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

1 aMay God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.

References for Psalms 68:1

2 May you blow them away like smoke— as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God.
3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.

References for Psalms 68:3

4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the cloudsb ; rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.

References for Psalms 68:4

    • ď 68:4 - Or "name," / "prepare the way for him who rides through the deserts"
      5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
      6 God sets the lonely in families,che leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

      References for Psalms 68:6

      7 When you, God, went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness,d

      References for Psalms 68:7

        • đ 68:7 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 19 and 32.
          8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.