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Psalm 68 (New American Standard)

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The God of Sinai and of the Sanctuary.

1 aLet 1God arise, blet His enemies be scattered, And clet those who hate Him flee before Him. 2 As 2smoke is driven away, so drive them away; As 3wax melts before the fire, So let the 4wicked perish before God. 3 But let the 5righteous be glad; let them exult before God; Yes, let them rejoice with gladness. 4 Sing to God, 6sing praises to His name; d7Lift up a song for Him who 8rides through the deserts, Whose 9name is ethe LORD, and exult before Him. 5 A 10father of the fatherless and a 11judge ffor the widows, Is God in His 12holy habitation. 6 God g13makes a home for the lonely; He 14leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only 15the rebellious dwell in a parched land. 7 O God, when You 16went forth before Your people, When You 17marched through the wilderness, hSelah. 8 The 18earth quaked; The 19heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; i20Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9 You 21shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was jparched. 10 Your creatures settled in it; You 22provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God. 11 The Lord gives the kcommand; The 23women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host: 12 "24Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home will 25divide the spoil!" 13 lWhen you lie down 26among the msheepfolds, You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And its pinions with glistening gold. 14 When the Almighty 27scattered the kings nthere, It was snowing in 28Zalmon. 15 A o29mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan. 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. 17 The 32chariots of God are pmyriads, 33thousands upon thousands; qThe Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness. 18 You have 34ascended on high, You have 35led captive Your captives; You have received gifts among men, Even among the rebellious also, that rthe LORD God may dwell there. 19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily 36bears our burden, 37The God who is our salvation. Selah. 20 God is to us a 38God of deliverances; And 39to sGOD the Lord belong escapes tfrom death. 21 Surely God will 40shatter the head of His enemies, The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds. 22 The Lord usaid, "41I will bring them back from Bashan. I will bring them back from the depths of the sea; 23 That v42your foot may shatter them in blood, The tongue of your 43dogs may have its portion from your enemies." 24 They have seen 44Your wprocession, O God, The xprocession of my God, my King, y45into the sanctuary. 25 The 46singers went on, the musicians after them, zIn the midst of the 47maidens beating tambourines. 26 48Bless God in the congregations, Even the LORD, you who are of the 49fountain of Israel. 27 There is 50Benjamin, the aayoungest, bbruling them, The princes of Judah in their throng, The princes of 51Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali. 28 ccYour God has 52commanded your strength; Show Yourself strong, O God, 53who have acted ddon our behalf. 29 eeBecause of Your temple at Jerusalem 54Kings will bring gifts to You. 30 Rebuke the 55beasts ffin 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. 31 Envoys will come out of 58Egypt; gg59Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God. 32 Sing to God, O 60kingdoms of the earth, 61Sing praises to the Lord, Selah. 33 To Him who 62rides upon the hh63highest heavens, which are from ancient times; Behold, 64He iispeaks forth with His voice, a 65mighty voice. 34 66Ascribe strength to God; His majesty is over Israel And 67His strength is in the jjskies. 35 kkO God, You are 68awesome from Your llsanctuary. The God of Israel Himself 69gives strength and power to the people. 70Blessed be God!
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