To the Overseer. — A Psalm, a song of David.
1Rise doth God — scattered are His enemies! And those hating Him flee from His face.
2As the driving away of smoke Thou drivest away, As the melting of wax before fire, The wicked perish at the presence of God.
3And the righteous rejoice, they exult before God, And they joy with gladness.
4Sing ye to God — praise His name, Raise up a highway for Him who is riding in deserts, In Jah [is] His name, and exult before Him.
5Father of the fatherless, and judge of the widows, [Is] God in His holy habitation.
6God — causing the lonely to dwell at home, Bringing out bound ones into prosperity, Only — the refractory have inhabited a dry place.
7O God, in Thy going forth before Thy people, In Thy stepping through the wilderness, Selah.
8The earth hath shaken, Yea, the heavens have dropped before God, This Sinai — before God, the God of Israel.
9A shower of free-will gifts thou shakest out, O God. Thine inheritance, when it hath been weary, Thou hast established it.
10Thy company have dwelt in it, Thou preparest in Thy goodness for the poor, O God.
11The Lord doth give the saying, The female proclaimers [are] a numerous host.
12Kings of hosts flee utterly away, And a female inhabitant of the house apportioneth spoil.
13Though ye do lie between two boundaries, Wings of a dove covered with silver, And her pinions with yellow gold.
14When the Mighty spreadeth kings in it, It doth snow in Salmon.
15A hill of God [is] the hill of Bashan, A hill of heights [is] the hill of Bashan.
16Why do ye envy, O high hills, The hill God hath desired for His seat? Jehovah also doth tabernacle for ever.
17The chariots of God [are] myriads, thousands of changes, The Lord [is] among them, in Sinai, in the sanctuary.
18Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast taken captive captivity, Thou hast taken gifts for men, That even the refractory may rest, O Jah God.
19Blessed [is] the Lord, day by day He layeth on us. God Himself [is] our salvation. Selah.
20God Himself [is] to us a God for deliverances, And Jehovah Lord hath the outgoings of death.
21Only — God doth smite The head of His enemies, The hairy crown of a habitual walker in his guilt.
22The Lord said: ‘From Bashan I bring back, I bring back from the depths of the sea.
23So that thou dashest thy foot in blood, [In the blood of] enemies — the tongue of Thy dogs.’
24They have seen Thy goings, O God, Goings of my God, my king, in the sanctuary.
25Singers have been before, Behind [are] players on instruments, In the midst virgins playing with timbrels.
26In assemblies bless ye God, The Lord — from the fountain of Israel.
27There [is] little Benjamin their ruler, Heads of Judah their defence, Heads of Zebulun — heads of Naphtali.
28Thy God hath commanded thy strength, Be strong, O God, this Thou hast wrought for us.
29Because of Thy temple at Jerusalem, To Thee do kings bring a present.
30Rebuke a beast of the reeds, a company of bulls, With calves of the peoples, Each humbling himself with pieces of silver, Scatter Thou peoples delighting in conflicts.
31Come do fat ones out of Egypt, Cush causeth her hands to run to God.
32Kingdoms of the earth, sing ye to God, Praise ye the Lord. Selah.
33To him who is riding on the heavens of the heavens of old, Lo, He giveth with His voice a strong voice.
34Ascribe ye strength to God, Over Israel [is] His excellency, and His strength in the clouds.
35Fearful, O God, out of Thy sanctuaries, The God of Israel Himself, Giving strength and might to the people. Blessed [is] God!