5 The Eternal has broken the hold of the wicked,
snapped the staff and the scepter of tyrannical rulers.
6 They would stop at nothing to beat, batter, and bruise the nations,
constantly raging as they hunted down and tyrannized the peoples.
7 The whole earth, mountains to sea, breathes a sigh of relief;
the peace and quiet erupts into a lively, joyful song.