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Psalm 66

Praise to God for His Awesome Works

To the Chief Musician. A Song. A Psalm.

1 Make aa joyful shout to God, all the earth!

2 Sing out the honor of His name;

Make His praise glorious.

3 Say to God,

“How bawesome are Your works!

cThrough the greatness of Your power

Your enemies shall submit themselves to You.

4 dAll the earth shall worship You

And sing praises to You;

They shall sing praises to Your name.”


5 Come and see the works of God;

He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men.

6 eHe turned the sea into dry land;

fThey went through the river on foot.

There we will rejoice in Him.

7 He rules by His power forever;

His eyes observe the nations;

Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves.


8 Oh, bless our God, you peoples!

And make the voice of His praise to be heard,

9 Who keeps our soul among the living,

And does not allow our feet to 1be moved.

10 For gYou, O God, have tested us;

hYou have refined us as silver is refined.

11 iYou brought us into the net;

You laid affliction on our backs.

12 jYou have caused men to ride over our heads;

kWe went through fire and through water;

But You brought us out to 2rich fulfillment.

13 lI will go into Your house with burnt offerings;

mI will pay You my 3vows,

14 Which my lips have uttered

And my mouth has spoken when I was in trouble.

15 I will offer You burnt sacrifices of fat animals,

With the sweet aroma of rams;

I will offer bulls with goats.


16 Come and hear, all you who fear God,

And I will declare what He has done for my soul.

17 I cried to Him with my mouth,

And He was 4extolled with my tongue.

18 nIf I regard iniquity in my heart,

The Lord will not hear.

19 But certainly God ohas heard me;

He has attended to the voice of my prayer.

20 Blessed be God,

Who has not turned away my prayer,

Nor His mercy from me!


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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