Psalms 68

Brenton(i) 1 (67:1) For the end, a Psalm of a Song by David. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; and let them that hate him flee from before him. 2 (67:2) As smoke vanishes, let them vanish: as wax melts before the fire, so let the sinners perish from before God. 3 (67:3) But let the righteous rejoice; let them exult before God: let them be delighted with joy. 4 (67:4) Sing to God, sing praises to his name: make a way for him that rides upon the west (the Lord is his name) and exult before him. They shall be troubled before the face of him, 5 (67:5) who is the father of the orphans, and judge of the widows: such is God in his holy place. 6 (67:6) God settles the solitary in a house; leading forth prisoners mightily, also them that act provokingly, even them that dwell in tombs. 7 (67:7) O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou wentest through the wilderness; Pause: 8 (67:8) the earth quaked, yea, the heavens dropped water at the presence of the God of Sina, at the presence of the God of Israel. 9 (67:9) O God, thou wilt grant to thine inheritance a gracious rain; for it was weary, but thou didst refresh it. 10 (67:10) Thy creatures dwell in it: thou hast in thy goodness prepared for the poor. 11 (67:11) The Lord God will give a word to them that preach it in a great company. 12 (67:12) The king of the forces of the beloved, of the beloved, will even grant them for the beauty of the house to divide the spoils. 13 (67:13) Even if ye should lie among the lots, ye shall have the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her breast with yellow gold. 14 (67:14) When the heavenly One scatters kings upon it, they shall be made snow-white in Selmon. 15 (67:15) The mountain of God is a rich mountain; a swelling mountain, a rich mountain. 16 (67:16) Wherefore do ye conceive evil, ye swelling mountains? this is the mountain which God has delighted to dwell in; yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever. 17 (67:17) The chariots of God are ten thousand fold, thousands of rejoicing ones: the Lord is among them, in Sina, in the holy place. 18 (67:18) Thou art gone up on high, thou hast led captivity captive, thou hast received gifts for man, yea, for they were rebellious, that thou mightest dwell among them. 19 (67:19) Blessed be the Lord God, blessed be the Lord daily; and the God of our salvation shall prosper us. Pause. 20 (67:20) Our God is the God of salvation; and to the Lord belong the issues from death. 21 (67:21) But God shall crust the heads of his enemies; the hairy crown of them that go on in their trespasses. 22 (67:22) The Lord said, I will bring again from Basan, I will bring my people again through the depths of the sea. 23 (67:23) That thy foot may be dipped in blood, and the tongue of thy dogs be stained with that of thine enemies. 24 (67:24) Thy goings, O God, have been seen; the goings of my God, the king, in the sanctuary. 25 (67:25) The princes went first, next before the players on instruments, in the midst of damsels playing on timbrels. 26 (67:26) Praise God in the congregations, the Lord from the fountains of Israel. 27 (67:27) There is Benjamin the younger one in ecstasy, the princes of Juda their rulers, the princes of Zabulon, the princes of Nephthali. 28 (67:28) O God, command thou thy strength: strengthen, O God, this which thou hast wrought in us. 29 (67:29) Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents to thee. 30 (67:30) Rebuke the wild beasts of the reed: let the crowd of bulls with the heifers of the nations be rebuked, so that they who have been proved with silver may not be shut out: scatter thou the nations that wish for wars. 31 (67:31) Ambassadors shall arrive out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall hasten to stretch out her hand readily to God. 32 (67:32) Sing to God, ye kingdoms of the earth; sing psalms to the Lord. Pause. 33 (67:33) Sing to God that rides on the heaven of heaven, eastward: lo, he will utter a mighty sound with his voice. 34 (67:34) Give ye glory to God: his excellency is over Israel, and his power is in the clouds. 35 (67:35) God is wonderful in his holy places, the God of Israel: he will give power and strength to his people: blessed be God.