God rises up and scatters his enemies. Those who hate him run away in defeat.
As smoke is blown away, so he drives them off; as wax melts in front of the fire, so do the wicked perish in God's presence.
But the righteous are glad and rejoice in his presence; they are happy and shout for joy.
Sing to God, sing praises to his name; prepare a way for him who rides on the clouds. His name is the Lord - be glad in his presence!
References for Psalms 68:4
God, who lives in his sacred Temple, cares for orphans and protects widows.
He gives the lonely a home to live in and leads prisoners out into happy freedom, but rebels will have to live in a desolate land.
O God, when you led your people, when you marched across the desert,
the earth shook, and the sky poured down rain, 1 because of the coming of the God of Sinai, the coming of the God of Israel.
References for Psalms 68:8
You caused abundant rain to fall and restored your worn-out land;
your people made their home there; in your goodness you provided for the poor.
The Lord gave the command, and many women carried the news: