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Psalm 68.1-10


Good News Translation (GNT)


A National Song of Triumph (a)


1 God rises up and scatters his enemies. Those who hate him run away in defeat.
2 As smoke is blown away, so he drives them off; as wax melts in front of the fire,
so do the wicked perish in God's presence.
3 But the righteous are glad and rejoice in his presence; they are happy and shout for joy.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name; prepare a way for him who rides on the clouds.(b)
His name is the Lord-be glad in his presence!
5 God, who lives in his sacred Temple, cares for orphans and protects widows.
6 He gives the lonely a home to live in and leads prisoners out into happy freedom, but rebels will have to live in a desolate land.
7 O God, when you led your people, when you marched across the desert,
8 the earth shook, and the sky poured down rain, because of the coming of the God of Sinai,(c) the coming of the God of Israel.
9 You caused abundant rain to fall and restored your worn-out land;
10 your people made their home there; in your goodness you provided for the poor.

Footnotes
Psalm 68:1 HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David; a song.
Psalm 68:4 on the clouds; or across the desert.
Psalm 68:8 As the people of Israel went from Egypt to Canaan, God revealed himself to them at Mount Sinai (see Ex 19.16-25).


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