68:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm [or] Song of David. Let God
arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate
him flee before him.
68:2 As smoke is driven away, [so] drive [them] away: as wax
melteth before the fire, [so] let the wicked perish at the
presence of God.
68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God:
yes, let them exceedingly rejoice.
68:4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name: extol him that
rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before
68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, [is]
God in his holy habitation.
68:6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those
who are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry
68:7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou
didst march through the wilderness; Selah:
68:8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence
of God: [even] Sinai itself [was moved] at the presence of God,
the God of Israel.
68:9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, by which thou
didst confirm thy inheritance, when it was weary.
68:10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast
prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
68:11 The LORD gave the word: great [was] the company of those
that published [it].
68:12 Kings of armies fled apace: and she that tarried at home
divided the spoil.
68:13 Though ye have lain among the pots, [yet shall ye be as]
the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with
68:14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was [white] as
snow in Salmon.
68:15 The hill of God [is as] the hill of Bashan; a high hill
[as] the hill of Bashan.
68:16 Why leap ye, ye lofty hills? [this is] the hill [which]
God desireth to dwell in; yes, the LORD will dwell [in it] for
68:17 The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even]
thousands of angels: the LORD [is] among them, [as in] Sinai,
in the holy [place].
68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity
captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yes, [for] the
rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell [among them].
68:19 Blessed [be] the LORD, [who] daily loadeth us [with
benefits], [even] the God of our salvation. Selah.
68:20 [He that is] our God [is] the God of salvation; and to God
the LORD [belong] the issues from death.
68:21 But God will wound the head of his enemies, [and] the
hairy scalp of such one as goeth on still in his trespasses.
68:22 The LORD said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will
bring [my people] again from the depths of the sea.
68:23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thy enemies,
[and] the tongue of thy dogs in the same.
68:24 They have seen thy goings, O God; [even] the goings of my
God, my King, in the sanctuary.
68:25 The singers went before, the players on instruments
[followed] after; among [them were] the damsels playing with
68:26 Bless ye God in the congregations, [even] the LORD, from
the fountain of Israel.
68:27 There [is] little Benjamin [with] their ruler, the princes
of Judah [and] their counsel, the princes of Zebulun, [and] the
princes of Naphtali.
68:28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God,
that which thou hast wrought for us.
68:29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring
presents to thee.
68:30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the
bulls, with the calves of the people, [till every one shall]
submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people
[that] delight in war.
68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Cush shall soon stretch
out her hands to God.
68:32 Sing to God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises [to]
the LORD; Selah:
68:33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, [which
were] of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, [and that] a
68:34 Ascribe ye strength to God: his excellence [is] over
Israel, and his strength [is] in the clouds.
68:35 O God, [thou art] terrible out of thy holy places: the God
of Israel [is] he that giveth strength and power to [his]
people. Blessed [be] God.