Psalm 68 ©

At the bringing up of the ark of the covenant into Zion, David exhorts to the praising of God for His wonderful love and power, whereby He delivered His people out of Egypt, led them through the wilderness, introduced and planted them in Canaan, subdued their enemies and chose Zion for His own and His ark’s habitation; among which matters he rejoices in the spirit over our Lord Jesus Christ, especially over His resurrection and ascension into heaven, together with all the saving gifts and benefits, which the church of the Jews and Gentiles do enjoy, here, as well as in the celestial Canaan, for to praise God for ever and ever.


To the chief Musician, A 1Psalm or Song of David.


LET2 Goda arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.


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.


But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.


Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: 3extol him that rideth upon the 4heavens by his name 5JAH, and rejoice before 6him.


A father of the fatherless, and a 7judge of the widows, is God 8in his holy habitation.


God setteth the 9solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are 10bound with chains: but the 11rebellious dwell in a 12dry land.


O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; 13Selah:


Theb earth shook, the heavens also 14dropped at the presence of God: 15even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.


Thou, O God, didst 16send a 17plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine 18inheritance, when it was weary.


Thy 19congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast 20prepared 21of thy goodness for the 22poor.


The Lord 23gave the word: great was the 24company of those that published it.


Kings of armies did 25flee apace: and 26she that tarried at home divided the spoil.


Though 27ye have lienc28among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.


When the Almighty 29scattered kings 30in it, 31it was white as snow in 32Salmon.


The hill 33of God is as the hill of Bashan; an 34high hill as the hill of Bashan.


Why 35leap ye, ye high hills? thisd is the 36hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.


The 37chariots of God are 38twenty thousand, even 39thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in 40Sinai, in the holy place.


41Thoue hast ascended on high, thou hast led 42captivity captive: thou hast 43received gifts for men; yea, for the 44rebellious also, that the LORD God might 45dwell among them.


46Blessed be the Lord, who 47daily 48loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.


He that is our God is the God 49of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the 50issues from 51death.


But God shall 52wound the head of his enemies, and the 53hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his 54trespasses.


The Lord said, 55I will bring again from Bashan,f I will bring my people again from the depthsg of the sea:


That thy foot may be dipped in the blood 56of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.


57They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.


The 58singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with 59timbrels.


Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the 60fountain of Israel.


61There is 62little Benjamin with their 63ruler, the princes of Judah and their 64council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.


Thy God hath 65commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought 66for us.


Because of thy 67temple at Jerusalem 68shall kings bring presents unto thee.


69Rebuke the 70company of spearmen, the multitude of the 71bulls, with the 72calves of the people, till every one 73submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter 74thou the people that delight in war.


75Princes shall come out of Egypt; 76Ethiopia shall 77soon stretch out her hands unto God.


Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:


To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, 78which were of old; lo, he doth send out his 79voice, and that a mighty voice.


Ascribe ye 80strength unto God: his 81excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the 82clouds.


O God, thou art terrible out of thy 83holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his 84people. 85Blessed be God.