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66:1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
66:2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
66:3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
66:4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.
66:5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
66:6 He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
66:7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
66:8 O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
66:9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
66:10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
66:11 Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins.
66:12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
66:13 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,
66:14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.
66:15 I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.
66:16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
66:17 I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
66:19 But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
66:20 Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.



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Everything King James Bible:Psalms
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 66

Overview:
Praise for God's sovereign power in the Creation. (1-7) For
his favour to his Church. (8-12) And the psalmist's praise for
his experience of God's Goodness. (13-20)

1-7 The holy Church throughout all the world lifts up her
voice, to laud that Name which is above every name, to make the
praise of Jesus glorious, both By Word and deed; that others may
be led to Glorify him also. But nothing can bring men to do this
aright, unless his effectual Grace create their hearts anew unto
Holiness; and in the Redemption By the Death of Christ, and the
glorious deliverances it effects, are more wondrous Works than
Israel's deliverance from Egyptian Bondage.

8-12 The Lord not only preserves our temporal Life, but
maintains the spiritual Life which he has given to believers. By
Afflictions we are proved, as Silver in the Fire. The troubles
of the Church will certainly End Well. Through various conflicts
and troubles, the Slave of Satan escapes from his Yoke, and
obtains joy and peace in believing: through much Tribulation the
believer must enter into the Kingdom of God.

13-20 We should declare unto those that fear God, what he has
done for our souls, and how he has heard and answered our
prayers, inviting them to join us in Prayer and praise; this
will turn to our mutual comfort, and to the Glory of God. We
cannot share these spiritual privileges, if we retain the Love
of Sin in our hearts, though we refrain from the gross practice,
Sin, regarded in the Heart, will spoil the comfort and success
of Prayer; for the Sacrifice of the wicked is an Abomination of
the Lord. But if the feeling of Sin in the Heart causes desires
to be rid of it; if it be the presence of one urging a demand we
know we must not, cannot comply with, this is an argument of
sincerity. And when we pray in simplicity and godly sincerity,
our prayers will be answered. This will excite gratitude to Him
who hath not turned away our Prayer nor his Mercy from us. It
was not Prayer that fetched the deliverance, but his Mercy that
sent it. That is the foundation of our hopes, the Fountain of
our comforts; and ought to be the matter of our praises.

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