The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng:
“Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder.
Even while you sleep among the sheep pens,the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold.”
When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Mount Zalmon.
Mount Bashan, majestic mountain, Mount Bashan, rugged mountain,
why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever?
The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.
When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts from people, even from the rebellious— that you,LORD God, might dwell there.
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.
Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.