To the Chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David.
King James Version
1 Let God arise, let his enemies be
scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
2 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.
3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before
God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that
rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before
5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is
God in his holy habitation.
6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out
those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell
in a dry land.
7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when
thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:
8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence
of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God,
the God of Israel.
9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou
didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast
prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those
that published it.
12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at
home divided the spoil.
13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as
the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers
with yellow gold.
14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as
snow in Salmon.
15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as
the hill of Bashan.
16 Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God
desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for
17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands
of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy
18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity
captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the
rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits,
even the God of our salvation. Selah.
20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD
the Lord belong the issues from death.
21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the
hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his
22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will
bring my people again from the depths of the sea:
23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine
enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.
24 They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my
God, my King, in the sanctuary.
25 The singers went before, the players on instruments
followed after; among them were the damsels playing with
26 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from
the fountain of Israel.
27 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of
Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the
princes of Naphtali.
28 Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God,
that which thou hast wrought for us.
29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring
presents unto thee.
30 Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the
bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit
himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that
delight in war.
31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon
stretch out her hands unto God.
32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises
unto the Lord; Selah:
33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which
were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a
34 Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over
Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.
35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God
of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his
people. Blessed be God.1
References and notes
1. King James Authorized Version
2. SDA Bible Commentary Vol. 3 pg.
Matthew Henry Bible Commentary -