(68) For the end, a Psalm of a Song by David.
1 Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; and let them that hate him flee from before him.
2 As smoke vanishes, let them vanish: as wax melts before the fire, so let the sinners perish from before God.
3 But let the righteous rejoice; let them exult before God: let them be delighted with joy.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name: make a way for him that rides upon the west (the Lord is his name) and exult before him. They shall be troubled before the face of him,
5 who is the father of the orphans, and judge of the widows: such is God in his holy place.
6 God settles the solitary in a house; leading forth prisoners mightily, also them that act provokingly, even them that dwell in tombs.
7 O God, when you went forth before your people, when you went through the wilderness; Pause:
8 the earth quaked, yes, the heavens dropped water at the presence of the God of Sina, at the presence of the God of Israel.
9 O God, you will grant to your inheritance a gracious rain; for it was weary, but you did refresh it.
10 Your * See the Hebrew. creatures dwell in it: you have in your goodness prepared for the poor.
11 The Lord God will give a word to them that preach it in a great company.
12 The king of the forces of the beloved, of the beloved, will even grant them for the beauty of the house to divide the spoils.
13 Even if you° should lie among the lots, you° shall have the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her breast with † Lit. greenness of gold. yellow gold.
14 When the heavenly One scatters kings upon it, they shall be made snow-white in Selmon.
15 The mountain of God is a rich mountain; a ‡ Gr. curdled like cheese. swelling mountain, a rich mountain.
16 Therefore do you° conceive evil, you° swelling mountains? this is the mountain which God has delighted to dwell in; yes, the Lord will dwell in it for ever.
17 The chariots of God are ten thousand fold, thousands of rejoicing ones: the Lord is among them, in Sina, in the holy place.
18 § Gr. having gone up. You are gone up on high, you have led captivity captive, you have received gifts for man, yes, for they were rebellious, that you might dwell among them.
19 Blessed be the Lord God, blessed be the Lord daily; and the God of our salvation shall prosper us. Pause.
20 Our God is the God of salvation; and to the Lord belong the issues from death.
21 But God shall crust the heads of his enemies; the hairy crown of them that go on in their trespasses.
22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Basan, I will bring my people again through the depths of the sea.
23 That your foot may be dipped in blood, and the tongue of your dogs be stained with that of your enemies.
24 Your goings, O God, have been seen; the goings of my God, the king, in the sanctuary.
25 The princes went first, next before the players on instruments, in the midst of damsels playing on timbrels.
26 Praise God in the congregations, the Lord from the fountains of Israel.
27 There is Benjamin the younger one in ecstasy, the princes of Juda their rulers, the princes of Zabulon, the princes of Nephthali.
28 O God, command you your strength: strengthen, O God, this which you have wrought in us.
29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents to you.
30 Rebuke the wild beasts of the reed: let the crowd of bulls with the heifers of the nations be rebuked, so that they who have been proved with silver may not be shut out: scatter you the nations that wish for wars.
31 Ambassadors shall arrive out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall hasten to stretch out her hand readily to God.
32 Sing to God, you° kingdoms of the earth; sing psalms to the Lord. Pause.
33 Sing to God that ** Gr. mounts, or, has mounted. rides on the heaven of heaven, eastward: behold, he will utter a mighty sound with his voice.
34 Give you° glory to God: his excellency is over Israel, and his power is in the clouds.
35 God is wonderful †† Or, among his holy ones. in his holy places, the God of Israel: he will give power and strength to his people: blessed be God.
*67:10 See the Hebrew.
†67:13 Lit. greenness of gold.
‡67:15 Gr. curdled like cheese.
§67:18 Gr. having gone up.
**67:33 Gr. mounts, or, has mounted.
††67:35 Or, among his holy ones.