|Ps 68:1 Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered,
And let those who hate Him flee before Him.
|Ps 68:2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked perish before God.
|Ps 68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God;
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
|Ps 68:4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts,
Whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him.
|Ps 68:5 ¶ A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
|Ps 68:6 God makes a home for the lonely;
He leads out the prisoners into prosperity,
Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
|Ps 68:7 ¶ O God, when You went forth before Your people,
When You marched through the wilderness, Selah.
|Ps 68:8 The earth quaked;
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God;
Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
|Ps 68:9 You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God;
You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.
|Ps 68:10 Your creatures settled in it;
You provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.
|Ps 68:11 ¶ The Lord gives the command;
The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host:
|Ps 68:12 "Kings of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!"
|Ps 68:13 When you lie down among the sheepfolds,
You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver,
And its pinions with glistening gold.
|Ps 68:14 When the Almighty scattered the kings there,
It was snowing in Zalmon.
|Ps 68:15 ¶ A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;
A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
|Ps 68:16 Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks,
At the mountain which God has desired for His abode?
Surely the LORD will dwell there forever.
|Ps 68:17 The chariots of God are myriads, thousands upon thousands;
The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.
|Ps 68:18 You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives;
You have received gifts among men,
Even among the rebellious also, that the LORD God may dwell there.
|Ps 68:19 ¶ Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden,
The God who is our salvation. Selah.
|Ps 68:20 God is to us a God of deliverances;
And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
|Ps 68:21 Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies,
The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.
|Ps 68:22 The Lord said, "I will bring them back from Bashan.
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
|Ps 68:23 That your foot may shatter them in blood,
The tongue of your dogs may have its portion from your enemies."
|Ps 68:24 ¶ They have seen Your procession, O God,
The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
|Ps 68:25 The singers went on, the musicians after them,
In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines.
|Ps 68:26 Bless God in the congregations,
Even the LORD, you who are of the fountain of Israel.
|Ps 68:27 There is Benjamin, the youngest, ruling them,
The princes of Judah in their throng,
The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
|Ps 68:28 ¶ Your God has commanded your strength;
Show Yourself strong, O God, who have acted on our behalf.
|Ps 68:29 Because of Your temple at Jerusalem
Kings will bring gifts to You.
|Ps 68:30 Rebuke the beasts in the reeds,
The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples,
Trampling under foot the pieces of silver;
He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
|Ps 68:31 Envoys will come out of Egypt;
Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
|Ps 68:32 ¶ Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth,
Sing praises to the Lord, Selah.
|Ps 68:33 To Him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times;
Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice.
|Ps 68:34 Ascribe strength to God;
His majesty is over Israel
And His strength is in the skies.
|Ps 68:35 O God, You are awesome from Your sanctuary.
The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people.
Blessed be God!