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Psalm 66:1-12 Good News Translation (GNT)

A Song of Praise and Thanksgiving[a]

66 Praise God with shouts of joy, all people!
Sing to the glory of his name;
    offer him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How wonderful are the things you do!
    Your power is so great
    that your enemies bow down in fear before you.
Everyone on earth worships you;
    they sing praises to you,
    they sing praises to your name.”

Come and see what God has done,
    his wonderful acts among people.
He changed the sea into dry land;
    our ancestors crossed the river on foot.
There we rejoiced because of what he did.
He rules forever by his might
    and keeps his eyes on the nations.
    Let no rebels rise against him.
Praise our God, all nations;
    let your praise be heard.
He has kept us alive
    and has not allowed us to fall.

10 You have put us to the test, God;
    as silver is purified by fire,
    so you have tested us.
11 You let us fall into a trap
    and placed heavy burdens on our backs.
12 You let our enemies trample us;
    we went through fire and flood,
    but now you have brought us to a place of safety.[b]


  1. Psalm 66:1 HEBREW TITLE: A song.
  2. Psalm 66:12 Some ancient translations safety; Hebrew overflowing.
Good News Translation (GNT)

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Psalm 66:1-12 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.


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

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