Psalms 68

ERV(i) 1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; let them also that hate him flee before him 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God 3 But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God: yea, let them rejoice with gladness 4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: cast up a highway for him that rideth through the deserts; his name is JAH; and exult ye before him 5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation 6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity: but the rebellious dwell in a parched land 7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; [Selah 8 The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: [even] yon Sinai [trembled] at the presence of God, the God of Israel 9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary 10 Thy congregation dwelt therein: thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor 11 The Lord giveth the word: the women that publish the tidings are a great host 12 Kings of armies flee, they flee: and she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil 13 Will ye lie among the sheepfolds, [as] the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her pinions with yellow gold 14 When the Almighty scattered kings therein, [it was as when] it snoweth in Zalmon 15 A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; an high mountain is the mountain of Bashan 16 Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, at the mountain which God hath desired for his abode? yea, the LORD will dwell [in it] for ever 17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands: the Lord is among them, [as in] Sinai, in the sanctuary 18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led [thy] captivity captive; thou hast received gifts among men, yea, [among] the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell [with them] 19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily beareth our burden, even the God who is our salvation. [Selah 20 God is unto us a God of deliverances; and unto JEHOVAH the Lord belong the issues from death 21 But God shall smite through the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his guiltiness 22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring [them] again from the depths of the sea 23 That thou mayest dip thy foot in blood, that the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from [thine] enemies 24 They have seen thy goings, O God, even the goings of my God, my King, into the sanctuary 25 The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, in the midst of the damsels playing with timbrels 26 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, [ye that are] of the fountain of Israel 27 There is little Benjamin their ruler, the princes of Judah [and] their council, the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali 28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us 29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem kings shall bring presents unto thee 30 Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples, trampling under foot the pieces of silver; he hath scattered the peoples that delight in war 31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall haste to stretch out her hands unto God 32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; [Selah 33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which are of old; lo, he uttereth his voice, [and that] a mighty voice 34 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the skies 35 O God, [thou art] terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel, he giveth strength and power unto [his] people. Blessed be God