Psalm 66

1 A song. A melody.
Shout in triumph to God, all the earth.

2 Sing praises to his glorious name. Make his praise glorious.

3 Say to God: “How awe-inspiring your works are! Because of your great power, Your enemies will cringe before you.

4 All the earth will bow down to you; They will sing praises to you; They will sing praises to your name.”

5 Come and see the works of God. His deeds toward the sons of men are awe-inspiring.

6 He changed the sea into dry land; They crossed the river on foot. There we rejoiced in him.

7 He rules forever by his might. His eyes keep watch on the nations. Those who are stubborn should not exalt themselves.

8 Praise our God, you peoples, And let the sound of his praise be heard.

9 He preserves us alive; He does not allow our feet to stumble.

10 For you have examined us, O God; As silver is refined, so you have refined us.

11 You brought us into a hunting net; You put a crushing burden upon us.

12 You allowed mortal man to ride over us; We came through fire and through water; Then you brought us to a place of relief.

13 I will come into your house with whole burnt offerings; I will pay my vows to you

14 That my lips promised And my mouth spoke when I was in distress.

15 I will offer burnt offerings of fattened animals to you With the smoke of sacrificial rams. I will offer bulls along with male goats.

16 Come and listen, all you who fear God, And I will tell you what he has done for me.

17 I called to him with my mouth And glorified him with my tongue.

18 If I had harbored anything hurtful in my heart, Jehovah would not have heard me.

19 But God did hear; He paid attention to my prayer.

20 Praise to God, who did not reject my prayer Or withhold his loyal love from me.