Psalms 76
Psalm 76
God, the Powerful Judge
For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph.#1Ch 16:5,7 A song.
1God is known in Judah;
his name is great in Israel.#Jr 10:6; Mal 1:11
2His tent is in Salem,
his dwelling place in Zion.#Gn 14:18; Ps 9:11
3There he shatters the bow’s flaming arrows,
the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war.#Ps 46:9; Is 2:4; Jr 49:35Selah
4You are resplendent and majestic
coming down from the mountains of prey.#Is 14:25; Nah 2:13
5The brave-hearted have been plundered;
they have slipped into their final sleep.
None of the warriors was able to lift a hand.#Jr 51:39
6At your rebuke, God of Jacob,
both chariot and horse lay still.#Ex 13:1,21
7And you — you are to be feared.#76:7 Or are awe-inspiring
When you are angry,
who can stand before you?#Ps 1:5; 130:3; Nah 1:6
8From heaven you pronounced judgment.
The earth feared and grew quiet#2Ch 20:29–30; Ps 33:8; Hab 2:20
9when God rose up to judge
and to save all the lowly of the earth.#Ps 9:7–8; Is 3:13–15Selah
10Even human wrath will praise you;
you will clothe yourself
with the wrath that remains.#76:10 Hb obscure#Ex 9:16; Rm 9:17
11Make and keep your vows
to the Lord your God;#Ps 50:14
let all who are around him bring tribute
to the awe-inspiring one.#76:11 Or tribute with awe#Ps 68:29; Is 18:7
12He humbles the spirit of leaders;
he is feared by the kings of the earth.#Dn 4:37

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