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Psalm 68:4–7

Sing to God, jsing praises to his name;

klift up a song to him who lrides through mthe deserts;

his name is nthe Lord;

exult before him!

oFather of the fatherless and pprotector of widows

is God in his holy habitation.

God qsettles the solitary in a home;

he rleads out the prisoners to prosperity,

but sthe rebellious dwell in ta parched land.

O God, when you uwent out before your people,

vwhen you marched through wthe wilderness, Selah

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Psalm 68:4–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,

extol him who rides on the clouds;

rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,

is God in his holy dwelling.

God sets the lonely in families,

he leads out the prisoners with singing;

but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

When you, God, went out before your people,

when you marched through the wilderness,

Psalm 68:4–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name:

Extol him that rideth upon the heavens

By his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows,

Is God in his holy habitation.

God setteth the solitary in families:

He bringeth out those which are bound with chains:

But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people,

When thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:

Psalm 68:4–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Sing praises to God and to his name!

Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds.

His name is the Lord

rejoice in his presence!

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—

this is God, whose dwelling is holy.

God places the lonely in families;

he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.

But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

O God, when you led your people out from Egypt,

when you marched through the dry wasteland,

Interlude

Psalm 68:4–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Sing to God, sing praises to His name;

Extol Him who rides on the clouds,

By His name Yah,

And rejoice before Him.

A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,

Is God in His holy habitation.

God sets the solitary in families;

He brings out those who are bound into prosperity;

But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

O God, when You went out before Your people,

When You marched through the wilderness,

Selah

Psalm 68:4–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Sing to God; sing praises to his name.

Prepare the way for him

who rides through the desert,

whose name is the Lord.

Rejoice before him.

God is in his holy Temple.

He is a father to orphans,

and he defends the widows.

God gives the lonely a home.

He leads prisoners out with joy,

but those who turn against God will live in a dry land.

God, you led your people out

when you marched through the desert.

Selah

Psalm 68:4–7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name:

Cast up a highway for him that rideth through the deserts;

His name is Jehovah; and exult ye before him.

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows,

Is God in his holy habitation.

God setteth the solitary in families:

He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity;

But the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people,

When thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah

Psalm 68:4–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Sing unto God, sing forth his name; cast up a way for him that rideth in the deserts: his name is Jah; and rejoice before him. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. God maketh the solitary into families; those that were bound he bringeth out into prosperity: but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness—(Selah) —

Psalm 68:4–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Sing to God; make music to praise his name.

Make a highway for him to ride through the deserts.

The Lord is his name.

Celebrate in his presence.

The God who is in his holy dwelling place

is the father of the fatherless and the defender of widows.

God places lonely people in families.

He leads prisoners out of prison into productive lives,

but rebellious people must live in an unproductive land.

O God, when you went in front of your people,

when you marched through the desert,

Selah

Psalm 68:4–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Sing to God! Sing praises to His name.

Exalt Him who rides on the clouds —

His name is Yahweh —and rejoice before Him.

God in His holy dwelling is

a father of the fatherless

and a champion of widows.

God provides homes for those who are deserted.

He leads out the prisoners to prosperity,

but the rebellious live in a scorched land.

God, when You went out before Your people,

when You marched through the desert, Selah

Psalm 68:4–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Sing to God, sing praises to his name;

lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds—

his name is the Lord

be exultant before him.

Father of orphans and protector of widows

is God in his holy habitation.

God gives the desolate a home to live in;

he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,

but the rebellious live in a parched land.

O God, when you went out before your people,

when you marched through the wilderness, Selah

Psalm 68:4–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Sing to God, sing praises to his name.

Lift up a song to the rider on the clouds—his name is Yah—

and rejoice before him.

A father to orphans and a judge for widows

is God in his holy habitation.

God settles the lonely in a home;

he brings prisoners out into prosperity.

But the rebellious abide in a barren land.

O God, when you went out before your people,

when you marched through the desert, Selah

Psalm 68:4–7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Sing to God. Sing praise to his name.

Lift up a song to the One who rides on the clouds.

His name is the Lord.

Be glad when you are with him.

God is in his holy temple.

He is a father to those whose fathers have died.

He takes care of women whose husbands have died.

God gives lonely people a family.

He sets prisoners free, and they go out singing.

But those who refuse to obey him

live in a land that is baked by the sun.

God, you led your people out.

You marched through a dry and empty land. Selah

Psalm 68:4–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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.