Psalm 67

May God be gracious to us and bless us

    may God cause his face to shine upon us,  Selah

that your way may be known upon earth,

    your salvation (victory) among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you, God;

    may all the peoples praise you.

Let the nations rejoice and give a ringing cheer,

    for you judge or rule the peoples with equity.

You guide the nations on the earth.  Selah

Let the peoples praise you, God;

    let all the peoples praise you.

The earth has produced its increase;

    God, even our God, has blessed us.

May God keep on blessing us;

    may all the remote places of the earth show him reverent fear.

 

Note:  two different, but synonymous words for "nations" are used in this Psalm.

 

2001 Ralph W. Klein