The Triple Unite coin featured Psalm 68: EXURGAT DEUS DISSIPENTUR INIMICI, "Let God arise and His enemies be scattered"

Psalm 68 is the 68th psalm of the Book of Psalms. In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 67 in a slightly different numbering system.

Pietro Bernardino, Esposizione del salmo 68, 1500




New TestamentEdit

Catholic ChurchEdit

In the monastic tradition dating from the Early Middle Ages, this psalm was traditionally recited at the Matins office on Wednesday,[6][7] according to the distribution of the rule of St. Benedict fixed at 530.[8].

With regard to the current Liturgy of the Hours, Psalm 68 is recited or sung at the Reading Office on Tuesday of the third week. It is also read on the 22nd Sunday of the ordinary time of year C in the triennial cycle of the Sunday masses.[9]


John Buchan's collection of short stories The Runagates Club derives its title from verse 6.

The second part of verse 31, "Ethiopia shall soon stretch her hands unto God" (Ge'ez: ኢትዮጵያ ታበድ አደዊሃ ሃበ አግዚአብሐር, Itiyopia tabetsih edewiha habe Igziabiher) was used in the coat of arms of Emperor Haile Selassie, and was also formerly used as the national motto of Ethiopia. (The original Hebrew refers to Cush (כוש).)[10]


  1. ^ The Artscroll Tehillim page 329
  2. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 609
  3. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 157
  4. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 62
  5. ^ Kirkpatrick, A. F. (1901). The Book of Psalms: with Introduction and Notes. The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. Book IV and V: Psalms XC-CL. Cambridge: At the University Press. p. 839. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  6. ^ Psautier latin-français du bréviaire monastique, p. 239, 1938/2003
  7. ^ La distribution des Psaumes dans la Règle de Saint Benoît, accessed 15 July 2019
  8. ^ Traduction de Prosper Guéranger,Règle de saint Benoît, chapitre XVIII, (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, réimpression) p.46.
  9. ^ The main cycle of liturgical prayers takes place over four weeks.
  10. ^

External linksEdit

  • Psalm 68 in Hebrew and English - Mechon-mamre
  • Psalm 68 King James Bible - Wikisource