Psalm 66:5
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New International Version
Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!

New Living Translation
Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people!

English Standard Version
Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.

New American Standard Bible
Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men.

King James Bible
Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Come and see the wonders of God; His acts for humanity are awe-inspiring.

International Standard Version
Come and see the awesome works of God on behalf of human beings:

NET Bible
Come and witness God's exploits! His acts on behalf of people are awesome!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they will say, “Come, behold the works of God who multiplies his wonders upon the children of men!”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Come and see what God has done- his awe-inspiring deeds for Adam's descendants.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Come and see the works of God; he is terrible in his doing toward the sons of men.

King James 2000 Bible
Come and see the works of God: he is awesome in his doing toward the children of men.

American King James Version
Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

American Standard Version
Come, and see the works of God; He is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Come and see the works of God; who is terrible in his counsels over the sons of men.

Darby Bible Translation
Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in [his] doings toward the children of men.

English Revised Version
Come, and see the works of God; he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing towards the children of men.

World English Bible
Come, and see God's deeds-- awesome work on behalf of the children of men.

Young's Literal Translation
Come ye, and see the works of God, Fearful acts toward the sons of men.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

66:1-7 The holy church throughout all the world lifts up her voice, to laud that Name which is above every name, to make the praise of Jesus glorious, both by word and deed; that others may be led to glorify him also. But nothing can bring men to do this aright, unless his effectual grace create their hearts anew unto holiness; and in the redemption by the death of Christ, and the glorious deliverances it effects, are more wondrous works than Israel's deliverance from Egyptian bondage.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Come and see the works of God. Contemplate, i.e., the terrible "works of God," spoken of in ver. 3. See how, to save his people, he has to smite their enemies. Truly, on such occasions, he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men (compare the next verse for an example).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Come and see the works of God,.... Of the Messiah, God manifest in the flesh; those divine works which he did when here on earth; his miraculous works, which were proofs of his deity and Messiahship; his preaching the Gospel, in so divine a manner as never man did; his works of obedience to the law, which were pure and perfect; the everlasting righteousness he wrought out for the justification of his people; and the great work of redemption and salvation finished by him, which none but God could ever have effected. This is an invitation to the inhabitants of all lands, where the Gospel should come with power, to take notice of and consider these works of Christ, and the glory of his might, wisdom, and grace in them, in order to engage them to sing his praise;

he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men; in his vengeance on the Jews, for disbelieving and rejecting him; in destroying antichrist, and pouring out the vials of his wrath on the antichristian states; and in the everlasting damnation of the wicked. So that as his other works in the former clause design these of grace, this doing of his respects his work, his strange work of judgment on his enemies; on account of which he is terrible to them, and reverenced by his people.

The Treasury of David

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

6 He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.

7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

Psalm 66:5

"Come and see the works of God." Such glorious events, as the cleaving of the Bed Sea and the overthrow of Pharaoh, are standing wonders, and throughout all time a voice sounds forth concerning them - "Come and see." Even till the close of all things, the marvellous works of God at the Red Sea will be the subject of meditation and praise; for, standing on the sea of glass mingled with fire, the triumphal armies of heaven sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb. It has always been the favourite subject of the inspired bards, and their choice was most natural. "He is terrible in his doing toward the children of men." For the defence of his church and the overthrow of her foes he deals terrific blows, and strikes the mighty with fear. O thou enemy, wherefore dost thou vaunt thyself? Speak no more so exceeding proudly, but remember the plagues which bowed the will of Pharaoh, the drowning of Egypt's chariots in the Red Sea, the overthrow of Og and Sihon, the scattering of the Canaanites before the tribes. This same God still liveth, and is to be worshipped with trembling reverence.

Psalm 66:6

"He turned the sea into dry land." It was no slight miracle to divide a pathway through such a sea, and to make it fit for the traffic of a whole nation. He who did this can do anything, and must be God, the worthy object of adoration. The Christian's inference is that no obstacle in his journey heavenward need hinder him, for the sea could not hinder Israel, and even death itself shall be as life; the sea shall be dry land when God's presence is felt. "They went through the flood on foot." Through the river the tribes passed dry-shod, Jordan was afraid because of them.

"What ail'd thee, O thou mighty sea?

Why roll'd thy waves in dread?

What bade thy tide, O Jordan, flee

And bare its deepest bed?

O earth, before the Lord, the God

Of Jacob, tremble still;

Who makes the waste a water'd sod,

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Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5, 6. The terrible works illustrated in Israel's history (Ex 14:21). By this example let rebels be admonished.

Psalm 66:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Make a Joyful Shout to God, All the Earth!
4"All the earth will worship You, And will sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name." Selah. 5Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men. 6He turned the sea into dry land; They passed through the river on foot; There let us rejoice in Him!…
Cross References
Psalm 46:8
Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth.

Psalm 47:2
For the LORD Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.

Psalm 68:35
You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!

Psalm 106:22
miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.

Isaiah 64:3
For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Come

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Psalm 46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he has made in the earth.

Psalm 111:2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have …

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terrible

Psalm 66:3 Say to God, How terrible are you in your works! through the greatness …

Psalm 99:3 Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy.

Ezekiel 1:18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and …

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