Psalms 68 (asv)
68:1Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered;
Let them also that hate him flee before him.
68:2As smoke is driven away, so drive them away:
As wax melteth before the fire,
68:3But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God:
Yea, let them rejoice with gladness.
Cast up a highway for him that rideth through the deserts;
68:6God setteth the solitary in families:
He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity;
But the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
When thou didst march through the wilderness;
68:8The earth trembled,
Thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
68:10Thy congregation dwelt therein:
The women that publish the tidings are a great host.
68:12Kings of armies flee, they flee;
And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.
68:13When ye lie among the sheepfolds,
And her pinions with yellow gold.
68:14When the Almighty scattered kings therein,
It was as when it snoweth in Zalmon.
68:16Why look ye askance, ye high mountains,
Yea, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever.
68:18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led away captives;
68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily beareth our burden,
The hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his guiltiness.
I will bring them again from the depths of the sea;
68:23That thou mayest crush them, dipping thy foot in blood,
That the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from thine enemies.
68:24They have seen thy goings, O God,
68:25The singers went before, the minstrels followed after,
In the midst of the damsels playing with timbrels.
68:27There is little Benjamin their ruler,
Strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.
Kings shall bring presents unto thee.
68:30Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds,
The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples,
Trampling under foot the pieces of silver:
He hath scattered the peoples that delight in war.
68:31Princes shall come out of Egypt;
Oh sing praises unto the Lord;
His excellency is over Israel,
And his strength is in the skies.
Blessed be God.