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PSALM 68

The God of Sinai and of the Sanctuary.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song.

1 1Let aGod arise, 2let His enemies be scattered,

And 3let those who hate Him flee before Him.

2 As asmoke is driven away, so drive them away;

As bwax melts before the fire,

So let the cwicked perish before God.

3 But let the arighteous be glad; let them exult before God;

Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.

4 Sing to God, asing praises to His name;

1bLift up a song for Him who crides through the deserts,

Whose dname is 2the Lord, and exult before Him.

5 A afather of the fatherless and a bjudge 1for the widows,

Is God in His choly habitation.

6 God 1amakes a home for the lonely;

He bleads out the prisoners into prosperity,

Only cthe rebellious dwell in a parched land.

7 O God, when You awent forth before Your people,

When You bmarched through the wilderness,

1Selah.

8 The aearth quaked;

The bheavens also dropped rain at the presence of God;

1cSinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

9 You ashed abroad a plentiful rain, O God;

You confirmed Your inheritance when it was 1parched.

10 Your creatures settled in it;

You aprovided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.

11 The Lord gives the 1command;

The awomen who proclaim the good tidings are a great host:

12 “aKings of armies flee, they flee,

And she who remains at home will bdivide the spoil!”

13 1When you lie down aamong the 2sheepfolds,

You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver,

And its pinions with glistening gold.

14 When the Almighty ascattered the kings 1there,

It was snowing in bZalmon.

15 A 1amountain 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 adesired for His abode?

Surely bthe Lord will dwell there forever.

17 The achariots of God are 1myriads, bthousands upon thousands;

2The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.

18 You have aascended on high, You have bled captive Your captives;

You have received gifts among men,

Even among the rebellious also, that 1the Lord God may dwell there.

19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily abears our burden,

bThe God who is our salvation.

Selah.

20 God is to us a aGod of deliverances;

And bto 1God the Lord belong escapes 2from death.

21 Surely God will ashatter the head of His enemies,

The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.

22 The Lord 1said, “aI will bring them back from Bashan.

I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;

23 That 1ayour foot may shatter them in blood,

The tongue of your bdogs may have its portion from your enemies.”

24 They have seen aYour 1procession, O God,

The 1procession of my God, my King, 2binto the sanctuary.

25 The asingers went on, the musicians after them,

1In the midst of the bmaidens beating tambourines.

26 aBless God in the congregations,

Even the Lord, you who are of the bfountain of Israel.

27 There is aBenjamin, the 1youngest, 2ruling them,

The princes of Judah in their throng,

The princes of bZebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

28 1Your God has acommanded your strength;

Show Yourself strong, O God, bwho have acted 2on our behalf.

29 1Because of Your temple at Jerusalem

aKings will bring gifts to You.

30 Rebuke the abeasts 1in the reeds,

The herd of bbulls with the calves of the peoples,

Trampling under foot the pieces of silver;

He has cscattered the peoples who delight in war.

31 Envoys will come out of aEgypt;

1bEthiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.

32 Sing to God, O akingdoms of the earth,

bSing praises to the Lord,

Selah.

33 To Him who arides upon the 1bhighest heavens, which are from ancient times;

Behold, cHe 2speaks forth with His voice, a dmighty voice.

34 aAscribe strength to God;

His majesty is over Israel

And bHis strength is in the 1skies.

35 1O God, You are aawesome from Your 2sanctuary.

The God of Israel Himself bgives strength and power to the people.

cBlessed be God!

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