New International Version
May you blow them away like smoke-- as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God.
King James Bible
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Darby Bible Translation
As smoke is driven, thou wilt drive them away; as wax melteth before the fire, the wicked shall perish at the presence of God.
World English Bible
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Young's Literal Translation
As the driving away of smoke Thou drivest away, As the melting of wax before fire, The wicked perish at the presence of God.
Psalm 68:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let God arise - This was sung when the Levites took up the ark upon their shoulders; see Numbers 10:35-36 (note), and the notes there.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
in the presence
LibraryThe Burden-Bearing God
'Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits.'--(A.V.). 'Blessed be the Lord, who daily beareth our burden.' --PSALM lxviii. 19 (R.V.). The difference between these two renderings seems to be remarkable, and a person ignorant of any language but our own might find it hard to understand how any one sentence was susceptible of both. But the explanation is extremely simple. The important words in the Authorised Version, 'with benefits,' are a supplement, having nothing to represent them …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Rejoicing Before God.
Of the Three Woe Trumpets.
Letter Xlii to the Illustrious Youth, Geoffrey De Perrone, and his Comrades.
Whenever the ark set out, Moses said, "Rise up, LORD! May your enemies be scattered; may your foes flee before you."
"So may all your enemies perish, LORD! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength." Then the land had peace forty years.
My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted within me.
But the wicked will perish: Though the LORD's enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.
Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire; at your rebuke your people perish.
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.
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