Matthew Bible

Psalms 68

A prayer at the removing of the Ark.

Psalms 68:1 {To the chaunter, a Psalm and song. of Dauid.} Let God aryse, so shall hys enemyes be scattered, and they that hate hym, shall flee before hym. Psalms 68:2 Lyke as the smoke vanysheth, so shalt thou dryue them away: and lyke as waxe melteth at the fyre so shal the vngodly perysh at the presence of God. Psalms 68:3 But the ryghtuous shalbe glad and reioyce before God, they shalbe mery and ioyfull.

An exhortation to praise God for his mercies,

Psalms 68:4 Oh synge vnto God, synge prayses vnto his name: magnify hym that rydeth aboute the heauens (whose name is þe Lord) & reioyce before hym. Psalms 68:5 He is a father of the fatherlesse, he is a defender of widdowes: euen God in his holy habytacyon. Psalms 68:6 He is the God that maketh men to be of one mynde in a house, and bryngeth the presoners out of captyuity in due season, but let the rennagates contynue in scarcenesse.

for his care of the Church,

Psalms 68:7 O God, when thou wenteste forth before the people, when thou wentest thorowe the wyldernesse. Selah. Psalms 68:8 The earth shoke, and the heauens dropped at the presence of God in Sinai, at the presence of God, whyche is the God of Israell. Psalms 68:9 Thou O God sendest a gracyous raine vpon thyne enherytaunce, and refreshest it when it is dry. Psalms 68:10 That thy beastes may dwel therin, which thou of thy goodnesse haste prepared for the poore. Psalms 68:11 The Lorde shall geue the worde, wyth great hostes of Euangelystes. Psalms 68:12 Kynges wyth their armyes shall fle, and they of the housholde shall deuyde the spoile Psalms 68:13 If so be that ye lye amonge the pales, the doues fethers shalbe couered with syluer, & her wynges of the colour of golde. Psalms 68:14 When the Almyghty setteth Kynges vpon þe earth, it shalbe cleare euen in þe darknes Psalms 68:15 The hyll of Basan is Gods hyl, the hil of Basan is a plenteous hyl. Psalms 68:16 Why hoppe ye so, ye greate hylles? It pleaseth God to dwell vpon thys hyll yea the Lorde wyll abide in it for euer. Psalms 68:17 The charettes of God are many .M. tymes thousande, the Lorde is among them in the holy Sinai. Psalms 68:18 Thou art gone vp an hye, thou hast ledde captiuitie captiue, and receyued gyftes for men: Yea, euen for thyne enemyes, that they might dwell with the Lord God.

for his great works.

Psalms 68:19 Praysed be the Lord dayly, euen the God whiche helpeth vs, & poureth hys benefites vpon vs. Selah. Psalms 68:20 The God that is our sauiour, euen God the Lord by whome we escape death. Psalms 68:21 The God that smyteth the enemies vpon the heades and vpon the heary scalpes: such as go on styll in their wickednes. Psalms 68:22 The Lorde hath sayde: some wil I bryng agayne from Basan, some wyll I brynge agayne from the depe of the sea. Psalms 68:23 That thy fote may be dipped in the bloud of thyne enemyes, and that thy dogges may licke it vp. Psalms 68:24 It is well sene, O God, how thou goest, howe thou my God and kynge goest in the Sanctuary. Psalms 68:25 The singers go before, and then the mynstrels 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 lytle Beniamin, the princes of Iuda, the princes of Zabulon, & the princes of Nephthaly beare rule amonge them. Psalms 68:28 Thy God hath commytted strength vnto the, stablyshe the thynge, O God, that thou hast wrought in vs. Psalms 68:29 For thy temples sake at Hierusalem shall kynges brynge presentes vnto the. Psalms 68:30 Reproue the beastes amonge the reedes, the heape of bulles with the calues: those þt dryue for money. Oh scatre þe people that delite in battaile. Psalms 68:31 The princes shall come out of Egipt, the Morians land shall stretch out her handes vnto God. Psalms 68:32 Synge vnto God, O ye kyngedomes of the earth: O syng prayses vnto the Lorde. Selah. Psalms 68:33 Which sitteth in the heauens ouer all from the beginnynge: Lo, he shall sende oute hys voyce, yea, and that a mighty 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 hys people. Blessed be God.

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