Psalm 68 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let God rise up; let his enemies scatter; let those who hate him run scared before him! 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.
2 Like smoke is driven away, drive them away! Like wax melting before fire, let the wicked perish before 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 righteous be glad and celebrate before God. Let them rejoice with gladness! 3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
4 Sing to God! Sing praises to his name! Exalt the one who rides the clouds! The LORD is his name. Celebrate 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 Father of orphans and defender of widows is God in his holy habitation. 5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God settles the lonely in their homes; he sets prisoners free with happiness, but the rebellious dwell in a parched 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 When you went forth before your people, God, when you marched through the wasteland, Selah 7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, "Selah"
8 the earth shook! Yes, heaven poured down before God, the one from Sinai— 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 showered down abundant rain, God; when your inheritance grew weary, you restored it yourself, 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 and your creatures settled in it. In your goodness, God, you provided for the poor. 10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.
11 My Lord gives the command— many messengers are bringing good news: 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12 "The kings of armies are on the run! The women back home divide the spoil. 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.
13 Even if you lie down among the sheepfolds, there are wings of a dove covered with silver; its pinions covered in precious 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 Almighty scattered the kings there, snow fell on Mount Zalmon. 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon.
15 Mighty mountain, Mount Bashan; many-peaked mountain, Mount Bashan! 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan.
16 You many-peaked mountain: Why do you look with envy at the mountain God desired for his dwelling, the mountain where the LORD dwells forever? 16 Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever?
17 God's chariots are twice ten thousand— countless thousands! My Lord came from Sinai into the sanctuary. 17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord [has come] from Sinai into his sanctuary.
18 You ascended the heights, leading away your captives, receiving tribute from people, even from those who rebel against the LORD God's dwelling there. 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 Bless the Lord! The God of our salvation supports us day after day! Selah 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. "Selah"
20 Our God is the God of salvation, and escape from certain death comes through God my LORD. 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
21 Yes, God will shatter the heads of his enemies— the very skulls of those who walk in guilt. 21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.
22 My Lord has spoken: "From Bashan I will bring those people back. I will bring them back from the ocean's depths 22 The Lord says, "I will bring them from Bashan; I will bring them from the depths of the sea,
23 so that you can wash your feet in their blood, so that your dogs' tongues can lap up their share of your enemies." 23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your dogs have their share."
24 They saw your procession, God— the procession of my God, my king, into the sanctuary. 24 Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.
25 First came the singers, then the musicians; between them the young women were playing hand drums: 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines.
26 "Bless God in the great congregation; bless the LORD from Israel's fountain!" 26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel.
27 There's Benjamin leading them, though he's little; then the princes of Judah, their speaker; then the princes of Zebulun and the princes 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 Summon your strength, God! Show how strong you are, God, just as you've done for us before, 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before.
29 from your temple above Jerusalem, where kings bring you gifts. 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.
30 Rebuke the wild animals of the marshland, the herd of bulls among the calves of the peoples. Trample those who delight in money; scatter the peoples who take pleasure in battles. 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 Let ambassadors come from Egypt; let Cush stretch out its hands to God. 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God.
32 Sing to God, all kingdoms of the earth! Sing praises to my Lord. Selah 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah"
33 Sing to the one who rides through heaven, the most ancient heaven. Look! God sends forth his voice, his mighty voice. 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Recognize how strong God is! His majesty extends over Israel; his strength is in the clouds. 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
35 You are awesome, God, in your sanctuaries— the God of Israel who gives strength and power to his people! Bless 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!