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A father of orphans, defender of widows,
is God in His holy dwelling.
God settles the lonely in a home.
He leads prisoners out to prosperity.
But the rebellious live in a parched land.

O God, when You went out before Your people,
when You marched through the desert—Selah

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God sets the lonely(A) in families,[a](B)
    he leads out the prisoners(C) with singing;
    but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.(D)

When you, God, went out(E) before your people,
    when you marched through the wilderness,[b](F)
the earth shook,(G) the heavens poured down rain,(H)
    before God, the One of Sinai,(I)
    before God, the God of Israel.(J)

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  1. Psalm 68:6 Or the desolate in a homeland
  2. Psalm 68:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 19 and 32.

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