Psalm 76[a]

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.

God is renowned in Judah;
    in Israel his name is great.(A)
His tent is in Salem,(B)
    his dwelling place in Zion.(C)
There he broke the flashing arrows,(D)
    the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.[b](E)

You are radiant with light,(F)
    more majestic than mountains rich with game.
The valiant(G) lie plundered,
    they sleep their last sleep;(H)
not one of the warriors
    can lift his hands.
At your rebuke,(I) God of Jacob,
    both horse and chariot(J) lie still.

It is you alone who are to be feared.(K)
    Who can stand(L) before you when you are angry?(M)
From heaven you pronounced judgment,
    and the land feared(N) and was quiet—
when you, God, rose up to judge,(O)
    to save all the afflicted(P) of the land.
10 Surely your wrath against mankind brings you praise,(Q)
    and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.[c]

11 Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them;(R)
    let all the neighboring lands
    bring gifts(S) to the One to be feared.
12 He breaks the spirit of rulers;
    he is feared by the kings of the earth.


  1. Psalm 76:1 In Hebrew texts 76:1-12 is numbered 76:2-13.
  2. Psalm 76:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 9.
  3. Psalm 76:10 Or Surely the wrath of mankind brings you praise, / and with the remainder of wrath you arm yourself

14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice(A)
    and you will flourish(B) like grass;
the hand(C) of the Lord will be made known to his servants,(D)
    but his fury(E) will be shown to his foes.
15 See, the Lord is coming with fire,(F)
    and his chariots(G) are like a whirlwind;(H)
he will bring down his anger with fury,
    and his rebuke(I) with flames of fire.
16 For with fire(J) and with his sword(K)
    the Lord will execute judgment(L) on all people,
    and many will be those slain(M) by the Lord.

17 “Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens,(N) following one who is among those who eat the flesh of pigs,(O) rats(P) and other unclean things—they will meet their end(Q) together with the one they follow,” declares the Lord.

18 “And I, because of what they have planned and done,(R) am about to come[a] and gather the people of all nations(S) and languages, and they will come and see my glory.(T)

19 “I will set a sign(U) among them, and I will send some of those who survive(V) to the nations—to Tarshish,(W) to the Libyans[b] and Lydians(X) (famous as archers), to Tubal(Y) and Greece,(Z) and to the distant islands(AA) that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory.(AB) They will proclaim my glory among the nations. 20 And they will bring(AC) all your people, from all the nations, to my holy mountain(AD) in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord—on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,”(AE) says the Lord. “They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the Lord in ceremonially clean vessels.(AF) 21 And I will select some of them also to be priests(AG) and Levites,” says the Lord.

22 “As the new heavens and the new earth(AH) that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure.(AI) 23 From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath(AJ) to another, all mankind will come and bow down(AK) before me,” says the Lord. 24 “And they will go out and look on the dead bodies(AL) of those who rebelled(AM) against me; the worms(AN) that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched,(AO) and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”

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  1. Isaiah 66:18 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
  2. Isaiah 66:19 Some Septuagint manuscripts Put (Libyans); Hebrew Pul

37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you,(A) how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,(B) and you were not willing. 38 Look, your house is left to you desolate.(C) 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’[a](D)

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times(E)

24 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another;(F) every one will be thrown down.”

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives,(G) the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming(H) and of the end of the age?”(I)

Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.(J) For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.(K) You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.(L) There will be famines(M) and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted(N) and put to death,(O) and you will be hated by all nations because of me.(P) 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets(Q) will appear and deceive many people.(R) 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.(S) 14 And this gospel of the kingdom(T) will be preached in the whole world(U) as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.


  1. Matthew 23:39 Psalm 118:26

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