Psalm 68:1-8 NIV

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

    • Ď 68:1 - In Hebrew texts 68:1-35 is numbered 68:2-36.
      2 May you blow them away like smoke— as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God.

      References for Psalms 68:2

      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.

          References for Psalms 68:5

          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

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

                  References for Psalms 68:8