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Psalms 68

The Glory of God in His Goodness to Israel
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song.
1Let #Num. 10:35God arise,
Let His enemies be scattered;
Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
2#(Is. 9:18); Hos. 13:3As smoke is driven away,
So drive them away;
#Ps. 97:5; Mic. 1:4As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3But #Ps. 32:11let the righteous be glad;
Let them rejoice before God;
Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
4Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
#Deut. 33:26Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
#(Ex. 6:3)By His name Yah,
And rejoice before Him.
5#(Ps. 10:14, 18; 146:9)A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
6#Ps. 107:4–7God sets the solitary in families;
#Acts 12:6–11He brings out those who are bound into prosperity;
But #Ps. 107:34the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
7O God, #Ex. 13:21; (Hab. 3:13)when You went out before Your people,
When You marched through the wilderness,
8The earth shook;
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God;
Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9#Lev. 26:4; Deut. 11:11; Job 5:10; Ezek. 34:26You, O God, sent a plentiful rain,
Whereby You confirmed Your inheritance,
When it was weary.
10Your congregation dwelt in it;
#Deut. 26:5; Ps. 74:19You, O God, provided from Your goodness for the poor.
11The Lord gave the word;
Great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12“Kings#Num. 31:8; Josh. 10:16; Judg. 5:19 of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home divides the spoil.
13#Ps. 81:6Though you lie down among the sheepfolds,
#Ps. 105:37You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver,
And her feathers with yellow gold.”
14#Josh. 10:10When the Almighty scattered kings in it,
It was white as snow in Zalmon.
15A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;
A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
16Why do you fume with envy, you mountains of many peaks?
#(Deut. 12:5); 1 Kin. 9:3This is the mountain which God desires to dwell in;
Yes, the Lord will dwell in it forever.
17#Deut. 33:2; Dan. 7:10The chariots of God are twenty thousand,
Even thousands of thousands;
The Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the Holy Place.
18#Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9; Eph. 4:8; Phil. 2:9; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:3You have ascended on high,
#Judg. 5:12You have led captivity captive;
#Acts 2:4, 33; 10:44–46; (1 Cor. 12:4–11; Eph. 4:7–12)You have received gifts among men,
Even from #(1 Tim. 1:13)the rebellious,
#Ps. 78:60That the Lord God might dwell there.
19Blessed be the Lord,
Who daily loads us with benefits,
The God of our salvation!
20Our God is the God of salvation;
And #(Deut. 32:39)to God the Lord belong escapes from death.
21But #Hab. 3:13God will wound the head of His enemies,
#Ps. 55:23The hairy scalp of the one who still goes on in his trespasses.
22The Lord said, “I will bring #Num. 21:33; Deut. 30:1–9; Amos 9:1–3back from Bashan,
I will bring them back #Ex. 14:22from the depths of the sea,
23#Ps. 58:10That your foot may crush them in blood,
#1 Kin. 21:19; Jer. 15:3And the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies.”
24They have seen Your procession, O God,
The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
25#1 Chr. 13:8The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after;
Among them were the maidens playing timbrels.
26Bless God in the congregations,
The Lord, from #Deut. 33:28; Is. 48:1the fountain of Israel.
27#Judg. 5:14; 1 Sam. 9:21There is little Benjamin, their leader,
The princes of Judah and their company,
The princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.
28Your God has #Ps. 42:8; Is. 26:12commanded your strength;
Strengthen, O God, what You have done for us.
29Because of Your temple at Jerusalem,
#1 Kin. 10:10, 25; 2 Chr. 32:23; Ps. 45:12; 72:10; Is. 18:7Kings will bring presents to You.
30Rebuke the beasts of the reeds,
#Ps. 22:12The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples,
Till everyone #2 Sam. 8:2submits himself with pieces of silver.
Scatter the peoples who delight in war.
31#Is. 19:19–23Envoys will come out of Egypt;
#Is. 45:14; Zeph. 3:10Ethiopia will quickly #Ps. 44:20stretch out her hands to God.
32Sing to God, you #(Ps. 67:3, 4)kingdoms of the earth;
Oh, sing praises to the Lord,
33To Him #Deut. 33:26; Ps. 18:10who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old!
Indeed, He sends out His voice, a #Ps. 46:6; Is. 30:30mighty voice.
34#Ps. 29:1Ascribe strength to God;
His excellence is over Israel,
And His strength is in the clouds.
35O God, #Ps. 76:12You are more awesome than Your holy places.
The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people.
Blessed be God!

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