Psalm 65

God’s abundant favor to earth and man.

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm. A Song of David.

[a]65 Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion;
And unto thee shall the vow be performed.
2 O thou that hearest prayer,
Unto thee shall all flesh come.
3 [b]Iniquities prevail against me:
As for our transgressions, thou wilt [c]forgive them.
4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee,
That he may dwell in thy courts:
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house,
Thy holy temple.
5 By terrible things thou wilt answer us in righteousness,
O God of our salvation,
Thou that art the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
And [d]of them that are afar off upon the sea:
6 Who by his strength setteth fast the mountains,
Being girded about with might;
7 Who stilleth the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples.
8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens:
Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it,
Thou greatly enrichest it;
The river of God is full of water:
Thou providest them grain, [e]when thou hast so prepared [f]the earth.
10 Thou waterest its furrows abundantly;
Thou [g]settlest the ridges thereof:
Thou makest it soft with showers;
Thou blessest the springing thereof.
11 Thou crownest [h]the year with thy goodness;
And thy paths drop fatness.
12 [i]They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness;
And the hills are girded with joy.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks;
The valleys also are covered over with grain;
They shout for joy, they also sing.


  1. Psalm 65:1 Or, There shall be silence before thee, and praise, O God etc.
  2. Psalm 65:3 Hebrew Words (or Matters) of iniquities.
  3. Psalm 65:3 Or, expiate
  4. Psalm 65:5 Or, of the sea, afar off
  5. Psalm 65:9 Or, for so preparest thou
  6. Psalm 65:9 Hebrew it.
  7. Psalm 65:10 Hebrew lowerest.
  8. Psalm 65:11 Hebrew the year of thy goodness.
  9. Psalm 65:12 Or, The pastures . . . do drop

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