Amplified Bible

Psalm 68

The God of Sinai and of the Sanctuary.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song.

1Let God arise, and His enemies be scattered;
Let those who hate Him flee before Him.

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked and guilty perish before [the presence of] God.

But let the righteous be glad; let them be in good spirits before God,
Yes, let them rejoice with delight.

Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Lift up a song for Him who rides through the desert—
His name is the Lord—be in good spirits before Him.


A father of the fatherless and a judge and protector of the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.

God makes a home for the lonely;
He leads the prisoners into prosperity,
Only the stubborn and rebellious dwell in a parched land.


O God, when You went out before Your people,
When You marched through the wilderness, Selah.

The earth trembled;
The heavens also poured down rain at the presence of God;
Sinai itself trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

You, O God, sent abroad plentiful rain;
You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched and weary.
10 
Your flock found a dwelling place in it;
O God, in Your goodness You provided for the poor.

11 
The Lord gives the command [to take Canaan];
The women who proclaim the good news are a great host (army);
12 
“The kings of the [enemies’] armies flee, they flee,
And the beautiful woman who remains at home divides the spoil [left behind].”
13 
When you lie down [to rest] among the [a]sheepfolds,
You [Israel] are like the wings of a dove [of victory] overlaid with silver,
Its feathers glistening with gold [trophies taken from the enemy].
14 
When the Almighty scattered [the Canaanite] kings in the land of Canaan,
It was snowing on [b]Zalmon.

15 
A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;
A [high] mountain of many summits is Mount Bashan [rising east of the Jordan].
16 
Why do you look with envy, mountains with many peaks,
At the mountain [of the city of Zion] which God has desired for His dwelling place?
Yes, the Lord will dwell there forever.
17 
The chariots of God are [c]myriads, thousands upon thousands;
The Lord is among them as He was at Sinai, in holiness.
18 
You have ascended on high, You have led away captive Your captives;
You have received gifts among men,
Even from the rebellious also, that the Lord God may dwell there.

19 
Blessed be the Lord, who bears our burden day by day,
The God who is our salvation! Selah.
20 
God is to us a God of acts of salvation;
And to [d]God the Lord belong escapes from death [setting us free].
21 
Surely God will shatter the head of His enemies,
The hairy scalp of one who goes on in his guilty ways.
22 
The Lord said, “I will bring your enemies back from Bashan;
I will bring them back from the depths of the [Red] Sea,
23 
That your foot may crush them in blood,
That the tongue of your dogs may have its share from your enemies.”

24 
They have seen Your [solemn] [e]procession, O God,
The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary [in holiness].
25 
The singers go in front, the players of instruments last;
Between them the maidens playing on tambourines.
26 
Bless God in the congregations, [give thanks, gratefully praise Him],
The Lord, you who are from [Jacob] the fountain of Israel.
27 
The youngest is there, Benjamin, ruling them,
The princes of Judah and their company [the southern tribes],
The princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali [the northern tribes].

28 
Your God has commanded your strength [your power in His service and your resistance to temptation];
Show Yourself strong, O God, who acted on our behalf.
29 
Because of Your temple at Jerusalem
[Pagan] kings will bring gifts to You [out of respect].
30 
Rebuke the beasts [living] among the reeds [in Egypt],
The herd of bulls (the leaders) with the calves of the peoples;
Trampling underfoot the pieces of silver;
He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
31 
Princes and envoys shall come from Egypt;
Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands [with the offerings of submission] to God.

32 
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth,
Sing praises to the Lord! Selah.
33 
To Him who rides in the highest heavens, the ancient heavens,
Behold, He sends out His voice, a mighty and majestic voice.
34 
Ascribe strength to God;
His majesty is over Israel
And His strength is in the skies.
35 
O God, You are awesome and profoundly majestic from Your sanctuary;
The God of Israel gives strength and power to His people.
Blessed be God!

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 68:13 Or cooking stones or saddlebags.
  2. Psalm 68:14 I.e. a dark, wooded hill near Shechem.
  3. Psalm 68:17 Lit multiples of ten thousand.
  4. Psalm 68:20 Heb YHWH (Yahweh), usually rendered Lord.
  5. Psalm 68:24 A reference to the procession bringing the ark of the covenant to Mt. Zion.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 68

得勝的凱歌

大衛作的詩,交給樂長。

1願上帝起來驅散祂的仇敵,
使恨祂的人四散奔逃。
願你驅散他們,
如風把煙吹散。
願惡人在上帝面前滅亡,
如蠟在火中熔化。
願義人在上帝面前歡欣快樂,
願他們高興歡喜。
要歌頌上帝,
讚美祂的名,
要頌揚駕雲而行的上帝。
祂的名字是耶和華,
要在祂面前歡喜快樂。
住在聖所的上帝是孤兒的父親,寡婦的保護者。
祂使孤苦者有家,
讓被囚者歡然脫離牢籠。
但叛逆者要住在乾旱之地。
上帝啊,
你曾帶領你的子民走過荒野。(細拉)
那時,在西奈山的上帝面前,
在以色列的上帝面前,
大地震動,諸天降雨。

上帝啊,你降下沛雨,
滋潤你乾旱的產業——以色列,
10 讓你的子民得以安居在那裡。
上帝啊,
你滿懷恩慈地供養窮苦人。
11 主下達命令,
成群的婦女便奔相走告:
12 「眾王和他們的軍隊逃走了,逃走了!」
以色列的婦女都在分戰利品。
13 即使羊圈裡的看羊人也披金戴銀,
就像鴿子鍍銀的翅膀和金光閃閃的羽毛。
14 全能的上帝驅散了眾王,
勢如大雪灑落在撒們。
15 巴珊的山巍峨雄壯,群峰聳立。
16 崇山峻嶺啊,
你們為何嫉妒地盯著上帝選為居所的山,
耶和華永遠居住的地方呢?
17 上帝帶著千千萬萬的戰車從西奈山來到祂的聖所。
18 你升上高天時,
帶著許多俘虜;
你接受了眾人的禮物,
甚至叛逆者的禮物。
耶和華上帝就住在那裡。
19 要稱頌主,
稱頌我們的救主上帝,
祂天天背負我們的重擔。(細拉)

20 我們的上帝是拯救的上帝,
主耶和華救我們脫離死亡。
21 上帝必打碎仇敵的頭顱,
敲破怙惡不悛者的腦袋。
22 主說:
「我要把他們從巴珊帶回來,
從深海帶回來,
23 好讓你們的腳從他們的血泊中踩過,
你們的狗也可以吃他們的肉。」
24 上帝啊,你的隊伍已經出現;
我的上帝,我的王啊,
你的隊伍進了聖所,
25 歌唱的在前,奏樂的殿後,
搖手鼓的少女居中。
26 要在大會中讚美上帝,
以色列的會眾都要讚美耶和華。
27 最小的便雅憫支派在前領路,
後面跟著大群的猶大首領,
還有西布倫和拿弗他利的首領。
28 上帝啊,求你施展你的權能;
上帝啊,求你像以前一樣為我們彰顯你的力量。
29 君王都帶著禮物來到你耶路撒冷的聖殿。
30 求你斥責那蘆葦中的野獸,
斥責成群的公牛和列邦的牛犢,
使他們俯首獻上貢銀。
求你驅散好戰的列邦。
31 埃及的使節來朝見,
古實也要歸降上帝。
32 世上的列國啊,
要向上帝歌唱,
你們要歌頌主,
33 歌頌凌駕在萬古穹蒼之上的主。
聽啊,祂聲如雷鳴。
34 你們要傳揚上帝的大能,
祂的威榮普照以色列,
祂的權能彰顯於穹蒼。
35 上帝啊,你在聖所中令人敬畏。
以色列的上帝把力量和權能賜給祂的子民。
上帝當受稱頌!