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Psalm 68, Let God Arise

Updated: Feb 17, 2022

Psalm 68 is the Book of Psalms' 68th psalm, or Psalm 67 in Septuagint and Vulgate numbering. In the King James Version's English, it opens, "Let God arise, and his adversaries be scattered." It begins "Exsurgat Deus et dissipentur inimici eius" in the Latin Vulgate translation. It contains 35 verses (36 according to Hebrew numbering). Arno C. Gaebelein, a Methodist writer, refers to it as "The Great Redemption Accomplished" and labels it "one of the finest Psalms."

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Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those who hate Him flee before Him!

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Like smoke let them be blown away; like wax let them melt before God!

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But let the righteous rejoice and exult before God; O let them be jubilant with joy!

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Sing to God, sing praises to His name; lift a song to Him who rides on the clouds;

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Unto Him whose name is the LORD, O let us exult before Him!

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Father of orphans, protector of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.

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God settles a home for the lonely; He leads captives out to prosperity;

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But as for the ones who rebel, they are left to dwell in a parched land.

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Let God arise, let God arise!

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O God, when You led Your people forth, when You marched them through the wilderness,

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The earth quaked and the heavens poured down, there at the presence of God;

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Even Sinai quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

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O God, You shed rain in abundance; You prepared for Your languishing heritage;

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Your flock settled there, in Your goodness, O God, You provided for the poor.

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The Lord gave command; a great host bore the news: "kings of armies flee, they flee!"

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The women at home are dividing the spoil, as they lay down among the sheepfolds

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The dove’s wings are covered with silver, and its pinions with green gold.

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Let God arise, let God arise!

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When the Almighty came to scatter kings there, then it was snowing on Zalmon.

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O mighty mountain, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked mountain of Bashan!

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Why look with envy, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount God desires for His dwelling?

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Where the LORD Himself will abide, even for ever

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With the chariots of God in the thousands, The Lord came from Sinai

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To the Holy Place, You ascended on high, leading captivity captive,

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Bearing gifts among men, even rebels, that the LORD God may dwell there.

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Bless the Lord who bears our daily burdens, the God who is our salvation.

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Our God is a God of salvation; the Lord, brings death to an end.

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God will shatter the heads of His enemies, the hairy crown of him who walks in sin.

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The Lord declared, "I’ll restore from Bashan, bring back from the depths of the sea,

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That your foot may shatter them in blood, tongues of dogs have their fill of the foe.

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Your procession, O God, has been seen, my God and King Your procession to the Holy Place

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The singers with musicians behind them, amid maidens playing tambourines:

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O Bless God in the great congregation, yes, the LORD, from the fountain of Israel

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There is Benjamin, the youngest, and over them, Judah’s princes with Zebulun and Naphtali

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Let God arise, let God arise!

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Command strength and prevail, O God, by Your work; kings give to Your house in Jerusalem

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Rebuke beasts that dwell among the reeds, the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples.

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Stomp under foot those who lust after tribute, with all who take pleasure in war.

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O let bronze be brought out of Egypt; let Ethiopia stretch her hands to God.

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Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises unto the Lord,

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To Him who rides in the heavens, who rides in the ancient heavens;

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Hear how He sends out His voice, sends out His mighty voice.

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Ascribe strength, God’s glory is over Israel, and His power is in the skies.

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How awesome is God in His Holy Place, the God of Israel gives strength to His people.

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Blessed be God! O blessed be God!

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Let God arise (ad lib to end)

"A BATTERED REED HE WILL NOT BREAK OFF, AND A SMOLDERING WICK HE WILL NOT PUT OUT, UNTIL HE LEADS JUSTICE TO VICTORY. AND IN HIS NAME THE GENTILES WILL HOPE." Matthew 12:20-21 quoting Isaiah, the Pharisees plotting to kill Him after Jesus healed a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath

“Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.” Psalm 22, Jesus prayer from the cross, the true pinnacle of Self-Emptying Love, as opposed to The Pharisees, who loved self-aggrandizing wealth, political power, violent manipulation, worldly applause and prestige--the many-peaked mountain of Bashan--and were thus blinded like stubborn and ignorant bulls to the deep subtle mysteries hidden in the Sacred texts

Let Pure Selfless Love arise, and His enemies be scattered. Let the opponents of Love be as wax before the Divine Flame. Allow the Meek and Gentle Christ to be enthroned for all time in the hearts of a pure human family, His chosen home place! May He liberate mankind from religious bullying and gently demonstrate to His small ones how to live an authentic spirituality! For this, according to Saint James, is pure and undefiled religion in the eyes of God: to visit orphans and widows in their misery and to keep oneself untarnished by the world.