New International Version

Psalm 68

Psalm 68[a]

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

May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;
    may his foes flee before him.
May you blow them away like smoke—
    as wax melts before the fire,
    may the wicked perish before God.
But may the righteous be glad
    and rejoice before God;
    may they be happy and joyful.

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
    extol him who rides on the clouds[b];
    rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
    is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families,[c]
    he leads out the prisoners with singing;
    but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

When you, God, went out before your people,
    when you marched through the wilderness,[d]
the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain,
    before God, the One of Sinai,
    before God, the God of Israel.
You gave abundant showers, O God;
    you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Your people settled in it,
    and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor.

11 The Lord announces the word,
    and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng:
12 “Kings and armies flee in haste;
    the women at home divide the plunder.
13 Even while you sleep among the sheep pens,[e]
    the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver,
    its feathers with shining gold.”
14 When the Almighty[f] scattered the kings in the land,
    it was like snow fallen on Mount Zalmon.

15 Mount Bashan, majestic mountain,
    Mount Bashan, rugged mountain,
16 why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain,
    at the mountain where God chooses to reign,
    where the Lord himself will dwell forever?
17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands
    and thousands of thousands;
    the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.[g]
18 When you ascended on high,
    you took many captives;
    you received gifts from people,
even from[h] the rebellious—
    that you,[i] Lord God, might dwell there.

19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
    who daily bears our burdens.
20 Our God is a God who saves;
    from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.
21 Surely God will crush the heads of his enemies,
    the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.
22 The Lord says, “I will bring them from Bashan;
    I will bring them from the depths of the sea,
23 that your feet may wade in the blood of your foes,
    while the tongues of your dogs have their share.”

24 Your procession, God, has come into view,
    the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary.
25 In front are the singers, after them the musicians;
    with them are the young women playing the timbrels.
26 Praise God in the great congregation;
    praise the Lord in the assembly of Israel.
27 There is the little tribe of Benjamin, leading them,
    there the great throng of Judah’s princes,
    and there the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali.

28 Summon your power, God[j];
    show us your strength, our God, as you have done before.
29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem
    kings will bring you gifts.
30 Rebuke the beast among the reeds,
    the herd of bulls among the calves of the nations.
Humbled, may the beast bring bars of silver.
    Scatter the nations who delight in war.
31 Envoys will come from Egypt;
    Cush[k] will submit herself to God.

32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth,
    sing praise to the Lord,
33 to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens,
    who thunders with mighty voice.
34 Proclaim the power of God,
    whose majesty is over Israel,
    whose power is in the heavens.
35 You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary;
    the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.

Praise be to God!

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 68:1 In Hebrew texts 68:1-35 is numbered 68:2-36.
  2. Psalm 68:4 Or name, / prepare the way for him who rides through the deserts
  3. Psalm 68:6 Or the desolate in a homeland
  4. Psalm 68:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 19 and 32.
  5. Psalm 68:13 Or the campfires; or the saddlebags
  6. Psalm 68:14 Hebrew Shaddai
  7. Psalm 68:17 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text Lord is among them at Sinai in holiness
  8. Psalm 68:18 Or gifts for people, / even
  9. Psalm 68:18 Or they
  10. Psalm 68:28 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts Your God has summoned power for you
  11. Psalm 68:31 That is, the upper Nile region

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!