Psalm 66

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

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

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

Praise(O) our God, all peoples,
    let the sound of his praise be heard;
he has preserved our lives(P)
    and kept our feet from slipping.(Q)

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Footnotes

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

10 The whole land, from Geba(A) to Rimmon,(B) south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up(C) high from the Benjamin Gate(D) to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate,(E) and from the Tower of Hananel(F) to the royal winepresses, and will remain in its place.(G) 11 It will be inhabited;(H) never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.(I)

12 This is the plague with which the Lord will strike(J) all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.(K) 13 On that day people will be stricken by the Lord with great panic.(L) They will seize each other by the hand and attack one another.(M) 14 Judah(N) too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected(O)—great quantities of gold and silver and clothing. 15 A similar plague(P) will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.

16 Then the survivors(Q) from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship(R) the King,(S) the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.(T) 17 If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship(U) the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain.(V) 18 If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lord[a] will bring on them the plague(W) he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.(X) 19 This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.(Y)

20 On that day holy to the Lord(Z) will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots(AA) in the Lord’s house will be like the sacred bowls(AB) in front of the altar. 21 Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy(AC) to the Lord Almighty, and all who come to sacrifice will take some of the pots and cook in them. And on that day(AD) there will no longer be a Canaanite[b](AE) in the house(AF) of the Lord Almighty.(AG)

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Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 14:18 Or part, then the Lord
  2. Zechariah 14:21 Or merchant

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve(A)(B)

When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons(C) and to cure diseases,(D) and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God(E) and to heal the sick. He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.(F) Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”(G) So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.

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