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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 66:1-20

To the director. A song, a melody. 66  Shout in triumph to God, all [YOU people of] the earth.*+   Make melody to the glory of his name.+ Render his praise glorious.+   Say to God: “How fear-inspiring your works are!+ Because of the abundance of your strength your enemies will come cringing to you.+   All [people of] the earth will bow down to you,+ And they will make melody to you, they will make melody to your name.”+ Se′lah.   Come, YOU people, and see the activities of God.+ His dealing with the sons of men* is fear-inspiring.+   He has changed the sea into dry land;+ Through the river they went crossing over on foot.+ There we began to rejoice in him.+   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.+ Se′lah.   Bless our God, O YOU peoples,+ And cause the voice of praise to him to be heard.+   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.+ Se′lah. 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.+

Footnotes

Lit., “O all the earth,” with a pl. verb. Compare 1Ki 10:24 ftn, “Earth.”
“Men.” Heb., ʼa·dham′.
Or, “among the living ones.”
One of 134 scribal changes from YHWH to ʼAdho·nai′. See App 1B.