Psalm 68:2-12 NIV

2 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.

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3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice4 before God; may they be happy and joyful.

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4 Sing to God, sing praise to his name,5 extol him who rides on the cloudsa6-- his name is the LORD 7-- and rejoice before him.

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    • a 68:4 - Or / "prepare the way for him who rides through the deserts"
      5 A father to the fatherless,8 a defender of widows,9 is God in his holy dwelling.10

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      6 God sets the lonely11 in families,b12 he leads forth the prisoners13 with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.14

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        • b 68:6 - Or "the desolate in a homeland"
          7 When you went out15 before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland,16 "Selah"

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          8 the earth shook,17 the heavens poured down rain,18 before God, the One of Sinai,19 before God, the God of Israel.20

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          9 You gave abundant showers,21 O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.

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          10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty,22 O God, you provided23 for the poor.

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          11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company24 of those who proclaimed it:

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          12 "Kings and armies flee25 in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.26

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