Psalm 68
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1To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song. Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.1God arises, and his enemies are scattered. Those who hate him flee from his presence.
2As smoke is driven away, So drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.2As smoke is driven away, so you drive them away. As wax melts in the presence of fire, so the wicked die in the presence of God.
3But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.3But the righteous rejoice and exult before God; they are overwhelmed with joy.
4Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him.4Sing to God! Sing praise to his name! Exalt the one who rides on the clouds. The LORD is his name. Be jubilant in his presence.
5A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.5A father to orphans and an advocate for widows is God in his holy dwelling place.
6God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.6God causes the lonely to dwell in families. He leads prisoners into prosperity, but rebels live on parched land.
7O God, when You went out before Your people, When You marched through the wilderness, Selah7God, when you led out your people, when you marched through the desert, Interlude
8The earth shook; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.8the land quaked. Indeed, the heavens poured down rain from the presence of God, this God of Sinai, from the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, Whereby You confirmed Your inheritance, When it was weary.9God, you poured out abundant rain on your inheritance. When Israel was weary, you sustained her.
10Your congregation dwelt in it; You, O God, provided from Your goodness for the poor.10Your people live there; you sustain the needy with your goodness, God.
11The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it:11The Lord issues a command. Numerous are the women who announce the news:
12“Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home divides the spoil.12"Kings of armies retreat and flee, while the lady of the house divides the spoil.
13Though you lie down among the sheepfolds, You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold.”13When you men lie down among the sheepfolds, you are like the wings of the dove covered with silver, with its feathers in glittering gold."
14When the Almighty scattered kings in it, It was white as snow in Zalmon.14When the Almighty scattered the kings there, there was snow on Mt. Zalmon.
15A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.15The mountain of God is as the mountain of Bashan; a mountain of many peaks is Mount Bashan.
16Why do you fume with envy, you mountains of many peaks? This is the mountain which God desires to dwell in; Yes, the LORD will dwell in it forever.16You mountains of many peaks, why do you watch with envy the mountain in which God has chosen to dwell? Indeed, the LORD will live there forever.
17The chariots of God are twenty thousand, Even thousands of thousands; The Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the Holy Place.17God's chariots were many thousands. The Lord was there with them at Sinai in holiness.
18You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, Even from the rebellious, That the LORD God might dwell there.18You ascended to the heights, you took captives. You received gifts among mankind, even the rebellious, so the LORD God may live there.
19Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah19Blessed be the Lord who daily carries us. God is our deliverer.
20Our God is the God of salvation; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.20God is for us the God of our deliverance. The Lord GOD rescues us from death.
21But God will wound the head of His enemies, The hairy scalp of the one who still goes on in his trespasses.21God surely strikes the heads of his enemies, even the hairy heads of those who continue in their guilt.
22The Lord said, “I will bring back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,22The Lord says, "From Bashan I will bring them, I will bring them from the depths of the sea,
23That your foot may crush them in blood, And the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies.”23that your feet may wade through blood. The tongues of your dogs will have their portions from your enemies."
24They have seen Your procession, O God, The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.24They have observed your processions, God, the processions of my God, my king, in the sanctuary.
25The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; Among them were the maidens playing timbrels.25The singers are in front, the musicians follow, strumming their stringed instruments among the maidens who are playing their tambourines.
26Bless God in the congregations, The Lord, from the fountain of Israel.26Bless God in the great congregation, the LORD who is the fountain of Israel.
27There is little Benjamin, their leader, The princes of Judah and their company, The princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.27Little Benjamin is there, leading them, and the princes of Judah all together with the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.
28Your God has commanded your strength; Strengthen, O God, what You have done for us.28Summon the power of your God, the power, God, that you have shown us.
29Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, Kings will bring presents to You.29Because of your Temple in Jerusalem, kings bring tribute to you.
30Rebuke the beasts of the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Till everyone submits himself with pieces of silver. Scatter the peoples who delight in war.30Rebuke the wildlife that lives among the reeds, the nations that congregate like bulls and cows, humbling themselves with pieces of silver, for God scatters the nations that delight in battle.
31Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.31Envoys will come from Egypt. Let the Ethiopians stretch out their hands to God.
32Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; Oh, sing praises to the Lord, Selah32You kingdoms of the earth, sing to God! Sing praises to the Lord, Interlude
33To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old! Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.33to the one who rides the heavens, the ancient heavens. Behold! He thunders with a mighty voice.
34Ascribe strength to God; His excellence is over Israel, And His strength is in the clouds.34Ascribe power to God, whose glory is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
35O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!35You are awesome, God, from your sanctuaries. The God of Israel is the one who gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God!
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
Psalm 67
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