The Glory of God in His Goodness to IsraelTo the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song.
1Let ⚓God arise,
Let His enemies be scattered;
Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
2⚓As smoke is driven away,
So drive them away;
⚓As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3But ⚓let the righteous be glad;
Let them rejoice before God;
Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
4Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
⚓Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
⚓By His name Yah,
And rejoice before Him.
5⚓A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
6⚓God sets the solitary in families;
⚓He brings out those who are bound into prosperity;
But ⚓the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
7O God, ⚓when You went out before Your people,
When You marched through the wilderness,
8The earth shook;
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God;
Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9⚓You, O God, sent a plentiful rain,
Whereby You confirmed Your inheritance,
When it was weary.
10Your congregation dwelt in it;
⚓You, O God, provided from Your goodness for the poor.
11The Lord gave the word;
Great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
12“Kings⚓ of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home divides the spoil.
13⚓Though you lie down among the sheepfolds,
⚓You will be like 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 Zalmon.
15A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;
A mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.
16Why do you fume with envy, you mountains of many peaks?
⚓This is the mountain which God desires to dwell in;
Yes, the Lord will dwell in it forever.
17⚓The chariots of God are twenty thousand,
Even thousands of thousands;
The Lord 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 among men,
Even from⚓the rebellious,
⚓That the Lord God might dwell there.
19Blessed be the Lord,
Who daily loads us with benefits,
The God of our salvation!
20Our God is the God of salvation;
And ⚓to God the Lord belong escapes from death.
21But ⚓God will wound the head of His enemies,
⚓The hairy scalp of the one who still goes on in his trespasses.
22The Lord said, “I will bring ⚓back from Bashan,
I will bring them back ⚓from the depths of the sea,
23⚓That your foot may crush them in blood,
⚓And the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies.”
24They have seen Your procession, O God,
The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
25⚓The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after;
Among them were the maidens playing timbrels.
26Bless God in the congregations,
The Lord, from ⚓the fountain of Israel.
27⚓There is little Benjamin, their leader,
The princes of Judah and their company,
The princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.
28Your God has ⚓commanded your strength;
Strengthen, O God, what You have done for us.
29Because of Your temple at Jerusalem,
⚓Kings will bring presents to You.
30Rebuke the beasts of the reeds,
⚓The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples,
Till everyone⚓submits himself with pieces of silver.
Scatter the peoples who delight in war.
31⚓Envoys will come out of Egypt;
⚓Ethiopia will quickly ⚓stretch out her hands to God.
32Sing to God, you ⚓kingdoms of the earth;
Oh, sing praises to the Lord,
33To Him ⚓who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old!
Indeed, He sends out His voice, a ⚓mighty voice.
34⚓Ascribe strength to God;
His excellence is over Israel,
And His strength is in the clouds.
35O God, ⚓You are more awesome than Your holy places.
The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people.
Blessed be God!