Bible: Psalm 66

Psalm 66 1 

66:1 For the music director; a song, a psalm.

Shout out praise to God, all the earth!

66:2 Sing praises about the majesty of his reputation! 2 

Give him the honor he deserves! 3 

66:3 Say to God:

“How awesome are your deeds!

Because of your great power your enemies cower in fear 4  before you.

66:4 All the earth worships 5  you

and sings praises to you!

They sing praises to your name!” (Selah)

66:5 Come and witness 6  God’s exploits! 7 

His acts on behalf of people are awesome! 8 

66:6 He turned the sea into dry land; 9 

they passed through the river on foot. 10 

Let us rejoice in him there! 11 

66:7 He rules 12  by his power forever;

he watches 13  the nations.

Stubborn rebels should not exalt 14  themselves. (Selah)

66:8 Praise 15  our God, you nations!

Loudly proclaim his praise! 16 

66:9 He preserves our lives 17 

and does not allow our feet to slip.

66:10 For 18  you, O God, tested us;

you purified us like refined silver.

66:11 You led us into a trap; 19 

you caused us to suffer. 20 

66:12 You allowed men to ride over our heads;

we passed through fire and water,

but you brought us out into a wide open place. 21 

66:13 I will enter 22  your temple with burnt sacrifices;

I will fulfill the vows I made to you,

66:14 which my lips uttered

and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.

66:15 I will offer up to you fattened animals as burnt sacrifices,

along with the smell of sacrificial rams.

I will offer cattle and goats. (Selah)

66:16 Come! Listen, all you who are loyal to God! 23 

I will declare what he has done for me.

66:17 I cried out to him for help 24 

and praised him with my tongue. 25 

66:18 If I had harbored sin in my heart, 26 

the Lord would not have listened.

66:19 However, God heard;

he listened to my prayer.

66:20 God deserves praise, 27 

for 28  he did not reject my prayer

or abandon his love for me! 29 

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