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Psalm 68

MSG 1 Up with God! Down with his enemies! Adversaries, run for the hills! NIV 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. MSG 2 Gone like a puff of smoke, like a blob of wax in the fire - one look at God and the wicked vanish. 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. MSG 3 When the righteous see God in action they'll laugh, they'll sing, they'll laugh and sing for joy. NIV 3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. MSG 4 Sing hymns to God; all heaven, sing out; clear the way for the coming of Cloud-Rider. Enjoy God, cheer when you see 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. MSG 5 Father of orphans, champion of widows, is God in his holy house. NIV 5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. MSG 6 God makes homes for the homeless, leads prisoners to freedom, but leaves rebels to rot in hell. NIV 6 God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. MSG 7 God, when you took the lead with your people, when you marched out into the wild, NIV 7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, "Selah" MSG 8 Earth shook, sky broke out in a sweat; God was on the march. Even Sinai trembled at the sight of God on the move, at the sight of Israel's God. NIV 8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. MSG 9 You pour out rain in buckets, O God; thorn and cactus become an oasis NIV 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance. MSG 10 For your people to camp in and enjoy. You set them up in business; they went from rags to riches. NIV 10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor. MSG 11 The Lord gave the word; thousands called out the good news: NIV 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it: MSG 12 "Kings of the armies are on the run, on the run!" NIV 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder. MSG 13 While housewives, safe and sound back home, divide up the plunder, the plunder of Canaanite silver and gold. NIV 13 Even while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of [my] dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold." MSG 14 On that day that Shaddai scattered the kings, snow fell on Black Mountain. NIV 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon. MSG 15 You huge mountains, Bashan mountains, mighty mountains, dragon mountains. NIV 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan. MSG 16 All you mountains not chosen, sulk now, and feel sorry for yourselves, For this is the mountain God has chosen to live on; he'll rule from this mountain forever. NIV 16 Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever? MSG 17 The chariots of God, twice ten thousand, and thousands more besides, The Lord in the lead, riding down Sinai - straight 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. MSG 18 You climbed to the High Place, captives in tow, your arms full of booty from rebels, And now you sit there in state, God, sovereign God! 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. MSG 19 Blessed be the Lord - day after day he carries us along. NIV 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. "Selah" MSG 20 He's our Savior, our God, oh yes! He's God-for-us, he's God-who-saves-us. Lord God knows all death's ins and outs. NIV 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death. MSG 21 What's more, he made heads roll, split the skulls of the enemy As he marched out of heaven, NIV 21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins. MSG 22 saying, "I tied up the Dragon in knots, put a muzzle on the Deep Blue Sea." NIV 22 The Lord says, "I will bring them from Bashan; I will bring them from the depths of the sea, MSG 23 You can wade through your enemies' blood, and your dogs taste of your enemies from your boots. NIV 23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your dogs have their share." MSG 24 See God on parade to the sanctuary, my God, my King on the march! NIV 24 Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary. MSG 25 Singers out front, the band behind, maidens in the middle with castanets. NIV 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines. MSG 26 The whole choir blesses God. Like a fountain of praise, Israel blesses God. NIV 26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel. MSG 27 Look - little Benjamin's out front and leading Princes of Judah in their royal robes, princes of Zebulon, princes 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. MSG 28 Parade your power, O God, the power, O God, that made us what we are. NIV 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before. MSG 29 Your temple, High God, is Jerusalem; kings bring gifts to you. NIV 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts. MSG 30 Rebuke that old crocodile, Egypt, with her herd of wild bulls and calves, Rapacious in her lust for silver, crushing peoples, spoiling for a fight. 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. MSG 31 Let Egyptian traders bring blue cloth and Cush come running to God, her hands outstretched. NIV 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God. MSG 32 Sing, O kings of the earth! Sing praises to the Lord! NIV 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah" MSG 33 There he is: Sky-Rider, striding the ancient skies. Listen - he's calling in thunder, rumbling, rolling thunder. NIV 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice. MSG 34 Call out "Bravo!" to God, the High God of Israel. His splendor and strength rise huge as thunderheads. NIV 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies. MSG 35 A terrible beauty, O God, streams from your sanctuary. It's Israel's strong God! He gives power and might to his people! O you, his people - bless 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!