Psalm 76:9
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English Standard Version
when God arose to establish judgment, to save all the humble of the earth. Selah

King James Bible
When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

American Standard Version
When God arose to judgment, To save all the meek of the earth. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
When God arose in judgment, to save all the meek of the earth.

English Revised Version
When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In all Israel, and more especially in Judah, is Elohim known (here, according to Psalm 76:2, participle, whereas in Psalm 9:17 it is the finite verb), inasmuch as He has made Himself known (cf. דּעוּ, Isaiah 33:13). His Name is great in Israel, inasmuch as He has proved Himself to be a great One and is praised as a great One. In Judah more especially, for in Jerusalem, and that upon Zion, the citadel with the primeval gates (Psalm 24:7), He has His dwelling-place upon earth within the borders of Israel. שׁלם is the ancient name of Jerusalem; for the Salem of Melchizedek is one and the same city with the Jerusalem of Adonizedek, Joshua 10:1. In this primeval Salem God has סוּכּו, His tabernacle ( equals שׂכּו, Lamentations 2:6, equals סכּתו, as in Psalm 27:5), there מעונתו, His dwelling-place, - a word elsewhere used of the lair of the lion (Psalm 104:22, Amos 3:4); cf. on the choice of words, Isaiah 31:9. The future of the result ויהי is an expression of the fact which is evident from God's being known in Judah and His Name great in Israel. Psalm 76:4 tells what it is by which He has made Himself known and glorified His Name. שׁמּה, thitherwards, in that same place (as in fact the accusative, in general, is used both in answer to the question where? and whither?), is only a fuller form for שׁם, as in Isaiah 22:18; Isaiah 65:9; 2 Kings 23:8, and frequently; Arab. ta̱mma (tu̱mma) and תּמּן (from תּמּה) confirm the accusative value of the ah. רשׁפי־קשׁת (with Phe raphatum, cf. on the other hand, Sol 8:6)

(Note: The pointing is here just as inconsistent as in ילדוּת, and on the contrary מרדּוּת.))

are the arrows swift as lightning that go forth (Job 41:20-28) from the bow; side by side with these, two other weapons are also mentioned, and finally everything that pertains to war is gathered up in the word מלחמה (cf. Hosea 2:18). God has broken in pieces the weapons of the worldly power directed against Judah, and therewith this power itself (Isaiah 14:25), and consequently (in accordance with the prediction Hosea 1:7, and Isaiah 10, 14, Isaiah 17:1-14, 29, Isaiah 31:1-9, 33, 37, and more particularly Psalm 31:8) has rescued His people by direct interposition, without their doing anything in the matter.

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Psalm 9:7-9 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he has prepared his throne for judgment...

Psalm 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

Psalm 82:2-5 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah...

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth...

Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless...

to save

Psalm 25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have worked his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness...

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit...

Cross References
Psalm 9:7
But the LORD sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice,

Psalm 9:8
and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.

Psalm 74:22
Arise, O God, defend your cause; remember how the foolish scoff at you all the day!

Psalm 82:8
Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations!

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