Psalm 65: Make a joyful noise unto God

1 ΜΑΚΕ 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.

This is Psalm 66 in the Hebrew and in Bibles based on the Hebrew version. It is sung here by Nektaria Karantzi, a specialist in traditional Byzantine music, both sacred and secular.

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Ευλογημένη ψυχή, τίποτε δεν είναι αδύνατο στο Θεό. Ζήτα του με ευγένεια αυτό που θέλεις. Εάν δυσκολεύεσαι, διάβασε τους ψαλμούς του Δαβίδ. Θα δεις εκείνος με τί τρόπο ζητούσε από τον Θεό και ελάμβανε αυτό που ποθούσε.

(Γέρων Παΐσιος ο Αγιορείτης, 1924-1994)

Εἰς τὸ τέλος· ᾠδὴ ψαλμοῦ· ἀναστάσεως.

ΑΛΑΛΑΞΑΤΕ τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ,
2 ψάλατε δὴ τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ. δότε δόξαν αἰνέσει αὐτοῦ.

3 εἴπατε τῷ Θεῷ· ὡς φοβερὰ τὰ ἔργα σου· ἐν τῷ πλήθει τῆς δυνάμεώς σου ψεύσονταί σε οἱ ἐχθροί σου.

4 πᾶσα ἡ γῆ προσκυνησάτωσάν σοι καὶ ψαλάτωσάν σοι, ψαλάτωσαν τῷ ὀνόματί σου. (διάψαλμα).

5 δεῦτε καὶ ἴδετε τὰ ἔργα τοῦ Θεοῦ· φοβερὸς ἐν βουλαῖς ὑπὲρ τοὺς υἱοὺς τῶν ἀνθρώπων,

6 ὁ μεταστρέφων τὴν θάλασσαν εἰς ξηράν, ἐν ποταμῷ διελεύσονται ποδί. ἐκεῖ εὐφρανθησόμεθα ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ,

7 τῷ δεσπόζοντι ἐν τῇ δυναστείᾳ αὐτοῦ τοῦ αἰῶνος. οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὰ ἔθνη ἐπιβλέπουσιν, οἱ παραπικραίνοντες μὴ ὑψούσθωσαν ἐν ἑαυτοῖς. (διάψαλμα).

8 εὐλογεῖτε, ἔθνη, τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ ἀκουτίσασθε τὴν φωνὴν τῆς αἰνέσεως αὐτοῦ,
9 τοῦ θεμένου τὴν ψυχήν μου εἰς ζωήν, καὶ μὴ δόντος εἰς σάλον τοὺς πόδας μου.

10 ὅτι ἐδοκίμασας ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, ἐπύρωσας ἡμᾶς, ὡς πυροῦται τὸ ἀργύριον·

11 εἰσήγαγες ἡμᾶς εἰς τὴν παγίδα, ἔθου θλίψεις ἐπὶ τὸν νῶτον ἡμῶν.

12 ἐπεβίβασας ἀνθρώπους ἐπὶ τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν, διήλθομεν διὰ πυρὸς καὶ ὕδατος, καὶ ἐξήγαγες ἡμᾶς εἰς ἀναψυχήν.

13 εἰσελεύσομαι εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου ἐν ὁλοκαυτώμασιν, ἀποδώσω σοι τὰς εὐχάς μου,
14 ἃς διέστειλε τὰ χείλη μου καὶ ἐλάλησε τὸ στόμα μου ἐν τῇ θλίψει μου·

15 ὁλοκαυτώματα μεμυελωμένα ἀνοίσω σοι μετὰ θυμιάματος καὶ κριῶν, ἀνοίσω σοι βόας μετὰ χιμάρων. (διάψαλμα).

16 δεῦτε ἀκούσατε, καὶ διηγήσομαι, πάντες οἱ φοβούμενοι τὸν Θεόν, ὅσα ἐποίησε τῇ ψυχῇ μου.

17 πρὸς αὐτὸν τῷ στόματί μου ἐκέκραξα καὶ ὕψωσα ὑπὸ τὴν γλῶσσάν μου.

18 ἀδικίαν εἰ ἐθεώρουν ἐν καρδίᾳ μου, μὴ εἰσακουσάτω μου Κύριος.

19 διὰ τοῦτο εἰσήκουσέ μου ὁ Θεός, προσέσχε τῇ φωνῇ τῆς δεήσεώς μου.

20 εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός, ὃς οὐκ ἀπέστησε τὴν προσευχήν μου καὶ τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ.