New English Translation
For the music director; a song, a psalm.
1 Shout out praise to God, all the earth!
2 Sing praises about the majesty of his reputation! Give him the honor he deserves!
3 Say to God: "How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power your enemies cower in fear before you.
4 All the earth worships you and sings praises to you! They sing praises to your name!" (Selah)
5 Come and witness God's exploits! His acts on behalf of people are awesome!
6 He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. Let us rejoice in him there!
7 He rules by his power forever; he watches the nations. Stubborn rebels should not exalt themselves. (Selah)
8 Praise our God, you nations! Loudly proclaim his praise!
9 He preserves our lives and does not allow our feet to slip.
10 For you, O God, tested us; you purified us like refined silver.
11 You led us into a trap; you caused us to suffer.
12 You allowed men to ride over our heads; we passed through fire and water, but you brought us out into a wide open place.
13 I will enter your temple with burnt sacrifices; I will fulfill the vows I made to you,
14 which my lips uttered and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.
15 I will offer up to you fattened animals as burnt sacrifices, along with the smell of sacrificial rams. I will offer cattle and goats. (Selah)
16 Come! Listen, all you who are loyal to God! I will declare what he has done for me.
17 I cried out to him for help and praised him with my tongue.
18 If I had harbored sin in my heart, the LORD would not have listened.
19 However, God heard; he listened to my prayer.
20 God deserves praise, for he did not reject my prayer or abandon his love for me!
King James Version
To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm.
1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit 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 flood 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 voice of his praise to be heard:
9 Which holdeth 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 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 a wealthy 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 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 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 mercy from me.