The God of Sinai and of the Sanctuary.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song.1 ▼
▼ Or God shallLet b God arise, ▼
▼ Or His enemies shalllet His enemies be scattered,
▼ Or those who hate Him shalllet those who hate Him flee before Him.
2As e smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
As f wax melts before the fire,
So let the g wicked perish before God.
3But let the h righteous be glad; let them exult before God;
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
4Sing to God i sing praises to His name;
▼ Or Cast up a highway, k Lift up a song for Him who l rides through the deserts,
Whose m name is ▼
▼ Heb Yahthe Lord, and exult before Him.
5A o father of the fatherless and a p judge ▼
▼ Lit offor the widows,
Is God in His r holy habitation.
▼ Lit makes the solitary to dwell in a house, t makes a home for the lonely;
He u leads out the prisoners into prosperity,
Only v the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
7O God, when You w went forth before Your people,
When You x marched through the wilderness ▼
▼ Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interludeSelah.
8The z earth quaked;
The aa heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God;
▼ Lit This is Sinai which, ac Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9You ad shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God;
You confirmed Your inheritance when it was ▼
▼ Lit wearyparched.
10Your creatures settled in it;
You af provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.
11The Lord gives the ▼
▼ Lit wordcommand;
The ah women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host:
12 ai “Kings of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home will aj divide the spoil!”
▼ Lit IfWhen you lie down al among the ▼
▼ Or cooking stones or saddle bagssheepfolds,
You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver,
And its pinions with glistening gold.
14When the Almighty an scattered the kings ▼
▼ Lit in itthere,
It was snowing in ap Zalmon.
▼ Or mighty mountain is, ar mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;
A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
16Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks,
At the mountain which God has as desired for His abode?
Surely at the Lord will dwell there forever.
17The au chariots of God are ▼
▼ Lit twice ten thousandmyriads aw thousands upon thousands;
▼ Another reading is The Lord came from Sinai into the sanctuaryThe Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.
18You have ay ascended on high, You have az led captive Your captives;
You have received gifts among men,
Even among the rebellious also, that ▼
▼ Heb Yahthe Lord God may dwell there.
19Blessed be the Lord, who daily bb bears our burden,
bc The God who is our salvation. Selah.
20God is to us a bd God of deliverances;
And be to ▼
▼ Heb YHWH, usually rendered LordGod the Lord belong escapes ▼
▼ I.e. in view of; lit forfrom death.
21Surely God will bh shatter the head of His enemies,
The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.
22The Lord ▼
▼ Or sayssaid bj “I will bring them back from Bashan.
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
▼ Some versions render, you may bathe your foot in blood, bl your foot may shatter them in blood,
The tongue of your bm dogs may have its portion from your enemies.”
24They have seen bn Your ▼
▼ Lit goingsprocession, O God,
▼ Lit goingsprocession of my God, my King ▼
▼ Lit in the sanctuary; or in holiness, br into the sanctuary.
25The bs singers went on, the musicians after them,
▼ Or The maidens in the midstIn the midst of the bu maidens beating tambourines.
26 bv Bless God in the congregations,
Even the Lord, you who are of the bw fountain of Israel.
27There is bx Benjamin, the ▼
▼ Or smallestyoungest ▼
▼ Or their rulerruling them,
The princes of Judah in their throng,
The princes of ca Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
▼ Some mss read Command, GodYour God has cc commanded your strength;
Show Yourself strong, O God cd who have acted ▼
▼ Lit for uson our behalf.
▼ Or From Your templeBecause of Your temple at Jerusalem
cg Kings will bring gifts to You.
30Rebuke the ch beasts ▼
▼ Lit ofin the reeds,
The herd of cj bulls with the calves of the peoples,
Trampling under foot the pieces of silver;
He has ck scattered the peoples who delight in war.
31Envoys will come out of cl Egypt;
▼ Lit Cush, cn Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
32Sing to God, O co kingdoms of the earth,
cp Sing praises to the Lord, Selah.
33To Him who cq rides upon the ▼
▼ Lit heaven of heavens of old, cs highest heavens, which are from ancient times;
Behold ct He ▼
▼ Lit gives forthspeaks forth with His voice, a cv mighty voice.
34 cw Ascribe strength to God;
His majesty is over Israel
And cx His strength is in the ▼
▼ Lit cloudsskies.
▼ Or Awesome is God from your sanctuaryO God, You are da awesome from Your ▼
▼ Lit holy placessanctuary.
The God of Israel Himself dc gives strength and power to the people.
dd Blessed be God!
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