Psalm 66

1David exhorteth to praise God, 5to observe his great works, 8to bless him for his gracious benefits: 13he voweth for himself religious service to God: 16he declareth God's special goodness to himself.

0To the chief Musician, aA Song or Psalm.

a Ps. 48, title.

1MAKE ba joyful noise unto God, 1all ye lands:

1Heb. all the earth. De. 32.43. 1Ch. 16.23,24.

b Ps. 95.1.

2cSing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.

c Ps. 47.1,6,7; 117.1,2. Ex. 15. Ju. 5. 1Sa. 2.1-10.

3Say dunto God, How eterrible art thou in thy works! fthrough the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies 2submit themselves unto thee.

2Or, yield feigned obedience. Ps. 81.15. Heb. lie.

d Ps. 47.2; 65.5; 72.18. e Re. 15.3. f Ps. 110; 22.27-31; 18.44. Phi. 2.10,11.

4All gthe earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.

g Is. 11.9; 2.2-4; 42; 54; 55; 60. Da. 7.14. Zec. 14.9,16.

5Come hand see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

h Ps. 46.8; 111.2; 65.5,7. Job 36.24.

6He iturned the sea into dry land : jthey went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.

i Ex. 14.21,22; 15.1-19. j Ps. 74.15. Jos. 3.14-17.

7He kruleth by his power for ever; lhis eyes behold the nations: mlet not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

k Da. 4.35; 6.26,27; 7.14. l Ps. 11.4; 33.13. Hab. 3.6. 2Ch. 16.9. m Is. 10.7-16. Je. 5.22. De. 28.58,59. Ps. 68.6.

8O nbless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:

n De. 32.43. Ro. 15.9,10. Is. 24.15,16; 42.10-12; 49.12,13; 54.1-3; 35.1,2. Re. 19.5,6.

9Which 3holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.

3Heb. putteth. Ac. 17.28. Ps. 125.1,2; 121.2-8.

104For thou, O God, ohast *proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

4Or, Yet.

*proved-tested, tried.

o Ps. 17.3; 26.2. Job 33.10. 1Pe. 1.6,7. Is. 48.10. Zec. 13.9.

11Thou pbroughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.

p Ho. 7.12. La. 1.13; 3.1-13. Ps. 71.20.

12Thou hast caused men qto ride over our heads; we went rthrough fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a 5wealthy place.

5Heb. moist.

q Is. 51.23. Ps. 129.1-3. Ju. 3; 4; 10. 1Sa. 4; 13; 31. r Is. 43.1,2. De. 8.2,3. Ac. 14.22.

13I swill go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,

s Ps. 56.12; 61.8; 116.14-19. Ec. 5.4,5.

14Which my lips have 6uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, twhen I was in trouble.

6Heb. opened.

t Ge. 28.20-22. 1Sa. 1.11. Ju. 11.30,31. Ps. 18.6.

15I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of 7*fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.

7Heb. marrow. Ge. 4.4. Re. 19.1-7.

*fatlings-young animals fattened for slaughter.

16uCome and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

u Ps. 34.2-11; 18; 116; 71. 1Jn. 1.1-3. Je. 31.3. Mar. 5.19. Ga. 1.15,16. 1Ti. 1.16.

17I vcried unto him with my mouth, and he wwas extolled with my tongue.

v Ps. 18.6; 28.1; 116.4. Phi. 4.6. w Ps. 30.1; 34.1; 40.3.

18If I xregard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will ynot hear me :

x Job 11.13-15; 36.21. Pr. 28.9. Is. 1.15. Ja. 4.8. y Jn. 9.31. Job 27.8,9. Pr. 1.28; 15.29.

19But z*verily God hath heard me ; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.

*verily-indeed, truly.

z Ps. 4.3; 6.9; 18.6; 34.6; 40.1; 116.6.

20aBlessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

a Ps. 34.1,4; 116.1; 86.11,12.