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The God Who Always Wins

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph [C a Levitical musician, a descendant of Gershon, at the time of David; 1 Chr. 6:39; 15:17; 2 Chr. 5:12]. A song.

76 ·People in Judah know God [L God is known in Judah];
    his ·fame [name] is great in Israel.
His Tent is in ·Jerusalem [L Salem; C shortened name of Jerusalem];
    his ·home [abode] is on Mount Zion [Ps. 48].
There God broke the flaming arrows,
    the shields, the swords, and the weapons of war. ·Selah [Interlude]

God, how ·wonderful [glorious; awesome; or radiant] you are!
    You are more ·splendid [majestic] than the ·hills full of animals [hills full of prey; or everlasting mountains].
The ·brave soldiers [L strong of heart] were ·stripped [plundered]
    as they ·lay asleep in death [sleep their last sleep].
Not one ·warrior [valiant person]
    ·had the strength to stop it [L could lift their hand].
God of Jacob, ·when you spoke strongly [L at your rebuke/reprimand],
    horses and riders ·fell dead [L were in deep sleep; or lay stupefied].
You are ·feared [awesome];
    ·no one [L who…?] can stand against you when you are angry.
From heaven you ·gave the decision [made your judgment heard],
    and the earth was afraid and silent.
God, you ·stood [rose] up to judge
    and to ·save [give victory to] the needy people of the earth. ·Selah [Interlude]
10 ·People praise you for your anger against evil [or Human anger praises you].
    ·Those who live through your anger are stopped from doing more evil [Those who survive your wrath are restrained; L You gird the remains of wrath on you].

11 Make and keep your ·promises [vows] to the Lord your God.
    From all around, gifts should come to the God ·we worship [L who is awesome].
12 God ·breaks [cuts off] the spirits of ·great leaders [princes];
    the kings on earth fear him.