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Psalm 68 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Jehovah the God of Sinai and of the Sanctuary.

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For the Chief Musician; A Psalm of David, a song.
Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered;
Let them also that hate him flee before him.
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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.
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But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God:
Yea, let them rejoice with gladness.
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Sing unto God, sing praises to his name:
Cast up a highway for him that rideth through the deserts;
His name is Jehovah; and exult ye before him.
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A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows,
Is God in his holy habitation.
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God setteth the solitary in families:
He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity;
But the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
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O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people,
When thou didst march through the wilderness;
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The earth trembled,
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God:
Yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
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Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain,
Thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
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Thy congregation dwelt therein:
Thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor.
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The Lord giveth the word:
The women that publish the tidings are a great host.
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Kings of armies flee, they flee;
And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.
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When ye lie among the sheepfolds,
It is as the wings of a dove covered with silver,
And her pinions with yellow gold.
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When the Almighty scattered kings therein,
It was as when it snoweth in Zalmon.
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A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;
A high mountain is the mountain of Bashan.
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Why look ye askance, ye high mountains,
At the mountain which God hath desired for his abode?
Yea, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever.
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The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands:
The Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the sanctuary.
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Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led away captives;
Thou hast received gifts among men,
Yea, among the rebellious also, that Jehovah God might dwell with them.
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Blessed be the Lord, who daily beareth our burden,
Even the God who is our salvation.
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God is unto us a God of deliverances;
And unto Jehovah the Lord belongeth escape from death.
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But God will smite through the head of his enemies,
The hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his guiltiness.
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The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan,
I will bring them again from the depths of the sea;
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That thou mayest crush them, dipping thy foot in blood,
That the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from thine enemies.
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They have seen thy goings, O God,
Even the goings of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
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The singers went before, the minstrels followed after,
In the midst of the damsels playing with timbrels.
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Bless ye God in the congregations,
Even the Lord, ye that are of the fountain of Israel.
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There is little Benjamin their ruler,
The princes of Judah and their council,
The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
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Thy God hath commanded thy strength:
Strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.
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Because of thy temple at Jerusalem
Kings shall bring presents unto thee.
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Rebuke 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.
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Princes shall come out of Egypt;
Ethiopia shall haste to stretch out her hands unto God.
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Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth;
Oh sing praises unto the Lord;
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To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which are of old;
Lo, he uttereth his voice, a mighty voice.
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Ascribe ye strength unto God:
His excellency is over Israel,
And his strength is in the skies.
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O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places:
The God of Israel, he giveth strength and power unto his people.
Blessed be God.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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