New International Reader's Version

Psalm 68

Psalm 68

For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song.

May God rise up and scatter his enemies.
    May they turn and run away from him.
    May you, God, blow them away like smoke.
As fire melts wax,
    so may God destroy sinful people.
But may those who do what is right be glad
    and filled with joy when they are with him.
    May they be happy and joyful.

Sing to God, sing praise to his name.
    Lift up a song to the God who rides on the clouds.
    Be glad when you are with him.
    His name is the Lord.
God is in his holy temple.
    He is a father to children whose fathers have died.
    He takes care of women whose husbands have died.
God gives lonely people a family.
    He sets prisoners free, and they go out singing.
But those who refuse to obey him
    live in a land that is baked by the sun.

God, you led your people out.
    You marched through the desert.
The ground shook
    when you, the God of Sinai, appeared.
The heavens poured down rain
    when you, the God of Israel, appeared.
God, you gave us plenty of rain.
    You renewed your worn-out land.
10 God, your people made their homes in it.
    From all your riches, you provided for those who were poor.

11 The Lord gives the message.
    The women who make it known are a huge group.
12 They said, “Kings and armies are running away.
    The women at home are dividing up
    the things the army took from their enemies.
13 Even while the soldiers sleep near the sheep pens,
    God wins the battle for them.
He gives the enemy’s silver and gold
    to Israel, his dove.”
14 The Mighty One has scattered the kings around the land.
    It was like snow falling on Mount Zalmon.

15 Mount Bashan is a majestic mountain.
    Mount Bashan is a very rocky mountain.
16 Why are you jealous of Mount Zion, you rocky mountain?
    That’s where God chooses to rule.
    That’s where the Lord himself will live forever.
17 God has come with tens of thousands of his chariots.
    He has come with thousands and thousands of them.
The Lord has come from Mount Sinai.
    He has entered his holy place.
18 When he went up to his place on high,
    he took many prisoners.
He received gifts from people,
    even from those who refused to obey him.
    The Lord God went up to live on Mount Zion.

19 Give praise to the Lord. Give praise to God our Savior.
    He carries our heavy loads day after day.
20 Our God is a God who saves.
    He is the King and the Lord. He saves us from death.

21 God will certainly smash the heads of his enemies.
    He will break the hairy heads of those who keep on sinning.
22 The Lord says, “I will bring your enemies from Bashan.
    I will bring them up from the bottom of the sea.
23 Then your feet can wade in their blood.
    The tongues of your dogs can lick up all the blood they want.”

24 God, those who worship you come marching into view.
    My God and King, those who follow you have entered the sacred tent.
25 The singers are walking in front.
    Next come the musicians.
    Young women playing tambourines are with them.
26 The leaders sing, “Praise God among all those who worship him.
    Praise the Lord in the community of Israel.”
27 The little tribe of Benjamin leads the worshipers.
    Next comes the great crowd of Judah’s princes.
    Then come the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.

28 God, show us your power.
    Show us your strength.
    God, do as you have done before.
29 Do it from your temple at Jerusalem,
    where kings will bring you gifts.
30 Give a strong warning to Egypt, that beast among the tall grass.
    It is like a herd of bulls among the calves.
May that beast bow down before you with gifts of silver.
    Scatter the nations who like to make war.
31 Messengers will come from Egypt.
    The people of Cush will be quick to bring gifts to you.

32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth.
    Sing praise to the Lord.
33 He rides across the highest places in heaven.
He rides across the ancient skies above.
    He thunders with his mighty voice.
34 Tell how powerful God is.
    He rules as king over Israel.
    The skies show how powerful he is.
35 How wonderful is God in his holy place!
    The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.

Give praise to God!

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 68

得胜的凯歌

大卫作的诗,交给乐长。

1愿上帝起来驱散祂的仇敌,
使恨祂的人四散奔逃。
愿你驱散他们,
如风把烟吹散。
愿恶人在上帝面前灭亡,
如蜡在火中熔化。
愿义人在上帝面前欢欣快乐,
愿他们高兴欢喜。
要歌颂上帝,
赞美祂的名,
要颂扬驾云而行的上帝。
祂的名字是耶和华,
要在祂面前欢喜快乐。
住在圣所的上帝是孤儿的父亲,寡妇的保护者。
祂使孤苦者有家,
让被囚者欢然脱离牢笼。
但叛逆者要住在干旱之地。
上帝啊,
你曾带领你的子民走过荒野。(细拉)
那时,在西奈山的上帝面前,
在以色列的上帝面前,
大地震动,诸天降雨。

上帝啊,你降下沛雨,
滋润你干旱的产业——以色列,
10 让你的子民得以安居在那里。
上帝啊,
你满怀恩慈地供养穷苦人。
11 主下达命令,
成群的妇女便奔走相告:
12 “众王和他们的军队逃走了,逃走了!”
以色列的妇女都在分战利品。
13 即使羊圈里的看羊人也披金戴银,
就像鸽子镀银的翅膀和金光闪闪的羽毛。
14 全能的上帝驱散了众王,
势如大雪洒落在撒们。
15 巴珊的山巍峨雄壮,群峰耸立。
16 崇山峻岭啊,
你们为何嫉妒地盯着上帝选为居所的山,
耶和华永远居住的地方呢?
17 上帝带着千千万万的战车从西奈山来到祂的圣所。
18 你升上高天时,
带着许多俘虏;
你接受了众人的礼物,
甚至叛逆者的礼物。
耶和华上帝就住在那里。
19 要称颂主,
称颂我们的救主上帝,
祂天天背负我们的重担。(细拉)

20 我们的上帝是拯救的上帝,
主耶和华救我们脱离死亡。
21 上帝必打碎仇敌的头颅,
敲破怙恶不悛者的脑袋。
22 主说:
“我要把他们从巴珊带回来,
从深海带回来,
23 好让你们的脚从他们的血泊中踩过,
你们的狗也可以吃他们的肉。”
24 上帝啊,你的队伍已经出现;
我的上帝,我的王啊,
你的队伍进了圣所,
25 歌唱的在前,奏乐的殿后,
摇手鼓的少女居中。
26 要在大会中赞美上帝,
以色列的会众都要赞美耶和华。
27 最小的便雅悯支派在前领路,
后面跟着大群的犹大首领,
还有西布伦和拿弗他利的首领。
28 上帝啊,求你施展你的权能;
上帝啊,求你像以前一样为我们彰显你的力量。
29 君王都带着礼物来到你耶路撒冷的圣殿。
30 求你斥责那芦苇中的野兽,
斥责成群的公牛和列邦的牛犊,
使他们俯首献上贡银。
求你驱散好战的列邦。
31 埃及的使节来朝见,
古实也要归降上帝。
32 世上的列国啊,
要向上帝歌唱,
你们要歌颂主,
33 歌颂凌驾在万古穹苍之上的主。
听啊,祂声如雷鸣。
34 你们要传扬上帝的大能,
祂的威荣普照以色列,
祂的权能彰显于穹苍。
35 上帝啊,你在圣所中令人敬畏。
以色列的上帝把力量和权能赐给祂的子民。
上帝当受称颂!