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Psalms 68

Introduction

1A prayer at the removing of the ark.
4An exhortation to praise God for his mercies;
7for his care of the church;
19for his great works.

Verse 1

Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
A. M. 2962. B.C. 1042. (Title.) This magnificent and truly sublime ode is supposed, with much probability, to have been composed by David, and sung at the removal of the ark from Kirjath-jearim
God arise
7:6,7; 44:26; 78:65-68; 132:8,9; Numbers 10:35; 2 Chronicles 6:41; Isaiah 33:3; Isaiah 42:13,14; 51:9,10
be scattered
14,30; 59:11; 89:10; Isaiah 41:15,16; Ezekiel 5:2; 12:14,15; Daniel 2:35
that hate
21:8; Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 7:10; John 14:23,24
before him
Heb. from his face.
Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:17 - set; Judges 5:31 - So let; 1 Samuel 2:10 - adversaries; 1 Samuel 28:16 - Wherefore; 2 Samuel 18:32 - The enemies; 2 Chronicles 19:2 - hate the Lord; Psalm 5:10 - let; Psalm 9:3 - they shall; Psalm 9:19 - Arise; Psalm 35:9 - General; Psalm 58:10 - righteous; Psalm 83:13 - as the; Psalm 92:9 - For; Psalm 94:2 - Lift; Psalm 104:35 - sinners; Psalm 108:1 - General; Isaiah 31:2 - arise; Hebrews 10:27 - which; Revelation 1:7 - Even So

Verse 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.
As smoke
37:20; Isaiah 9:18; Hosea 13:3
as wax
97:5; Isaiah 64:2; Micah 1:4
in the presence
76:7; 80:16; Nahum 1:5,6; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9; Revelation 6:16,17
Reciprocal: Genesis 4:16 - went; Exodus 15:15 - melt; Leviticus 26:17 - set; Numbers 10:35 - Lord; 1 Samuel 2:10 - adversaries; 1 Samuel 14:16 - melted away; 2 Samuel 18:32 - The enemies; Job 24:19 - so doth; Psalm 5:10 - let; Psalm 7:6 - Arise; Psalm 9:3 - they shall; Psalm 9:19 - Arise; Psalm 22:14 - heart; Psalm 64:10 - righteous; Psalm 83:13 - as the; Psalm 92:9 - For; Psalm 104:35 - sinners; Isaiah 31:2 - arise; Jeremiah 46:15 - the Lord; Ezekiel 22:21 - and ye; Ezekiel 39:2 - I will; Nahum 1:10 - they shall; Hebrews 10:27 - which

Verse 3

But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
But
32:11; 33:1; 58:10; 64:10; 97:12; Revelation 18:20; 19:7
rejoice
95:1,2; 98:8,9; 100:1,2; Deuteronomy 12:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:16
exceedingly rejoice
Heb. rejoice with gladness.
21:1; 43:4; 1 Peter 1:8
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 12:18 - rejoice; Esther 8:11 - to destroy; Psalm 5:11 - But; Psalm 28:7 - therefore; Psalm 35:27 - shout; Psalm 40:16 - all; Psalm 132:9 - let thy saints; 1 Thessalonians 3:9 - before

Verse 4

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.
Sing unto God
66:4; 67:4; Isaiah 12:4-6
rideth
33; 18:10; 104:3; Deuteronomy 33:26; Isaiah 19:1
his name
Exodus 3:14; 6:3,8
JAH
[Yâhh] JAH, is an abbrevivation of [Yehôvâh] JEHOVAH and signifies self-existence:--He who derives his being from none, but gives being to all.
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 6:4 - Blessed; Psalm 8:1 - thy; Psalm 18:9 - He bowed; Psalm 28:7 - therefore; Psalm 115:3 - But our; Psalm 145:1 - extol thee; Isaiah 40:3 - make; Isaiah 57:15 - I dwell; Habakkuk 3:8 - ride

Verse 5

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
A father
10:14,18; 82:3,4; 146:9; Job 31:16,17; Jeremiah 49:11; Hosea 14:3
a judge
72:2,4; Deuteronomy 10:18; Job 29:12,13; Isaiah 1:23; Jeremiah 5:28; Luke 18:2-7; Ephesians 5:1
in his
33:14; 2 Chronicles 6:2; 30:27; Isaiah 57:15; 66:1; Acts 7:48,49
Reciprocal: Numbers 27:6 - General; Numbers 27:7 - General; Job 29:16 - a father; Psalm 109:31 - poor; Proverbs 15:25 - but; Proverbs 22:23 - the Lord; Jeremiah 22:3 - do no violence; Zechariah 2:13 - for; 1 Timothy 5:3 - widows; James 1:27 - To visit

Verse 6

God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
God
107:10,41; 113:9; 1 Samuel 2:5; Galatians 4:27
families
Heb. a house. he bringeth.
107:10,14; 146:7; Isaiah 61:1; Acts 12:6-25
the rebellious
107:34,40; Deuteronomy 28:23,24; Hosea 2:3; Malachi 1:3
Reciprocal: Numbers 21:5 - spake; Numbers 27:6 - General; Psalm 78:8 - as their; Psalm 107:11 - Because; Proverbs 15:25 - but; Jeremiah 40:1 - bound; Ezekiel 19:13 - in a dry

Verse 7

O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:
O God
114:1-8; Exodus 13:21; Deuteronomy 4:34; Judges 4:14; Habakkuk 3:13
thou didst
Judges 5:4; Micah 2:13; Habakkuk 3:12
Reciprocal: Exodus 19:18 - mount Sinai; Deuteronomy 33:2 - ten thousands; Job 37:22 - with; Psalm 126:3 - General; Habakkuk 3:3 - came; Habakkuk 3:10 - mountains

Verse 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.
earth
77:18; 114:7; Isaiah 64:1,3; Habakkuk 3:13; Hebrews 12:26; Revelation 11:19
the heavens
Judges 5:4,5
Sinai
Exodus 19:16,18; Deuteronomy 5:23-25
the God
35; 41:13; Isaiah 45:3
Reciprocal: Judges 4:14 - is not; 1 Kings 19:11 - an earthquake; Job 9:5 - removeth; Job 37:22 - with; Psalm 46:6 - earth; Psalm 77:17 - General; Psalm 126:3 - General; Isaiah 5:25 - the hills; Nahum 1:5 - mountains; Habakkuk 3:3 - came; Habakkuk 3:10 - mountains; Galatians 4:25 - Sinai

Verse 9

Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
didst
65:9-13; 77:16,17; 78:24-27; Deuteronomy 11:10-12,14; Ezekiel 34:26
send
Heb. shake out. confirm thine inheritance. Heb. confirm it.
Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:4 - Then I:1 Kings 8:36 - give rain; 2 Chronicles 6:27 - send rain; Psalm 84:6 - the rain; Psalm 119:22 - Remove; Isaiah 41:17 - the poor; John 14:28 - If; Acts 14:17 - and gave

Verse 10

Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
Thy congregation
74:1,2,19; Exodus 19:5,6; Numbers 16:3; 1 Peter 5:3
thou
Deuteronomy 26:5,9,10; 32:8-14; 1 Samuel 2:8; Job 5:10,11; Matthew 11:5; Luke 1:53
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 15:14 - the Lord; Psalm 65:9 - greatly; Isaiah 41:17 - the poor; Acts 14:17 - and gave

Verse 11

The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
Lord
40:3; Exodus 14:15; 17:9-16; Judges 4:6-24; Ephesians 4:11
company
Heb. army.
25; Exodus 15:20; Judges 5:1-31; Revelation 19:13
Reciprocal: Psalm 147:15 - his word; Isaiah 52:7 - publisheth; Jeremiah 10:10 - at; Matthew 9:37 - but; Matthew 9:38 - that; Matthew 22:3 - sent; Luke 10:2 - the Lord

Verse 12

Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
Kings
Exodus 14:25; Numbers 31:8,9,54; Joshua 10:16,42; 12:7,8-24; Judges 5:19; Revelation 6:15; Revelation 19:17-20
did flee apace
Heb. did flee, did flee. she.
Numbers 31:27; 1 Samuel 30:24
Reciprocal: Genesis 14:14 - armed; Deuteronomy 20:14 - the women; Joshua 22:8 - divide; 2 Samuel 1:24 - General; 2 Samuel 23:10 - and the people; 2 Kings 7:7 - they arose; 2 Kings 7:16 - spoiled the tents; 2 Chronicles 14:14 - exceeding; 2 Chronicles 20:25 - they found; Psalm 76:12 - He shall; Isaiah 33:23 - the lame

Verse 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.
Though
That is, probably, "Though ye have laboured and lain down between the brick-kilns in Egypt--a poor, enslaved, and oppressed people, yet ye shall gradually rise to dignity, prosperity, and splendour; as a dove, which has been defiled with dirt, disordered, and dejected, by washing herself in a running stream, and trimming her plumage, gradually recovers the serenity of her disposition, the purity of colour, and the richness and varied elegance of her appearance."
ye have
81:6; Exodus 1:14; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 12:2; Ephesians 2:1-3; Titus 3:3
the wings
74:19; 105:37; 149:4; 1 Kings 4:20,21; Ezekiel 16:6-14; Luke 15:16,22; Ephesians 5:26,27; Revelation 1:5,6
Reciprocal: Exodus 1:11 - burdens; Leviticus 14:22 - two turtle doves; Psalm 113:8 - General; Song of Solomon 2:14 - my dove

Verse 14

When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.
When
Numbers 21:3,21-35; Joshua 10:10-43; 12:1-24; Revelation 19:14-21
in it, it was
or, for her, she was.
Judges 2:7; Jeremiah 2:3
as snow
51:7; Isaiah 1:18
Reciprocal: Judges 9:48 - Zalmon; Psalm 68:1 - be scattered; Psalm 68:30 - scatter thou; Psalm 110:5 - strike; Mark 9:3 - exceeding; Revelation 3:4 - walk

Verse 15

The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan.
of God
2:6; 78:68,69; 87:1,2; Isaiah 2:2,3
of Bashan
Deuteronomy 3:10; Micah 7:14
Reciprocal: Numbers 21:33 - Bashan; 1 Kings 4:13 - Argob; Psalm 24:3 - the hill; Psalm 43:3 - thy holy; Psalm 121:1 - lift up; Ezekiel 20:40 - in mine; Micah 4:1 - the mountain

Verse 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 ever.
Why
114:4,6; Isaiah 2:2
the hill
132:13,14; Deuteronomy 12:5,11; 1 Kings 9:3; Hebrews 12:22,23; Revelation 21:2,3
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 23:25 - that they may dwell in Jerusalem; Psalm 24:3 - the hill; Psalm 24:7 - shall; Psalm 43:3 - thy holy; Psalm 87:1 - the holy; Psalm 121:1 - lift up; Isaiah 2:14 - General; Isaiah 12:6 - great; Ezekiel 20:40 - in mine; Ezekiel 34:26 - my hill; Micah 4:1 - the mountain; Habakkuk 3:6 - the everlasting; John 14:10 - dwelleth; Revelation 7:15 - dwell

Verse 17

The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
chariots
18:10; Deuteronomy 33:2; 2 Kings 2:11; 6:16,17; Ezekiel 1:15-28; Daniel 7:10; Matthew 26:53; Revelation 5:11; 9:16
thousands
or, many thousands. as in Sinai.
Exodus 3:5; 19:22,23
Reciprocal: Exodus 14:7 - General; Numbers 16:3 - the Lord; Joshua 22:31 - the Lord is; 2 Samuel 22:11 - a cherub; 1 Chronicles 28:18 - the chariot; Psalm 47:5 - God; Psalm 103:21 - ministers; Ezekiel 10:1 - above; Ezekiel 10:18 - and stood; Daniel 7:13 - and they; Habakkuk 3:3 - His glory; Habakkuk 3:8 - ride; Zechariah 1:11 - they answered; Zechariah 6:5 - These; Luke 2:13 - a multitude; Acts 7:53 - have received; Galatians 4:25 - Sinai; 1 Timothy 3:16 - seen; Hebrews 2:2 - spoken; Hebrews 12:22 - an innumerable; Revelation 19:14 - the armies

Verse 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.
ascended
24:3,7-10; 47:5; 110:1; Mark 16:9; Luke 24:51; Acts 1:2-9; Ephesians 4:8-10; Hebrews 4:14; 6:20; 8:1; 1 Peter 3:22
led
Judges 5:12
received
Luke 24:49; John 14:16,17; 16:7,13-15; Acts 1:4; 2:4,33-38; Ephesians 4:8
for men
Heb. in the man.
1 Corinthians 15:45-47; Colossians 1:18,19; 2:3,9; Hebrews 1:3
rebellious
Proverbs 1:22,23; Isaiah 55:7; Matthew 9:13; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:23,36,38-41; 9:17; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:13-15; Titus 3:3-7
that
78:60; 132:13,14; 2 Chronicles 6:18; Isaiah 57:15; Ezekiel 48:35; John 14:17,23; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Revelation 1:20; 2:1; 21:3
Reciprocal: Genesis 25:5 - General; Exodus 29:45 - General; Leviticus 26:12 - will be; Numbers 5:3 - in the midst; 1 Samuel 30:26 - to his friends; 1 Kings 6:13 - I will dwell; 1 Chronicles 23:25 - that they may dwell in Jerusalem; Psalm 46:5 - God is; Psalm 68:21 - of such; Psalm 107:11 - Because; Isaiah 14:2 - and they; Ezekiel 10:1 - above; Ezekiel 10:18 - and stood; Ezekiel 37:26 - set; Ezekiel 43:7 - where I; Ezekiel 45:17 - the prince's; Ezekiel 46:18 - inheritance out; Daniel 2:11 - whose; Daniel 7:13 - and they; Joel 2:27 - I am; Zechariah 2:10 - and I; Matthew 9:38 - that; John 7:39 - for; John 14:28 - If; John 16:11 - the; John 16:33 - I; John 20:17 - I ascend; Acts 1:9 - when; Colossians 2:15 - having; 1 Timothy 3:16 - seen; Hebrews 5:9 - he became; Hebrews 7:26 - made; Hebrews 9:24 - but

Verse 19

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
Blessed
72:17-19; 103:1-22; Ephesians 1:3
daily
32:7; 139:17; Lamentations 3:23
Reciprocal: Genesis 14:20 - blessed; Genesis 24:27 - Blessed; Psalm 24:5 - God; Psalm 27:1 - salvation; Psalm 62:1 - from; Psalm 65:5 - O God; Psalm 88:1 - Lord; Psalm 119:22 - Remove; Isaiah 17:10 - the God; Habakkuk 3:13 - wentest; Philippians 1:28 - and that; Revelation 7:10 - Salvation

Verse 20

He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.
our God
Isaiah 12:2; 45:17-22; Hosea 1:7; John 4:22
unto
118:17,18; Deuteronomy 32:39; 1 Samuel 2:6; John 5:21,23,28,29; 11:25,26; Hebrews 2:14,15; Revelation 1:18; 20:1
issues
Proverbs 4:23
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:2 - my salvation; Psalm 18:46 - the God; Psalm 25:5 - God; Psalm 27:1 - salvation; Psalm 50:3 - Our; Psalm 51:14 - thou God; Psalm 62:1 - from; Psalm 65:5 - O God; Psalm 119:22 - Remove; Proverbs 21:31 - but; Isaiah 17:10 - the God; Ezekiel 37:23 - they be; Jonah 2:9 - Salvation; Philippians 1:28 - and that; 2 Thessalonians 1:11 - our God; Revelation 7:10 - Salvation

Verse 21

But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.
God
110:6; Habakkuk 3:13; Mark 12:4
the hairy
55:23
of such
18; 7:12; Proverbs 1:24-33; Ezekiel 18:27-30; Luke 13:5; Hebrews 2:1-3; 12:25; Revelation 2:14-16
Reciprocal: Exodus 9:2 - General; Amos 9:1 - cut them

Verse 22

The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea:
Bashan
Numbers 21:33; Isaiah 11:11-16; 49:22
the depths
Exodus 14:22,29; Isaiah 51:10,11; Jeremiah 23:5-8; Ezekiel 36:24; Hosea 1:10,11
Reciprocal: Psalm 126:3 - General; Isaiah 11:12 - shall assemble; Isaiah 27:12 - beat off; Micah 7:15 - General

Verse 23

That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.
That
58:10
dipped
Heb. red.
Isaiah 63:1-6
the tongue
1 Kings 21:19; 22:38; 2 Kings 9:33-37; Revelation 19:17-21
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:42 - make mine; Esther 8:13 - avenge themselves

Verse 24

They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.
even
24:7-10; 47:5-7; 2 Samuel 6:12-17; 1 Chronicles 13:8; 15:16-24
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 6:15 - with shouting; 1 Chronicles 6:32 - they ministered; 2 Chronicles 29:28 - And all the congregation; 2 Chronicles 30:8 - enter into; Psalm 50:2 - Out; Psalm 63:2 - in the; Psalm 87:7 - As well; Song of Solomon 7:5 - the king

Verse 25

The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.
the players
87:7; 150:3-5; Revelation 14:2,3; 15:2,3
among
148:12,13; Exodus 15:20; Judges 11:34; 1 Samuel 18:6; Jeremiah 31:4,13
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 6:5 - David; 1 Chronicles 6:32 - they ministered; 1 Chronicles 13:8 - David; 1 Chronicles 15:28 - with shouting; 1 Chronicles 25:6 - for song; 2 Chronicles 5:12 - an hundred; 2 Chronicles 5:13 - with the trumpets; Ezra 2:65 - two hundred; Psalm 47:5 - God; Psalm 68:11 - company; Psalm 77:13 - Thy way; Psalm 92:3 - instrument

Verse 26

Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
Bless
107:32; 111:1; 135:19-21; 1 Chronicles 16:7,8-36
from the fountain
or, ye that are of the fountain.
Deuteronomy 33:28; Proverbs 5:16; Isaiah 48:1
Reciprocal: Numbers 24:7 - pour; 2 Chronicles 5:13 - with the trumpets; Psalm 149:1 - in the congregation; Isaiah 7:15 - Butter; Isaiah 45:15 - O God

Verse 27

There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
little
Genesis 42:32; Judges 20:35; 21:6-25; 1 Samuel 9:21; 1 Chronicles 12:16,29; 15:3; 27:12
princes
47:9; 60:7; Isaiah 11:13; Ezekiel 37:19-27
and their council
or, with their company.
Reciprocal: Genesis 30:20 - and she; 2 Samuel 3:19 - Benjamin

Verse 28

Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us.
commanded
42:8; 44:4; 71:3; Isaiah 40:31; John 5:8,9; Acts 3:6-8; 2 Corinthians 12:9,10
strengthen
138:8; Ephesians 3:17-20; Philippians 1:6; 2 Thessalonians 1:11
Reciprocal: Psalm 31:19 - wrought; Psalm 90:17 - establish

Verse 29

Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.
Because
1 Chronicles 17:4-12; 22:7-11; 28:10-21; 29:3; 2 Chronicles 2:5,6; 6:8,9
shall
72:10,11; 76:11; 1 Kings 10:10,24,25; 2 Chronicles 32:33; Ezra 7:13-28; Nehemiah 2:8; Isaiah 60:6-11,16,17
Reciprocal: Genesis 43:11 - carry down; 1 Kings 4:21 - brought; 1 Chronicles 18:2 - brought gifts; 2 Chronicles 9:13 - the weight; 2 Chronicles 17:5 - presents; 2 Chronicles 32:23 - gifts; Ezra 6:4 - the expenses; Ezra 6:8 - the king's; Ezra 7:15 - the silver; Isaiah 18:7 - shall the; Isaiah 60:3 - kings; Micah 4:1 - and people; Micah 4:13 - I will consecrate; Zechariah 2:11 - many; Acts 8:27 - and had

Verse 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.
Rebuke
2 Samuel 8:1-18; 10:1-19; 2 Chronicles 14:1-15; 20:1-37; Isaiah 37:1-38
company of spearmen
or, beasts of the reeds.
Jeremiah 51:32,33
multitude
22:12,13; Isaiah 34:7; Jeremiah 50:11
every
2:12; 18:44; 2 Samuel 8:2,8-11
scatter thou
or, he scattereth.
delight
120:7; Romans 7:22; James 4:1
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:29 - bring; 1 Chronicles 18:2 - brought gifts; Ezra 7:15 - the silver; Psalm 66:3 - through; Psalm 89:10 - scattered; Psalm 92:9 - scattered; Psalm 110:5 - strike; Isaiah 45:14 - The labour; Isaiah 60:9 - thy sons; Ezekiel 39:18 - of bullocks; Micah 4:3 - and rebuke; James 4:7 - Submit

Verse 31

Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
Princes
72:8-11; Isaiah 19:18-25; 45:14; 60:6,7; 66:19
Ethiopia
Zephaniah 3:10; Acts 8:27-40
stretch
44:20; 88:9; 143:6; 1 Kings 8:22
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 16:29 - bring; 2 Chronicles 6:12 - spread forth; 2 Chronicles 30:8 - yield yourselves; Job 11:13 - stretch; Psalm 29:1 - Give; Psalm 87:4 - this man; Psalm 102:15 - General; Psalm 148:11 - Kings; Isaiah 49:7 - Kings; Isaiah 49:23 - kings; Isaiah 60:9 - thy sons; Jeremiah 16:19 - Gentiles; Jeremiah 38:7 - Ethiopian; Hosea 2:23 - Thou art my God; Micah 4:3 - and rebuke; Hebrews 7:25 - come

Verse 32

Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:
ye kingdoms
67:2-5; 100:1; 117:1,2; Deuteronomy 32:43; Romans 15:10,11; Revelation 15:4
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 6:4 - Blessed; Psalm 96:1 - sing unto; Psalm 96:7 - Give; Psalm 102:15 - General; Psalm 147:7 - General; Psalm 148:11 - Kings; Isaiah 12:5 - Sing; Hebrews 7:25 - come

Verse 33

To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
rideth
4; 18:10; 104:3
of old
93:2; 102:25
send out
Heb. give. his voice.
29:3-9; 77:17,18; Ezekiel 10:5; John 12:28,29; Revelation 11:12,15,19
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:7 - the greatness; Deuteronomy 33:26 - rideth; Job 37:4 - a voice; Psalm 2:4 - He that; Psalm 47:5 - God; Isaiah 19:1 - rideth; Isaiah 40:22 - It is he that sitteth; Jeremiah 10:13 - uttereth; Jeremiah 51:16 - he uttereth; Ezekiel 1:24 - as the voice

Verse 34

Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.
Ascribe
29:1,2; 96:6-8; 1 Chronicles 16:28,29; Revelation 19:6
his excellency
Deuteronomy 33:26; 2 Peter 1:17
and his strength
This refers to the phenomena of thunder and lightning; for all nations have observed the electric fluid is an irresistible agent,--destroying life, tearing towers and castles to pieces, rending the strongest oaks, and cleaving the most solid rocks; and the most enlightened nations have justly considered it as an especial manifestation of the power and sovereignty of God.
clouds
or, heavens.
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 29:12 - give strength; Psalm 62:11 - power; Isaiah 19:1 - rideth; Amos 8:7 - sworn; Zechariah 10:12 - I will; Zechariah 12:5 - The inhabitants; Revelation 4:11 - to receive

Verse 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.
terrible
45:4; 65:5; 66:5; 76:12; Exodus 15:1; Nehemiah 1:5; Hebrews 12:24-29; Revelation 6:16,17
he that giveth
29:11; Deuteronomy 33:25; Isaiah 40:31; 45:21; Zechariah 10:12; Ephesians 3:16; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:11
Blessed
72:18,19 Reciprocal: Genesis 28:16 - and I; Exodus 34:10 - a terrible; Numbers 23:22 - God; 1 Samuel 15:29 - Strength; 1 Chronicles 16:11 - his strength; 1 Chronicles 29:12 - give strength; Nehemiah 6:9 - Now therefore; Psalm 47:2 - is terrible; Psalm 62:11 - power; Psalm 68:8 - the God; Ezekiel 37:23 - they be; Zechariah 12:5 - The inhabitants; Malachi 1:14 - my name; 2 Thessalonians 1:10 - to be admired; Revelation 4:5 - proceeded

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 68". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-68.html.