Psalms 68

To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of Dawid.

1 Let God (Elohim) arise, let His enemies be scattered; let them also who hate Him flee before Him.

2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God (Elohim).

3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God (Elohim); yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

4 Sing unto God (Elohim), sing praises to His name; extol Him that rideth upon the heavens by His name יה (Yah), and rejoice before Him.

5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God (Elohim) in His holy habitation.

6 God (Elohim) setteth the solitary in families; He bringeth out those who are bound with chains, but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

7 O God (Elohim), when You wentest forth before Your people, when You didst march through the wilderness; Selah.

8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God (Elohim); even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God (Elohim), the God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael).

9 You, O God (Elohim), didst send a plentiful rain, whereby You didst confirm Your inheritance, when it was weary.

10 Your congregation hath dwelt therein; You, O God (Elohim), have prepared of Your goodness for the poor.

11 My Lord (Adonai) gave the word; great was the company of those who proclaimed it.

12 Kings of armies did flee apace; and she who tarried at home divided the spoil.

13 Though you have lien among the pots, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.

15 The hill of God (Elohim) is as the hill of Bashan; a high hill as the hill of Bashan.

16 Why leap you, you high hills? This is the hill which God (Elohim) desireth to dwell in; yea, יהוה will dwell in it forever.

17 The chariots of God (Elohim) are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels; the Lord (Adonai) is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

18 You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that יה (Yah) God (Elohim) might dwell among them.

19 Blessed be the Lord (Adonai), Who daily loadeth us with benefits, the God (El) of our salvation. Selah.

20 He who is our God (El) is the God (Elohim) of salvation; and unto the Lord (Adonai) יהוה belong the issues from death.

21 But God (Elohim) shall wound the head of His enemies, and the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

22 My Lord (Adonai) said, “I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring My people again from the depths of the sea,

23 That your foot may be dipped in the blood of your enemies, and the tongue of your dogs in the same.”

24 They have seen Your goings, O God (Elohim); even the goings of my God (Eli), my King, in the sanctuary.

25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

26 Bless you God (Elohim) in the congregations, יהוה, from the fountain of Yisrael.

27 There is little Benjamin (Binyamin) with their ruler, the princes of Judah (Yehudah) and their council, the princes of Zevulun, and the princes of Naftali.

28 Your God (Eloheika) hath commanded your strength; strengthen, O God (Elohim), that which You have wrought for us.

29 Because of Your temple at Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) shall kings bring presents unto You.

30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submits himself with pieces of silver; scatter You the people that delight in war.

31 Princes shall come out of Egypt (Mitsrayim); Ethiopia (Kush) shall soon stretch out her hands unto God (Elohim).

32 Sing unto God (Elohim), you kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord (Adonai); Selah.

33 To Him who rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which were of old; Behold, He doth send out His voice, and that a mighty voice.

34 Ascribe you strength unto God (Elohim); His excellency is over Yisrael, and His strength is in the clouds.

35 O God (Elohim), You are awesome out of Your holy places; the God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael) is He who giveth strength and power unto His people. Blessed be God (Elohim).