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Psalm 66:2 ASV
Sing forth the glory of his name: Make his praise glorious.
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Psalm 66:2 BBE
Make a song in honour of his name: give praise and glory to him.
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Psalm 66:2 CEB
Sing praises to the glory of God's name! Make glorious his praise!
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Psalm 66:2 CJB
Sing the glory of his name, make his praise glorious.
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Psalm 66:2 RHE
(65-2) Sing ye a psalm to his name; give glory to his praise.
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Psalm 66:2 ESV
sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!
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Psalm 66:2 GW
Make music to praise the glory of his name. Make his praise glorious.
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Psalm 66:2 GNT
Sing to the glory of his name; offer him glorious praise!
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Psalm 66:2 HNV
Sing to the glory of his name! Offer glory and praise!
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Psalm 66:2 CSB
Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious.
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Psalm 66:2 KJV
Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
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Psalm 66:2 LEB
Sing the glory of his name. {Set forth his glorious praise}.
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Psalm 66:2 NAS
Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious.
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Psalm 66:2 NCV
Sing about his glory! Make his praise glorious!
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Psalm 66:2 NIRV
Sing about the glory of his name! Give him glorious praise!
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Psalm 66:2 NIV
Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious!
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Psalm 66:2 NKJV
Sing out the honor of His name; Make His praise glorious.
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Psalm 66:2 NLT
Sing about the glory of his name! Tell the world how glorious he is.
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Psalm 66:2 NRS
sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.
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Psalm 66:2 RSV
sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!
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Psalm 66:2 DBY
Sing forth the glory of his name, make his praise glorious;
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Psalm 66:2 MSG
Sing songs to the tune of his glory, set glory to the rhythms of his praise.
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Psalm 66:2 WBT
Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious.
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Psalm 66:2 TMB
Sing forth the honor of His name; make His praise glorious.
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Psalm 66:2 TNIV
Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.
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Psalm 66:2 WEB
Sing to the glory of his name! Offer glory and praise!
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Psalm 66:2 WYC
say ye psalm to his name; give ye glory to his praising. (sing ye a song to his name; give ye him glorious praise.)
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Psalm 66:2 YLT
Praise ye the honour of His name, Make ye honourable His praise.
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Psalms 66 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 66

Praise for God's sovereign power in the creation. (1-7) For his favour to his church. (8-12) And the psalmist's praise for his experience of God's goodness. (13-20)

Verses 1-7 The holy church throughout all the world lifts up her voice, to laud that Name which is above every name, to make the praise of Jesus glorious, both by word and deed; that others may be led to glorify him also. But nothing can bring men to do this aright, unless his effectual grace create their hearts anew unto holiness; and in the redemption by the death of Christ, and the glorious deliverances it effects, are more wondrous works than Israel's deliverance from Egyptian bondage.

Verses 8-12 The Lord not only preserves our temporal life, but maintains the spiritual life which he has given to believers. By afflictions we are proved, as silver in the fire. The troubles of the church will certainly end well. Through various conflicts and troubles, the slave of Satan escapes from his yoke, and obtains joy and peace in believing: through much tribulation the believer must enter into the kingdom of God.

Verses 13-20 We should declare unto those that fear God, what he has done for our souls, and how he has heard and answered our prayers, inviting them to join us in prayer and praise; this will turn to our mutual comfort, and to the glory of God. We cannot share these spiritual privileges, if we retain the love of sin in our hearts, though we refrain from the gross practice, Sin, regarded in the heart, will spoil the comfort and success of prayer; for the sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination of the Lord. But if the feeling of sin in the heart causes desires to be rid of it; if it be the presence of one urging a demand we know we must not, cannot comply with, this is an argument of sincerity. And when we pray in simplicity and godly sincerity, our prayers will be answered. This will excite gratitude to Him who hath not turned away our prayer nor his mercy from us. It was not prayer that fetched the deliverance, but his mercy that sent it. That is the foundation of our hopes, the fountain of our comforts; and ought to be the matter of our praises.

Psalms 66 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 66

Psalms 66:1-20 . The writer invites all men to unite in praise, cites some striking occasions for it, promises special acts of thanksgiving, and celebrates God's great mercy.

1. Make . . . noise--or, "Shout."

2. his name--as in Psalms 29:2 .
make his praise glorious--literally, "place honor, His praise," or, "as to His praise"; that is, let His praise be such as will glorify Him, or, be honorable to Him.

3, 4. A specimen of the praise.
How terrible--(Compare Psalms 65:8 ).
submit--(Compare Margin), show a forced subjection ( Psalms 18:44 ), produced by terror.

5, 6. The terrible works illustrated in Israel's history ( Exodus 14:21 ). By this example let rebels be admonished.

7. behold the nations--watch their conduct.

8, 9. Here is, perhaps, cited a case of recent deliverance.

9. holdeth . . . in life--literally, "putteth our soul in life"; that is, out of danger ( Psalms 30:3 , 49:15 ).
to be moved--(Compare Psalms 10:6 , 55:22 ).

10-12. Out of severe trials, God had brought them to safety (compare Isaiah 48:10 , 1 Peter 1:7 ).

11. affliction--literally, "pressure," or, as in Psalms 55:3 , "oppression," which, laid on the
loins--the seat of strength ( Deuteronomy 33:11 ), enfeebles the frame.

12. men to ride over our heads--made us to pass.
through fire, &c.--figures describing prostration and critical dangers (compare Isaiah 43:2 , Ezekiel 36:12 ).
wealthy--literally, "overflowing," or, "irrigated," and hence fertile.

13-15. These full and varied offerings constitute the payment of vows ( Leviticus 22:18-23 ).

15. I will offer--literally, "make to ascend," alluding to the smoke of burnt offering, which explains the use of "incense."
incense--elsewhere always denoting the fumes of aromatics.

16-20. With these he unites his public thanks, inviting those who fear God ( Psalms 60:4 , 61:5 , His true worshippers) to hear. He vindicates his sincerity, inasmuch as God would not hear hypocrites, but had heard him.

17. he was extolled with my tongue--literally, "exaltation (was) under my tongue," as a place of deposit, whence it proceeded; that is, honoring God was habitual.

18. If I regard iniquity in my heart--literally, "see iniquity with pleasure."