Psalm 68
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1To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.1God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him!
2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.2As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God!
3But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.3But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!
4Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.4Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the LORD; exult before him!
5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.5Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.
6God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.6God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
7O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:7O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, Selah
8The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.8the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
9Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.9Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad; you restored your inheritance as it languished;
10Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.10your flock found a dwelling in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy.
11The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.11The Lord gives the word; the women who announce the news are a great host:
12Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.12“The kings of the armies—they flee, they flee!” The women at home divide the spoil—
13Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.13though you men lie among the sheepfolds— the wings of a dove covered with silver, its pinions with shimmering gold.
14When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.14When the Almighty scatters kings there, let snow fall on Zalmon.
15The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.15O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked mountain, mountain of Bashan!
16Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.16Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount that God desired for his abode, yes, where the LORD will dwell forever?
17The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.17The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.
18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.18You ascended on high, leading a host of captives in your train and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the LORD God may dwell there.
19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.19Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah
20He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.20Our God is a God of salvation, and to GOD, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
21But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.21But God will strike the heads of his enemies, the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty ways.
22The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:22The Lord said, “I will bring them back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,
23That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.23that you may strike your feet in their blood, that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from the foe.”
24They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.24Your procession is seen, O God, the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary—
25The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.25the singers in front, the musicians last, between them virgins playing tambourines:
26Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.26“Bless God in the great congregation, the LORD, O you who are of Israel’s fountain!”
27There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.27There is Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead, the princes of Judah in their throng, the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
28Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.28Summon your power, O God, the power, O God, by which you have worked for us.
29Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.29Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings shall bear gifts to you.
30Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.30Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds, the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples. Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute; scatter the peoples who delight in war.
31Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.31Nobles shall come from Egypt; Cush shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God.
32Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:32O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; sing praises to the Lord, Selah
33To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.33to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.
34Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.34Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies.
35O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.35Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!
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Psalm 67
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