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Psalm 67
« on: April 26, 2017, 10:33:43 PM »
The first three verses of Psalm 67 are: 

May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;
    may his foes flee before him.
2 May you blow them away like smoke—
    as wax melts before the fire,
    may the wicked perish before God.
3 But may the righteous be glad
    and rejoice before God;

We hear these verses at the 3rd Antiphon prior to "Christ is Risen" at the Divine Liturgy during the Paschal season and also at the Ainoi (Praises; Lauds) at Orthros before the chanting of the Paschal stichera.  During the homily this past Sunday, my priest remarked that this particular Psalm was said by the Hebrews while they were wandering the desert as they broke camp and set out for the day.  According to him, a mist covered the Hebrew camp during the night which would dissipate in the morning after the singing of this psalm.  I've never heard this particular interpretation.  Can anyone confirm this?
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Re: Psalm 67
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 12:13:58 AM »
The first part of the verse comes from Numbers 10:35-36.  I know that the Lord led the Israels by a cloud by day and fire by night.  I do not know where the rest comes from or how a midst works into it.   :-\