Psalm 65[a]

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

Praise awaits[b] you, our God, in Zion;(A)
    to you our vows will be fulfilled.(B)
You who answer prayer,
    to you all people will come.(C)
When we were overwhelmed by sins,(D)
    you forgave[c] our transgressions.(E)
Blessed are those you choose(F)
    and bring near(G) to live in your courts!
We are filled with the good things of your house,(H)
    of your holy temple.

You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,(I)
    God our Savior,(J)
the hope of all the ends of the earth(K)
    and of the farthest seas,(L)
who formed the mountains(M) by your power,
    having armed yourself with strength,(N)
who stilled the roaring of the seas,(O)
    the roaring of their waves,
    and the turmoil of the nations.(P)
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
    where morning dawns, where evening fades,
    you call forth songs of joy.(Q)

You care for the land and water it;(R)
    you enrich it abundantly.(S)
The streams of God are filled with water
    to provide the people with grain,(T)
    for so you have ordained it.[d]
10 You drench its furrows and level its ridges;
    you soften it with showers(U) and bless its crops.
11 You crown the year with your bounty,(V)
    and your carts overflow with abundance.(W)
12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;(X)
    the hills are clothed with gladness.(Y)
13 The meadows are covered with flocks(Z)
    and the valleys are mantled with grain;(AA)
    they shout for joy and sing.(AB)


  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

Praise and Thanksgiving[a]

65 O God, it is right for us to praise you in Zion
    and keep our promises to you,
    because you answer prayers.
People everywhere will come to you
    on account of their sins.
Our faults defeat us,[b]
    but you forgive them.
Happy are those whom you choose,
    whom you bring to live in your sanctuary.
We shall be satisfied with the good things of your house,
    the blessings of your sacred Temple.

You answer us by giving us victory,
    and you do wonderful things to save us.
People all over the world
    and across the distant seas trust in you.
You set the mountains in place by your strength,
    showing your mighty power.
You calm the roar of the seas
    and the noise of the waves;
    you calm the uproar of the peoples.
The whole world stands in awe
    of the great things that you have done.
Your deeds bring shouts of joy
    from one end of the earth to the other.

You show your care for the land by sending rain;
    you make it rich and fertile.
You fill the streams with water;
    you provide the earth with crops.
This is how you do it:
10     you send abundant rain on the plowed fields
    and soak them with water;
you soften the soil with showers
    and cause the young plants to grow.
11 What a rich harvest your goodness provides!
    Wherever you go there is plenty.
12 The pastures are filled with flocks;
    the hillsides are full of joy.
13 The fields are covered with sheep;
    the valleys are full of wheat.
Everything shouts and sings for joy.


  1. Psalm 65:1 HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David; a song.
  2. Psalm 65:3 One ancient translation us; Hebrew me.

65 Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.

O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:

Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.

10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.

11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.