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Psalm 68

RSV 1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee before him! NIV 1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. RSV 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before fire, let the wicked perish before 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. RSV 3 But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy! NIV 3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. RSV 4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds; his name is the LORD, exult 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. RSV 5 Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. NIV 5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. RSV 6 God gives the desolate a home to dwell in; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a parched 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. RSV 7 O God, when thou didst go forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness, [Selah] NIV 7 When you went out before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland, "Selah" RSV 8 the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain, at the presence of God; yon Sinai quaked at the presence of 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. RSV 9 Rain in abundance, O God, thou didst shed abroad; thou didst restore thy heritage as it languished; NIV 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance. RSV 10 thy flock found a dwelling in it; in thy goodness, O God, thou didst provide for the needy. NIV 10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor. RSV 11 The Lord gives the command; great is the host of those who bore the tidings: NIV 11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it: RSV 12 "The kings of the armies, they flee, they flee!" The women at home divide the spoil, NIV 12 "Kings and armies flee in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder. RSV 13 though they stay among the sheepfolds--the wings of a dove covered with silver, its pinions with green gold. NIV 13 Even while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of [my] dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold." RSV 14 When the Almighty scattered kings there, snow fell on Zalmon. NIV 14 When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon. RSV 15 O mighty mountain, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked mountain, mountain of Bashan! NIV 15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains; rugged are the mountains of Bashan. RSV 16 Why look you with envy, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount which God desired for his abode, yea, where the LORD will dwell 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? RSV 17 With mighty chariotry, twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands, the Lord came from Sinai into 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. RSV 18 Thou didst ascend the high mount, leading captives in thy train, and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the LORD God may dwell there. 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. RSV 19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. [Selah] NIV 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. "Selah" RSV 20 Our God is a God of salvation; and to GOD, the Lord, belongs escape from death. NIV 20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death. RSV 21 But God will shatter the heads of his enemies, the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty ways. NIV 21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins. RSV 22 The Lord said, "I will bring them back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea, NIV 22 The Lord says, "I will bring them from Bashan; I will bring them from the depths of the sea, RSV 23 that you may bathe your feet in blood, that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from the foe." NIV 23 that you may plunge your feet in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your dogs have their share." RSV 24 Thy solemn processions are seen, O God, the processions of my God, my King, into the sanctuary-- NIV 24 Your procession has come into view, O God, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary. RSV 25 the singers in front, the minstrels last, between them maidens playing timbrels: NIV 25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the maidens playing tambourines. RSV 26 "Bless God in the great congregation, the LORD, O you who are of Israel's fountain!" NIV 26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the LORD in the assembly of Israel. RSV 27 There is Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead, the princes of Judah in their throng, the princes of Zeb'ulun, the princes of Naph'tali. 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. RSV 28 Summon thy might, O God; show thy strength, O God, thou who hast wrought for us. NIV 28 Summon your power, O God; show us your strength, O God, as you have done before. RSV 29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem kings bear gifts to thee. NIV 29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts. RSV 30 Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds, the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples. Trample under foot those who lust after tribute; scatter the peoples who delight 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. RSV 31 Let bronze be brought from Egypt; let Ethiopia hasten to stretch out her hands to God. NIV 31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God. RSV 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord, [Selah] NIV 32 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, "Selah" RSV 33 to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; lo, he sends forth his voice, his mighty voice. NIV 33 to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice. RSV 34 Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and his power is in the skies. NIV 34 Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies. RSV 35 Terrible is God in his sanctuary, the God of Israel, he gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be 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!