Psalm 68 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the Overseer. -- A Psalm, a song of David. Rise doth God -- scattered are His enemies! And those hating Him flee from His face. 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.
2 As the driving away of smoke Thou drivest away, As the melting of wax before fire, 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 And the righteous rejoice, they exult before God, And they joy with gladness. 3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
4 Sing ye to God -- praise His name, Raise up a highway for Him who is riding in deserts, In Jah [is] His name, and 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 judge 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 -- causing the lonely to dwell at home, Bringing out bound ones into prosperity, Only -- the refractory have inhabited a dry place. 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, in Thy going forth before Thy people, In Thy stepping through the wilderness, Selah. 7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, "Selah"
8 The earth hath shaken, Yea, the heavens have dropped before God, This 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 A shower of free-will gifts thou shakest out, O God. Thine inheritance, when it hath been weary, Thou hast established it. 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Thy company have dwelt in it, Thou preparest in Thy 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 doth give the saying, The female proclaimers [are] a numerous host. 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12 Kings of hosts flee utterly away, And a female inhabitant of the house apportioneth spoil. 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.
13 Though ye do lie between two boundaries, Wings of a dove covered with silver, And her pinions with 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 the Mighty spreadeth kings in it, It doth snow in Salmon. 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon.
15 A hill of God [is] the hill of Bashan, A hill of heights [is] the hill of Bashan. 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan.
16 Why do ye envy, O high hills, The hill God hath desired for His seat? Jehovah also doth tabernacle for ever. 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] myriads, thousands of changes, The Lord [is] among them, in Sinai, 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 Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast taken captive captivity, Thou hast taken gifts for men, That even the refractory may rest, O Jah God. 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 [is] the Lord, day by day He layeth on us. God Himself [is] our salvation. Selah. 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. "Selah"
20 God Himself [is] to us a God for deliverances, And Jehovah Lord hath the outgoings of death. 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
21 Only -- God doth smite The head of His enemies, The hairy crown of a habitual walker 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: `From Bashan I bring back, I bring 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 thou dashest thy foot in blood, [In the blood of] enemies -- the tongue of Thy dogs.' 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 Thy goings, O God, Goings of my God, my king, in the sanctuary. 24 Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.
25 Singers have been before, Behind [are] players on instruments, In the midst virgins playing with timbrels. 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines.
26 In assemblies bless ye God, The Lord -- 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 their ruler, Heads of Judah their defence, Heads of Zebulun -- heads 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 Thy God hath commanded thy strength, Be strong, O God, this Thou hast wrought for us. 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before.
29 Because of Thy temple at Jerusalem, To Thee do kings bring a present. 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.
30 Rebuke a beast of the reeds, a company of bulls, With calves of the peoples, Each humbling himself with pieces of silver, Scatter Thou peoples delighting in conflicts. 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 Come do fat ones out of Egypt, Cush causeth her hands to run to God. 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God.
32 Kingdoms of the earth, sing ye to God, Praise ye the Lord. Selah. 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah"
33 To him who is riding on the heavens of the heavens of old, Lo, He giveth with His voice a strong voice. 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Ascribe ye strength to God, Over Israel [is] His excellency, and His strength in the clouds. 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
35 Fearful, O God, out of Thy sanctuaries, The God of Israel Himself, Giving strength and might to the people. Blessed [is] 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!