| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Jehovah the God of Sinai and of the Sanctuary|
|For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David, a Song.|
| ||LET 1 God arise, let his enemies be scattered;|
Let them also that hate him flee before him.
| ||As smoke is driven away, so drive them away:|
As wax melteth before the fire,
So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
| ||But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God:|
Yea, let them rejoice with gladness.
| ||Sing unto God, sing praises to his name:|
Cast up a highway for him that rideth through the deserts;
His name is Jehovah; 2 and exult ye before him.
| ||A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows,|
Is God in his holy habitation.
| ||God setteth 3 the solitary in families:|
He bringeth out the prisoners into prosperity;
But the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
| ||O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people,|
When thou didst march through the wilderness; [Selah
| ||The earth trembled,|
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God:
Yon Sinai trembled at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
| ||Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain,|
Thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
| ||Thy congregation 4 dwelt therein:|
Thou, O God, didst prepare of thy goodness for the poor.
| ||The Lord giveth the word:|
The women that publish the tidings are a great host.
| ||Kings of armies flee, they flee;|
And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.
| ||When 5 ye lie among the sheepfolds,|
It is as the wings of a dove covered with silver,
And her pinions with yellow gold.
| ||When the Almighty scattered kings therein,|
It was 6 as when it snoweth in Zalmon.
| ||A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan;|
A high 7 mountain is the mountain of Bashan.
| ||Why look ye askance, ye high mountains,|
At the mountain which God hath desired for his abode?
Yea, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever.
| ||The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands:|
The Lord is among them, as 8 in Sinai, in the sanctuary.
| ||Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led away captives;|
Thou hast received gifts among men,
Yea, among the rebellious also, that Jehovah 9 God might dwell 10 with them.
| ||Blessed be the 11 Lord, who daily beareth our burden,|
Even the God who is our salvation. [Selah
| ||God is unto us a God of deliverances;|
And unto Jehovah the Lord belongeth escape from death.
| ||But God will smite through the head of his enemies,|
The hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his guiltiness.
| ||The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan,|
I will bring them again from the depths of the sea;
| ||That thou mayest crush them, dipping thy foot in blood,|
That the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from thine enemies.
| ||They have seen thy goings, O God,|
Even the goings of my God, my King, into 12 the sanctuary.
| ||The singers went before, the minstrels followed after,|
In the midst of the damsels playing with timbrels.
| ||Bless ye God in the congregations,|
Even the Lord, ye that are of the fountain of Israel.
| ||There is little Benjamin their ruler,|
The princes of Judah and their council, 13
The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
| ||Thy God hath commanded thy strength:|
Strengthen, 14 O God, that which thou hast 15 wrought for us.
| ||Because of thy temple at Jerusalem|
Kings shall bring presents unto thee.
| ||Rebuke the wild beast of the reeds,|
The multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the peoples,
Trampling 16 under foot the pieces of silver:
He 17 hath scattered the peoples that delight in war.
| ||Princes shall come out of Egypt;|
Ethiopia 18 shall haste to stretch out her hands unto God.
| ||Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth;|
Oh sing praises unto the Lord; [Selah
| ||To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which are of old;|
Lo, he uttereth his voice, a mighty voice.
| ||Ascribe ye strength unto God:|
His excellency is over Israel,
And his strength is in the skies.
| ||O 19 God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places:|
The God of Israel, he giveth strength and power unto his people.
Blessed be God.
|Note 1. Or, God ariseth; and so throughout ver. 1, 2, 3. [back]|
|Note 2. Heb. Jah. [back]|
|Note 3. Heb. maketh the solitary to dwell in a house. [back]|
|Note 4. Or, troop. [back]|
|Note 5. Or, Will ye lie among the sheepfolds, as the wings
|Note 6. Or, snowed. [back]|
|Note 7. Heb. mountain of summits. [back]|
|Note 8. Or, Sinai is in the sanctuary. [back]|
|Note 9. Heb. Jah. See ver. 4. [back]|
|Note 10. Or, dwell there. [back]|
|Note 11. Or, the Lord day by day: if one oppresseth us, God is our salvation. [back]|
|Note 12. Or, in the sanctuary Or, in holiness. [back]|
|Note 13. Or, company. [back]|
|Note 14. Or, Be strong, O God, thou that hast &c. [back]|
|Note 15. Or, hast wrought for us out of thy temple. Unto Jerusalem &c. [back]|
|Note 16. Or, Every one submitting himself with pieces of silver. [back]|
|Note 17. Or, as otherwise read, Scatter thou. [back]|
|Note 18. Heb. Cush. [back]|
|Note 19. Or, Terrible is God. [back]|