68:1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; Let them also that hate him flee before him.
68:2 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.
68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God: Yea, let them rejoice with gladness.
68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: Cast up a highway for him that rideth through the deserts; His name is Jehovah; and exult ye before him.
68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation.
68:6 God setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
68:7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, When thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah
68:8 The earth trembled, The heavens also dropped `rain' at the presence of God: Yon Sinai `trembled' at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
68:9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, Thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
68:10 Thy congregation dwelt therein: Thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor.
68:11 The Lord giveth the word: The women that publish the tidings are a great host.
68:12 Kings of armies flee, they flee; And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.
68:13 When ye lie among the sheepfolds, `It is as' the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her pinions with yellow gold.
68:14 When the Almighty scattered kings therein, `It was as when' it snoweth in Zalmon.
68:15 A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A high mountain is the mountain of Bashan.
68:16 Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, At the mountain which God hath desired for his abode? Yea, Jehovah will dwell `in it' for ever.
68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands; The Lord is among them, `as in' Sinai, in the sanctuary.
68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led away captives; Thou hast received gifts among men, Yea, `among' the rebellious also, that Jehovah God might dwell `with them'.
68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily beareth our burden, Even the God who is our salvation. Selah
68:20 God is unto us a God of deliverances; And unto Jehovah the Lord belongeth escape from death.
68:21 But God will smite through the head of his enemies, The hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his guiltiness.
68:22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring `them' again from the depths of the sea;
68:23 That thou mayest crush `them', `dipping' thy foot in blood, That the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from `thine' enemies.
68:24 They have seen thy goings, O God, Even the goings of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
68:25 The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, In the midst of the damsels playing with timbrels.
68:26 Bless ye God in the congregations, Even the Lord, `ye that are' of the fountain of Israel.
68:27 There is little Benjamin their ruler, The princes of Judah `and' their council, The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
68:28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: Strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.
68:29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem Kings shall bring presents unto thee.
68:30 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.
68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall haste to stretch out her hands unto God.
68:32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; Oh sing praises unto the Lord; Selah
68:33 To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which are of old; Lo, he uttereth his voice, a mighty voice.
68:34 Ascribe ye strength unto God: His excellency is over Israel, And his strength is in the skies.
68:35 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. Psalm 69 For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshanim. `A Psalm' of David.
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