For the director of music. A song. A psalm.

1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth!

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2 Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.

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3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.

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4 All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.”a

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    • ċ 66:4 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 7 and 15.
      5 Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!

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      6 He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot— come, let us rejoice in him.

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      7 He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations— let not the rebellious rise up against him.

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      8 Praise our God, all peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard;

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      9 he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.

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      10 For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.

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      11 You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.

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      12 You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.

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      13 I will come to your temple with burnt offerings and fulfill my vows to you—

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      14 vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.
      15 I will sacrifice fat animals to you and an offering of rams; I will offer bulls and goats.

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      16 Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.

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      17 I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.
      18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;

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      19 but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.

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      20 Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!

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