||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 68 [Commentary] [Map] |
||For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song. Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered,
And let those who hate Him flee before Him.
||As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked perish before God.
||But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God;
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
||Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts,
Whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him.
||A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
||God makes a home for the lonely;
He leads out the prisoners into prosperity,
Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
||O God, when You went forth before Your people,
When You marched through the wilderness, Selah.
||The earth quaked;
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God;
Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
||You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God;
You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.
||Your creatures settled in it;
You provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.
||The Lord gives the command;
The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host:
||"Kings of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!"
||When you lie down among the sheepfolds,
You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver,
And its pinions with glistening gold.
||When the Almighty scattered the kings there,
It was snowing in Zalmon.
||A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;
A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
||Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks,
At the mountain which God has desired for His abode?
Surely the LORD will dwell there forever.
||The chariots of God are myriads, thousands upon thousands;
The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.
||You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives;
You have received gifts among men,
Even among the rebellious also, that the LORD God may dwell there.
||Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden,
The God who is our salvation. Selah.
||God is to us a God of deliverances;
And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
||Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies,
The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.
||The Lord said, "I will bring them back from Bashan.
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
||That your foot may shatter them in blood,
The tongue of your dogs may have its portion from your enemies."
||They have seen Your procession, O God,
The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
||The singers went on, the musicians after them,
In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines.
||Bless God in the congregations,
Even the LORD, you who are of the fountain of Israel.
||There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them,
The princes of Judah in their throng,
The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
||Your God has commanded your strength;
Show Yourself strong, O God, who have acted on our behalf.
||Because of Your temple at Jerusalem
Kings will bring gifts to You.
||Rebuke the beasts in the reeds,
The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples,
Trampling under foot the pieces of silver;
He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
||Envoys will come out of Egypt;
Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
||Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth,
Sing praises to the Lord, Selah.
||To Him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times;
Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice.
||Ascribe strength to God;
His majesty is over Israel
And His strength is in the skies.
||O God, You are awesome from Your sanctuary.
The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people.
Blessed be God!
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