Psalms 66:5

5 Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!

Psalms 66:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
ESV
5 Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
NLT
5 Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people!
MSG
5 Take a good look at God's wonders - they'll take your breath away.
CSB
5 Come and see the works of God; His acts toward mankind are awe-inspiring.

Psalms 66:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 66:5

Come and see the works of God
Of the Messiah, God manifest in the flesh; those divine works which he did when here on earth; his miraculous works, which were proofs of his deity and Messiahship; his preaching the Gospel, in so divine a manner as never man did; his works of obedience to the law, which were pure and perfect; the everlasting righteousness he wrought out for the justification of his people; and the great work of redemption and salvation finished by him, which none but God could ever have effected. This is an invitation to the inhabitants of all lands, where the Gospel should come with power, to take notice of and consider these works of Christ, and the glory of his might, wisdom, and grace in them, in order to engage them to sing his praise;

[he is] terrible [in his] doing toward the children of men;
in his vengeance on the Jews, for disbelieving and rejecting him; in destroying antichrist, and pouring out the vials of his wrath on the antichristian states; and in the everlasting damnation of the wicked. So that as his other works in the former clause design these of grace, this doing of his respects his work, his strange work of judgment on his enemies; on account of which he is terrible to them, and reverenced by his people.

Psalms 66:5 In-Context

3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.
4 All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.”
5 Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!
6 He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot— come, let us rejoice in him.
7 He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations— let not the rebellious rise up against him.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 3; Psalms 106:22