Psalm 66

1Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;

2sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.

3Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you.

4All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name.” Selah

5Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.

6He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. There we rejoiced in him,

7who rules by his might forever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations— let the rebellious not exalt themselves. Selah

8Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard,

9who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip.

10For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.

11You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs;

12you let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.

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

14those that my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.

15I will offer to you burnt offerings of fatlings, with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams; I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah

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

17I cried aloud to him, and he was extolled with my tongue.

18If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

19But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the words of my prayer.

20Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me.

Psalm 67

1May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah

2that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.

3Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

4Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah

5Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.

6The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us.

7May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere him.

Psalm 68

1Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee before him.

2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, let the wicked perish before God.

3But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy.

4Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds—his name is the Lord— be exultant before him.

5Father of orphans and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.

6God gives the desolate a home to live in; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious live in a parched land.

7O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, Selah

8the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain at the presence of God, the God of Sinai, at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

9Rain in abundance, O God, you showered abroad; you restored your heritage when it languished;

10your flock found a dwelling in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy.

11The Lord gives the command; great is the company of those who bore the tidings:

12“The kings of the armies, they flee, they flee!” The women at home divide the spoil,

13though they stay among the sheepfolds— the wings of a dove covered with silver, its pinions with green gold.

14When the Almighty scattered kings there, snow fell on Zalmon.

15O mighty mountain, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked mountain, mountain of Bashan!

16Why do you look with envy, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount that God desired for his abode, where the Lord will reside forever?

17With mighty chariotry, twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands, the Lord came from Sinai into the holy place.

18You ascended the high mount, leading captives in your train and receiving gifts from people, even from those who rebel against the Lord God’s abiding there.

19Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah

20Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belongs escape from death.

21But God will shatter the heads of his enemies, the hairy crown of those who walk in their guilty ways.

22The Lord said, “I will bring them back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,

23so that you may bathe your feet in blood, so that the tongues of your dogs may have their share from the foe.”

24Your solemn processions are seen, O God, the processions of my God, my King, into the sanctuary—

25the singers in front, the musicians last, between them girls playing tambourines:

26“Bless God in the great congregation, the Lord, O you who are of Israel’s fountain!”

27There is Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead, the princes of Judah in a body, the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

28Summon your might, O God; show your strength, O God, as you have done for us before.

29Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings bear gifts to you.

30Rebuke the wild animals that live among the reeds, the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples. Trample under foot those who lust after tribute; scatter the peoples who delight in war.

31Let bronze be brought from Egypt; let Ethiopia hasten to stretch out its hands to God.

32Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord, Selah

33O rider in the heavens, the ancient heavens; listen, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.

34Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel; and whose power is in the skies.

35Awesome is God in his sanctuary, the God of Israel; he gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!

From the oremus Bible Browser http://bible.oremus.org v2.2.8 14 July 2018.


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