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Psalms 66:16

    Psalms 66:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Come and hear, all you that fear God, and I will declare what he has done for my soul.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Come, and hear, all ye that fear God, And I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Come, give ear to me, all you God-fearing men, so that I may make clear to you what he has done for my soul.

    Webster's Revision

    Come, and hear, all ye that fear God, And I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

    World English Bible

    Come, and hear, all you who fear God. I will declare what he has done for my soul.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Come, and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 66:16

    Come and hear, all ye that fear God - While in captivity, the psalmist had sought the Lord with frequent prayer for his own personal salvation, and for the deliverance of the people; and God blessed him, heard his prayer, and turned the captivity. Now that he is returned in safety, he is determined to perform his vows to the Lord; and calls on all them that fear their Maker, who have any religious reverence for him, to attend to his account of the Lord's gracious dealings with him. He proposes to tell them his spiritual experience, what he needed, what he earnestly prayed for, and what God has done for him. Thus he intended to teach them by example, more powerful always than precept, however weighty in itself, and impressively delivered.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 66:16

    Come and hear, all ye that fear God - All who are true worshippers of God - the idea of fear or reverence being put for worship in general. The call is on all who truly loved God to hear what he had done, in order that he might be suitably honored, and that due praise might be given him.

    And I will declare what he hath done for my soul - This is probably the personification of an individual to represent the people, considered as delivered from oppression and bondage. The words "for my soul" are equivalent to "for me." Literally, "for my life." The phrase would embrace all that God had done by his gracious intervention in delivering the people from bondage. The language here is such as may be used by any one who is converted to God, in reference

    (a) to all that God has done to redeem the soul;

    (b) to all that he has done to pardon its guilt;

    (c) to all that he has done to give it peace and joy;

    (d) to all that he has done to enable it to overcome sin;

    (e) to all that he has done to give it comfort in the prospect of death;

    (f) to all that he has done to impart thee hope of heaven.

    The principle here is one which it is right to apply to all such cases. It is right and proper for a converted sinner to call on others to hear what God has done for him;

    (a) because it is due to God thus to honor him;

    (b) because the converted heart naturally gives utterance to expressions of gratitude and praise, or wishes to make known the joy derived from pardoned sin;

    (c) because there is in such a soul a strong desire that others may partake of the same blessedness, and find the same satisfaction and peace in the service of God.

    It is the duty of those who are pardoned and converted thus to call on others to hear what God has done for them;

    (a) because others have the same need of religion which they have;

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