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Let God's Enemies Be Scattered!
1Unto the end, a psalm of a canticle for David himself. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: and let them that hate him flee from before his face.
2As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3And let the just feast, and rejoice before God: and be delighted with gladness.
4Sing ye to God, sing a psalm to his name, make a way for him who ascendeth upon the west: the Lord is his name. Rejoice ye before him: but the wicked shall be troubled at his presence,
5who is the father of orphans, and the judge of widows. God in his holy place:
6God who maketh men of one manner to dwell in a house: Who bringeth out them that were bound in strength; in like manner them that provoke, that dwell in sepulchres.
7O God, when thou didst go forth in the sight of thy people, when thou didst pass through the desert:
8The earth was moved, and the heavens dropped at the presence of the God of Sina, at the presence of the God of Israel.
9Thou shalt set aside for thy inheritance a free rain, O God: and it was weakened, but thou hast made it perfect.
10In it shall thy animals dwell; in thy sweetness, O God, thou hast provided for the poor.
11The Lord shall give the word to them that preach good tidings with great power.
12The king of powers is of the beloved, of the beloved; and the beauty of the house shall divide spoils.
13If you sleep among the midst of lots, you shall be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and the hinder parts of her back with the paleness of gold.
14When he that is in heaven appointeth kings over her, they shall be whited with snow in Selmon.
15The mountain of God is a fat mountain. A curdled mountain, a fat mountain.
16Why suspect, ye curdled mountains? A mountain in which God is well pleased to dwell: for there the Lord shall dwell unto the end.
17The chariot of God is attended by ten thousands; thousands of them that rejoice: the Lord is among them in Sina, in the holy place.
18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts in men. Yea for those also that do not believe, the dwelling of the Lord God.
19Blessed be the Lord day by day: the God of our salvation will make our journey prosperous to us.
20Our God is the God of salvation: and of the Lord, of the Lord are the issues from death.
21But God shall break the heads of his enemies: the hairy crown of them that walk on in their sins.
22The Lord said: I will turn them from Basan, I will turn them into the depth of the sea:
23That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thy enemies; the tongue of thy dogs be red with the same.
24They have seen thy goings, O God, the goings of my God: of my king who is in his sanctuary.
25Princes went before joined with singers, in the midst of young damsels playing on timbrels.
26In the churches bless ye God the Lord, from the fountains of Israel.
27There is Benjamin a youth, in ecstasy of mind. The princes of Juda are their leaders: the princes of Zabulon, the princes of Nephthali.
28Command thy strength, O God: confirm, O God, what thou hast wrought in us.
29From thy temple in Jerusalem, kings shall offer presents to thee.
30Rebuke the wild beasts of the reeds, the congregation of bulls with the kine of the people; who seek to exclude them who are tried with silver. Scatter thou the nations that delight in wars:
31ambassadors shall come out of Egypt: Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God.
32Sing to God, ye kingdoms of the earth: sing ye to the Lord: Sing ye to God,
33who mounteth above the heaven of heavens, to the east. Behold he will give to his voice the voice of power:
34give ye glory to God for Israel, his magnificence, and his power is in the clouds.
35God is wonderful in his saints: the God of Israel is he who will give power and strength to his people. Blessed be God.