Psalm 65:5
New International Version
You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,

New Living Translation
You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas.

English Standard Version
By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas;

Berean Study Bible
With awesome deeds of righteousness You answer us, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

King James Bible
By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

New King James Version
By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, And of the far-off seas;

New American Standard Bible
By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, God of our salvation, You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and the farthest sea;

NASB 1995
By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea;

NASB 1977
By awesome deeds Thou dost answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, Thou who art the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea;

Amplified Bible
By awesome and wondrous things You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, You who are the trust and hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea;

Christian Standard Bible
You answer us in righteousness, with awe-inspiring works, God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the distant seas.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You answer us in righteousness, with awe-inspiring works, God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the distant seas.

American Standard Version
By terrible things thou wilt answer us in righteousness, Oh God of our salvation, Thou that art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, And of them that are afar off upon the sea:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And from your awesome righteousness answer me, oh, God, our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the Earth and of the distant peoples.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou art wonderful in righteousness. Hearken to us, O God our Saviour; the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are on the sea afar off:

Contemporary English Version
Our God, you save us, and your fearsome deeds answer our prayers for justice! You give hope to people everywhere on earth, even those across the sea.

Douay-Rheims Bible
wonderful in justice. Hear us, O God our saviour, who art the hope of all the ends of the earth, and in the sea afar off.

English Revised Version
By terrible things thou wilt answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation; thou that art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

Good News Translation
You answer us by giving us victory, and you do wonderful things to save us. People all over the world and across the distant seas trust in you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You answer us with awe-inspiring acts [done] in righteousness, O God, our savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the most distant sea,

International Standard Version
With awesome deeds of justice you will answer us, God our Deliverer; you are the confidence for everyone at the ends of the earth, even for those far away overseas.

JPS Tanakh 1917
With wondrous works dost Thou answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation; Thou the confidence of all the ends of the earth, And of the far distant seas;

Literal Standard Version
By fearful things in righteousness You answer us, O God of our salvation, The confidence of all far off The ends of the earth and sea.

NET Bible
You answer our prayers by performing awesome acts of deliverance, O God, our savior. All the ends of the earth trust in you, as well as those living across the wide seas.

New Heart English Bible
By awesome deeds of righteousness, you answer us, God of our salvation. You who are the hope of every part of the earth, of those who are far away on the sea;

World English Bible
By awesome deeds of righteousness, you answer us, God of our salvation. You who are the hope of all the ends of the earth, of those who are far away on the sea;

Young's Literal Translation
By fearful things in righteousness Thou answerest us, O God of our salvation, The confidence of all far off ends of earth and sea.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Praise Awaits You, O God, in Zion
4Blessed is the one You choose and bring near to dwell in Your courts! We are filled with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple. 5With awesome deeds of righteousness You answer us, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. 6You formed the mountains by Your power, having girded Yourself with might.…

Cross References
Psalm 22:27
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD. All the families of the nations will bow down before Him.

Psalm 45:4
In your splendor ride forth in victory on behalf of truth and humility and justice; may your right hand show your awesome deeds.

Psalm 48:10
Your name, O God, like Your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness.

Psalm 66:3
Say to God, "How awesome are Your deeds! So great is Your power that Your enemies cower before You.

Psalm 68:19
Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, the God of our salvation. Selah

Psalm 85:4
Restore us, O God of our salvation, and put away Your displeasure toward us.

Psalm 107:23
Others went out to sea in ships, conducting trade on the mighty waters.


Treasury of Scripture

By terrible things in righteousness will you answer us, O God of our salvation; who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off on the sea:

terrible

Psalm 45:4
And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

Psalm 47:2,3
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth…

Psalm 66:3
Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

righteousness

Psalm 145:17
The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Romans 2:5
But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

Revelation 15:3,4
And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints…

O God

Psalm 68:19,20
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah…

the confidence

Isaiah 45:22
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Matthew 28:19,20
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: …

Romans 15:10-12
And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people…

all

Psalm 22:27
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

afar

Isaiah 51:5
My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.

Isaiah 60:5
Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

Isaiah 66:19
And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.









(5) By terrible things.--Rather, wondrously, a noun used adverbially.

Wilt thou answer us.--Better, Thou dost answer us; describing the usual course of God's providence. The LXX. and Vulg. make it a prayer: "Hear us."

The conviction that God, the God of Israel's salvation or deliverance, would answer wonderfully in righteousness, was, of course, based on the whole experience of the Divine dealings. Righteousness was recognised as the foundation on which the moral order rested.

The confidence of all the ends of the earth.--This might refer to Israel in exile; but it seems more in accordance with the general tenor of the psalm to give the words their widest range. Consciously or unconsciously the whole world rests in God.

Of them that are afar off upon the sea.--Literally, of the sea of those at a distance, i.e., of the farthest seas. (Comp. Isaiah 11:11 : "of the islands of the sea.")

Verse 5. - By terrible things in righteousness (i.e. "by terrible acts of righteous judgment upon our enemies") wilt thou answer us. This is a sequel to ver. 2. As God hears prayer and answers it, so when his people cry to him for protection and deliverance from their foes, the result can only be righteous judgments of a fearful character upon the persecutors. O God of our salvation; i.e. God through whom we obtain salvation. Who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth (see the comment on ver. 2, and comp. ver. 8). And of them that are afar off upon the sea; literally, and of the sea of those afar off. The reading is, perhaps, corrupt.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
With awesome deeds
נ֤וֹרָא֨וֹת ׀ (nō·w·rā·’ō·wṯ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

of righteousness
בְּצֶ֣דֶק (bə·ṣe·ḏeq)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

You answer us,
תַּ֭עֲנֵנוּ (ta·‘ă·nê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

O God
אֱלֹהֵ֣י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of our salvation,
יִשְׁעֵ֑נוּ (yiš·‘ê·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 3468: Deliverance, rescue, salvation, safety, welfare

the hope
מִבְטָ֥ח (miḇ·ṭāḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4009: A refuge, security, assurance

of all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the ends
קַצְוֵי־ (qaṣ·wê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7099: End, boundary

of the earth
אֶ֝֗רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and of the farthest
רְחֹקִֽים׃ (rə·ḥō·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious

seas.
וְיָ֣ם (wə·yām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin


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