The Victorious Power of the God of Jacob.
To the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.
1 God is known in Judah;
His name is great in Israel.
2 His tabernacle is in Salem (Jerusalem);
His dwelling place is in Zion.
3 There He broke the flaming arrows,
The shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah.
4 You are glorious and resplendent,
More majestic than the mountains of prey.
5 The stouthearted have been stripped of their spoil,
They have slept the sleep [of death];
And none of the warriors could use his hands.
6 At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob,
Both rider and horse were cast into a dead sleep [of death].
7 You, even You, are to be feared [with the submissive wonder of reverence];
Who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?
8 You caused judgment to be heard from heaven;
The earth feared and was quiet
9 When God arose to [establish] judgment,
To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.
10 For the wrath of man shall praise You;
With a remnant of wrath You will clothe and arm Yourself.
11 Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them;
Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared [with awe-inspired reverence].
12 He will cut off the spirit of princes;
He is awesome and feared by the kings of the earth.