Psalms 68

MSTC(i) 1 {To the Chanter, a Psalm and song of David} Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; let them also that hate him flee before him. 2 Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive them away; and like as wax melteth at the fire, so shall the ungodly perish at the presence of God. 3 But the righteous shall be glad and rejoice before God, they shall be merry and joyful. 4 O sing unto God, sing praises to his name; magnify him that rideth upon the heavens, as it were upon a horse. Praise him in his name Jah, and rejoice before him. 5 He is a father of the fatherless, he is a defender of widows; even God in his holy habitation. 6 He is the God that maketh men to be of one mind in a house, and bringeth the prisoners out of captivity, but letteth the renegades continue in scarceness. 7 O God, when thou wentest forth before the people, when thou wentest through the wilderness, Selah, 8 the earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God, even as Sinai also was moved at the presence of God, who is the God of Israel. 9 Thou, O God sendest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance, and refreshest it when it is dry. 10 Thy congregation shall dwell therein; for thou, O God, hast of thy goodness prepared for the poor. 11 The LORD gave the word; great was the company of the preachers. 12 Kings with their armies did flee, and were discomfited; and they of the household divided the spoil. 13 Though ye have lain among the sheep-folds, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove that is covered with silver wings, and her feathers like gold. 14 When the Almighty setteth kings upon the earth, it shall be clear even in the darkness; as white as snow in Zalmon. 15 The hill of Bashan is God's hill; the hill of Bashan is a plenteous hill. 16 Why hop ye so, ye high hills? This is God's hill, in the which it pleaseth him to dwell. Yea, the LORD will abide in it forever. 17 The chariots of God are many thousand times a thousand, the LORD is among them, as in the holy place of Sinai. 18 Thou art gone up on high; thou hast led captivity captive, and received gifts for men, yea, even for thine enemies, that the LORD God might dwell among them. 19 Praised be the LORD daily, even the God which helpeth us, and poureth his benefits upon us. Selah. 20 He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation; God is the LORD, by whom we escape death. 21 God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his wickedness. 22 The LORD hath said, "I will bring my people again, as I did from Bashan; mine own will I bring again, as I did sometimes from the deep of the sea, 23 that thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and that thy dogs may lick it up." 24 It is well seen, O God, how thou goest; how thou, my God and King, goest in the sanctuary. 25 The singers go before, the minstrels follow after; in the midst are the damsels playing with the timbrels. 26 Give thanks, O Israel, unto God the LORD in the congregations, from the ground of the heart. 27 There is little Benjamin their ruler, and the princes of Judah their council; the princes of Zebulon, and the princes of Naphtali. 28 Thy God hath committed strength unto thee; establish the thing, O God, that thou hast wrought in us, 29 for thy temple's sake at Jerusalem; so shall kings bring presents unto thee. 30 Reprove the beasts among the reeds, the heap of bulls with the calves, those that drive for money. O scatter thou the people that delight in war. 31 The princes shall come out of Egypt; the Ethiopians land shall stretch out her hands unto God. 32 Sing unto God, O ye kingdoms of the earth: O sing praises unto the LORD, Selah, 33 who sitteth in the heavens over all from the beginning. Lo, he doth send out his voice, yea and that a mighty voice. 34 Ascribe ye the power unto God; his glory is in Israel, and his might in the clouds. 35 O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places, even the God of Israel; he will give strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.