Tehilim Chapter 68

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1. To the chief Musician, A Psalm Song of David.
2. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee before him.
3. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
4. But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; let them joyfully exult.
5. Sing to God, sing praises to his name; extol him who rides on the clouds; his name is the Lord, rejoice before him.
6. A father to the orphans, and a judge to the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
7. God gives the lonely ones a home to dwell in; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
8. O God, when you went forth before your people, when you marched through the wilderness; Selah;
9. The earth shook, the heavens dropped at the presence of God; even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
10. You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, to strengthen your inheritance, when it languished.
11. Your flock found a dwelling in it; you, O God, have prepared of your goodness for the poor.
12. The Lord gives the word; great is the company of those who bear the tidings.
13. Kings of armies flee, they flee; and she who dwells in the house divides the booty.
14. Though you lie among the sheep folds you shall shine like the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her pinions with yellow gold.
15. When the Almighty scattered kings in it, snow fell in Zalmon.
16. O mighty mountain! O Mountain of Bashan! O many peaked mountain! O Mountain of Bashan!
17. Why do look with envy, O many peaked mountain, at the mountain which God desired for his abode? Truly the Lord will dwell there forever.
18. The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
19. You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive; you have received gifts from men; from the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
20. Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, the God of our salvation. Selah.
21. He who is our God is the God of salvation; and to God the Lord belong the issues of death.
22. But God will strike the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of him who still goes on in his trespasses.
23. The Lord said, I will bring them back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
24. That your foot may be dipped in the blood of your enemies, and the tongue of your dogs may have their portion from the enemy.
25. They have seen your processions, O God; the processions of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.
26. The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the young women beating tambourines.
27. Bless God in the congregations, the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
28. There is Benjamin, the youngest, leading them, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
29. Your God has commanded your strength; strengthen, O God, that which you have done for us.
30. Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings bring presents to you.
31. Rebuke the beast of the reed grass, the herd of bulls, with the calves of the peoples, who seek to ingratiate themselves with pieces of silver; scatter the peoples who delight in war.
32. Princes shall come from Egypt; Kush shall soon stretch out her hands to God.
33. Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises to the Lord; Selah;
34. To him who rides upon the heavens of heavens, which are of old; behold, he sends out his voice, a mighty voice.
35. Ascribe strength to God; his majesty is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.
36. O God, you are awesome from your holy places; the God of Israel is he who gives strength and power to his people. Blessed be God.