1 Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered;*
let those who hate him also flee before him.
2 As the smoke vanishes, so shall you drive them away;*
and as wax melts before the fire, so let the ungodly perish before the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God;*
let them also be merry and joyful.
4 O sing unto God, and sing praises unto his Name; magnify him who rides upon the heavens.*
The Lord is his Name; rejoice before him.
5 He is a father of the fatherless and defends the cause of the widows,*
God in his holy habitation.
6 He is the God who gives the solitary a home, and brings the prisoners out of captivity,*
but lets the rebellious dwell in a desert land.
7 O God, when you went forth before the people,*
when you went through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook, and the heavens poured forth rain at the presence of God,*
even as Sinai also was moved at the presence of God, who is the God of Israel.
9 You, O God, sent a gracious rain upon your inheritance*
and refreshed the land when it was weary.
10 Your congregation found a dwelling there,*
for you, O God, of your goodness have provided for the poor.
11 The Lord gave the word;*
great was the company of those who proclaimed the tidings.
12 Kings with their armies fled, they fled,*
and the women at home divided the spoil.
13 Though you have lain among the sheepfolds,*
yet shall you be like the wings of a dove that are covered with silver, and whose feathers shine like gold.
14 When the Almighty scattered kings,*
it was as if it snowed in Zalmon.
15 As the hill of Bashan, so is God's hill,*
even a high hill, as the hill of Bashan.
16 Why look with envy, you high hills? This is God's hill, on which it pleases him to dwell;*
surely, the Lord will abide on it for ever.
17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels,*
and the Lord has come from Sinai into the holy place.
18 You have gone up on high; you have led captivity captive, and received gifts from men,*
even from your enemies, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
19 Praised be the Lord daily,*
even the God who helps us and pours his benefits upon us.
20 He is our God, the God from whom salvation comes;*
God is the Lord, by whom we escape death.
21 God shall wound the head of his enemies,*
and the hairy scalp of those who persist in their wickedness.
22 The Lord has said, "I will bring back my people again, as I did from Bashan;*
my own will I bring back again, as I did before from the depths of the sea,
23 That your foot may be dipped in the blood of your enemies,*
and that the tongues of your dogs may be red with blood."
24 Your solemn procession is seen, O God,*
how you go into the sanctuary, my God and King.
25 The singers go before, the musicians follow after;*
in the midst are the maidens playing the timbrels.
26 Give thanks unto God in the congregations,*
unto the Lord, the fountain of Israel.
27 There is little Benjamin their ruler, and the princes of Judah their counsel,*
the princes of Zebulon, and the princes of Naphtali.
28 O God, send forth your strength;*
establish, O God, what you have wrought in us.
29 For your temple's sake at Jerusalem,*
kings shall bring presents unto you.
30 Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds,*
a herd of bulls with their calves;
31 Rebuke the peoples who trample on those whom you have tried as silver,*
and scatter the peoples who delight in war.
32 Then shall they bring tribute out of Egypt;*
Ethiopia shall stretch out her hands unto God.
33 Sing unto God, O you kingdoms of the earth;*
O sing praises unto the Lord,
34 Unto God who sits in the heavens over all from the beginning;*
he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.
35 Ascribe power to God over Israel;*
his worship and strength are in the clouds.
36 O God, you are wonderful in your holy places;*
the God of Israel will give strength and power to his people. Blessed be God.
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