2 As gsmoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;
has wax melts before fire,
3 But ithe righteous shall be glad;
4 Sing to God, jsing praises to his name;
his name is nthe Lord;
6 God qsettles the solitary in a home;
he rleads out the prisoners to prosperity,
7 O God, when you uwent out before your people,
8 xthe earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain,
9 yRain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad;
10 your flock1 found a dwelling in it;
in your goodness, O God, you zprovided for the needy.
11 The Lord gives athe word;
bthe women who announce the news are a great host:
12 c“The kings of the armies—they flee, they flee!”
The women at home ddivide the spoil—
13 though you men lie among ethe sheepfolds—
let snow fall on fZalmon.
O many-peaked2 mountain, mountain of Bashan!
at the mount that God gdesired for his abode,
17 hThe chariots of God are twice ten thousand,
18 iYou ascended on high,
jleading a host of captives in your train
and kreceiving gifts among men,
who daily nbears us up;
oand to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
21 pBut God will strike the heads of his enemies,
“I will bring them back qfrom Bashan,
rI will bring them back from the depths of the sea,
23 that you may sstrike your feet in their blood,
that tthe tongues of your dogs may have their portion from the foe.”
24 Your procession is3 seen, O God,
between them wvirgins playing tambourines:
26 x“Bless God in the great congregation,
27 There is zBenjamin, the least of them, in the lead,
the princes of aZebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
kings shall cbear gifts to you.
30 Rebuke dthe beasts that dwell among the reeds,
the herd of ebulls with the calves of the peoples.
fTrample underfoot those who lust after tribute;
scatter the peoples who delight in war.6
31 Nobles shall come from gEgypt;
32 jO kingdoms of the earth, sing to God;
behold, he msends out his voice, his mighty voice.
34 nAscribe power to God,
the God of Israel—he is the one who gives spower and strength to his people.