A prayer at the removing of the Ark.
Psalms 68:1 Unto the end, a psalm of a canticle for David himself. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: and let them that hate him flee from before his face. Psalms 68:2 As smoke vanisheth, so let them vanish away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. Psalms 68:3 And let the just feast, and rejoice before God: and be delighted with gladness.
An exhortation to praise God for his mercies,
Psalms 68:4 Sing ye to God, sing a psalm to his name, make a way for him who ascendeth upon the west: the Lord is his name. Rejoice ye before him: but the wicked shall be troubled at his presence, Psalms 68:5 Who is the father of orphans, and the judge of widows. God in his holy place: Psalms 68:6 God who maketh men of one manner to dwell in a house: Who bringeth out them that were bound in strength; in like manner them that provoke, that dwell in sepulchres.
for his care of the Church,
Psalms 68:7 O God, when thou didst go forth in the sight of thy people, when thou didst pass through the desert: Psalms 68:8 The earth was moved, and the heavens dropped at the presence of the God of Sina, at the presence of the God of Israel. Psalms 68:9 Thou shalt set aside for thy inheritance a free rain, O God: and it was weakened, but thou hast made it perfect. Psalms 68:10 In it shall thy animals dwell; in thy sweetness, O God, thou hast provided for the poor. Psalms 68:11 The Lord shall give the word to them that preach good tidings with great power. Psalms 68:12 The king of powers is of the beloved, of the beloved; and the beauty of the house shall divide spoils. Psalms 68:13 If you sleep among the midst of lots, you shall be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and the hinder parts of her back with the paleness of gold. Psalms 68:14 When he that is in heaven appointeth kings over her, they shall be whited with snow in Selmon. Psalms 68:15 The mountain of God is a fat mountain. A curdled mountain, a fat mountain. Psalms 68:16 Why suspect, ye curdled mountains? A mountain in which God is well pleased to dwell: for there the Lord shall dwell unto the end. Psalms 68:17 The chariot of God is attended by ten thousands; thousands of them that rejoice: the Lord is among them in Sina, in the holy place. Psalms 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts in men. Yea for those also that do not believe, the dwelling of the Lord God.
for his great works.
Psalms 68:19 Blessed be the Lord day by day: the God of our salvation will make our journey prosperous to us. Psalms 68:20 Our God is the God of salvation: and of the Lord, of the Lord are the issues from death. Psalms 68:21 But God shall break the heads of his enemies: the hairy crown of them that walk on in their sins. Psalms 68:22 The Lord said: I will turn them from Basan, I will turn them into the depth of the sea: Psalms 68:23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thy enemies; the tongue of thy dogs be red with the same. Psalms 68:24 They have seen thy goings, O God, the goings of my God: of my king who is in his sanctuary. Psalms 68:25 Princes went before joined with singers, in the midst of young damsels playing on timbrels. Psalms 68:26 In the churches bless ye God the Lord, from the fountains of Israel. Psalms 68:27 There is Benjamin a youth, in ecstasy of mind. The princes of Juda are their leaders: the princes of Zabulon, the princes of Nephthali. Psalms 68:28 Command thy strength, O God confirm, O God, what thou hast wrought in us. Psalms 68:29 From thy temple in Jerusalem, kings shall offer presents to thee. Psalms 68:30 Rebuke the wild beasts of the reeds, the congregation of bulls with the kine of the people; who seek to exclude them who are tried with silver. Scatter thou the nations that delight in wars: Psalms 68:31 Ambassadors shall come out of Egypt: Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God. Psalms 68:32 Sing to God, ye kingdoms of the earth: sing ye to the Lord: Sing ye to God, Psalms 68:33 Who mounteth above the heaven of heavens, to the east. Behold he will give to his voice the voice of power: Psalms 68:34 Give ye glory to God for Israel, his magnificence, and his power is in the clouds. Psalms 68:35 God is wonderful in his saints: the God of Israel is he who will give power and strength to his people. Blessed be God.