
    His eyes watch the nations.
    Don’t let the rebellious rise up against him.
Selah.
Praise our God, you peoples!
    Make the sound of his praise heard,
who preserves our life among the living,
    and doesn’t allow our feet to be moved.
10 For you, God, have tested us.
    You have refined us, as silver is refined.
11 You brought us into prison.
    You laid a burden on our backs.
12 You allowed men to ride over our heads.
    We went through fire and through water,
    but you brought us to the place of abundance.
13 I will come into your temple with burnt offerings.
I will pay my vows to you, 14     which my lips promised,
    and my mouth spoke, when I was in distress.
15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fat animals,
    with the offering of rams,
    I will offer bulls with goats.
Selah.
16 Come, and hear, all you who fear God.
    I will declare what he has done for my soul.
17 I cried to him with my mouth.
    He was extolled with my tongue.
18 If I cherished sin in my heart,
    the Lord wouldn’t have listened.
19 But most certainly, God has listened.
    He has heard the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer,
    nor his loving kindness from me.

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Psalm 66 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 66

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

Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
    Sing the glory of his name;
    make his praise glorious.
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
    So great is your power
    that your enemies cringe before you.
All the earth bows down to you;
    they sing praise to you,
    they sing the praises of your name.”[a]

Come and see what God has done,
    his awesome deeds for mankind!
He turned the sea into dry land,
    they passed through the waters on foot—
    come, let us rejoice in him.
He rules forever by his power,
    his eyes watch the nations—
    let not the rebellious rise up against him.

Praise our God, all peoples,
    let the sound of his praise be heard;
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!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 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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