Psalms 66

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

1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
2 Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.
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.”[a]
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.
8 Praise our God, all peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard;
9 he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.
10 For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.
11 You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.
12 You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.
13 I will come to your temple with burnt offerings and fulfill my vows to you—
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.
16 Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.
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;
19 but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.
20 Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!

Cross References 31

  • 1. Psalms 81:1; Psalms 84:8; Psalms 95:1; Psalms 98:4; Psalms 100:1
  • 2. Psalms 79:9; Psalms 86:9
  • 3. Isaiah 42:8,12; Isaiah 43:21
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 7:21; S Deuteronomy 10:21; Psalms 65:5; Psalms 106:22; Psalms 111:6; Psalms 145:6
  • 5. S 2 Samuel 22:45; Psalms 18:44
  • 6. Psalms 22:27
  • 7. Psalms 7:17; Psalms 67:3
  • 8. ver 3; Psalms 106:22
  • 9. S Genesis 8:1; S Exodus 14:22
  • 10. 1 Corinthians 10:1
  • 11. S Leviticus 23:40
  • 12. S Exodus 15:18; Psalms 145:13
  • 13. S Exodus 3:16; S Psalms 11:4
  • 14. S Numbers 17:10; Psalms 112:10; Psalms 140:8
  • 15. S Psalms 22:23; Psalms 98:4
  • 16. Psalms 30:3
  • 17. S Deuteronomy 32:35; S Job 12:5; Psalms 121:3
  • 18. S Exodus 15:25
  • 19. S Job 6:29; S Job 28:1; S Psalms 12:6; Psalms 17:3; Isaiah 48:10; Zechariah 13:9; 1 Peter 1:6-7
  • 20. Psalms 142:7; Psalms 146:7; Isaiah 42:7,22; Isaiah 61:1
  • 21. S Genesis 3:17; S Exodus 1:14; Psalms 38:4; Isaiah 10:27; Lamentations 1:13
  • 22. Isaiah 51:23
  • 23. Psalms 18:19; Isaiah 43:2
  • 24. S Psalms 51:19
  • 25. Psalms 22:25; Psalms 50:14; Psalms 116:14; Ecclesiastes 5:4; John 2:9
  • 26. S Leviticus 16:5; Numbers 6:14; Psalms 51:19
  • 27. Psalms 34:11
  • 28. Psalms 71:15,24
  • 29. S Deuteronomy 1:45; S 1 Samuel 8:18; Job 36:21; Isaiah 1:15; James 4:3
  • 30. S Psalms 18:6; Psalms 116:1-2
  • 31. Psalms 22:24; Psalms 68:35

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 7 and 15.

Psalms 66 Commentaries

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