Psalm 66

How Awesome Are Your Deeds

To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm.

b Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
2 sing the glory of his name;
c give to him glorious praise!
3 Say to God, d "How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power that your enemies e come cringing to you.
4 f All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name." Selah

5 g Come and see what God has done:
d he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
6 He h turned the sea into dry land;
they i passed through the river on foot.
There did we rejoice in him,
7 who rules by his might forever,
whose j eyes keep watch on the nations -
let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah

8 Bless our God, O peoples;
let the sound of his praise be heard,
9 who has kept our soul among the living
and k has not let our feet slip.
10 For you, O God, have l tested us;
you have tried us as silver is tried.
11 You brought us into m the net;
you laid a crushing burden on our backs;
12 you let men n ride over our heads;
we went through fire and through o water;
yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.

13 I will come into your house with burnt offerings;
I will p perform my vows to you,
14 that which my lips uttered
and my mouth promised q when I was in trouble.
15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fattened animals,
with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams;
I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah

16 r Come and hear, all you who fear God,
and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
17 I cried to him with my mouth,
and high praise was on 1 my tongue. 2
18 If I had s cherished iniquity in my heart,
t the Lord would not have listened.
19 But truly u God has listened;
he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

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

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 81:1
    Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob!
    Psalms 95:1
    Oh come, let us sing to the Lord ; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
    Psalms 98:4
    Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
    Psalms 100:1
    Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
  2. Cross References
    Joshua 7:19
    Then Joshua said to Achan, "My son, give glory to the Lord God of Israel and give praise to him. And tell me now what you have done; do not hide it from me.
    Isaiah 42:12
    Let them give glory to the Lord, and declare his praise in the coastlands.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 65:5
    By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 18:44
    As soon as they heard of me they obeyed me; foreigners came cringing to me.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 22:27
    All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 66:16
    Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.
    Psalms 46:8
    Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 66:3
    Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
  8. Cross References
    Exodus 14:21
    Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 74:15
    You split open springs and brooks; you dried up ever-flowing streams.
    Joshua 3:14 - 17
    So when the people set out from their tents to pass over the Jordan with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 11:4
    The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord 's throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 121:3
    He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
  12. Cross References
    Job 23:10
    But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.
  13. Cross References
    Lamentations 1:13
    From on high he sent fire; into my bones he made it descend; he spread a net for my feet; he turned me back; he has left me stunned, faint all the day long.
    Ezekiel 12:13
    And I will spread my net over him, and he shall be taken in my snare. And I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, yet he shall not see it, and he shall die there.
  14. Cross References
    Isaiah 51:23
    And I will put it into the hand of your tormentors, who have said to you, 'Bow down, that we may pass over'; and you have made your back like the ground and like the street for them to pass over.
  15. Cross References
    Isaiah 43:2
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 50:14
    Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 18:6
    In my distress I called upon the Lord ; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 66:5
    Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
    Psalms 34:11
    Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
  19. Cross References
    Job 36:21
    Take care; do not turn to iniquity, for this you have chosen rather than affliction.
  20. Cross References
    Proverbs 28:9
    If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.
    Isaiah 59:2
    But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.
    John 9:31
    We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.
    James 4:3
    You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
    Job 27:9
    Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 116:1 - 2
    I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
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