Parallel
67
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.
Harvest Thanks and Petition
1For the leader; with stringed instruments. A psalm; a song.
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2May God be gracious to us#May God be gracious to us: the people’s petition echoes the blessing pronounced upon them by the priests, cf. Nm 6:22–27. and bless us;
may his face shine upon us.#a. [67:2] Ps 4:7; 31:17; 44:4; 80:4; Dn 9:17.Selah
3So shall your way be known upon the earth,
your victory among all the nations.#b. [67:3] Jer 33:9.
4May the peoples praise you, God;
may all the peoples praise you!
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5May the nations be glad and rejoice;
for you judge the peoples with fairness,
you guide the nations upon the earth.#c. [67:5] Ps 98:9.Selah
6May the peoples praise you, God;
may all the peoples praise you!
III
7The earth has yielded its harvest;
God, our God, blesses us.#d. [67:7] Ps 85:13; Lv 26:4; Ez 34:27; Hos 2:23–24.
8May God bless us still;
that the ends of the earth may revere him.