Psalms 66

The Book of Psalms
Chapter 66

Chapter Overview:

The psalmist calls on all people to praise God, for his sovereign power over the whole creation, ver. 1 - 7.
For his special favour to his people, ver. 8 - 12.
Praises him for his goodness to himself in particular, ver. 13 - 20.
To the chief musician, A song or psalm.
66:1All lands - Ye people of all nations. He invites the Gentile world, to the contemplation and celebration of God's works.
66:6We - Our nation, or our ancestors, in whose loins we then were.
66:10Proved us - As it were in a burning furnace; and with a design to purge out our dross.
66:11Net - Which our enemies laid for us.
66:12To ride - To use us like slaves.
66:15I will go - One speaks in the name of all the rest.Incense - With the fat of rams, which is no less pleasing to God than incense.
66:18Iniquity - Any sin. In heart - If my heart had been false to God, although I might have forborne outward acts. If I had been guilty of that, by heart was set upon sin, or I desired only that which I resolved in my heart to spend upon my lusts.