The God of Sinai and of the Sanctuary.

1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song.
(a)Let (A)God arise, (b)let His enemies be scattered,
And (c)let those who hate Him flee before Him.
As (B)smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
As (C)wax melts before the fire,
So let the (D)wicked perish before God.
But let the (E)righteous be glad; let them exult before God;
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
Sing to God, (F)sing praises to His name;
(d)(G)Lift up a song for Him who (H)rides through the deserts,
Whose (I)name is (e)the Lord, and exult before Him.
A (J)father of the fatherless and a (K)judge (f)for the widows,
Is God in His (L)holy habitation.
God (g)(M)makes a home for the lonely;
He (N)leads out the prisoners into prosperity,
Only (O)the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
O God, when You (P)went forth before Your people,
When You (Q)marched through the wilderness, (h)Selah.
The (R)earth quaked;
The (S)heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God;
(i)(T)Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
You (U)shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God;
You confirmed Your inheritance when it was (j)parched.
Your creatures settled in it;
You (V)provided in Your goodness for the poor, O God.
The Lord gives the (k)command;
The (W)women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host:
(X)Kings of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home will (Y)divide the spoil!”
(l)When you lie down (Z)among the (m)sheepfolds,
You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver,
And its pinions with glistening gold.
When the Almighty (AA)scattered the kings (n)there,
It was snowing in (AB)Zalmon.
A (o)(AC)mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;
A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks,
At the mountain which God has (AD)desired for His abode?
Surely (AE)the Lord will dwell there forever.
The (AF)chariots of God are (p)myriads, (AG)thousands upon thousands;
(q)The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.
You have (AH)ascended on high, You have (AI)led captive Your captives;
You have received gifts among men,
Even among the rebellious also, that (r)the Lord God may dwell there.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily (AJ)bears our burden,
(AK)The God who is our salvation. Selah.
God is to us a (AL)God of deliverances;
And (AM)to (s)God the Lord belong escapes (t)from death.
Surely God will (AN)shatter the head of His enemies,
The hairy crown of him who goes on in his guilty deeds.
The Lord (u)said, “(AO)I will bring them back from Bashan.
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea;
That (v)(AP)your foot may shatter them in blood,
The tongue of your (AQ)dogs may have its portion from your enemies.”
They have seen (AR)Your (w)procession, O God,
The (x)procession of my God, my King, (y)(AS)into the sanctuary.
The (AT)singers went on, the musicians after them,
(z)In the midst of the (AU)maidens beating tambourines.
(AV)Bless God in the congregations,
Even the Lord, you who are of the (AW)fountain of Israel.
There is (AX)Benjamin, the (aa)youngest, (ab)ruling them,
The princes of Judah in their throng,
The princes of (AY)Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
(ac)Your God has (AZ)commanded your strength;
Show Yourself strong, O God, (BA)who have acted (ad)on our behalf.
(ae)Because of Your temple at Jerusalem
(BB)Kings will bring gifts to You.
Rebuke the (BC)beasts (af)in the reeds,
The herd of (BD)bulls with the calves of the peoples,
Trampling under foot the pieces of silver;
He has (BE)scattered the peoples who delight in war.
Envoys will come out of (BF)Egypt;
(ag)(BG)Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
Sing to God, O (BH)kingdoms of the earth,
(BI)Sing praises to the Lord, Selah.
To Him who (BJ)rides upon the (ah)(BK)highest heavens, which are from ancient times;
Behold, (BL)He (ai)speaks forth with His voice, a (BM)mighty voice.
(BN)Ascribe strength to God;
His majesty is over Israel
And (BO)His strength is in the (aj)skies.
(ak)O God, You are (BP)awesome from Your (al)sanctuary.
The God of Israel Himself (BQ)gives strength and power to the people.
(BR)Blessed be God!


a. Psalm 68:1: ['Or ', God shall]
b. Psalm 68:1: ['Or ', His enemies shall]
c. Psalm 68:1: ['Or ', those who hate Him shall]
d. Psalm 68:4: ['Or ', Cast up, ' a highway']
e. Psalm 68:4: ['Heb ', Yah]
f. Psalm 68:5: ['Lit ', of]
g. Psalm 68:6: ['Lit ', makes the solitary to dwell in a house]
h. Psalm 68:7: [Selah, ' may mean: ', Pause, Crescendo, ' or ', Musical interlude]
i. Psalm 68:8: ['Lit ', This is Sinai, ' which']
j. Psalm 68:9: ['Lit ', weary]
k. Psalm 68:11: ['Lit ', word]
l. Psalm 68:13: ['Lit ', If]
m. Psalm 68:13: ['Or ', cooking stones, ' or ', saddle bags]
n. Psalm 68:14: ['Lit ', in it]
o. Psalm 68:15: ['Or ', mighty mountain is]
p. Psalm 68:17: ['Lit ', twice ten thousand]
q. Psalm 68:17: ['Another reading is ', The Lord came from Sinai into the sanctuary]
r. Psalm 68:18: ['Heb ', Yah]
s. Psalm 68:20: ['Heb ', YHWH, ', usually rendered ', Lord]
t. Psalm 68:20: ['I.e. in view of; lit ', for]
u. Psalm 68:22: ['Or ', says]
v. Psalm 68:23: ['Some versions render, you may ', bathe your foot in blood]
w. Psalm 68:24: ['Lit ', goings]
x. Psalm 68:24: ['Lit ', goings]
y. Psalm 68:24: ['Lit ', in the sanctuary, '; or ', in holiness]
z. Psalm 68:25: ['Or ', The maidens in the midst]
aa. Psalm 68:27: ['Or ', smallest]
ab. Psalm 68:27: ['Or ', their ruler]
ac. Psalm 68:28: ['Some mss read ', Command, God]
ad. Psalm 68:28: ['Lit ', for us]
ae. Psalm 68:29: ['Or ', From Your temple]
af. Psalm 68:30: ['Lit ', of]
ag. Psalm 68:31: ['Lit ', Cush]
ah. Psalm 68:33: ['Lit ', heaven of heavens of old]
ai. Psalm 68:33: ['Lit ', gives forth]
aj. Psalm 68:34: ['Lit ', clouds]
ak. Psalm 68:35: ['Or ', Awesome is God from your sanctuary]
al. Psalm 68:35: ['Lit ', holy places]

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