To the chief Musician. A Psalm or Song of David
1 Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before
2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the
wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But the righteous are glad; they rejoice before God. Yes, let them exceedingly rejoice.
4 Sing unto God, make music unto His name; exalt Him who rides in the wilderness by
His name YAH, and rejoice before Him.
5 In His holy dwelling God is a father to the fatherless, and a judge for the widows.
6 God causes those who are alone to live in households; He delivers those who are
bound into prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
7 O God, when You went out before Your people, when You marched through the
8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God; Sinai itself was
moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9 You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, by which You established Your inheritance when it
10 Your community has dwelt in it; You, O God, have provided from Your goodness for
11 The Lord gave the Word; great was the host of those who proclaimed it.
12 Kings of armies fled, they fled away; and she who stayed at home divided the spoils.
13 When you lie down among the sheepfolds, you shall be like the wings of a dove
covered with silver, and its pinions with yellow gold.
14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it snowed in Salmon.
15 Mount Bashan is God's mountain; Mount Bashan is a mountain of peaks.
16 Why do you gaze in envy, O mountain peaks, at the mountain where God desires to
dwell? Yes, Jehovah will abide in it forever.
17 The chariots of God are a vast innumerable number, thousands of thousands; the Lord
is among them as at Sinai, in the Holy Place.
18 You have gone up on high; You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts
for men, yes, even for the rebellious; that YAH God might dwell among them.
19 Blessed is the Lord who day by day bears our burdens, the Mighty God of our
20 Our Mighty God is the God of salvation; and unto Jehovah the Lord belong the
escapes from death.
21 But God shall wound the head of His enemies, and the hairy head of him who walks
on in his guilt.
22 The Lord said, I will bring back from Bashan; I will bring back My people from the
depths of the sea;
23 so that your foot may shatter your enemies in blood, and the tongue of your dogs may
24 They have seen Your goings, O God; the goings of my Mighty God, my King, in the
25 The singers went before, then those playing instruments followed; among them were
the maidens playing the timbrels.
26 Bless God in the congregations, the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
27 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the leaders of Judah and their multitude, the
leaders of Zebulun, and the leaders of Naphtali.
28 Your God has commanded your strength; O God, be strong in that which You have
done for us.
29 Because of Your temple at Jerusalem, kings shall bring presents unto You.
30 Rebuke the beasts of the reeds, the community of the bullheaded with the calves of
the peoples, trampling with pieces of silver. Scatter the people who delight in war.
31 Ambassadors shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall hurry with gifts in her hands
32 Sing unto God, you kingdoms of the earth; O make music unto the Lord. Selah.
33 To Him who rides on the Heavens of heavens from antiquity; lo, He sends out His
voice, a mighty voice.
34 Ascribe strength unto God over Israel; His majesty and His strength in the clouds.
35 O God, You are awesome out of Your sanctuary; the Mighty God of Israel is He who
gives strength and power to the people. Blessed is God.