Psalms 68

1Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered. Let also those who hate him flee before him. 2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3But let the righteous be glad. Let them exult before God. Yea, let them rejoice with gladness. 4Sing to God, sing praises to his name. Cast up a highway for him who rides through the deserts. His name is Jehovah, and exult ye before him. 5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. 6God sets the lonely in families. He brings out the prisoners into prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. 7O God, when thou went forth before thy people, when thou marched through the wilderness (Selah) 8the earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God, Sinai at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9Thou, O God, sent a plentiful rain. Thou confirmed thine inheritance when it was weary. 10Thy congregation dwelt in it. Thou, O God, prepared for the poor from thy goodness. 11The Lord gave the word. Great was the company of those who published it. 12Kings of armies fled quickly, and she who remained at home divided the spoil. 13Though ye lie between two boundaries, it is as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her pinions with yellow gold. 14When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was as it snows in Zalmon. 15A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; a high mountain is the mountain of Bashan. 16Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, at the mountain which God has desired for his abode? Yea, Jehovah will dwell in it forever. 17The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands. The Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the sanctuary. 18Thou have ascended on high. Thou have led captivity captive. Thou have received gifts among men, yea, among the rebellious also, that Jehovah God might dwell with them. 19Blessed be the Lord, who bears our burden daily, even the God who is our salvation. Selah. 20God is to us a God of deliverances, and escape from death belongs to Jehovah the Lord. 21But God will smite through the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of him who still goes in his guiltiness. 22The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan. I will bring again from the depths of the sea, 23that thou may dash thy foot in blood, that the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from enemies. 24They have seen thy goings, O God, even the goings of my God, my King, into the sanctuary. 25The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, in the midst of the damsels playing with timbrels. 26Bless ye God in the congregations, the lord of the fountain of Israel. 27There is little Benjamin their ruler, the rulers of Judah and their council, the rulers of Zebulun, the rulers of Naphtali. 28Thy God has commanded thy strength. Strengthen, O God, that which thou have wrought for us. 29Because of thy temple at Jerusalem kings shall bring presents to thee. 30Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples, trampling under foot the pieces of silver. He has scattered the peoples that delight in war. 31Rulers shall come out of Egypt. Ethiopia shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God. 32Sing to God, ye kingdoms of the earth. O sing praises to the Lord (Selah), 33to him who rides upon the heaven of heavens, which are of old. Lo, he utters his voice, a mighty voice. 34Ascribe ye strength to God. His excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the skies. 35O God, awesome out of thy holy places, the God of Israel, he gives strength and power to his people. Blessed be God.
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