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Psalm 76 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Awe-Inspiring Power

76 To the Pure and Shining One
Asaph’s poetic tune, a song of smiting
God is well known in the land of Judah.
He is famous throughout Israel,
making his home in Jerusalem, living here on Mount Zion.
That’s where he smashes every weapon of war
that comes against him.
That’s where he uses the broken arrows
as kindling for his mighty bonfire.
Pause in his presence
God, you are so resplendent and radiant![a]
Your majesty shines from your everlasting mountain.
Nothing could be compared to you in glory!
Even the mightiest of men have been paralyzed by your presence.
They were so stunned and lifeless,
not even the strongest one could lift a hand.
When Jacob’s God roared his rebuke,
soldiers and their steeds all fell to the ground,
stunned and lying still.
No wonder you are greatly feared! You are the awe-inspiring God!
For who could ever stand before your face
when your fierce anger burns and live to tell about it.
As the earth itself holds its breath in awe before you,
judgment is decreed from heaven.
You arise to punish evil and defend the gentle upon the earth.
Pause in his presence
10 You have power to transform man’s futile anger into praise.[b]
The fury of your enemies only causes your fame to increase.[c]
11 So you’d better keep every promise you’ve ever made
to the Awesome One, Jehovah-God!
Let all people bring their extravagant gifts to him alone.
12 He is famous for breaking the spirit of the powers that be.
And the kings of the earth will know him as the Fearsome One!


  1. Psalm 76:4 The Hebrew-Aramaic word used here is anointed.
  2. Psalm 76:10 Or “The counsel of men will praise you.”
  3. Psalm 76:10 The Septuagint reads “Survivors of your wrath keep your festivals.”
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