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Psalm 76 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

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.
His tent is in Salem,
    his dwelling-place in Zion.
There he broke the flashing arrows,
    the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.[b]

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

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

11 Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfil them;
    let all the neighbouring lands
    bring gifts 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
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Psalm 76 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Psalm 76

For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song.

God has revealed himself in Judah;
in Israel his reputation is great.
He lives in Salem;
he dwells in Zion.
There he shattered the arrows,
the shield, the sword, and the rest of the weapons of war. (Selah)
You shine brightly and reveal your majesty,
as you descend from the hills where you killed your prey.
The bravehearted were plundered;
they “fell asleep.”
All the warriors were helpless.
At the sound of your battle cry, O God of Jacob,
both rider and horse “fell asleep.”
You are awesome! Yes, you!
Who can withstand your intense anger?
From heaven you announced what their punishment would be.
The earth was afraid and silent
when God arose to execute judgment,
and to deliver all the oppressed of the earth. (Selah)
10 Certainly your angry judgment upon men will bring you praise;
you reveal your anger in full measure.
11 Make vows to the Lord your God and repay them!
Let all those who surround him bring tribute to the awesome one!
12 He humbles princes;
the kings of the earth regard him as awesome.

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