As smoke1 is blown away by the wind, may you blow them away; as wax melts2 before the fire, may the wicked perish3 before God.
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice4 before God; may they be happy and joyful.
Sing to God, sing praise to his name,5 extol him who rides on the cloudsa6-- his name is the LORD7-- and rejoice before him.
A father to the fatherless,8 a defender of widows,9 is God in his holy dwelling.106
God sets the lonely11 in families,b12 he leads forth the prisoners13 with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.147
When you went out15 before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland,16 "Selah"
the earth shook,17 the heavens poured down rain,18 before God, the One of Sinai,19 before God, the God of Israel.209
You gave abundant showers,21 O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
Your people settled in it, and from your bounty,22 O God, you provided23 for the poor.
The Lord announced the word, and great was the company24 of those who proclaimed it:
"Kings and armies flee25 in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.26