Psalm 68
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Let God’s Enemies Be Scattered

For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song.

1[†]Let God arise, [†]let His enemies be scattered,

And [†]let 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 before God.

3But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God;

And let them rejoice with gladness.

4Sing to God, sing praises to His name;

[†]Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts,

Whose name is [†]Yah, and exult before Him.

5A father of the fatherless and a judge [†]for the widows,

Is God in His holy habitation.

6God causes the lonely to inhabit a home;

He leads out the prisoners into prosperity,

Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

7O God, when You went forth before Your people,

When You marched through the wasteland, [†]Selah.

8The earth quaked;

The heavens also dripped rain at the presence of God;

[†]Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

9You caused abundant rain to sprinkle down, O God;

You established Your inheritance when it was [†]parched.

10Your creatures inhabited it;

You established it in Your goodness for the poor, O God.

11The Lord gives the word;

The women who proclaim the good news are a great host:

12“Kings of armies retreat, they retreat,

And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!”

13If you men lie down among the [†]sheepfolds,

You all would be like the wings of a dove covered with silver,

And its pinions with glistening gold.

14When the Almighty dispersed the kings [†]there,

It was snowing in Zalmon.

15A [†]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 prized for His habitation?

Surely Yahweh will dwell there forever.

17The chariots of God are [†]myriads, thousands upon thousands;

[†]The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.

18You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives;

You have received gifts among men,

Even among the rebellious also, that Yah—God—may dwell there.

19Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden,

The God who is our salvation. Selah.

20God is to us a God of [†]salvation;

And to Yahweh the Lord belong escapes [†]from death.

21Surely God will crush the head of His enemies,

The hairy [†]skull of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.

22The Lord [†]said, “I will bring them back from Bashan.

I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;

23That [†]your foot may crush them in blood,

The tongue of your dogs may have its portion from your enemies.”

24They have seen Your [†]procession, O God,

The [†]procession of my God, my King, [†]into the sanctuary.

25The singers went on, the musicians after them,

[†]In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines.

26Bless God in the congregations,

Yahweh, the fountain of Israel.

27There is Benjamin, the [†]youngest, [†]having dominion over them,

The princes of Judah in their throng,

The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

28[†]Your God has commanded your strength;

Show Yourself strong, O God, who has worked [†]on our behalf.

29[†]Because of Your temple at Jerusalem

Kings will bring gifts to You.

30Rebuke the beast [†]in the reeds,

The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples,

Trampling under foot the pieces of silver;

He has cast out the peoples who delight in war.

31Envoys will come out of Egypt;

[†]Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.

32Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth,

Sing praises to the Lord, Selah.

33To Him who rides upon the [†]highest heavens, which are from ancient times;

Behold, He gives forth His voice, a voice that is strong.

34Ascribe strength to God;

His majesty is over Israel

And His strength is in the [†]skies.

35[†]O God, You are awesome from Your [†]sanctuary.

The God of Israel Himself gives strength and might to the people.

Blessed be God!

1 Or God shall
1 Or His enemies shall
1 Or those who hate Him shall
4 Or Cast up a highway
4 The shortened form of Yahweh, found in poetry and praise (e.g. Hallelujah), and in names (e.g. Zechariah)
5 Lit of
7 Selah may mean Pause, Crescendo, Musical Interlude
8 Lit This is Sinai which
9 Lit weary
13 Or cooking stones, saddle bags
14 Lit in it
15 Or mighty mountain is
17 Lit twice ten thousand
17 Or The Lord came from Sinai into the sanctuary
20 Lit salvations
20 In view of; lit for
21 Or crown
22 Or says
23 Some versions render, you may bathe your foot in blood
24 Lit goings
24 Lit goings
24 Lit in the sanctuary; or in holiness
25 Or The maidens in the midst
27 Or smallest
27 Or their ruler
28 Some mss Command, God
28 Lit for us
29 Or From Your temple
30 Lit of
31 Or Cush, cf. Gen 10:6
33 Lit heaven of heavens of old
34 Lit clouds
35 Or Awesome is God from your sanctuary
35 Lit holy places

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