David exhorteth to praise God,
Psalms 66:1 Unto the end, a canticle of a psalm of the resurrection. Shout with joy to God, all the earth, Psalms 66:2 Sing ye a psalm to his name; give glory to his praise. Psalms 66:3 Say unto God, How terrible are thy works, O Lord! in the multitude of thy strength thy enemies shall lie to thee. Psalms 66:4 Let all the earth adore thee, and sing to thee: let it sing a psalm to thy name.
to observe his great works,
Psalms 66:5 Come and see the works of God; who is terrible in his counsels over the sons of men. Psalms 66:6 Who turneth the sea into dry land, in the river they shall pass on foot: there shall we rejoice in him. Psalms 66:7 Who by his power ruleth for ever: his eyes behold the nations; let not them that provoke him be exalted in themselves.
to bless him for his gracious benefits.
Psalms 66:8 O bless our God, ye Gentiles: and make the voice of his praise to be heard. Psalms 66:9 Who hath set my soul to live: and hath not suffered my feet to be moved: Psalms 66:10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us by fire, as silver is tried. Psalms 66:11 Thou hast brought us into a net, thou hast laid afflictions on our back:
He voweth for himself religious service to God.
Psalms 66:12 Thou hast set men over our heads. We have passed through fire and water, and thou hast brought us out into a refreshment. Psalms 66:13 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows, Psalms 66:14 Which my lips have uttered, And my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble. Psalms 66:15 I will offer up to thee holocausts full of marrow, with burnt offerings of rams: I will offer to thee bullocks with goats.
He declareth God's special goodness to himself.
Psalms 66:16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will tell you what great things he hath done for my soul. Psalms 66:17 I cried to him with my mouth: and I extolled him with my tongue. Psalms 66:18 If I have looked at iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. Psalms 66:19 Therefore hath God heard me, and hath attended to the voice of my supplication. Psalms 66:20 Blessed be God, who hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.