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Psalms 68

A prayer at the removing of the Ark.

Psalms 68:1 {To the chaunter, a Psalme and songe of Dauid.} Let God aryse, and let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him, flye before him. Psalms 68:2 Like as the smoke vanysheth, so shalt þu dryue them awaye: and lyke as waxe melteth at the fyre: so let the vngodly perysh at the presence of God. Psalms 68:3 But let the ryghteous be glad & reioyse before God: let them also be mery and ioyfull.

An exhortation to praise God for his mercies,

Psalms 68:4 Oh synge vnto God, and synge prayses vnto his name: magnyfie him that rydeth vpon the heauens as it were vpon a horse: prayse ye him in his name Ia & reioyse before him. Psalms 68:5 He is a father of þe fatherlesse, and defendeth the cause of wyddowes: euen God in his holy habitacion. Psalms 68:6 He is the God that maketh men to be of one mynde in a house, and bryngeth the presoners out of captiuyte, but letteth the rennagates contynue in scarcenesse.

for his care of the Church,

Psalms 68:7 O God, when thou wentest forth before the people, when thou wentest thorow the wyldernesse. Sela. Psalms 68:8 The earth shoke, and the heauens dropped at the presence of God, euen as Sinai also was moued at þe presence of God, which is the God of Israel. Psalms 68:9 Thou O God sendedst a gracyous rayne vpon thyne enheritaunce, and refresshedst it, when it was weerye Psalms 68:10 Thy congregacyon shall dwell therin: For thou (O God) hast of thy goodnesse prepared for the poore. Psalms 68:11 The Lorde gaue þe worde: greate was the company of the preachers. Psalms 68:12 Kynges with theyr armyes dyd flye, and were discomfited, and they of þe houshold deuyded the spoyle. Psalms 68:13 Though ye haue lyen amonge þe pottes, yet shall ye be as þe wynges of a doue that is couered with syluer wynges, and hir fethers lyke golde. Psalms 68:14 When the Almyghty scatred kynges for their sake, then were they as white as snowe in Zalmon. Psalms 68:15 As þe hyll of Basan so is Gods hyll: euen a hye hill as the hyll of Basan. Psalms 68:16 Why hoppe ye so ye hye hylles? Thys is Gods hill, in the which it pleaseth him to dwell: yee, the Lorde will abyde in it for euer. Psalms 68:17 The charettes of God are twentie thousande, euen thousandes of angels, and the Lord is amonge them as in the holy place of Sinai. Psalms 68:18 Thou art gone vp an hye, thou hast led captiuitye captiue, and receaued gyftes for men. Yee, euen for thyne enemies, that the Lorde God myght dwell amonge them.

for his great works.

Psalms 68:19 Praysed be the Lorde dayly, euen the God which helpeth vs, and poureth his benefytes vpon vs. Sela. Psalms 68:20 He is oure God, euen the God of whom commeth saluacion: God is the Lorde by whom we escape death. Psalms 68:21 God shall wounde the heade of his enemies, and the hearie scalpe of soch one as goeth on still in his wickednes. Psalms 68:22 The Lord hath sayde: I will bringe my people agayne as I dyd from Basan: myne owne wyll I brynge agayne as I dyd somtyme from the depe of the see. Psalms 68:23 That thy fote may be dipped in the bloude of thyne enemyes, and that the tong of thy dogges maye be redd thorow the same. Psalms 68:24 It is well sene, O God, how thou goest, how þu my God and kynge goest in the Sanctuary. Psalms 68:25 The syngers go before, the mynstrels folow after: in þe myddes are the damosels playeng with þe tymbrels. Psalms 68:26 Geue thankes O Israell, vnto God þe Lorde in the congregacions from the grounde of the hart. Psalms 68:27 There is lytle BenIamin their ruler: and the Princes of Iuda, their councell: the Princes of Zabulon, and the Prynces of Nephthali. Psalms 68:28 Thy God hath sent forth strength for the, stablysh the thing, O God, that thou hast wrought in vs. Psalms 68:29 For thy temples sake at Ierusalem: so shall kynges brynge presentes vnto the. Psalms 68:30 Whan the company of the speare men and multytude of the mightye are scatred abroade amonge the beastes of the people (so that they humbly bring peces of syluer) and whan he hath scatred þe people that delyte in warre. Psalms 68:31 Then shall the Prynces come out of Egypte, the Morians land shall soone stretch out her handes vnto God. Psalms 68:32 Synge vnto God, O ye kyngdomes of þe earth: O syng prayses vnto the Lord. Sela. Psalms 68:33 Which sytteth in the heauens ouer all from the begynnynge: Lo, he doth sende out hys voyce, yee, and that a myghtie voyce. Psalms 68:34 Ascrybe ye þe power vnto God, ouer Israel: his worshypp & strength is in the cloudes. Psalms 68:35 O God, wonderfull art thou in thy holy places: euen the God of Israell, he will geue strength and power vnto his people. Blessed be God.

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