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Psalm 65:5

ESV 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;
NIV 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,
NASB 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;
CSB 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.
NLT 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.
KJV 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:

What does Psalm 65:5 mean?

God performed incredible miracles in Israel's sight. These acts demonstrated His character and His unique divine power. One of His awesome deeds was the parting of the Red Sea, allowing the fleeing nation of Israel to cross with dry feet. The pursuing Egyptians, however, drowned when God brought the waters together again (Exodus 14:15–31). On that day, Israel saw the salvation of the Lord. Egypt, as well, was given a demonstration of God's power, just as they had seen during the plagues which occurred before Israel was freed (Exodus 3:19–20; 7:5).

Events such as the crossing of the Red Sea provided evidence not only to Israel, but also to the Canaanite nations. When the Hebrews secretly investigated the heavily fortified city of Jericho, one of the residents, Rahab, mentioned the miracle of the Red Sea as part of Israel's reputation (Joshua 2:10). The people of Canaan correctly interpreted this as a sign of God's immense power and His favor of His chosen people (Joshua 2:11).

As in prior verses, David points out that the hope offered by God is available to all people, not merely to the Israelites (Psalm 65:2)
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