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Psalm 68


The God of Sinai and of the Sanctuary.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song.

Psalm 68:1   Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, And let those who hate Him flee before Him.
Psalm 68:2   As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish before God.
Psalm 68:3   But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God; Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
Psalm 68:4   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.
Psalm 68:5   A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
Psalm 68:6   God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
Psalm 68:7   O God, when You went forth before Your people, When You marched through the wilderness, Selah.
Psalm 68:8   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.
Psalm 68:9   You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.
Psalm 68:10   Your creatures settled in it; You provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.
Psalm 68:11   The Lord gives the command; The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host:
Psalm 68:12   "Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!"
Psalm 68:13   When you lie down among the sheepfolds, You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And its pinions with glistening gold.
Psalm 68:14   When the Almighty scattered the kings there, It was snowing in Zalmon.
Psalm 68:15   A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
Psalm 68:16   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.
Psalm 68:17   The chariots of God are myriads, thousands upon thousands; The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.
Psalm 68:18   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.
Psalm 68:19   Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation. Selah.
Psalm 68:20   God is to us a God of deliverances; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
Psalm 68:21   Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies, The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.
Psalm 68:22   The Lord said, "I will bring them back from Bashan. I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
Psalm 68:23   That your foot may shatter them in blood, The tongue of your dogs may have its portion from your enemies."
Psalm 68:24   They have seen Your procession, O God, The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
Psalm 68:25   The singers went on, the musicians after them, In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines.
Psalm 68:26   Bless God in the congregations, Even the LORD, you who are of the fountain of Israel.
Psalm 68:27   There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them, The princes of Judah in their throng, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
Psalm 68:28   Your God has commanded your strength; Show Yourself strong, O God, who have acted on our behalf.
Psalm 68:29   Because of Your temple at Jerusalem Kings will bring gifts to You.
Psalm 68:30   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.
Psalm 68:31   Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
Psalm 68:32   Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, Sing praises to the Lord, Selah.
Psalm 68:33   To Him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times; Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice.
Psalm 68:34   Ascribe strength to God; His majesty is over Israel And His strength is in the skies.
Psalm 68:35   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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