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Psalm 68 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the leader. A psalm of David. A song: Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee from his presence. 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.
2 Drive them away as smoke is driven away; like wax melting in the presence of a fire, let the wicked perish in the presence 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 righteous rejoice and be glad in God's presence; yes, let them exult and rejoice. 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; extol him who rides on the clouds by his name, Yah; and be glad in his presence. 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 God in his holy dwelling, is a father to orphans and defender of widows. 5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God gives homes to those who are alone and leads prisoners out into prosperity. But rebels must live in a parched wasteland. 6 God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
7 God, when you went out at the head of your people, when you marched out through the wilderness, (Selah) 7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, "Selah"
8 the earth quaked, and rain poured from the sky, at the presence of God. Even Sinai [shook] at the presence of God, the God of Isra'el. 8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
9 You rained down showers in plenty, God; when your heritage was weary, you restored it. 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Your flock 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 Adonai gives the command; the women with the good news are a mighty army. 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12 Kings and their armies are fleeing, fleeing, while the women at home divide the spoil. 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.
13 Even if you lie among the animal stalls, there are wings of a dove covered with silver and its plumes with green 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 Shaddai scatters kings there, snow falls on Tzalmon. 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon.
15 You mighty mountain, Mount Bashan! You rugged mountain, Mount Bashan! 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan.
16 You rugged mountain, why look with envy at the mountain God wants for his place to live? Truly, ADONAI will live there 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 myriads, repeated thousands; Adonai is among them as in Sinai, in holiness. 17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord [has come] from Sinai into his sanctuary.
18 After you went up into the heights, you led captivity captive, you took gifts among mankind, yes, even among the rebels, so that Yah, God, might live 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 Blessed be Adonai! Every day he bears our burden, does God, our salvation. (Selah) 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. "Selah"
20 Our God is a God who saves; from ADONAI Adonai comes escape from death. 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
21 God will surely crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who continue in their guilt. 21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.
22 Adonai said, "I will bring them back from Bashan, I will fetch [those rebels] even from the depths 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 you can wash your feet in their blood, and your dogs' tongues too can get their share from your foes. 23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your dogs have their share."
24 They see your processions, God, the processions of my God, my king, in holiness. 24 Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.
25 The singers are in front, the musicians last, in the middle are girls playing tambourines. 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines.
26 "In choruses, bless God, Adonai, you whose source is Isra'el." 26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel.
27 There is Binyamin, the youngest, at the head; the princes of Y'hudah, crowding along; the princes of Z'vulun; the princes of Naftali. 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 God, summon your strength! Use your strength, God, as you did for us before, 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before.
29 from your temple in Yerushalayim, where kings will bring tribute to you. 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.
30 Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds, that herd of bulls with their calves, the peoples, who ingratiate themselves with bars of silver; let him scatter the peoples who take pleasure in fighting. 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 envoys come from Egypt, Let Ethiopia stretch out its hands to God. 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God.
32 Sing to God, kingdoms of the earth! Sing praises to Adonai, (Selah) 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah"
33 to him who rides on the most ancient heavens. Listen, as he utters his voice, a mighty voice! 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Acknowledge that strength belongs to God, with his majesty over Isra'el and his strength in the skies. 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
35 How awe-inspiring you are, God, from your holy places, the God of Isra'el, who gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be 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!