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.
19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation. Selah. 20 God is to us a God of deliverances; And to [s]God the Lord belong escapes [t]from death. 21 Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies, The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds. 22 The Lord [u]said, “I will bring them back from Bashan. I will bring them back from the depths of the sea; 23 That [v]your foot may shatter them in blood, The tongue of your dogs may have its portion from your enemies.”
24 They have seen Your [w]procession, O God, The [x]procession of my God, my King, [y]into the sanctuary. 25 The singers went on, the musicians after them, [z]In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines. 26 Bless God in the congregations, Even the Lord, you who are of the fountain of Israel. 27 There is Benjamin, the [aa]youngest, [ab]ruling them, The princes of Judah in their throng, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
28 [ac]Your God has commanded your strength; Show Yourself strong, O God, who have acted [ad]on our behalf. 29 [ae]Because of Your temple at Jerusalem Kings will bring gifts to You. 30 Rebuke the beasts [af]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. 31 Envoys will come out of Egypt; [ag]Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, Sing praises to the Lord, Selah. 33 To Him who rides upon the [ah]highest heavens, which are from ancient times; Behold, He [ai]speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice. 34 Ascribe strength to God; His majesty is over Israel And His strength is in the [aj]skies. 35 [ak]O God, You areawesome from Your [al]sanctuary. The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God!
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