For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. A song. May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. (Psalm 68:1)

As smoke is blown away by the wind, may you blow them away; as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God. (Psalm 68:2)

But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. (Psalm 68:3)

Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds - his name is the LORD - and rejoice before him. (Psalm 68:4)

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. (Psalm 68:5)

God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. (Psalm 68:6)

When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, (Psalm 68:7)

the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. (Psalm 68:8)

You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance. (Psalm 68:9)

Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor. (Psalm 68:10)

The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it: (Psalm 68:11)

"Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder. (Psalm 68:12)

Even while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of [my] dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold." (Psalm 68:13)

When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon. (Psalm 68:14)

The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan. (Psalm 68:15)

Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever? (Psalm 68:16)

The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord [has come] from Sinai into his sanctuary. (Psalm 68:17)

When you ascended on high, you led captives in your train; you received gifts from men, even from the rebellious - that you, O LORD God, might dwell there. (Psalm 68:18)

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. (Psalm 68:19)

Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death. (Psalm 68:20)

Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins. (Psalm 68:21)

The Lord says, "I will bring them from Bashan; I will bring them from the depths of the sea, (Psalm 68:22)

that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your dogs have their share." (Psalm 68:23)

Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary. (Psalm 68:24)

In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines. (Psalm 68:25)

Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel. (Psalm 68:26)

There is the little tribe of Benjamin, leading them, there the great throng of Judah's princes, and there the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali. (Psalm 68:27)

Summon your power, O God ; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before. (Psalm 68:28)

Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts. (Psalm 68:29)

Rebuke the beast among the reeds, the herd of bulls among the calves of the nations. Humbled, may it bring bars of silver. Scatter the nations who delight in war. (Psalm 68:30)

Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God. (Psalm 68:31)

Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, (Psalm 68:32)

to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice. (Psalm 68:33)

Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies. (Psalm 68:34)

You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God! (Psalm 68:35)


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