Psalm 68.1–10; 68.32–35
1 God shall arise, and his enemies shall be scattered:
those that hate him shall flee before his face.
2 As smoke is dispersed, so shall they be dispersed:
as wax melts before a fire,
so shall the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But the righteous shall be glad and exult before God:
they shall rejoice with gladness.
4 O sing to God, sing praises to his name:
glorify him that rode through the deserts,
him whose name is the Lord, and exult before him.
5 He is the father of the fatherless,
he upholds the cause of the widow:
God in his holy dwelling place.
6 He gives the desolate a home to dwell in,
and brings the prisoners out into prosperity:
but rebels must dwell in a barren land.
7 O God, when you went out before your people:
when you marched through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook, the heavens poured down water:
before the God of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.
9 You showered down a generous rain, O God:
you prepared the land of your possession
when it was weary.
10 And there your people settled:
in the place that your goodness, O God,
had made ready for the poor.
32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth:
O sing praises to the Lord,
33 To him that rides upon the highest heavens,
that were from the beginning:
who utters his voice, which is a mighty voice.
34 Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel:
and his might is in the clouds.
35 Terrible is God who comes from his holy place:
the God of Israel who gives power
and strength to his people. Blessed be God.