Psalm 68

To the chief Musician. Of David. A Psalm: a Song. 1Let ElohimGod arise, let his enemies be scattered, and let them that hate him flee before him.

2As smoke is driven, thou wilt drive them away; as wax melteth before the fire, the wicked shall perish at the presence of ElohimGod.

3But the righteous shall rejoice: they shall exult before ElohimGod and be glad with joy.

4Sing unto ElohimGod, sing forth his name; cast up a way for him that rideth in the deserts: his name is Jah; and rejoice before him.

5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is ElohimGod in his holy habitation.

6ElohimGod maketh the solitary into families; those that were bound he bringeth out into prosperity: but the rebellious dwell in a parched [land].

7O ElohimGod, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness — (Selah) —

8The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of ElohimGod, yon Sinai, at the presence of ElohimGod, the ElohimGod of Israel.

9Thou, O ElohimGod, didst pour a plentiful rain upon thine inheritance, and when it was weary thou strengthenedst it.

10Thy flock hath dwelt therein: thou hast prepared in thy goodness, for the afflicted, O ElohimGod!

11The Lord gives the word: great the host of the publishers.

12Kings of armies flee; they flee, and she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.

13Though ye have lain among the sheepfolds, [ye shall be as] wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with green gold.

14When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it became snow-white as Zalmon.

15[As] mount Bashan is the mount of ElohimGod, a many-peaked mountain, [as] mount Bashan.

16Why do ye look with envy, ye many-peaked mountains, upon the mount that ElohimGod hath desired for his abode? yea, Jehovah will dwell [there] for ever.

17The chariots of ElohimGod are twenty thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them: it is a Sinai in holiness.

18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts in Man, and even [for] the rebellious, for the dwelling [there] of Jah Elohim.

19Blessed be the Lord: day by day doth he load us [with good], the ElGod who is our salvation. Selah.

20Our ElGod is the ElGod of salvation; and with Jehovah, the Lord, are the goings forth [even] from death.

21Verily ElohimGod will smite the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of him that goeth on still in his trespasses.

22The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring [them] again from the depth of the sea;

23That thou mayest dip thy foot in blood: the tongue of thy dogs has its portion from enemies.

24They have seen thy goings, O ElohimGod, the goings of my ElGod, my King, in the sanctuary.

25The singers went before, the players on stringed instruments after, in the midst of maidens playing on tabrets.

26In the congregations bless ye ElohimGod, the Lord, — [ye] from the fountain of Israel.

27There is little Benjamin, their ruler; the princes of Judah, their company; the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

28Thy ElohimGod hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O ElohimGod, that which thou hast wrought for us.

29Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

30Rebuke the beast of the reeds, the assembly of the strong, with the calves of the peoples: [every one] submitteth himself with pieces of silver. Scatter the peoples that delight in war.

31Great ones shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall quickly stretch out her hands unto ElohimGod.

32Ye kingdoms of the earth, sing unto ElohimGod; sing psalms of the Lord, (Selah,)

33Of him that rideth upon the heavens, the heavens which are of old: lo, he uttereth his voice, a mighty voice.

34Ascribe ye strength unto ElohimGod: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

35Terrible art thou, O ElohimGod, out of thy sanctuaries, — the ElGod of Israel! He it is that giveth strength and might unto the people. Blessed be ElohimGod!