65 There will be silence [a]before You, and praise in Zion, O God, And to You the vow will be performed. 2 O You who hear prayer, To You all [b]men come. 3 [c]Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You [d]forgive them. 4 How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You To dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.
5 By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest [e]sea; 6 Who establishes the mountains by His strength, Being girded with might; 7 Who stills the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples. 8 They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs; You make the [f]dawn and the sunset shout for joy.
9 You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The [g]stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare [h]the earth. 10 You water its furrows abundantly, You [i]settle its ridges, You soften it with showers, You bless its growth. 11 You have crowned the year [j]with Your [k]bounty, And Your [l]paths drip with fatness. 12 The pastures of the wilderness drip, And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing. 13 The meadows are clothed with flocks And the valleys are covered with grain; They shout for joy, yes, they sing.
Praise for God’s Mighty Deeds and for His Answer to Prayer.
For the choir director. A Song. A Psalm.
66 Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; 2 Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious. 3 Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will [m]give feigned obedience to You. 4 “All the earth will worship You, And will sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name.” [n]Selah.
5 Come and see the works of God, Who isawesome in His deeds toward the sons of men. 6 He turned the sea into dry land; They passed through the river on foot; There let us rejoice in Him! 7 He rules by His might forever; His eyes keep watch on the nations; Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
8 Bless our God, O peoples, And [o]sound His praise abroad, 9 Who [p]keeps us in life And does not allow our feet to [q]slip. 10 For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined. 11 You brought us into the net; You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins. 12 You made men ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water, Yet You brought us out into a place of abundance. 13 I shall come into Your house with burnt offerings; I shall pay You my vows, 14 Which my lips uttered And my mouth spoke when I was in distress. 15 I shall offer to You burnt offerings of fat beasts, With the smoke of rams; I shall make an offering of[r]bulls with male goats. Selah.
16 Come and hear, all who [s]fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul. 17 I cried to Him with my mouth, And [t]He was extolled with my tongue. 18 If I [u]regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord [v]will not [w]hear; 19 But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. 20 Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer Nor His lovingkindness from me.
The Nations Exhorted to Praise God.
For the choir director; with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.
67 God be gracious to us and bless us, Andcause His face to shine [x]upon us— [y]Selah. 2 That Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations. 3 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. 4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness And guide the nations on the earth. Selah. 5 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. 6 The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us. 7 God blesses us, [z]That all the ends of the earth may fear Him.
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