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Psalm 68

BBE 1 <To the chief music-maker. Of David. A Psalm. A Song.> Let God be seen, and let his haters be put to flight; let those who are against him be turned back before him. NIV 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. BBE 2 Let them be like smoke before the driving wind; as wax turning soft before the fire, so let them come to an end before the power of God. NIV 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. BBE 3 But let the upright be glad; let them have delight before God; let them be full of joy. NIV 3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. BBE 4 Make songs to God, make songs of praise to his name; make a way for him who comes through the waste lands; his name is Jah; be glad before him. NIV 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. BBE 5 A father to those who have no father, a judge of the widows, is God in his holy place. NIV 5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. BBE 6 Those who are without friends, God puts in families; he makes free those who are in chains; but those who are turned away from him are given a dry land. NIV 6 God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. BBE 7 O God, when you went out before your people, wandering through the waste land; (Selah.) NIV 7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, "Selah" BBE 8 The earth was shaking and the heavens were streaming, because God was present; even Sinai itself was moved before God, the God of Israel. NIV 8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. BBE 9 You, O God, did freely send the rain, giving strength to the weariness of your heritage. NIV 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance. BBE 10 Those whose resting-place was there, even the poor, were comforted by your good things, O God. NIV 10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor. BBE 11 The Lord gives the word; great is the number of the women who make it public. NIV 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it: BBE 12 Kings of armies quickly go in flight: and the women in the houses make a division of their goods. NIV 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder. BBE 13 Will you take your rest among the flocks? like the wings of a dove covered with silver, and its feathers with yellow gold. NIV 13 Even while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of [my] dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold." BBE 14 When the Most High put the kings to flight, it was as white as snow in Salmon. NIV 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon. BBE 15 A hill of God is the hill of Bashan; a hill with high tops is the hill of Bashan. NIV 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan. BBE 16 Why are you looking with envy, you high hills, on the hill desired by God as his resting-place? truly, God will make it his house for ever. NIV 16 Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever? BBE 17 The war-carriage of God is among Israel's thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai to the holy place. NIV 17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord [has come] from Sinai into his sanctuary. BBE 18 You have gone up on high, taking your prisoners with you; you have taken offerings from men; the Lord God has taken his place on the seat of his power. NIV 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. BBE 19 Praise be to the Lord, who is our support day by day, even the God of our salvation. (Selah.) NIV 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. "Selah" BBE 20 Our God is for us a God of salvation; his are the ways out of death. NIV 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death. BBE 21 The heads of the haters of God will be crushed; even the head of him who still goes on in his evil ways. NIV 21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins. BBE 22 The Lord said, I will make them come back from Bashan, and from the deep parts of the sea; NIV 22 The Lord says, "I will bring them from Bashan; I will bring them from the depths of the sea, BBE 23 So that your foot may be red with blood, and the tongues of your dogs with the same. NIV 23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your dogs have their share." BBE 24 We see your going, O God: even the going of my God, my King, into the holy place. NIV 24 Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary. BBE 25 The makers of songs go before, the players of music come after, among the young girls playing on brass instruments. NIV 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines. BBE 26 Give praise to God in the great meeting; even the Lord, you who come from the fountain of Israel. NIV 26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel. BBE 27 There is little Benjamin ruling them, the chiefs of Judah and their army, the rulers of Zebulun and the rulers of Naphtali. NIV 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. BBE 28 O God, send out your strength; the strength, O God, with which you have done great things for us, NIV 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before. BBE 29 Out of your Temple in Jerusalem. NIV 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts. BBE 30 Say sharp words to the beast among the water-plants, the band of strong ones, with the lords of the peoples, put an end to the people whose delight is in war. NIV 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. BBE 31 Kings will give you offerings, they will come out of Egypt; from Pathros will come offerings of silver; Ethiopia will be stretching out her hands to God. NIV 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God. BBE 32 Make songs to God, you kingdoms of the earth; O make songs of praise to the Lord; (Selah.) NIV 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah" BBE 33 To him who goes or the clouds of heaven, the heaven which was from earliest times; he sends out his voice of power. NIV 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice. BBE 34 Make clear that strength is God's: he is lifted up over Israel, and his power is in the clouds. NIV 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies. BBE 35 O God, you are to be feared in your holy place: the God of Israel gives strength and power to his people. Praise be to God. NIV 35 You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!