Psalm 76
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To the Director: With stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.

The Awesome God

1God is known in Judah;

in Israel his reputation is great.

2His abode is in Salem,a

his dwelling place in Zion.

3There he shattered sharp arrows,

shields, swords, and weapons ofb war.


4You are enveloped by light;

more majestic than mountains filled with game.

5Brave men were plundered

while they slumbered in their sleep.

All the men of the army were immobilized.

6At the sound of your battle cry, God of Jacob,

both horse and chariot rider fell into deep sleep.

7You are awesome!

who can stand in your presence when you’re angry?

8From heaven you declared judgment.

The earth stands in awe and is quiet

9when God arose to execute justice

and to deliver all the afflicted of the earth.


10Even human anger praises you;

you will wear the survivors of your wrath as an ornament.c

11Let everyone who surrounds the LORD your God

make a vow and fulfill it to the Awesome One.d

12He will humble the arrogante commanders-in-chief,f

instilling fear among the kings of the earth.

a 76:2 i.e. Jerusalem
b 76:3 The Heb. lacks weapons of
c 76:10 The Heb. lacks as an ornament
d 76:11 Or to the one whom they fear
e 76:12 Lit. the spirit of
f 76:12 Lit. Nagidim; i.e. senior officers entrusted with dual roles of operational oversight and administrative authority

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