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Salme 68

Israels mægtige Gud

1Til korlederen: En lovsang af David.

Når Gud rejser sig,[a] flygter hans fjender,
    alle hans modstandere løber deres vej.
Han driver dem væk,
    som røg drives væk af vinden.
De onde går til grunde
    som voks, der smelter i varmen.

Men de gudfrygtige bliver glade,
    de råber af fryd i Guds nærhed.

Syng lovsange til Gud.
    Ophøj ham, som rider på skyerne.
Hans navn er Jahve,
    fryd jer i hans nærhed.
Gud er som en far for de faderløse,
    han taler de hjælpeløses sag.
        Han regerer fra sin hellige trone.
Han giver de hjemløse et hjem,
    sætter de undertrykte i frihed og gør dem glade.
        Men de genstridige forvises til den golde ørken.

Gud, dengang du gik foran dit folk,
    og de marcherede gennem den udstrakte ørken,
da skælvede jorden af frygt,
    og skyerne kunne ikke holde på regnen.
De rystede for Israels Gud,
    da han viste sin magt i Sinai.
10 Du sendte regn i rigelig mængde,
    du hjalp dit folk, da de var i nød.
11 Du gav dem et sted at bosætte sig,
    du sørgede for de svage i din godhed, Gud.

12 Da hærføreren proklamerede sejren,
    bragte masser af kvinder nyheden videre:
13 „Alle fjendens anførere er flygtet!”
    Så fik kvinderne lov til at fordele byttet.
14 Selv om de var hjemme ved fårefoldene,
    blev de nu smykket med sølv og guld,
        som duen er smykket med glinsende fjer.
15 Da den Almægtige slog kongerne i landet på flugt,
    endte de i en snestorm på Zalmons bjerg.

16 Du strækker dig til himlen, Bashans bjerg,
    du har mange mægtige tinder.
17 Hvorfor er du misundelig på det bjerg,
    som Gud har valgt til sin bolig?
        Dér vil Herren bo for evigt.
18 Da Herren kom fra Sinai til sit hellige sted,
    var han omgivet af tusindvis af stridsvogne.
19 Han steg op til det høje,
    førte frigivne fanger med sig.
Han tog gaver med til folk,
    selv de oprørske gav han et sted at bo.[b]

20 Syng lovsange til Herren hver eneste dag,
    for han bærer vore byrder og redder os.
21 Vor Gud er en frelsende Gud,
    som endog kan redde os fra døden.
22 Men han knuser sine fjenders hoved,
    dem, der vælger at gøre oprør mod ham.
23 Herren siger: „Jeg henter dem ned fra Bashans bjerg,
    jeg trækker dem op fra dybet,
24 så I kan vade rundt i fjendeblod,
    og hundene gnave på deres knogler.”

25 Et festtog går frem i helligt skrud,
    de hylder vor konge og vor Gud.
26 Sangerne går forrest, musikerne bagerst,
    piger med tamburiner danser i midten.
27 Lovsyng Gud i den store forsamling,
    lad alle være med til at prise Herren.
28 Benjamins lille stamme går forrest,
    fulgt af lederne fra Judas stamme,
        og dem fra Zebulon og Naftali.

29 Vis din magt, Gud, din mægtige styrke,
    for vi ved, at du kæmper for dit folk.
30 Når du rejser dig fra dit tempel i Jerusalem,
    må jordens konger bøje sig i hyldest.
31 Dit krigsråb gør egypterne bange,
    selv om de er stærkere end andre nationer.
De bøjer sig dybt og giver dig gaver
    både af guld og sølv,
mens de, der tager kampen op,
    bliver slået og spredt.
32 Egypterne kommer med kostbare gaver,
    kushitterne bøjer sig i ærefrygt for dig, Gud.

33 Lovpris Gud, alle riger på jorden,
    syng lovsange til Herren.
34 Fra ældgammel tid har han redet på skyerne,
    hør blot hans tordnende røst.
35 Giv al ære til Gud, som regerer over Israel
    og har magten i himmelrummet.

36 Ære være Gud i hans helligdom.
    Israels Gud giver styrke til sit folk.
        Al ære og pris til ham.

Notas al pie

  1. 68,2 Eller „Måtte Gud rejse sig”. Denne salme er vanskelig at forstå og fortolke, så mange steder er oversættelsen usikker.
  2. 68,19 Teksten er uklar, men ligger til grund for Ef. 4,8.

King James Version

Psalm 68

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

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him.

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

God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:

The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.

11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.

13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as 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 Salmon.

15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.

16 Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever.

17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.

19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death.

21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.

22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:

23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.

24 They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.

25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

26 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

27 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

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

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

30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.

31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.

32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:

33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

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

35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.