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Psalms 68

A prayer at the removing of the Ark.

Psalms 68:1 Let God aryse, so shal his enemies be scatered, and they that hate him, shal fle before him. Psalms 68:2 Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou dryue them awaye: and like as waxe melteth at the fyre, so shall the vngodly perish at the presence off God. Psalms 68:3 But the rightuous shal be glad & reioyse before God, they shalbe mery & ioyful.

An exhortation to praise God for his mercies,

Psalms 68:4 Oh synge vnto God, synge prayses vnto his name: magnifie him yt rydeth aboue the heaues (whose name is ye LORDE) & reioyse before hi. Psalms 68:5 He is a father of ye fatherlesse, he is a defender of widdowes: eue God in his holy habitacio. Psalms 68:6 He is the God yt maketh me to be of one mynde in a house, & bryngeth ye presoners out of captiuite in due season, but letteth ye rennagates cotinue in scarcenesse.

for his care of the Church,

Psalms 68:7 O God, when thou wetest forth before yi people, whe thou wetest thorow ye wildernes. Psalms 68:8 Sela. The earth shoke, & ye heauens dropped at the presence of God in Sinai, at ye presence of God which is ye God of Israel. Psalms 68:9 Thou o God sendest a gracious rayne vpon thyne enheritauce, & refreshest it, when it is drye. Psalms 68:10 That thy beastes maye dwell therin, which thou of thy goodnes hast prepared for the poore. Psalms 68:11 The LORDE shal geue the worde, wt greate hoostes of Euagelistes. Psalms 68:12 Kinges wt their armies shal fle, & they of ye housholde shal deuyde ye spoyle. Psalms 68:13 Yf so be yt ye lye amoge the pales, the doues fethers shalbe couered with syluer, & hir winges of the color of golde. Psalms 68:14 When the Allmightie setteth kynges vpo the earth, it shalbe cleare euen in the darcknesse. Psalms 68:15 The hill of Basan is Gods hill, the hill of Basan is a pleteous hill. Psalms 68:16 Why hoppe ye so, ye greate hilles? It pleaseth God to dwell vpo this hill, yee the LORDE wil abyde in it for euer. Psalms 68:17 The charettes of God are many M. tymes a thousande, the LORDE is amoge them in the holy Sinai. Psalms 68:18 Thou art gone vp an hye, thou hast led captyuite captyue, & receaued giftes for me: Yee euen for thy enemies, that they might dwell with the LORDE God.

for his great works.

Psalms 68:19 Praysed be the LORDE daylie, eue ye God which helpeth vs, & poureth his benefites vpo vs. Psalms 68:20 Sela. The God yt is or Sauior, eue God the LORDE by who we escape death. Psalms 68:21 The God that smyteth his enemies vpo the heades & vpon the hayrie scalpes: soch as go on still in their wikednes. Psalms 68:22 The LORDE hath sayde: some wil I bringe agayne from Basan, some wil I bringe agayne fro the depe of the see. Psalms 68:23 That thy fote maye be dipped in the bloude of thine enemies, & that thy dogges maye licke it vp. Psalms 68:24 It is well sene (o God how thou goest, how thou my God and kynge goest in the Sanctuary. Psalms 68:25 The syngers go before, and then the mynstrells amonge the maydens with the tymbrels. Psalms 68:26 O geue thankes vnto God the LORDE in the congregacion, for the welles of Israel. Psalms 68:27 There litle Beniamin, the prynces of Iuda, the prynces of Zabulo, and the prynces of Nephthali beare rule amoge them. Psalms 68:28 Thy God hath comitted stregth vnto the, stablish the thinge (o God) that thou hast wrought in vs. Psalms 68:29 For thy teples sake at Ierusalem shal kynges brynge presentes vnto the. Psalms 68:30 Reproue the beestes amonge the redes, the heape of bulles with the calues: those that dryue for money. Oh scatre the people that delyte in batayle. Psalms 68:31 The prynces shal come out of Egipte, the Morians lode shal stretch out hir hondes vnto God. Psalms 68:32 Synge vnto God, o ye kyngdomes of the earth: o synge prayses vnto the LORDE. Psalms 68:33 Sela. Which sytteth in the heauens ouer all fro the begynnge: Lo, he shal sende out his voyce, yee and that a mightie voyce. Psalms 68:34 Ascrybe ye the power vnto God, his glory is in Israel, and his might in the cloudes. Psalms 68:35 God is wonderfull in his Sanctuary, he is the God of Israel, he will geue strength and power vnto his people. Blessed be God.

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