For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.
76 God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel. 2 His [a]tabernacle is in Salem; His dwelling place also is in Zion. 3 There He broke the [b]flaming arrows, The shield and the sword and the [c]weapons of war. [d]Selah.
4 You are resplendent, [e]More majestic than the mountains of prey. 5 The stouthearted were plundered, [f]They sank into sleep; And none of the [g]warriors could use his hands. 6 At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both [h]rider and horse were cast into a dead sleep. 7 You, even You, are to be feared; And who may stand in Your presence when once [i]You are angry?
8 You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared and was still 9 When God arose to judgment, To save all the humble of the earth. Selah. 10 For the [j]wrath of man shall praise You; With a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself.
11 Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them; Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared. 12 He will cut off the spirit of princes; He is [k]feared by the kings of the earth.
10 Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide [a]Yourself in times of trouble? 2 In pride the wicked [b]hotly pursue the afflicted; [c]Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
3 For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, And [d]the greedy man curses andspurns the Lord. 4 The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his [e]thoughts are, “There is no God.”
5 His ways [f]prosper at all times; Your judgments are on high, out of his sight; As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them. 6 He says to himself, “I will not be moved; [g]Throughout all generations I will not be in adversity.” 7 His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness. 8 He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the hiding places he kills the innocent; His eyes [h]stealthily watch for the [i]unfortunate. 9 He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his [j]lair; He lurks to catch the afflicted; He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net. 10 He [k]crouches, he [l]bows down, And the [m]unfortunate fall [n]by his mighty ones. 11 He says to himself, “God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it.”
12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up Your hand. Do not forget the afflicted. 13 Why has the wicked spurned God? He has said to himself, “You will not require it.” 14 You have seen it, for You have beheld mischief and vexation to [o]take it into Your hand. The [p]unfortunate commits himself to You; You have been the helper of the orphan. 15 Break the arm of the wicked and the evildoer, [q]Seek out his wickedness until You find none.
16 The Lord is King forever and ever; Nations have perished from His land. 17 O Lord, You have heard the desire of the [r]humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear 18 To [s]vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.
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