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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book II
Praise for God’s Mighty Deeds and for His Answer to Prayer
For the Chief Musician. A Song, a Psalm.
[1]  MAKE a joyful noise unto God, all the earth:
[2]  Sing forth the glory of his name:
Make his praise glorious.
[3]  Say unto God, How terrible are thy works!
Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit 1 themselves unto thee.
[4]  All the earth shall worship thee,
And shall sing unto thee;
They shall sing to thy name.  [Selah
[5]  Come, and see the works of God;
He is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
[6]  He turned the sea into dry land;
They went through the river on foot:
There did 2 we rejoice in him.
[7]  He ruleth by his might for ever;
His eyes observe the nations:
Let not the rebellious exalt themselves.  [Selah
[8]  Oh bless our God, ye peoples,
And make the voice of his praise to be heard;
[9]  Who holdeth 3 our soul in life,
And suffereth not our feet to be moved.
[10]  For thou, O God, hast proved us:
Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
[11]  Thou broughtest us into the net;
Thou layedst a sore burden upon our loins.
[12]  Thou didst cause men to ride over our heads;
We went through fire and through water;
But thou broughtest us out into a 4 wealthy place.
[13]  I will come into thy house with burnt-offerings;
I will pay thee my vows,
[14]  Which my lips uttered,
And my mouth spake, when I was in distress.
[15]  I will offer unto thee burnt-offerings of fatlings,
With the incense of rams;
I will offer bullocks with goats.  [Selah
[16]  Come, and hear, all ye that fear God,
And I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
[17]  I cried unto him with my mouth,
And he 5 was extolled with my tongue.
[18]  If I regard 6 iniquity in my heart,
The Lord will 7 not hear:
[19]  But verily God hath heard;
He hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
[20]  Blessed be God,
Who hath not turned away my prayer,
Nor his lovingkindness from me.
Note 1. Or, yield feigned obedience.Heb. lie. [back]
Note 2. Or, let us rejoice. [back]
Note 3. Heb. putteth. [back]
Note 4. Heb. abundance. [back]
Note 5. Or, as otherwise read, high praise was under my tongue. [back]
Note 6. Or, had regarded. [back]
Note 7. Or, would. [back]


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