Psalm 66
Contemporary English Version

(A song and a psalm for the music leader.)

Shout Praises to God

1Tell everyone on this earth

to shout praises to God!

2Sing about his glorious name.

Honor him with praises.

3Say to God, “Everything you do

is fearsome,

and your mighty power makes

your enemies come crawling.

4You are worshiped by everyone!

We all sing praises to you.”

5Come and see the fearsome things

our God has done!

6 When God made the sea dry up,

our people walked across,

and because of him,

we celebrated there.

7His mighty power rules forever,

and nothing the nations do

can be hidden from him.

So don't turn against God.

8All of you people,

come praise our God!

Let his praises be heard.

9God protects us from death

and keeps us steady.

10Our God, you tested us,

just as silver is tested.

11You trapped us in a net

and gave us heavy burdens.

12You sent war chariots

to crush our skulls.

We traveled through fire

and through floods,

but you brought us

to a land of plenty.

13I will bring sacrifices

into your house, my God,

and I will do what I promised

14when I was in trouble.

15I will sacrifice my best sheep

and offer bulls and goats

on your altar.

16All who worship God,

come here and listen;

I will tell you everything

God has done for me.

17I prayed to the Lord,

and I praised him.

18If my thoughts had been sinful,

he would have refused

to hear me.

19But God did listen

and answered my prayer.

20Let's praise God!

He listened when I prayed,

and he is always kind.

Contemporary English Version, Second Edition (CEV®)

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