Psalm 65 CSB

God's Care for the Earth

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. A song.

1 Praise is rightfully Yours,a b God, in Zion;c vows to You will be fulfilled.

References for Psalms 65:1

    • a 65:1 - LXX, Syr read is due to You
    • b 65:1 - Or Praise is silence to You, or Praise awaits You
    • c 65:1 - Jerusalem
      2 All humanity will come to You, the One who hears prayer.d

      References for Psalms 65:2

        • d 65:2 - Ps 86:9; Isa 2:2-4; 66:23
          3 Iniquities overwhelm me; only You can atone fore our rebellions.

          References for Psalms 65:3

            • e 65:3 - Or can forgive, or can wipe out
              4 How happy is the one You choose and bring near to live in Your courts! We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple.f

              References for Psalms 65:4

                • f 65:4 - Or house, Your holy temple
                  5 You answer us in righteousness, with awe-inspiring works,g God of our salvation,h the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the distant seas;

                  References for Psalms 65:5

                    • g 65:5 - Ps 45:4; 106:22; Isa 64:3
                    • h 65:5 - Ps 79:9; 85:4; 1 Ch 16:35
                      6 You establish the mountains by Youri power,j robed with strength;

                      References for Psalms 65:6

                        • i 65:6 - Some LXX mss, Vg; MT reads His
                        • j 65:6 - Ps 90:2; Am 4:13
                          7 You silence the roar of the seas, the roar of their waves, and the tumult of the nations.k

                          References for Psalms 65:7

                            • k 65:7 - Ps 93:4; Isa 17:13; Jr 51:55
                              8 Those who live far away are awed by Your signs; You make east and west shout for joy.
                              9 You visit the earth and water it abundantly, enriching it greatly.l God's stream is filled with water, for You prepare the earthm in this way, providing [people] with grain.

                              References for Psalms 65:9

                                • l 65:9 - Ps 104:13; 147:8; Isa 45:8
                                • m 65:9 - Lit prepare it
                                  10 You soften it with showers and bless its growth, soaking its furrows and leveling its ridges.
                                  11 You crown the year with Your goodness; Your ways overflow with plenty.n

                                  References for Psalms 65:11

                                    • n 65:11 - Lit ways drip with fat
                                      12 The wilderness pastures overflow, and the hills are robed with joy.o

                                      References for Psalms 65:12

                                        • o 65:12 - Jb 38:26-27; Jl 2:22; 3:18
                                          13 The pastures are clothed with flocks, and the valleys covered with grain.p They shout in triumph; indeed, they sing.q

                                          References for Psalms 65:13