1 For the music director; a song, a psalm. 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!

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