Psalm 68 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let God rise up and scatter his enemies; let those who hate him run away from him. 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.
2 Blow them away as smoke is driven away by the wind. As wax melts before a fire, let the wicked be destroyed 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 those who do right should be glad and should rejoice before God; they should be happy and glad. 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. Prepare the way for him who rides through the desert, whose name is the Lord. 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 God is in his holy Temple. He is a father to orphans, and he defends the widows. 5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God gives the lonely a home. He leads prisoners out with joy, but those who turn against God will live in a dry 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, you led your people out 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 ground shook and the sky poured down rain before God, the God of Mount 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 God, you sent much rain; you refreshed your tired land. 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Your people settled there. God, in your goodness you took care of the poor. 10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.
11 The Lord gave the command, and a great army told the news: 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12 "Kings and their armies run away. In camp they divide the wealth taken in war. 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.
13 Those who stayed by the campfires will share the riches taken in battle." 13 Even while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of [my] dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold."
14 The Almighty scattered kings like snow on Mount Zalmon. 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon.
15 The mountains of Bashan are high; the mountains of Bashan have many peaks. 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan.
16 Why do you mountains with many peaks look with envy on the mountain that God chose for his home? The Lord will live 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 God comes with millions of chariots; the Lord comes from Mount Sinai to his holy place. 17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord [has come] from Sinai into his sanctuary.
18 When you went up to the heights, you led a parade of captives. You received gifts from the people, even from those who turned against you. And the Lord God will live 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 Praise the Lord, God our Savior, who helps us every day. Selah 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. "Selah"
20 Our God is a God who saves us; the Lord God saves us from death. 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
21 God will crush his enemies' heads, the hairy skulls of those who continue to sin. 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 the enemy 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 Then you can stick your feet in their blood, and your dogs can lick their share." 23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your dogs have their share."
24 God, people have seen your victory march; God my King marched into the holy place. 24 Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.
25 The singers are in front and the instruments are behind. In the middle are the girls with the tambourines. 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines.
26 Praise God in the meeting place; praise the Lord in the gathering of Israel. 26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel.
27 There is the smallest tribe, Benjamin, leading them. their group. and 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 God, order up your power; show the mighty power you have used for us before. 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before.
29 Kings will bring their wealth to you, to your Temple in Jerusalem. 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.
30 Punish Egypt, the beast in the tall grass along the river. Punish the leaders of nations, those bulls among the cows. Defeated, they will bring you their silver. Scatter those nations that love 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 Messengers will come from Egypt; the people of Cush will pray to God. 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God.
32 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 Sing to the one who rides through the skies, which are from long ago. He speaks with a thundering voice. 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Announce that God is powerful. He rules over Israel, and his power is in the skies. 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
35 God, you are wonderful in your Temple. and power. 35 You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!