Praise for God's Mighty Deeds and for His Answer to Prayer.
For the choir director. A Song. A Psalm.
1 Shout R1908 joyfully to God, all the earth;
2 Sing the glory R1909 of His name;
Make His praise R1910 glorious.
3 Say to God, "How awesome R1911 are Your works!
Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will give R1912 F630 feigned obedience to You.
4 "All R1913 the earth will worship You,
And will sing R1914 praises to You;
They will sing praises to Your name." Selah. F631
5 Come R1915 and see the works of God,
Who is awesome R1916 in His deeds toward the sons of men.
6 He turned R1917 the sea into dry land;
They passed through the R1918 river on foot;
There let us rejoice R1919 in Him!
7 He rules R1920 by His might forever;
His eyes R1921 keep watch on the nations;
Let not the rebellious exalt R1922 themselves. Selah.
8 Bless our God, O peoples,
And sound R1923 F632 His praise abroad,
9 Who keeps R1924 F633 us in life
And does R1925 not allow our feet to slip. F634
10 For You have tried R1926 us, O God;
You have refined R1927 us as silver is refined.
11 You brought R1928 us into the net;
You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins.
12 You made men ride R1929 over our heads;
We went through fire R1930 and through water,
Yet You brought R1931 us out into a place of abundance.
13 I shall come R1932 into Your house with burnt offerings;
I shall pay R1933 You my vows,
14 Which my lips uttered
And my mouth spoke when I was in R1934 distress.
15 I shall offer R1935 to You burnt offerings of fat beasts,
With the smoke of rams; R1936
I shall make an offering of bulls F635 with male goats. Selah.
16 Come R1937 and hear, all who fear F636 God,
And I will tell R1938 of what He has done for my soul.
17 I cried to Him with my mouth,
And He F637 was extolled R1939 with my tongue.
18 If I regard R1940 F638 wickedness in my heart,
The Lord R1941 will F639 not hear; F640
19 But certainly God R1942 has heard;
He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed R1943 be God,
Who has R1944 not turned away my prayer
Nor His lovingkindness from me.
F630: Or sit enthroned
F631: Cf 1+@Chr 16:41; 25:1; Ps 39 and 77 titles
F632: Lit his
F633: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
F634: Lit become vain in robbery
F635: Or One thing
F636: Or These two things I have heard
F637: 1+@Sam 22:5; 23:14
F638: Lit early
F639: Lit faints
F640: Lit fat
R1908: Psalms 81:1; 95:1; 98:4; 100:1
R1909: Psalms 79:9; Isaiah 42:8
R1910: Isaiah 42:12
R1911: Psalms 47:2; 65:5; 145:6
R1912: Psalms 18:44; 81:15
R1913: Psalms 22:27; 67:7; 86:9; 117:1; Zechariah 14:16
R1914: Psalms 67:4
R1915: Psalms 46:8
R1916: Psalms 106:22
R1917: Exodus 14:21; Psalms 106:9
R1918: Joshua 3:16; Psalms 114:3
R1919: Psalms 105:43
R1920: Psalms 145:13
R1921: Psalms 11:4
R1922: Psalms 140:8
R1923: Psalms 98:4
R1924: Psalms 30:3
R1925: Psalms 121:3
R1926: Job 1:23:10; Psalms 7:9; 17:3; 26:2
R1927: Isaiah 48:10; Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:3; 1 Peter 1:7
R1928: Lamentations 1:13; Ezekiel 12:13
R1929: Isaiah 51:23
R1930: Psalms 78:21; Isaiah 43:2
R1931: Psalms 18:19
R1932: Psalms 96:8; Jeremiah 17:26
R1933: Psalms 22:25; 116:14; Ecclesiastes 5:4
R1934: Psalms 18:6
R1935: Psalms 51:19
R1936: Numbers 6:14
R1937: Psalms 34:11
R1938: Psalms 71:15,24
R1939: Psalms 30:1
R1940: Job 1:36:21; John 9:31
R1941: Job 1:27:9; Psalms 18:41; Proverbs 1:28; 28:9; Isaiah 1:15; James 4:3
R1942: Psalms 18:6; 116:1,2
R1943: Psalms 68:35
R1944: Psalms 22:24