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1 <> Let God arise! Let his enemies be scattered! Let them who hate him also 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 drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish at 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 be glad. Let them rejoice before God. Yes, 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! Extol him who rides on the clouds -- To the LORD, his name! Rejoice 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 of the fatherless, and a defender of the 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 sets the lonely in families. He brings out the prisoners with singing, But the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched 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 God, when you went forth 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 eretz trembled. The sky also poured down rain at the presence of the God of Sinai -- At the presence of God, the God of Yisra'el. 8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
9 You, God, sent a plentiful rain. You confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary. 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Your congregation lived therein. You, God, prepared your goodness for the poor. 10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.
11 The Lord announced the word. The ones who proclaim it are a great company. 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12 "Kings of armies flee! They flee!" She who waits at home divides the spoil, 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.
13 While you sleep among the campfires, The wings of a dove sheathed with silver, Her feathers with shining 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 scattered kings in her, It snowed on Tzalmon. 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon.
15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains. The mountains of Bashan are rugged. 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan.
16 Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains, At the mountain where God chooses to reign? Yes, the LORD will dwell 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 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands. The Lord is among them, 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 have ascended on high. You have led away captives. You have received gifts among men, Yes, among the rebellious also, that the LORD God might 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 our burdens, Even the God who is our salvation. Selah. 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. "Selah"
20 God is to us a God of deliverance. To the LORD, the Lord, belongs escape from death. 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
21 But God will strike through the head of his enemies, The hairy scalp of such a one as still continues in his guiltiness. 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 you again from Bashan, I will bring you again 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 crush them, dipping your foot in blood, That the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from 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 have seen your goings, God, Even the goings 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 went before, the minstrels followed after, In the midst of the ladies playing with timbrels, 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines.
26 "Bless God in the congregations, Even the Lord in the assembly of Yisra'el!" 26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel.
27 There is little Binyamin, their ruler, The princes of Yehudah, their council, The princes of Zevulun, and 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 Your God has commanded your strength. Strengthen, God, that which you have done 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 Yerushalayim, Kings shall bring presents to you. 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.
30 Rebuke the wild animal of the reeds, The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples. Being humbled, may it bring bars of silver. Scatter the nations that 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 Princes shall come out of Mitzrayim. Kush shall hurry to stretch out her hands to God. 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God.
32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the eretz! 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 on the heaven of heavens, which are of old; Behold, he utters his voice, a mighty voice. 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Ascribe strength to God! His excellency is over Yisra'el, His strength is in the skies. 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 Yisra'el 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!