Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

67:1God be gracious unto us, and bless us, and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah,

67:2That thy way may be known upon earth, thy salvation among all nations.

67:3Let the peoples praise thee, O God, let all the peoples praise thee.

67:4Let the nations rejoice and sing for joy: for thou wilt judge the peoples equitably; and the nations upon earth, thou wilt guide them. Selah.

67:5Let the peoples praise thee, O God; let all the peoples praise thee.

67:6The earth will yield her increase; God, our God, will bless us:

67:7God will bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

68:1Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered, and let them that hate him flee before him.

68:2As smoke is driven, thou wilt drive them away; as wax melteth before the fire, the wicked shall perish at the presence of God.

68:3But the righteous shall rejoice: they shall exult before God and be glad with joy.

68:4Sing unto God, sing forth his name; cast up a way for him that rideth in the deserts: his name is Jah; and rejoice before him.

68:5A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

68:6God maketh the solitary into families; those that were bound he bringeth out into prosperity: but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

68:7O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness -- (Selah) --

68:8The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God, yon Sinai, at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

68:9Thou, O God, didst pour a plentiful rain upon thine inheritance, and when it was weary thou strengthenedst it.

68:10Thy flock hath dwelt therein: thou hast prepared in thy goodness, for the afflicted, O God!

68:11The Lord gives the word: great the host of the publishers.

68:12Kings of armies flee; they flee, and she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.

68:13Though ye have lain among the sheepfolds, ye shall be as wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with green gold.

68:14When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it became snow-white as Zalmon.

68:15As mount Bashan is the mount of God, a many-peaked mountain, as mount Bashan.

68:16Why do ye look with envy, ye many-peaked mountains, upon the mount that God hath desired for his abode? yea, Jehovah will dwell there for ever.

68:17The chariots of God are twenty thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them: it is a Sinai in holiness.

68:18Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts in Man, and even for the rebellious, for the dwelling there of Jah Elohim.

68:19Blessed be the Lord: day by day doth he load us with good, the łGod who is our salvation. Selah.

68:20Our łGod is the łGod of salvation; and with Jehovah, the Lord, are the goings forth even from death.

68:21Verily God will smite the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of him that goeth on still in his trespasses.

68:22The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring them again from the depth of the sea;

68:23That thou mayest dip thy foot in blood: the tongue of thy dogs has its portion from enemies.

68:24They have seen thy goings, O God, the goings of my łGod, my King, in the sanctuary.

68:25The singers went before, the players on stringed instruments after, in the midst of maidens playing on tabrets.

68:26In the congregations bless ye God, the Lord, -- ye from the fountain of Israel.

68:27There is little Benjamin, their ruler; the princes of Judah, their company; the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

68:28Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.

68:29Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

68:30Rebuke the beast of the reeds, the assembly of the strong, with the calves of the peoples: every one submitteth himself with pieces of silver. Scatter the peoples that delight in war.

68:31Great ones shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall quickly stretch out her hands unto God.

68:32Ye kingdoms of the earth, sing unto God; sing psalms of the Lord, (Selah,)

68:33Of him that rideth upon the heavens, the heavens which are of old: lo, he uttereth his voice, a mighty voice.

68:34Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

68:35Terrible art thou, O God, out of thy sanctuaries, -- the łGod of Israel! He it is that giveth strength and might unto the people. Blessed be God!

69:1Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

69:2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I am come into the depths of waters, and the flood overfloweth me.

69:3I am weary with my crying, my throat is parched; mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

69:4They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

69:5Thou, O God, knowest my foolishness, and my trespasses are not hidden from thee.

69:6Let not them that wait on thee, Lord, Jehovah of hosts, be ashamed through me; let not those that seek thee be confounded through me, O God of Israel.

69:7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; confusion hath covered my face.

69:8I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's sons;

69:9For the zeal of thy house hath devoured me, and the reproaches of them that reproach thee have fallen upon me.

69:10And I wept, my soul was fasting: that also was to my reproach; --

69:11And I made sackcloth my garment: then I became a proverb to them.

69:12They that sit in the gate talk of me, and I am the song of the drunkards.

69:13But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, Jehovah, in an acceptable time: O God, in the abundance of thy loving-kindness answer me, according to the truth of thy salvation:

69:14Deliver me out of the mire, let me not sink; let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the depths of waters.

69:15Let not the flood of waters overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up; and let not the pit shut its mouth upon me.

69:16Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy loving-kindness is good: according to the abundance of thy tender mercies, turn toward me;

69:17And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble: answer me speedily.

69:18Draw nigh unto my soul, be its redeemer; ransom me because of mine enemies.

69:19*Thou* knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.

69:20Reproach hath broken my heart, and I am overwhelmed: and I looked for sympathy, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

69:21Yea, they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

69:22Let their table become a snare before them, and their very welfare a trap;

69:23Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not, and make their loins continually to shake.

69:24Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let the fierceness of thine anger take hold of them.

69:25Let their habitation be desolate; let there be no dweller in their tents.

69:26For they persecute him whom *thou* hast smitten, and they talk for the sorrow of those whom thou hast wounded.

69:27Add iniquity unto their iniquity, and let them not come into thy righteousness.

69:28Let them be blotted out of the book of life, and not be written with the righteous.

69:29But I am afflicted and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me secure on high.

69:30I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving;

69:31And it shall please Jehovah more than an ox, -- a bullock with horns and cloven hoofs.

69:32The meek shall see it, they shall be glad; ye that seek God, your heart shall live.

69:33For Jehovah heareth the needy, and despiseth not his prisoners.

69:34Let heavens and earth praise him; the seas, and everything that moveth therein.

69:35For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah; and they shall dwell there, and possess it:

69:36And the seed of his servants shall inherit it, and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

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