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.+