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Psalm 68 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 May God rise up and scatter his enemies. May they turn and run away from him. 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.
2 As wind blows smoke away, so may God blow them away. As fire melts wax, so may he destroy sinful people. 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 may those who do what is right be glad and filled with joy when they are with him. May they be happy and joyful. 3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
4 Sing to God. Sing praise to his name. Lift up a song to the One who rides on the clouds. His name is the Lord. Be glad when you are with 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 those whose fathers have died. He takes care of women whose husbands have died. 5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God gives lonely people a family. He sets prisoners free, and they go out singing. But those who refuse to obey him live in a land that is baked by the sun. 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. You marched through a dry and empty land. "Selah" 7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, "Selah"
8 The ground shook when you, the God of Sinai, appeared. The heavens poured down rain when you, the God of Israel, appeared. 8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
9 God, you gave us plenty of rain. You renewed your worn-out land. 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 God, your people settled in it. From all of your riches, you provided for those who were poor. 10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.
11 The Lord gave a message. Many people made it widely known. 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12 They said, "Kings and armies are running away. In the camps, Israel's soldiers are dividing up the things they have taken from their enemies. 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.
13 Even while the soldiers sleep near the campfires, God wins the battle for them. He gives the enemy's silver and gold to Israel, his dove." 13 Even while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of [my] dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold."
14 The Mighty One has scattered the kings around the land. It was like snow falling 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 majestic. The mountains of Bashan are very rocky. 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan.
16 You rocky mountains are jealous of Mount Zion, aren't you? That's where God chooses to rule. That's where the LORD himself will live 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 has come with tens of thousands of his chariots. He has come with thousands and thousands of them. The Lord has come from Mount Sinai. He has entered 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 he went up to his place on high, he led a line of prisoners. He received gifts from people, even from those who refused to obey him. The LORD God went up to live on Mount Zion. 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 Give praise to the Lord. Give praise to God our Savior. He carries our heavy loads day after 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. He is the King and the Lord. He saves us from death. 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
21 God will certainly smash the heads of his enemies. He will break the hairy heads of those who keep on sinning. 21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.
22 The Lord says, "I will bring your enemies from Bashan. I will bring them up from the bottom 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 your feet can wade in their blood. The tongues of your dogs can lick up all the blood they want." 23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your dogs have their share."
24 God, those who worship you come marching into view. My God and King, those who follow you have entered the sacred tent. 24 Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.
25 The singers are walking in front. Next come those who play the music. Young women playing tambourines are with them. 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines.
26 The leaders sing, "Praise God among all those who worship him. Praise the LORD in the community of Israel." 26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel.
27 The little tribe of Benjamin leads the worshipers. Next comes the great crowd of Judah's princes. Then come 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 God, show us your power. Show us your strength. God, do as you have done before. 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before.
29 Do it from your temple at Jerusalem, where kings will bring you gifts. 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.
30 Give a strong warning to Egypt, that beast among the tall grass. Warn the leaders of the nations, who are like bulls among the calves. May they bow down before you with gifts of silver. Scatter the nations who like to make 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 be quick to bring gifts to you. 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God.
32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth. Sing praise to the Lord. "Selah" 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah"
33 He rides in the age-old skies above. He thunders with his mighty voice. 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Tell how powerful God is. He rules as king over Israel. The skies show how powerful he is. 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
35 How wonderful is God in his holy place! The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Give praise 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!