May God arise,1 may his enemies be scattered;2 may his foes flee3 before him.
As smoke4 is blown away by the wind, may you blow them away; as wax melts5 before the fire, may the wicked perish6 before God.
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice7 before God; may they be happy and joyful.
Sing to God, sing praise to his name,8 extol him who rides on the cloudsa9-- his name is the LORD 10-- and rejoice before him.
A father to the fatherless,11 a defender of widows,12 is God in his holy dwelling.136
God sets the lonely14 in families,b15 he leads forth the prisoners16 with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.177
When you went out18 before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland,19 "Selah"
the earth shook,20 the heavens poured down rain,21 before God, the One of Sinai,22 before God, the God of Israel.239
You gave abundant showers,24 O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.