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How Awesome Are Your Deeds
To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm.
66 (A)Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
2 sing the glory of his name;
(B)give to him glorious praise!
3 Say to God, (C)“How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power that your enemies (D)come cringing to you.
4 (E)All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.” Selah
5 (F)Come and see what God has done:
(G)he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
6 He (H)turned the sea into dry land;
they (I)passed through the river on foot.
There did we rejoice in him,
7 who rules by his might forever,
whose (J)eyes keep watch on the nations—
let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah
8 Bless our God, O peoples;
let the sound of his praise be heard,
9 who has kept our soul among the living
and (K)has not let our feet slip.
10 For you, O God, have (L)tested us;
you have tried us as silver is tried.
11 You brought us into (M)the net;
you laid a crushing burden on our backs;
12 you let men (N)ride over our heads;
we went through fire and through (O)water;
yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
13 I will come into your house with burnt offerings;
I will (P)perform my vows to you,
14 that which my lips uttered
and my mouth promised (Q)when I was in trouble.
15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fattened animals,
with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams;
I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah
16 (R)Come and hear, all you who fear God,
and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
17 I cried to him with my mouth,
and high praise was on[a] my tongue.[b]
18 If I had (S)cherished iniquity in my heart,
(T)the Lord would not have listened.
19 But truly (U)God has listened;
he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed be God,
because he has not rejected my prayer
or removed his steadfast love from me!
Make Your Face Shine upon Us
To the choirmaster: with (V)stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.
67 May God (W)be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to (X)shine upon us, Selah
2 that (Y)your way may be known on earth,
your (Z)saving power among all nations.
3 (AA)Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!
God Shall Scatter His Enemies
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.
68 (AF)God shall arise, his enemies shall be (AG)scattered;
and those who hate him shall flee before him!
2 As (AH)smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;
(AI)as wax melts before fire,
so the wicked shall perish before God!
3 But (AJ)the righteous shall be glad;
they shall exult before God;
they shall be jubilant with joy!
4 Sing to God, (AK)sing praises to his name;
(AL)lift up a song to him who (AM)rides through (AN)the deserts;
his name is (AO)the Lord;
exult before him!
5 (AP)Father of the fatherless and (AQ)protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation.
6 God (AR)settles the solitary in a home;
he (AS)leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but (AT)the rebellious dwell in (AU)a parched land.
7 O God, when you (AV)went out before your people,
(AW)when you marched through (AX)the wilderness, Selah
8 (AY)the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain,
before God, the One of Sinai,
before God,[c] the God of Israel.
9 (AZ)Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad;
you restored your inheritance as it languished;
10 your flock[d] found a dwelling in it;
in your goodness, O God, you (BA)provided for the needy.
11 The Lord gives (BB)the word;
(BC)the women who announce the news are a great host:
12 (BD)“The kings of the armies—they flee, they flee!”
The women at home (BE)divide the spoil—
13 though you men lie among (BF)the sheepfolds—
the wings of a dove covered with silver,
its pinions with shimmering gold.
14 When the Almighty scatters kings there,
let snow fall on (BG)Zalmon.
15 O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan;
O many-peaked[e] mountain, mountain of Bashan!
16 Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain,
at the mount that God (BH)desired for his abode,
yes, where the Lord will dwell forever?
17 (BI)The chariots of God are twice ten thousand,
thousands upon thousands;
the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.
18 (BJ)You ascended on high,
(BK)leading a host of captives in your train
and (BL)receiving gifts among men,
even among (BM)the rebellious, (BN)that the Lord God may dwell there.
19 Blessed be the Lord,
who daily (BO)bears us up;
God is our salvation. Selah
20 Our God is a God of salvation,
(BP)and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
21 (BQ)But God will strike the heads of his enemies,
the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty ways.
22 The Lord said,
“I will bring them back (BR)from Bashan,
(BS)I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,
23 that you may (BT)strike your feet in their blood,
that (BU)the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from the foe.”
24 Your procession is[f] seen, O God,
the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary—
25 (BV)the singers in front, (BW)the musicians last,
between them (BX)virgins playing tambourines:
26 (BY)“Bless God in the great congregation,
the Lord, O you[g] who are of (BZ)Israel's fountain!”
27 There is (CA)Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead,
the princes of Judah in their throng,
the princes of (CB)Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
28 (CC)Summon your power, O God,[h]
the power, O God, by which you have worked for us.
29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem
kings shall (CD)bear gifts to you.
30 Rebuke (CE)the beasts that dwell among the reeds,
the herd of (CF)bulls with the calves of the peoples.
(CG)Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute;
scatter the peoples who delight in war.[i]
31 Nobles shall come from (CH)Egypt;
(CI)Cush shall hasten to (CJ)stretch out her hands to God.
32 (CK)O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God;
sing praises to the Lord, Selah
33 to him (CL)who rides in (CM)the heavens, the ancient heavens;
behold, he (CN)sends out his voice, his mighty voice.
34 (CO)Ascribe power to God,
whose majesty is over Israel,
and whose (CP)power is in (CQ)the skies.
35 (CR)Awesome is God from his[j] (CS)sanctuary;
the God of Israel—he is the one who gives (CT)power and strength to his people.
Blessed be God!
- Psalm 66:17 Hebrew under
- Psalm 66:17 Or and he was exalted with my tongue
- Psalm 68:8 Or before God, even Sinai before God
- Psalm 68:10 Or your congregation
- Psalm 68:15 Or hunch-backed; also verse 16
- Psalm 68:24 Or has been
- Psalm 68:26 The Hebrew for you is plural here
- Psalm 68:28 By revocalization (compare Septuagint); Hebrew Your God has summoned your power
- Psalm 68:30 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain
- Psalm 68:35 Septuagint; Hebrew your