Psalm 68:1-6 NIV

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. A song.

1 May God arise,1 may his enemies be scattered;2 may his foes flee3 before him.

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2 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.

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3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice7 before God; may they be happy and joyful.

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4 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.

References for Psalms 68:4

    • a 68:4 - Or / "prepare the way for him who rides through the deserts"
      5 A father to the fatherless,11 a defender of widows,12 is God in his holy dwelling.13

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      6 God sets the lonely14 in families,b15 he leads forth the prisoners16 with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.17

      References for Psalms 68:6

        • b 68:6 - Or "the desolate in a homeland"