Psalm 67:4
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New International Version
May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.

New Living Translation
Let the whole world sing for joy, because you govern the nations with justice and guide the people of the whole world. Interlude

English Standard Version
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah

New American Standard Bible
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness And guide the nations on the earth. Selah.

King James Bible
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let the nations rejoice and shout for joy, for You judge the peoples with fairness and lead the nations on earth. Selah

International Standard Version
Let the nations rejoice and sing for joy, because you judge people with fairness and you govern the people of the earth. Interlude

NET Bible
Let foreigners rejoice and celebrate! For you execute justice among the nations, and govern the people living on earth. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you will judge the world in righteousness. You will judge the peoples with equity, and guide the nations on earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The kingdoms shall rejoice and shall sing praise, for you judge the nations justly, and you govern the kingdoms in the Earth!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let the nations be glad and sing joyfully because you judge everyone with justice and guide the nations on the earth. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For Thou wilt judge the peoples with equity, And lead the nations upon earth. Selah

New American Standard 1977
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy;
            For Thou wilt judge the peoples with uprightness,
            And guide the nations on the earth. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O let the Gentiles be glad and sing for joy, for thou shalt judge the people righteously and shepherd the Gentiles upon the earth. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for you shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

American King James Version
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for you shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations on earth. Selah.

American Standard Version
Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For thou wilt judge the peoples with equity, And govern the nations upon earth. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the nations be glad and rejoice: for thou judgest the people with justice, and directest the nations upon earth.

Darby Bible Translation
Let the nations rejoice and sing for joy: for thou wilt judge the peoples equitably; and the nations upon earth, thou wilt guide them. Selah.

English Revised Version
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the peoples with equity, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

World English Bible
Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you will judge the peoples with equity, and govern the nations on earth. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Rejoice and sing do nations, For Thou judgest peoples uprightly, And peoples on earth comfortest. Selah.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
67:1-7 A prayer for the enlargement of Christ's kingdom. - All our happiness comes from God's mercy; therefore the first thing prayed for is, God be merciful to us, to us sinners, and pardon our sins. Pardon is conveyed by God's blessing, and secured in that. If we, by faith, walk with God, we may hope that his face will shine on us. The psalmist passes on to a prayer for the conversion of the Gentiles, which shows that the Old Testament saints desired that their advantages might also be enjoyed by others. And many Scripture prophecies and promises are wrapped up in prayers: the answer to the prayer of the church is as sure as the performance of God's promises. The joy wished to the nations, is holy joy. Let them be glad that by his providence the Lord will overrule the affairs of kingdoms; that even the kingdoms of this world shall became the kingdom of the Lord, and of his Christ. Then is declared a joyful prospect of all good when God shall do this. The success of the gospel brings outward mercies with it; righteousness exalts a nation. The blessing of the Lord sweetens all our creature-comforts to us, and makes them comforts indeed. All the world shall be brought to worship Him. When the gospel begins to spread, it shall go forward more and more, till it reaches to the ends of the earth. It is good to cast in our lot with those that are the blessed of the Lord. If nothing had been spoken in Scripture respecting the conversion of the heathen, we might think it vain to attempt so hopeless a work. But when we see with what confidence it is declared in the Scriptures, we may engage in missionary labours, assured that God will fulfil his own word. And shall we be backward to make known to the heathen the knowledge with which we are favoured, and the salvation we profess to glory in? They cannot learn unless they are taught. Then let us go forward in the strength of the Lord, and look to him to accompany the word the Holy Ghost; then Satan's kingdom shall be destroyed, and the kingdom of our Redeemer established.
Study Bible
May God Cause His Face to Shine on Us
3Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. 4Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness And guide the nations on the earth. Selah. 5Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:8
And He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.

Psalm 47:8
God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne.

Psalm 58:11
And men will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!"

Psalm 66:4
"All the earth will worship You, And will sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name." Selah.

Psalm 68:32
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, Sing praises to the Lord, Selah.

Psalm 75:2
"When I select an appointed time, It is I who judge with equity.

Psalm 96:10
Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved; He will judge the peoples with equity."

Psalm 96:13
Before the LORD, for He is coming, For He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness And the peoples in His faithfulness.

Psalm 98:9
Before the LORD, for He is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness And the peoples with equity.

Psalm 100:1
A Psalm for Thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
Treasury of Scripture

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for thou

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