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Psalm 66 (Lexham English Bible)

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For the [music] director. A song. A psalm.

Thanksgiving to God for His Works

1 aShout joyfully to God, all the earth. 2 Sing the glory of his name. {Set forth his glorious praise}.b 3 Say to God, "How awesome are your works! Because of the greatness of your strength, your enemies will cringe before you. 4 All the earth will bow in worship to you, and sing [praise] to you. They will sing [the praise of] your name." Selah 5 Come and {consider}c the works of God; [he is] awesome [in his] dealingsd with the children of humankind. 6 He turned [the] sea into dry ground; they passed through the river on foot. There we rejoiced in him. 7 [He] rules by his might forever; his eyes keep watch on the nations. Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves.e Selah 8 Bless our God, O peoples, and cause the sound of his praise to be heard, 9 the one who has kept our soul among the living, and has not allowed our foot to slip. 10 For you have tested us, O God; you have tried us as silver is tried. 11 You brought us into the net; you placed a {heavy burden}f on our backs. 12 You let meng ride over our heads. We went through fire and through water, but you have brought us out to the place of abundance.h 13 I will come into your housei with burnt offerings. I will pay to you my vows 14 that my lips uttered, and my mouth spoke in my distress. 15 Burnt offerings of fat animals I will offer to you, with [the] smoke of rams. I will doj cattle with rams. Selah 16 Come [and] hear, all you God-fearers, and I will tell what he has done for me.k 17 I called to him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.l 18 If I had considered evil in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. 19 However, God has listened; he has attended to the sound of my prayer. 20 Blessed be God, who has not turned aside my prayer, or his loyal love from me.
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