Psalms - Chapter 66

1

For the director of music. A song. A psalm. Shout with 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 praise to your name." Selah


5

Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man's behalf!


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. Selah


8

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


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


10

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


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


12

You let men 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--


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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. Selah


16

Come and listen, 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;


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but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.


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