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Psalm 68 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God will arise; his enemies will be scattered, and those who hate him will flee from before him. 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.
2 As smoke is driven off, you will drive [them] off. As wax melts before fire, [the] wicked will 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 will be glad; they will exalt before God, and will rejoice 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 [the] rider on the clouds--his name is Yah-- and 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 to orphans and a judge for 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 a home; he brings prisoners out into prosperity. But the rebellious abide in a barren 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] desert, Selah 7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, "Selah"
8 [the] earth shook; [the] heavens also dripped [rain] at the presence of God who [was] at Sinai, at the presence of 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 caused abundant rain to fall, O God. When your inheritance was weary you revived it. 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Your community dwelled in it. You provided in your goodness for the poor, 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 company of women who announce: 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12 "[The] kings of armies flee, they flee, and she [who] remains at home divides [the] spoil. 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.
13 Though you [men] lie down between the sheepfolds, [you will be like the] wings of a dove covered in silver and its pinions in 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 Shaddai scattered kings on it, on Zalmon it snowed. 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon.
15 A mountain of God [is] the mountain of Bashan; a mountain of [many] peaks [is] the mountain of Bashan. 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan.
16 Why do you look with hostility, O many-peaked mountains? This mountain God desires for his dwelling. Yes, Yahweh will abide [in it] 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, [with] thousands doubled. The Lord [is] among them [at] Sinai, distinctive [in victory]. 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 [from] among humankind, and even [from the] rebellious, so that Yah 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. Daily he loads us [with benefits], 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] a God of deliverances, and to [the] Yahweh the Lord belong escapes from death. 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
21 But God will shatter the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp [of the one who] {continues on} in his guilt. 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 so that your foot may shatter [them] bloody [for] the tongues of your dogs [to have] their share from [the] 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 processions, O God, the processions of my God, my king, distinctive [in victory]. 24 Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.
25 Singers went up front, those playing stringed instruments last, between [them] young women [playing] tambourines. 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines.
26 Bless God in [the] assemblies, Yahweh 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, [with] the princes of Judah [in] their throng, 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 Your God has commanded your strength. Show yourself strong, O God, [by] what you perform for us. 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before.
29 Because your temple [is] above Jerusalem, kings will bring tribute to you. 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.
30 Rebuke [the] beasts in [the] reeds, [the] herd of bulls with [the] calves of [the] peoples, trampling the pieces of silver. Scatter [the] nations [who] delight 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 Ambassadors will come from Egypt; Cush will quickly 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 praise to [the] Lord, Selah 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah"
33 to the one who rides in the highest heavens of old. See, he gives forth 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 majesty [is] over Israel, and his strength [is] in the clouds. 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
35 Awesome [are you], O God, from your sanctuary. The God of Israel, [it is] he who gives strength and might 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!