Psalms 67
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Listen to this chapter in Hebrew:

1  For the Leader; with string-music. A Psalm, a Song.

א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינֹת מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר.

2  God be gracious unto us, and bless us; may He cause His face to shine toward us; Selah

ב  אֱלֹהִים יְחָנֵּנוּ וִיבָרְכֵנוּ יָאֵר פָּנָיו אִתָּנוּ סֶלָה.

3  That Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy salvation among all nations.

ג  לָדַעַת בָּאָרֶץ דַּרְכֶּךָ בְּכָל גּוֹיִם יְשׁוּעָתֶךָ.

4  Let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, O God; let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, all of them.

ד  יוֹדוּךָ עַמִּים אֱלֹהִים יוֹדוּךָ עַמִּים כֻּלָּם.

5  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

ה  יִשְׂמְחוּ וִירַנְּנוּ לְאֻמִּים כִּי תִשְׁפֹּט עַמִּים מִישֹׁר וּלְאֻמִּים בָּאָרֶץ תַּנְחֵם סֶלָה.

6  Let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, O God; let the peoples give thanks unto Thee, all of them.

ו  יוֹדוּךָ עַמִּים אֱלֹהִים יוֹדוּךָ עַמִּים כֻּלָּם.

7  The earth hath yielded her increase; may God, our own God, bless us.

E-retz na-t’-NAH y’-vu-LAH y’-va-r’-KHAY-nu e-lo-HEEM e-lo-HAY-nu

ז  אֶרֶץ נָתְנָה יְבוּלָהּ יְבָרְכֵנוּ אֱלֹהִים אֱלֹהֵינוּ.

67:7   The earth hath yielded her increase

The amount of produce that the Land of Israel yields is a direct response to the behavior of its inhabitants. God makes this point very clear throughout the Bible, specifically in Deuteronomy 11:13-15, in which the Lord links the concept of reward and punishment with the successful produce of the land. If the children of God veer from His path and reject Him for idolatry, Divine anger will arise and the land will not give forth its produce. This equation is actually a blessing, since the inhabitants of the Land of Israel have a barometer for their spiritual behavior. If there is famine and drought, they know the Lord is angry and they must inspect their actions. If there is plenty, God is happy with His nation and it is appropriate to sing praises to the Lord for His wonderful bounty.

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8  May God bless us; and let all the ends of the earth fear Him.

ח  יְבָרְכֵנוּ אֱלֹהִים וְיִירְאוּ אוֹתוֹ כָּל אַפְסֵי אָרֶץ.

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Psalms 67