68 [a]Let God arise, [b]let His enemies be scattered, And [c]let those who hate Him flee before Him. 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish before God. 3 But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God; Yes, let them rejoice with gladness. 4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; [d]Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, Whose name is [e]the Lord, and exult before Him.
5 A father of the fatherless and a judge [f]for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation. 6 God [g]makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
7 O God, when You went forth before Your people, When You marched through the wilderness, [h]Selah. 8 The earth quaked; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; [i]Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9 You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was [j]parched. 10 Your creatures settled in it; You provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.
11 The Lord gives the [k]command; The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host: 12 “Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!” 13 [l]When you lie down among the [m]sheepfolds, You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And its pinions with glistening gold. 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings [n]there, It was snowing in Zalmon.
15 A [o]mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan. 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. 17 The chariots of God are [p]myriads, thousands upon thousands; [q]The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness. 18 You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives; You have received gifts among men, Even among the rebellious also, that [r]the Lord God may dwell there.
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