Psalm 66
Holman Christian Standard Bible  Par ▾ 

Praise for God’s Mighty Acts

For the choir director. A song. A psalm.

1Shout joyfully to God, all the earth!a

2Sing about the glory of His name;

make His praise glorious.b

3Say to God, “How awe-inspiring are Your works!

Your enemies will cringe before You

because of Your great strength.c

4All the earth will worship You

and sing praise to You.

They will sing praise to Your name.”dSelah

5Come and see the wonders of God;e

His acts for humanity are awe-inspiring.

6He turned the sea into dry land,

and they crossed the river on foot.f

There we rejoiced in Him.g

7He rules forever by His might;

He keeps His eye on the nations.h

The rebellious should not exalt themselves.iSelah

8Praise our God, you peoples;

let the sound of His praise be heard.j

9He keeps us alivek

and does not allow our feet to slip.l

10For You, God, tested us;

You refined us as silver is refined.m

11You lured us into a trap;

You placed burdens on our backs.n

12You let men ride over our heads;

we went through fire and water,

but You brought us out to abundance.o, p

13I will enter Your house with burnt offerings;

I will pay You my vowsq

14that my lips promised

and my mouth spoke during my distress.r

15I will offer You fattened sheep as burnt offerings,

with the fragrant smoke of rams;

I will sacrifice oxen with goats.sSelah

16Come and listen, all who fear God,

and I will tell what He has done for me.t

17I cried out to Him with my mouth,

and praise was on my tongue.u

18If I had been aware of malice in my heart,

the Lord would not have listened.v

19However, God has listened;

He has paid attention to the sound of my prayer.w

20May God be praised!

He has not turned away my prayer

or turned His faithful love from me.x

a. 66:1 Ps 98:4; 100:1
b. 66:1-2 1Ch 16:29; Ps 48:10
c. 66:3 Ps 18:44; 47:2; 145:6
d. 66:4 Ps 72:11; Is 66:23; Zph 2:11
e. 66:5 Ps 46:8
f. 66:6 Ex 14:21; Ps 106:9
g. 66:6 Ex 15:1-21
h. 66:7 Ps 14:2; 33:13-14; Pr 15:3
i. 66:7 Ps 140:8
j. 66:8 Ps 98:4
k. 66:9 Lit He sets our soul in life
l. 66:9 Ps 94:18; 121:3
m. 66:10 Jb 23:10; Ps 17:3; Is 48:10
n. 66:11 Lm 1:13; Ezk 12:13; 17:20
o. 66:12 Or a place of satisfaction
p. 66:12 Ps 18:19; Is 43:2
q. 66:13 Ps 22:25; 116:14; Ec 5:4
r. 66:14 Ps 18:6
s. 66:15 Nm 6:14; Ps 51:19
t. 66:16 Ps 9:1; 34:11; 71:15,24
u. 66:17 Ps 35:28
v. 66:18 Jb 36:21; Jn 9:31
w. 66:19 Ps 116:1-2
x. 66:20 Ps 22:24; 68:35
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