Parallel Bible results for Psalm 68

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Psalm 68

NIRV 1 May God rise up and scatter his enemies. May they turn and run away from him. NIV 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. NIRV 2 As wind blows smoke away, so may God blow them away. As fire melts wax, so may he destroy sinful people. 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. NIRV 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. NIV 3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. NIRV 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. 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. NIRV 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. NIV 5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. NIRV 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. NIV 6 God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. NIRV 7 God, you led your people out. You marched through a dry and empty land. "Selah" NIV 7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, "Selah" NIRV 8 The ground shook when you, the God of Sinai, appeared. The heavens poured down rain when you, the God of Israel, appeared. NIV 8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. NIRV 9 God, you gave us plenty of rain. You renewed your worn-out land. NIV 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance. NIRV 10 God, your people settled in it. From all of your riches, you provided for those who were poor. NIV 10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor. NIRV 11 The Lord gave a message. Many people made it widely known. NIV 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it: NIRV 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. NIV 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder. NIRV 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." NIV 13 Even while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of [my] dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold." NIRV 14 The Mighty One has scattered the kings around the land. It was like snow falling on Mount Zalmon. NIV 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon. NIRV 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic. The mountains of Bashan are very rocky. NIV 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan. NIRV 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. NIV 16 Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever? NIRV 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. NIV 17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord [has come] from Sinai into his sanctuary. NIRV 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. 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. NIRV 19 Give praise to the Lord. Give praise to God our Savior. He carries our heavy loads day after day. "Selah" NIV 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. "Selah" NIRV 20 Our God is a God who saves. He is the King and the Lord. He saves us from death. NIV 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death. NIRV 21 God will certainly smash the heads of his enemies. He will break the hairy heads of those who keep on sinning. NIV 21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins. NIRV 22 The Lord says, "I will bring your enemies from Bashan. I will bring them up from the bottom of the sea. NIV 22 The Lord says, "I will bring them from Bashan; I will bring them from the depths of the sea, NIRV 23 Then your feet can wade in their blood. The tongues of your dogs can lick up all the blood they want." NIV 23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your dogs have their share." NIRV 24 God, those who worship you come marching into view. My God and King, those who follow you have entered the sacred tent. NIV 24 Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary. NIRV 25 The singers are walking in front. Next come those who play the music. Young women playing tambourines are with them. NIV 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines. NIRV 26 The leaders sing, "Praise God among all those who worship him. Praise the LORD in the community of Israel." NIV 26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel. NIRV 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. 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. NIRV 28 God, show us your power. Show us your strength. God, do as you have done before. NIV 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before. NIRV 29 Do it from your temple at Jerusalem, where kings will bring you gifts. NIV 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts. NIRV 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. 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. NIRV 31 Messengers will come from Egypt. The people of Cush will be quick to bring gifts to you. NIV 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God. NIRV 32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth. Sing praise to the Lord. "Selah" NIV 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah" NIRV 33 He rides in the age-old skies above. He thunders with his mighty voice. NIV 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice. NIRV 34 Tell how powerful God is. He rules as king over Israel. The skies show how powerful he is. NIV 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies. NIRV 35 How wonderful is God in his holy place! The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Give praise 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!