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Psalm 76

The Majesty of God in Judgment

To the Chief Musician. On 1Stringed Instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.

1 In aJudah God is known; His name is great in Israel.

2 In 2Salem also is His tabernacle,

And His dwelling place in Zion.

3 There He broke the arrows of the bow,

The shield and sword of battle.


4 You are more glorious and excellent

bThan the mountains of prey.

5 cThe stouthearted were plundered;

dThey 3have sunk into their sleep;

And none of the mighty men have found the use of their hands.

6 eAt Your rebuke, O God of Jacob,

Both the chariot and horse were cast into a dead sleep.

7 You, Yourself, are to be feared;

And fwho may stand in Your presence

When once You are angry?

8 gYou caused judgment to be heard from heaven;

hThe earth feared and was still,

9 When God iarose to judgment,

To deliver all the oppressed of the earth.


10 jSurely the wrath of man shall praise You;

With the remainder of wrath You shall gird Yourself.

11 kMake vows to the Lord your God, and pay them;

lLet all who are around Him bring presents to Him who ought to be feared.

12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes;

mHe is awesome to the kings of the earth.


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