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Psalm 67 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Psalm 67[a]

Harvest Thanks and Petition

For the leader; with stringed instruments. A psalm; a song.

I

May God be gracious to us[b] and bless us;
    may his face shine upon us.
Selah
So shall your way be known upon the earth,
    your victory among all the nations.
May the peoples praise you, God;
    may all the peoples praise you!

II

May the nations be glad and rejoice;
    for you judge the peoples with fairness,
    you guide the nations upon the earth.
Selah
May the peoples praise you, God;
    may all the peoples praise you!

III

The earth has yielded its harvest;
    God, our God, blesses us.
May God bless us still;
    that the ends of the earth may revere him.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 67 A petition for a bountiful harvest (Ps 67:7), made in the awareness that Israel’s prosperity will persuade the nations to worship its God.
  2. 67:2 May God be gracious to us: the people’s petition echoes the blessing pronounced upon them by the priests, cf. Nm 6:22–27.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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Psalm 67 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 67[a]

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.

May God be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face shine on us—[b]
so that your ways may be known on earth,
    your salvation among all nations.

May the peoples praise you, God;
    may all the peoples praise you.
May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
    for you rule the peoples with equity
    and guide the nations of the earth.
May the peoples praise you, God;
    may all the peoples praise you.

The land yields its harvest;
    God, our God, blesses us.
May God bless us still,
    so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 67:1 In Hebrew texts 67:1-7 is numbered 67:2-8.
  2. Psalm 67:1 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 4.
New International Version (NIV)

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