To the director. A song, a melody. 66 Shout in triumph to God, all [YOU people of] the earth.*+ 2 Make melody to the glory of his name.+Render his praise glorious.+ 3 Say to God: “How fear-inspiring your works are!+Because of the abundance of your strength your enemies will come cringing to you.+ 4 All [people of] the earth will bow down to you,+And they will make melody to you, they will make melody to your name.”+ Seʹlah. 5 Come, YOU people, and see the activities of God.+His dealing with the sons of men* is fear-inspiring.+ 6 He has changed the sea into dry land;+Through the river they went crossing over on foot.+There we began to rejoice in him.+ 7 He is ruling by his mightiness to time indefinite.+Upon the nations his own eyes keep watch.+As for those who are stubborn, let them not be exalted in themselves.+ Seʹlah. 8 Bless our God, O YOU peoples,+And cause the voice of praise to him to be heard.+ 9 He is setting our soul in life,*+And he has not allowed our foot to totter.+ 10 For you have examined us, O God;+You have refined us as when refining silver.+ 11 You have brought us into a hunting net;+You have put pressure on our hips. 12 You have made mortal man to ride over our head;+We have come through fire and through water,+And you proceeded to bring us forth to relief.+ 13 I shall come into your house with whole burnt offerings;+I shall pay to you my vows+ 14 That my lips have opened up to say+And that my mouth has spoken when I was in sore straits.+ 15 Whole burnt offerings of fatlings I shall offer up to you,+With the sacrificial smoke of rams.I shall render up a bull with he-goats.+ Seʹlah. 16 Come, listen, all YOU who fear God, and I will relate+What he has done for my soul.+ 17 To him I called with my mouth,+And there was an extolling with my tongue.+ 18 If I have regarded anything hurtful in my heart,Jehovah* will not hear [me].+ 19 Truly God has heard;+He has paid attention to the voice of my prayer.+ 20 Blessed be God, who has not turned aside my prayer,Nor his loving-kindness from me.+
^ “Men.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
^ Or, “among the living ones.”
^ One of 134 scribal changes from YHWH to ʼAdho·naiʹ. See App 1B.