Psalm 68:5-15 NIV

5 A father to the fatherless,1 a defender of widows,2 is God in his holy dwelling.3

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6 God sets the lonely4 in families,a5 he leads forth the prisoners6 with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.7

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    • b 68:6 - Or "the desolate in a homeland"
      7 When you went out8 before your people, O God, when you marched through the wasteland,9 "Selah"

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      8 the earth shook,10 the heavens poured down rain,11 before God, the One of Sinai,12 before God, the God of Israel.13

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      9 You gave abundant showers,14 O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.

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      10 Your people settled in it, and from your bounty,15 O God, you provided16 for the poor.

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      11 The Lord announced the word, and great was the company17 of those who proclaimed it:

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      12 "Kings and armies flee18 in haste; in the camps men divide the plunder.19

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      13 Even while you sleep among the campfires,b20 the wings of [my] dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold."

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        • c 68:13 - Or "saddlebags"
          14 When the Almightyc scattered21 the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon.22

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          15 The mountains of Bashan23 are majestic mountains;24 rugged are the mountains of Bashan.

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