Psalm 68 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let God be seen, and let his haters be put to flight; let those who are against him be turned back before him. 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.
2 Let them be like smoke before the driving wind; as wax turning soft before the fire, so let them come to an end before the power of God. 2 As smoke is blown away by the wind, may you blow them away; as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God.
3 But let the upright be glad; let them have delight before God; let them be full of joy. 3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
4 Make songs to God, make songs of praise to his name; make a way for him who comes through the waste lands; his name is Jah; be glad before him. 4 Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds-- his name is the LORD-- and rejoice before him.
5 A father to those who have no father, a judge of the widows, is God in his holy place. 5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
6 Those who are without friends, God puts in families; he makes free those who are in chains; but those who are turned away from him are given a dry land. 6 God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
7 O God, when you went out before your people, wandering through the waste land; (Selah.) 7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, "Selah"
8 The earth was shaking and the heavens were streaming, because God was present; even Sinai itself was moved before God, the God of Israel. 8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
9 You, O God, did freely send the rain, giving strength to the weariness of your heritage. 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Those whose resting-place was there, even the poor, were comforted by your good things, O God. 10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.
11 The Lord gives the word; great is the number of the women who make it public. 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12 Kings of armies quickly go in flight: and the women in the houses make a division of their goods. 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.
13 Will you take your rest among the flocks? like the wings of a dove covered with silver, and its feathers with yellow gold. 13 Even while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of [my] dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold."
14 When the Most High put the kings to flight, it was as white as snow in Salmon. 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon.
15 A hill of God is the hill of Bashan; a hill with high tops is the hill of Bashan. 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan.
16 Why are you looking with envy, you high hills, on the hill desired by God as his resting-place? truly, God will make it his house for ever. 16 Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever?
17 The war-carriage of God is among Israel's thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai to the holy place. 17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord [has come] from Sinai into his sanctuary.
18 You have gone up on high, taking your prisoners with you; you have taken offerings from men; the Lord God has taken his place on the seat of his power. 18 When you ascended on high, you led captives in your train; you received gifts from men, even from the rebellious-- that you, O LORD God, might dwell there.
19 Praise be to the Lord, who is our support day by day, even the God of our salvation. (Selah.) 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. "Selah"
20 Our God is for us a God of salvation; his are the ways out of death. 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
21 The heads of the haters of God will be crushed; even the head of him who still goes on in his evil ways. 21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.
22 The Lord said, I will make them come back from Bashan, and from the deep parts of the sea; 22 The Lord says, "I will bring them from Bashan; I will bring them from the depths of the sea,
23 So that your foot may be red with blood, and the tongues of your dogs with the same. 23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your dogs have their share."
24 We see your going, O God: even the going of my God, my King, into the holy place. 24 Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.
25 The makers of songs go before, the players of music come after, among the young girls playing on brass instruments. 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines.
26 Give praise to God in the great meeting; even the Lord, you who come from the fountain of Israel. 26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel.
27 There is little Benjamin ruling them, the chiefs of Judah and their army, the rulers of Zebulun and the rulers of Naphtali. 27 There is the little tribe of Benjamin, leading them, there the great throng of Judah's princes, and there the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali.
28 O God, send out your strength; the strength, O God, with which you have done great things for us, 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before.
29 Out of your Temple in Jerusalem. 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.
30 Say sharp words to the beast among the water-plants, the band of strong ones, with the lords of the peoples, put an end to the people whose delight is in war. 30 Rebuke the beast among the reeds, the herd of bulls among the calves of the nations. Humbled, may it bring bars of silver. Scatter the nations who delight in war.
31 Kings will give you offerings, they will come out of Egypt; from Pathros will come offerings of silver; Ethiopia will be stretching out her hands to God. 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God.
32 Make songs to God, you kingdoms of the earth; O make songs of praise to the Lord; (Selah.) 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah"
33 To him who goes or the clouds of heaven, the heaven which was from earliest times; he sends out his voice of power. 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Make clear that strength is God's: he is lifted up over Israel, and his power is in the clouds. 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
35 O God, you are to be feared in your holy place: the God of Israel gives strength and power to his people. Praise be to God. 35 You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!