June 16 – Psalms 66 and 67 from the New Testament

Psalms 66 and 67 – Psalm 66

For the music director; a song, a psalm.

66:1 Shout out praise to God, all the earth!

66:2 Sing praises about the majesty of his reputation!

Give him the honor he deserves!

66:3 Say to God:

“How awesome are your deeds!

Because of your great power your enemies cower in fear before you.

66:4 All the earth worships you

and sings praises to you!

They sing praises to your name!” (Selah)

66:5 Come and witness God’s exploits!

His acts on behalf of people are awesome!

66:6 He turned the sea into dry land;

they passed through the river on foot.

Let us rejoice in him there!

66:7 He rules by his power forever;

he watches the nations.

Stubborn rebels should not exalt themselves. (Selah)

66:8 Praise our God, you nations!

Loudly proclaim his praise!

66:9 He preserves our lives

and does not allow our feet to slip.

66:10 For you, O God, tested us;

you purified us like refined silver.

66:11 You led us into a trap;

you caused us to suffer.

66:12 You allowed men to ride over our heads;

we passed through fire and water,

but you brought us out into a wide open place.

66:13 I will enter your temple with burnt sacrifices;

I will fulfill the vows I made to you,

66:14 which my lips uttered

and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.

66:15 I will offer up to you fattened animals as burnt sacrifices,

along with the smell of sacrificial rams.

I will offer cattle and goats. (Selah)

66:16 Come! Listen, all you who are loyal to God!

I will declare what he has done for me.

66:17 I cried out to him for help

and praised him with my tongue.

66:18 If I had harbored sin in my heart,

the Lord would not have listened.

66:19 However, God heard;

he listened to my prayer.

66:20 God deserves praise,

for he did not reject my prayer

or abandon his love for me!

Psalm 67

For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm, a song.

67:1 May God show us his favor and bless us!

May he smile on us! (Selah)

67:2 Then those living on earth will know what you are like;

all nations will know how you deliver your people.

67:3 Let the nations thank you, O God!

Let all the nations thank you!

67:4 Let foreigners rejoice and celebrate!

For you execute justice among the nations,

and govern the people living on earth. (Selah)

67:5 Let the nations thank you, O God!

Let all the nations thank you!

67:6 The earth yields its crops.

May God, our God, bless us!

67:7 May God bless us!

Then all the ends of the earth will give him the honor he deserves.

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