The Message

Psalm 66

11-4 All together now—applause for God!
    Sing songs to the tune of his glory,
    set glory to the rhythms of his praise.
Say of God, “We’ve never seen anything like him!”
    When your enemies see you in action,
    they slink off like scolded dogs.
The whole earth falls to its knees—
    it worships you, sings to you,
    can’t stop enjoying your name and fame.

5-6 Take a good look at God’s wonders—
    they’ll take your breath away.
He converted sea to dry land;
    travelers crossed the river on foot.
    Now isn’t that cause for a song?

Ever sovereign in his high tower, he keeps
    his eye on the godless nations.
Rebels don’t dare
    raise a finger against him.

8-12 Bless our God, O peoples!
    Give him a thunderous welcome!
Didn’t he set us on the road to life?
    Didn’t he keep us out of the ditch?
He trained us first,
    passed us like silver through refining fires,
Brought us into hardscrabble country,
    pushed us to our very limit,
Road-tested us inside and out,
    took us to hell and back;
Finally he brought us
    to this well-watered place.

13-15 I’m bringing my prizes and presents to your house.
    I’m doing what I said I’d do,
What I solemnly swore I’d do
    that day when I was in so much trouble:
The choicest cuts of meat
    for the sacrificial meal;
Even the fragrance
    of roasted lamb is like a meal!
Or make it an ox
    garnished with goat meat!

16-20 All believers, come here and listen,
    let me tell you what God did for me.
I called out to him with my mouth,
    my tongue shaped the sounds of music.
If I had been cozy with evil,
    the Lord would never have listened.
But he most surely did listen,
    he came on the double when he heard my prayer.
Blessed be God: he didn’t turn a deaf ear,
    he stayed with me, loyal in his love.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 66

颂赞与感恩

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1世人啊,你们要向上帝欢呼,
颂赞祂荣耀的名,
赞美祂的荣耀。
要对上帝说:“你的作为令人敬畏!
你的大能使敌人屈膝投降。
普天下都敬拜你,
颂赞你,颂赞你的名。”(细拉)

来吧,看看上帝的作为,
祂为世人行了何等奇妙的事!
祂将沧海变为干地,
让百姓步行经过。
让我们因祂的作为而欢欣吧!
祂以大能永远掌权,
祂的眼目鉴察列国,
悖逆之徒不可在祂面前妄自尊大。(细拉)

列邦啊,要赞美我们的上帝,
让歌颂祂的声音四处飘扬。
祂保全我们的生命,
不让我们失脚滑倒。
10 上帝啊,你试验我们,
熬炼我们如熬炼银子。
11 你让我们陷入网罗,
把重担压在我们的背上。
12 你让别人骑在我们的头上。
我们曾经历水火,
但你带我们到达丰盛之地。
13 我要带着燔祭来到你殿中,
履行我向你许的誓言,
14 就是我在危难中许下的誓言。
15 我要献上肥美的牲畜,
以公绵羊作馨香之祭献给你,
我要献上公牛和山羊。(细拉)

16 敬畏上帝的人啊,
你们都来听吧,
我要告诉你们祂为我所做的事。
17 我曾开口向祂呼求,
扬声赞美祂。
18 倘若我心中藏匿罪恶,
主必不垂听我的呼求。
19 然而,上帝听了我的祷告,
倾听了我的祈求。
20 上帝当受称颂!
祂没有对我的祷告拒而不听,
也没有收回祂对我的慈爱。