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Psalm 76

For the choir director; on stringed instruments; a psalm by Asaph; a song.

Elohim is known in Judah.
    His name is great in Israel.
His tent is in Salem.
    His home is in Zion.
There he destroyed flaming arrows,
    shields, swords, and weapons of war. Selah

You are the radiant one.
    You are more majestic than the ancient mountains.[a]
Brave people were robbed.
    They died.
        None of the warriors were able to lift a hand.
At your stern warning, O Elohim of Jacob,
    chariot riders and horses were put to sleep.

You alone must be feared!
    Who can stand in your presence when you become angry?
From heaven you announced a verdict.
    The earth was fearful and silent
        when you rose to judge, O Elohim,
            when you rose to save every oppressed person on earth. Selah

10 Even angry mortals will praise you.
    You will wear the remainder of their anger.[b]
11 Make vows to Yahweh your Elohim, and keep them.
    Let everyone around him bring gifts to the one who must be feared.
12 He cuts short the lives of influential people.
    He terrifies the kings of the earth.


  1. Psalm 76:4 Greek, Syriac; Masoretic Text “mountains of prey.”
  2. Psalm 76:10 Hebrew meaning of this line uncertain.

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