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1 God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him! 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.
2 As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall 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 the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy! 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; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the LORD; exult 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 the fatherless and protector 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 solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, 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 O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched 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, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of 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 Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad; you restored your inheritance as it languished; 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 your flock found a dwelling in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy. 10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.
11 The Lord gives the word; the women who announce the news are a great host: 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12 "The kings of the armies--they flee, they flee!" The women at home divide the spoil-- 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.
13 though you men lie among the sheepfolds-- the wings of a dove covered with silver, its pinions with shimmering 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 scatters kings there, let snow fall on Zalmon. 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon.
15 O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked mountain, mountain of Bashan! 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan.
16 Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount that God desired for his abode, yes, where the LORD will dwell 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 The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in 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 on high, leading a host of captives in your train and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the LORD God may dwell 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 the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is 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 of salvation, and to GOD, the Lord, belong deliverances from death. 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
21 But God will strike the heads of his enemies, the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty 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 bring them back from Bashan, I will bring them back 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 that you may strike your feet in their blood, that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from the foe." 23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your dogs have their share."
24 Your procession is seen, O 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 the singers in front, the musicians last, between them virgins playing tambourines: 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines.
26 "Bless God in the great congregation, the LORD, O you who are of Israel's fountain!" 26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel.
27 There is Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead, the princes of Judah in their throng, the princes of Zebulun, 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 power, O God, the power, O God, by which you have worked for us. 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before.
29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings shall bear gifts to you. 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.
30 Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds, the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples. Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute; scatter the peoples who delight 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 Nobles shall come from Egypt; Cush shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God. 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God.
32 O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; sing praises to the Lord, Selah 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah"
33 to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice. 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies. 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
35 Awesome is God from hissanctuary; the God of Israel--he is the one who gives power and strength to his 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!