Psalm 66:16
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English Standard Version
Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will tell you what great things he hath done for my soul.

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The character of the event by which the truth has been verified that the God who redeemed Israel out of Egypt still ever possesses and exercises to the full His ancient sovereign power, is seen from this reiterated call to the peoples to share in Israel's Gloria. God has averted the peril of death and overthrow from His people: He has put their soul in life (בּחיּים, like בּישׁע in Psalm 12:6), i.e., in the realm of life; He has not abandoned their foot to tottering unto overthrow (mowT the substantive, as in Psalm 121:3; cf. the reversed construction in Psalm 55:23). For God has cast His people as it were into a smelting-furnace or fining-pot in order to purify and to prove them by suffering; - this is a favourite figure with Isaiah and Jeremiah, but is also found in Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:3. Ezekiel 19:9 is decisive concerning the meaning of מצוּדה, where הביא במצודות signifies "to bring into the holds or prisons;" besides, the figure of the fowling-net (although this is also called מצוּדה as well as מצודה) has no footing here in the context. מצוּדה (vid., Psalm 18:3) signifies specula, and that both a natural and an artificial watch-post on a mountain; here it is the mountain-hold or prison of the enemy, as a figure of the total loss of freedom. The laying on of a heavy burden mentioned by the side of it in Psalm 66:11 also accords well with this. מוּעקה, a being oppressed, the pressure of a burden, is a Hophal formation, like מטּה, a being spread out, Isaiah 8:8; cf. the similar masculine forms in Psalm 69:3; Isaiah 8:13; Isaiah 14:6; Isaiah 29:3. The loins are mentioned because when carrying heavy loads, which one has to stoop down in order to take up, the lower spinal region is called into exercise. אנושׁ is frequently (Psalm 9:20., Psalm 10:18; Psalm 56:2, Isaiah 51:12; 2 Chronicles 14:10) the word used for tyrants as being wretched mortals, perishable creatures, in contrast with their all the more revolting, imperious, and self-deified demeanour. God so ordered it, that "wretched men" rode upon Israel's head. Or is it to be interpreted: He caused them to pass over Israel (cf. Psalm 129:3; Isaiah 51:23)? It can scarcely mean this, since it would then be in dorso nostro, which the Latin versions capriciously substitute. The preposition ל instead of על is used with reference to the phrase ישׁב ל: sitting upon Israel's head, God caused them to ride along, so that Israel was not able to raise its head freely, but was most ignominiously wounded in its self-esteem. Fire and water are, as in Isaiah 43:2, a figure of vicissitudes and perils of the most extreme character. Israel was nigh to being burnt up and drowned, but God led it forth לרויה, to an abundant fulness, to abundance and superabundance of prosperity. The lxx, which renders εἰς ἀναψυχήν (Jerome absolutely: in refrigerium), has read לרוחה; Symmachus, εἰς εὐρυχωρίαν, probably reading לרחבה (Psalm 119:45; Psalm 18:20). Both give a stronger antithesis. But the state of straitness or oppression was indeed also a state of privation.

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Come

Psalm 66:5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

Psalm 34:2,11 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad...

Psalm 71:18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed your strength to this generation...

Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it...

1 Timothy 1:15,16 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief...

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us...

and I will

Psalm 22:23,24 You that fear the LORD, praise him; all you the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all you the seed of Israel...

Psalm 32:5,6 I acknowledge my sin to you, and my iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD...

Psalm 71:20 You, which have showed me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

1 Corinthians 15:8-10 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time...

Cross References
Mark 5:20
And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled.

Psalm 34:11
Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 71:15
My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge.

Psalm 71:24
And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt.

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