Psalms 76

Psalms 76

Psalm 76
For the music leader. With stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.
1God is known in Judah;
his name is great in Israel.
2His dwelling place became Salem;
his habitation was Zion.
3It was there that he broke the fiery shafts of the bow,
the shield, the sword—even the battle itself! Selah
4You are ablaze with light,
mightier than the mountains that give food.
5The bravehearted lie plundered.
They sank into deep lethargy.
All the strong troops
couldn’t even lift their hands!
6At your rebuke, Jacob’s God,
both chariot and horse were stopped dead-still.
7You! You are awesome!
Who can stand before you when you are angry?
8You have announced judgment from heaven.
The earth grew afraid and fell silent
9when God rose up to establish justice,
when God rose up to save all of the earth’s poor. Selah
10Even human rage will turn to your praise
when you dress yourself
with whatever remains of your wrath.#76.10 Heb uncertain
11Make promises to the LORD your God and keep them!
Let all around him bring gifts to the awesome one.
12He breaks the spirit of princes.
He is terrifying to all the kings of the earth.
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