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