66 Shout praise to God all the earth! 2 Sing praise about the glory of his name.[a] Make his praise glorious. 3 Say to God: “How awesome are your works! Because of your great strength your enemies cringe before you.” 4 The whole earth worships you. They sing praise to you. They sing praise to your name. Interlude
5 Come and see the awesome works of God on behalf of human beings: 6 He turned the sea into dry land. Israel[b] crossed the river on foot; let us rejoice in him. 7 He rules by his power forever, his eyes watching over the nations. Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Interlude
8 Bless our God, people, and let the sound of his praise be heard. 9 He gives us life and does not permit our feet to slip. 10 For you, God, tested us, to purify us like fine silver. 11 You have led us into a trap[c] and set burdens on our backs. 12 You caused men to ride over us.[d] You brought us through fire and water, but you led us to abundance.
13 I will come to your house with burnt offerings. I will fulfill my vows to you 14 that my lips uttered and that my mouth spoke when I was in trouble. 15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fat, along with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams. I will offer bulls along with goats. Interlude
16 Come and listen, all of you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me. 17 I called aloud to him and praised him with my tongue. 18 Were I to cherish iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not listen to me. 19 Surely God has heard, and he paid attention to my[e] prayers. 20 Blessed be God, who did not turn away my prayers nor his gracious love from me.
Psalm 66:2I.e. reputation; and so throughout the Psalms
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