Psalm 65:1-3 (JDV)
Psalm 65:1 Praise is rightfully yours, God, in Zion; vows to you will be fulfilled.
Psalm 65:2 All humanity will come to you, the one who listens to prayer.
Psalm 65:3 Violations overwhelm me; only you can atone for our rebellions.
By just looking at these three verses, a reader would have no idea what kind of rebellion David is talking about. And that is okay. His point (as he makes clear in rest of the psalm) is that all of us prove to be unfaithful compared to God’s faithfulness. He shows his faithfulness by giving signs in nature itself.
In the end, all humanity will come to God with the same prayer:
“You are faithful and we are not. We can only live up to our vows to you if you atone for our rebellions.”