God Shall Scatter His Enemies

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.

1 1God shall arise, his enemies shall be 2scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him!

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2 As 3smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; 4as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God!

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3 But 5the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!

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4 Sing to God, 6sing praises to his name; 7lift up a song to him who 8rides through 9the deserts; his name is 10the LORD; exult before him!

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      5 11Father of the fatherless and 12protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.

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      6 God 13settles the solitary in a home; he 14leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but 15the rebellious dwell in 16a parched land.

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      7 O God, when you 17went out before your people, 18when you marched through 19the wilderness, Selah

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      8 20the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.

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      9 21Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad; you restored your inheritance as it languished;

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      10 your flocka found a dwelling in it; in your goodness, O God, you 22provided for the needy.

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        • á 68:10 - Or your congregation
          11 The Lord gives 23the word; 24the women who announce the news are a great host:

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          12 25"The kings of the armies--they flee, they flee!" The women at home 26divide the spoil--

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          13 though you men lie among 27the sheepfolds-- the wings of a dove covered with silver, its pinions with shimmering gold.

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          14 When the Almighty scatters kings there, let snow fall on 28Zalmon.

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          15 O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan; O many-peakedb mountain, mountain of Bashan!

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            • â 68:15 - Or hunch-backed; also verse 16
              16 Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount that God 29desired for his abode, yes, where the LORD will dwell forever?

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              17 30The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.

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              18 31You ascended on high, 32leading a host of captives in your train and 33receiving gifts among men, even among 34the rebellious, 35that the LORD God may dwell there.

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