Psalm 76

Psalm 76

To the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A song.

1 In Judah God is known and renowned; His name is highly praised and is great in Israel.

2 In [Jeru]Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place is in Zion.

3 There He broke the bow’s flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

4 Glorious and excellent are You from the mountains of prey [splendid and majestic, more than the everlasting mountains].

5 The stouthearted are stripped of their spoil, they have slept the sleep [of death]; and none of the men of might could raise their hands.

6 At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both chariot [rider] and horse are cast into a dead sleep [of death].(A)

7 You, even You, are to be feared [with awe and reverence]! Who may stand in Your presence when once Your anger is roused?

8 You caused sentence to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still—

9 When God arose to [establish] judgment, to save all the meek and oppressed of the earth. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise You; the remainder of wrath shall You restrain and gird and arm Yourself with it.

11 Vow and pay to the Lord your God; let all who are round about Him bring presents to Him Who ought to be [reverently] feared.

12 He will cut off the spirit [of pride and fury] of princes; He is terrible to the [ungodly] kings of the earth.

Cross references

  1. Psalm 76:6 : Exod. 15:1, 21; Nah. 2:13; Zech. 12:4.

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