11 The Lord announces the word,
    and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng:(A)
12 “Kings and armies flee(B) in haste;
    the women at home divide the plunder.(C)
13 Even while you sleep among the sheep pens,[a](D)
    the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver,
    its feathers with shining gold.”
14 When the Almighty[b] scattered(E) the kings in the land,
    it was like snow fallen on Mount Zalmon.(F)

15 Mount Bashan,(G) majestic mountain,(H)
    Mount Bashan, rugged mountain,
16 why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain,
    at the mountain where God chooses(I) to reign,
    where the Lord himself will dwell forever?(J)
17 The chariots(K) of God are tens of thousands
    and thousands of thousands;(L)
    the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.[c]
18 When you ascended(M) on high,(N)
    you took many captives;(O)
    you received gifts from people,(P)
even from[d] the rebellious(Q)
    that you,[e] Lord God, might dwell there.

19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,(R)
    who daily bears our burdens.(S)
20 Our God is a God who saves;(T)
    from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.(U)
21 Surely God will crush the heads(V) of his enemies,
    the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.
22 The Lord says, “I will bring them from Bashan;
    I will bring them from the depths of the sea,(W)
23 that your feet may wade in the blood of your foes,(X)
    while the tongues of your dogs(Y) have their share.”

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  1. Psalm 68:13 Or the campfires; or the saddlebags
  2. Psalm 68:14 Hebrew Shaddai
  3. Psalm 68:17 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text Lord is among them at Sinai in holiness
  4. Psalm 68:18 Or gifts for people, / even
  5. Psalm 68:18 Or they

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