Psalm 68
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1TO THE OVERSEER. A PSALM. A SONG OF DAVID. God rises [and] His enemies are scattered! And those hating Him flee from His face.

2You drive them away as the driving away of smoke, "" As the melting of wax before fire, "" The wicked perish at the presence of God.

3And the righteous rejoice, they exult before God, "" And they rejoice with gladness.

4Sing to God—praise His Name, "" Raise up a highway for Him who is riding in deserts, "" In YAH [is] His Name, and exult before Him.

5Father of the fatherless, and judge of the widows, "" [Is] God in His holy habitation.

6God—causing the lonely to dwell at home, "" Bringing out bound ones into prosperity, "" Only—the stubborn have inhabited a dry place.

7O God, in Your going forth before Your people, "" In Your stepping through the wilderness, Selah.

8The earth has shaken, "" Indeed, the heavens have dropped before God, "" This Sinai—before God, the God of Israel.

9You shake out a shower of free-will gifts, O God. Your inheritance, when it has been weary, "" You have established it.

10Your creature has dwelt in it, "" You prepare for the poor in Your goodness, O God.

11The Lord gives the saying, "" The female proclaimers [are] a numerous host.

12Kings of hosts utterly flee away, "" And a female inhabitant of the house apportions spoil.

13Though you lie between two boundaries, "" Wings of a dove covered with silver, "" And her pinions with yellow gold.

14When the Mighty spreads kings in it, it snows in Salmon.

15A hill of God [is] the hill of Bashan, "" A hill of heights [is] the hill of Bashan.

16Why do you envy, O high hills, "" The hill God has desired for His seat? YHWH also dwells forever.

17The chariots of God [are] myriads, thousands of changes, "" The Lord [is] among them, in Sinai, in the sanctuary.

18You have ascended on high, "" You have taken captivity captive, "" You have taken gifts for men, "" That even the stubborn may rest, O YAH God.

19Blessed [is] the Lord, day by day He lays on us. God Himself [is] our salvation. Selah.

20God Himself [is] to us a God for deliverances, "" And YHWH Lord has the outgoings of death.

21Only—God strikes "" The head of His enemies, "" The hairy crown of a habitual walker in his guilt.

22The Lord said: “From Bashan I bring back, "" I bring back from the depths of the sea.

23So that you dash your foot "" In the blood of enemies—the tongue of Your dogs.”

24They have seen Your goings, O God, "" Goings of my God, my king, in the sanctuary.

25Singers have been before, "" Behind [are] players on instruments, "" Virgins playing with timbrels in the midst.

26In assemblies bless God, "" The Lord—from the fountain of Israel.

27There [is] little Benjamin, their ruler, "" Heads of Judah their defense, "" Heads of Zebulun—heads of Naphtali.

28Your God has commanded your strength, "" Be strong, O God, You have worked this for us.

29Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, "" Kings bring a present to You.

30Rebuke a beast of the reeds, a herd of bulls, "" With calves of the peoples, "" Each humbling himself with pieces of silver, "" You scatter peoples delighting in conflicts.

31Fat ones come out of Egypt, "" Cush causes her hands to run to God.

32Kingdoms of the earth, sing to God, "" Praise the Lord! Selah.

33To Him who is riding on the heavens of the heavens of old, "" Behold, He gives with His voice a strong voice.

34Ascribe strength to God, "" His excellence [is] over Israel, and His strength in the clouds.

35Fearful, O God, out of Your sanctuaries, "" The God of Israel Himself, "" Giving strength and might to the people. Blessed [is] God!

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Psalm 67
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