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Psalm 68 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 {To the chief Musician. Of David. A Psalm: a Song.} Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered, and let them that hate him flee before him. 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.
2 As smoke is driven, thou wilt drive them away; as wax melteth before the fire, the wicked shall 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 the righteous shall rejoice: they shall exult before God and be glad with joy. 3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
4 Sing unto God, sing forth his name; cast up a way for him that rideth in the deserts: his name is Jah; 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 of the fatherless, and a 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 maketh the solitary into families; those that were bound he bringeth out into 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 thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness -- (Selah) -- 7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, "Selah"
8 The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God, yon 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 Thou, O God, didst pour a plentiful rain upon thine inheritance, and when it was weary thou strengthenedst it. 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Thy flock hath dwelt therein: thou hast prepared in thy goodness, for the afflicted, 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 the host of the publishers. 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12 Kings of armies flee; they flee, and she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil. 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.
13 Though ye have lain among the sheepfolds, [ye shall be as] wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers 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 the Almighty scattered kings in it, it became snow-white as Zalmon. 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon.
15 [As] mount Bashan is the mount of God, a many-peaked mountain, [as] mount Bashan. 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan.
16 Why do ye look with envy, ye many-peaked mountains, upon the mount that God hath desired for his abode? yea, Jehovah will dwell [there] 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 twenty thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them: it is a 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 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts in Man, and even [for] the rebellious, for the dwelling [there] of Jah Elohim. 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: day by day doth he load us [with good], the God who is our salvation. Selah. 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. "Selah"
20 Our God is the ·God of salvation; and with Jehovah, the Lord, are the goings forth [even] from death. 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
21 Verily God will smite the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of him that goeth on still in his trespasses. 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 again from Bashan, I will bring [them] again from the depth 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 thou mayest dip thy foot in blood: the tongue of thy dogs has its portion from 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 thy goings, O God, the 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 The singers went before, the players on stringed instruments after, in the midst of maidens playing on tabrets. 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines.
26 In the congregations bless ye God, the Lord, -- [ye] 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; the princes of Judah, their company; 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 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which 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 shall kings bring presents unto thee. 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.
30 Rebuke the beast of the reeds, the assembly of the strong, with the calves of the peoples: [every one] submitteth himself with pieces of silver. Scatter the peoples 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 Great ones shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall quickly stretch out her hands unto God. 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God.
32 Ye kingdoms of the earth, sing unto God; sing psalms of the Lord, (Selah,) 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah"
33 Of him that rideth upon the heavens, the heavens which are of old: lo, he uttereth his voice, a mighty voice. 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency 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 Terrible art thou, O God, out of thy sanctuaries, -- the God of Israel! He it is that giveth strength and might unto 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!