New American Standard Bible

Psalm 66

Praise for God’s Mighty Deeds and for His Answer to Prayer.

For the choir director. A Song. A Psalm.

1Shout joyfully to God, all the earth;
Sing the glory of His name;
Make His praise glorious.
Say to God, “How awesome are Your works!
Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will [a]give feigned obedience to You.
“All the earth will worship You,
And will sing praises to You;
They will sing praises to Your name.” [b]Selah.

Come and see the works of God,
Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men.
He turned the sea into dry land;
They passed through the river on foot;
There let us rejoice in Him!
He rules by His might forever;
His eyes keep watch on the nations;
Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

Bless our God, O peoples,
And [c]sound His praise abroad,
Who [d]keeps us in life
And does not allow our feet to [e]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 [f]bulls with male goats. Selah.

16 Come and hear, all who [g]fear God,
And I will tell of what He has done for my soul.
17 I cried to Him with my mouth,
And [h]He was extolled with my tongue.
18 If I [i]regard wickedness in my heart,
The Lord [j]will not [k]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.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 66:3 Lit deceive
  2. Psalm 66:4 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  3. Psalm 66:8 Lit cause to hear the sound of His praise
  4. Psalm 66:9 Lit puts our soul in life
  5. Psalm 66:9 Or dodder, stumble
  6. Psalm 66:15 Or cattle
  7. Psalm 66:16 Or revere
  8. Psalm 66:17 Or praise was under my tongue
  9. Psalm 66:18 Or had regarded
  10. Psalm 66:18 Or would
  11. Psalm 66:18 Or have heard