the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain, at the presence of God; yon Sinai quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
Rain in abundance, O God, thou didst shed abroad; thou didst restore thy heritage as it languished;
thy flock found a dwelling in it; in thy goodness, O God, thou didst provide for the needy.
The Lord gives the command; great is the host of those who bore the tidings:
"The kings of the armies, they flee, they flee!" The women at home divide the spoil,
though they stay among the sheepfolds--the wings of a dove covered with silver, its pinions with green gold.
When the Almighty scattered kings there, snow fell on Zalmon.
O mighty mountain, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked mountain, mountain of Bashan!
Why look you with envy, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount which God desired for his abode, yea, where the LORD will dwell for ever?
With mighty chariotry, twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands, the Lord came from Sinai into the holy place.
Thou didst ascend the high mount, leading captives in thy train, and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the LORD God may dwell there.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)