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Psalm 68 NAS

The God of Sinai and of the Sanctuary.

1 Let 1God arise, let His enemies be scattered, And let those who hate Him flee before * Him.

References for Psalms 68:1

    • a 68:1 - Or "God shall"
    • b 68:1 - Or "His enemies shall"
    • c 68:1 - Or "those who hate Him shall"
      2 As 2smoke is driven away, so drive them away; As 3wax melts before * the fire, So let the 4wicked perish before * God.

      References for Psalms 68:2

      3 But let the 5righteous be glad; let them exult before God; Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.

      References for Psalms 68:3

      4 Sing to God, 6sing praises to His name; 7Lift up a song for Him who 8rides through the deserts, Whose 9name is the LORD, and exult before Him.

      References for Psalms 68:4

        • d 68:4 - Or "Cast up" a highway
        • e 68:4 - Heb YAH
          5 A 10father of the fatherless and a 11judge for the widows, Is God in His 12holy habitation.

          References for Psalms 68:5

          6 God 13makes a home for the lonely; He 14leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only 15the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

          References for Psalms 68:6

            • g 68:6 - Lit "makes the solitary to dwell in a house"
              7 O God, when You 16went forth before Your people, When You 17marched through the wilderness, Selah.

              References for Psalms 68:7

                • h 68:7 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
                  8 The 18earth quaked; The 19heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; 20Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

                  References for Psalms 68:8

                    • i 68:8 - Lit "This is Sinai" which
                      9 You 21shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.

                      References for Psalms 68:9

                      10 Your creatures settled in it; You 22provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.

                      References for Psalms 68:10

                      11 The Lord gives the command; The 23women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host:

                      References for Psalms 68:11

                      12 "24Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home will 25divide the spoil!"

                      References for Psalms 68:12

                      13 When you lie down 26among the sheepfolds, You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And its pinions with glistening gold.

                      References for Psalms 68:13

                        • l 68:13 - Lit "If"
                        • m 68:13 - Or "cooking stones" or "saddle bags"
                          14 When the Almighty 27scattered the kings there, It was snowing in 28Zalmon.

                          References for Psalms 68:14

                          15 A 29mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.

                          References for Psalms 68:15

                            • o 68:15 - Or "mighty mountain is"
                              16 Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, At the mountain which God has 30desired for His abode? Surely 31the LORD will dwell there forever.

                              References for Psalms 68:16

                              17 The 32chariots of God are myriads, 33thousands upon thousands; The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.

                              References for Psalms 68:17

                                • p 68:17 - Lit "twice ten thousand"
                                • q 68:17 - Another reading is "The Lord came from Sinai into the sanctuary"
                                  18 You have 34ascended on high, You have 35led captive Your captives; You have received gifts among men, Even among the rebellious also, that the LORD God may dwell there.

                                  References for Psalms 68:18

                                  19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily 36bears our burden, 37The God who is our salvation. Selah.

                                  References for Psalms 68:19

                                  20 God is to us a 38God of deliverances; And 39to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.

                                  References for Psalms 68:20

                                    • s 68:20 - Heb "YHWH," usually rendered LORD
                                    • t 68:20 - I.e. in view of; lit "for"
                                      21 Surely God will 40shatter the head of His enemies, The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.

                                      References for Psalms 68:21

                                      22 The Lord said, "41I will bring them back from Bashan. I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;

                                      References for Psalms 68:22

                                      23 That 42your foot may shatter them in blood, The tongue of your 43dogs may have its portion from your enemies."

                                      References for Psalms 68:23

                                        • v 68:23 - Some versions render, you may "bathe your foot in blood"
                                          24 They have seen 44Your procession, O God, The procession of my God, my King, 45into the sanctuary.

                                          References for Psalms 68:24

                                            • w 68:24 - Lit "goings"
                                            • x 68:24 - Lit "goings"
                                            • y 68:24 - Lit "in the sanctuary;" or "in holiness"
                                              25 The 46singers went on, the musicians after them, In the midst of the 47maidens beating tambourines.

                                              References for Psalms 68:25

                                                • z 68:25 - Or "The maidens in the midst"
                                                  26 48Bless God in the congregations, Even the LORD, you who are of the 49fountain of Israel.

                                                  References for Psalms 68:26

                                                  27 There is 50Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them, The princes of Judah in their throng, The princes of 51Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

                                                  References for Psalms 68:27

                                                    • { 68:27 - Or "smallest"
                                                    • | 68:27 - Or "their ruler"
                                                      28 Your God has 52commanded your strength; Show Yourself strong, O God, 53who have acted on our behalf.

                                                      References for Psalms 68:28

                                                        • } 68:28 - Some mss read "Command, God"
                                                        • ~ 68:28 - Lit "for us"
                                                          29 Because of Your temple at Jerusalem 54Kings will bring gifts to You.

                                                          References for Psalms 68:29

                                                          30 Rebuke the 55beasts in the reeds, The herd of 56bulls with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver; He has 57scattered the peoples who delight in war.

                                                          References for Psalms 68:30

                                                          31 Envoys will come out of 58Egypt; 59Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.

                                                          References for Psalms 68:31

                                                          32 Sing to God, O 60kingdoms of the earth, 61Sing praises to the Lord, Selah.

                                                          References for Psalms 68:32

                                                          33 To Him who 62rides upon the 63highest heavens, which are from ancient times; Behold, 64He speaks forth with His voice, a 65mighty voice.

                                                          References for Psalms 68:33

                                                            • ‚ 68:33 - Lit "heaven of heavens of old"
                                                            • ƒ 68:33 - Lit "gives forth"
                                                              34 66Ascribe strength to God; His majesty is over Israel And 67His strength is in the skies.

                                                              References for Psalms 68:34

                                                                • „ 68:34 - Lit "clouds"
                                                                  35 O God, You are 68awesome from Your sanctuary. The God of Israel Himself 69gives strength and power to the people. 70Blessed be God!

                                                                  References for Psalms 68:35

                                                                    • … 68:35 - Or "Awesome is God from your sanctuary"
                                                                    • † 68:35 - Lit "holy places"

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                                                                      • a 68:1 - Or "God shall"
                                                                      • b 68:1 - Or "His enemies shall"
                                                                      • c 68:1 - Or "those who hate Him shall"
                                                                      • d 68:4 - Or "Cast up" a highway
                                                                      • e 68:4 - Heb YAH
                                                                      • f 68:5 - Lit "of"
                                                                      • g 68:6 - Lit "makes the solitary to dwell in a house"
                                                                      • h 68:7 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
                                                                      • i 68:8 - Lit "This is Sinai" which
                                                                      • j 68:9 - Lit "weary"
                                                                      • k 68:11 - Lit "word"
                                                                      • l 68:13 - Lit "If"
                                                                      • m 68:13 - Or "cooking stones" or "saddle bags"
                                                                      • n 68:14 - Lit "in it"
                                                                      • o 68:15 - Or "mighty mountain is"
                                                                      • p 68:17 - Lit "twice ten thousand"
                                                                      • q 68:17 - Another reading is "The Lord came from Sinai into the sanctuary"
                                                                      • r 68:18 - Heb YAH
                                                                      • s 68:20 - Heb "YHWH," usually rendered LORD
                                                                      • t 68:20 - I.e. in view of; lit "for"
                                                                      • u 68:22 - Or "says"
                                                                      • v 68:23 - Some versions render, you may "bathe your foot in blood"
                                                                      • w 68:24 - Lit "goings"
                                                                      • x 68:24 - Lit "goings"
                                                                      • y 68:24 - Lit "in the sanctuary;" or "in holiness"
                                                                      • z 68:25 - Or "The maidens in the midst"
                                                                      • { 68:27 - Or "smallest"
                                                                      • | 68:27 - Or "their ruler"
                                                                      • } 68:28 - Some mss read "Command, God"
                                                                      • ~ 68:28 - Lit "for us"
                                                                      •  68:29 - Or "From Your temple"
                                                                      • € 68:30 - Lit "of"
                                                                      •  68:31 - Lit "Cush"
                                                                      • ‚ 68:33 - Lit "heaven of heavens of old"
                                                                      • ƒ 68:33 - Lit "gives forth"
                                                                      • „ 68:34 - Lit "clouds"
                                                                      • … 68:35 - Or "Awesome is God from your sanctuary"
                                                                      • † 68:35 - Lit "holy places"