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Psalm 68:1–10

May God arise,p may his enemies be scattered;q

may his foes fleer before him.

May you blow them away like smoke—s

as wax meltst before the fire,

may the wicked perishu before God.

But may the righteous be glad

and rejoicev before God;

may they be happy and joyful.

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,w

extol him who rides on the cloudsb x;

rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.y

A father to the fatherless,z a defender of widows,a

is God in his holy dwelling.b

God sets the lonelyc in families,c d

he leads out the prisonerse with singing;

but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.f

When you, God, went outg before your people,

when you marched through the wilderness,d h

the earth shook,i the heavens poured down rain,j

before God, the One of Sinai,k

before God, the God of Israel.l

You gave abundant showers,m O God;

you refreshed your weary inheritance.

10 Your people settled in it,

and from your bounty,n God, you providedo for the poor.

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