David exhorteth to praise God,
Psalms 66:1 To the Overseer.A Song, a Psalm. Shout ye to God, all the earth. Psalms 66:2 Praise ye the honour of His name, Make ye honourable His praise. Psalms 66:3 Say to God, 'How fearful [are] Thy works, By the abundance of Thy strength, Thine enemies feign obedience to Thee. Psalms 66:4 All the earth do bow to Thee, They sing praise to Thee, they praise Thy name.' Selah.
to observe his great works,
Psalms 66:5 Come ye, and see the works of God, Fearful acts toward the sons of men. Psalms 66:6 He hath turned a sea to dry land, Through a river they pass over on foot, There do we rejoice in Him. Psalms 66:7 Ruling by His might to the age, His eyes among the nations do watch, The refractory exalt not themselves. Selah.
to bless him for his gracious benefits.
Psalms 66:8 Bless, ye peoples, our God, And sound the voice of His praise, Psalms 66:9 Who hath placed our soul in life, And suffered not our feet to be moved. Psalms 66:10 For Thou hast tried us, O God, Thou hast refined us as the refining of silver. Psalms 66:11 Thou hast brought us into a net, Thou hast placed pressure on our loins.
He voweth for himself religious service to God.
Psalms 66:12 Thou hast caused man to ride at our head. We have entered into fire and into water, And Thou bringest us out to a watered place. Psalms 66:13 I enter Thy house with burnt-offerings, I complete to Thee my vows, Psalms 66:14 For opened were my lips, And my mouth spake in my distress: Psalms 66:15 'Burnt-offerings of fatlings I offer to Thee, With perfume of rams, I prepare a bullock with he-goats.' Selah.
He declareth God's special goodness to himself.
Psalms 66:16 Come, hear, all ye who fear God, And I recount what he did for my soul. Psalms 66:17 Unto Him [with] my mouth I have called, And exaltation [is] under my tongue. Psalms 66:18 Iniquity, if I have seen in my heart, The Lord doth not hear. Psalms 66:19 But God hath heard, He hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Psalms 66:20 Blessed [is] God, Who hath not turned aside my prayer, And His loving-kindness, from me!