Psalm 66 NAS

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

1 1Shout joyfully to God, all the earth;

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2 Sing the 2glory of His name; Make His 3praise glorious.

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3 Say to God, "How 4awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will 5give feigned obedience to You.

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    • a 66:3 - Lit "deceive"
      4 "6All the earth will worship You, And will 7sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name." Selah.

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        • b 66:4 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
          5 8Come and see the works of God, Who is 9awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men.

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          6 He 10turned the sea into dry land; They passed through 11the river on foot; There let us 12rejoice in Him!

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          7 He 13rules by His might forever; His 14eyes keep watch on the nations; Let not the rebellious 15exalt themselves. Selah.

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          8 Bless our God, O peoples, And 16sound * His praise abroad,

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            • c 66:8 - Lit "cause to hear the sound of His praise"
              9 Who 17keeps us in life And 18does not allow our feet to slip.

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                • d 66:9 - Lit "puts our soul in life"
                • e 66:9 - Or "dodder, stumble"
                  10 For You have 19tried us, O God; You have 20refined us as silver is refined.

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                  11 You 21brought us into the net; You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins.

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                  12 You made men 22ride over our heads; We went through 23fire and through water, Yet You 24brought us out into a place of abundance.

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                  13 I shall 25come into Your house with burnt offerings; I shall 26pay You my vows,

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                  14 Which my lips uttered And my mouth spoke when I was 27in distress.

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                  15 I shall 28offer to You burnt offerings of fat beasts, With the smoke of 29rams; I shall make an offering of bulls with male goats. Selah.

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                      16 30Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will 31tell of what He has done for my soul.

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                      17 I cried to Him with my mouth, And He was 32extolled with my tongue.

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                        • h 66:17 - Or "praise was under my tongue"
                          18 If I 33regard wickedness in my heart, The 34Lord will not hear;

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                            • i 66:18 - Or "had regarded"
                            • j 66:18 - Or "would"
                            • k 66:18 - Or "have heard"
                              19 But certainly 35God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.

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                              20 36Blessed be God, Who 37has not turned away my prayer Nor His lovingkindness from me.

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