Psalms 68

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 him. 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 [land]. 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 yellow gold. 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 ever. 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 timbrels. 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 mighty voice. 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.