New International Reader's Version

Psalm 76

Psalm 76

For the director of music. A psalm of Asaph. A song to be played on stringed instruments.

In the land of Judah, God is well known.
    In Israel, his name is great.
His tent is in Jerusalem.
    The place where he lives is on Mount Zion.
There he broke the deadly arrows of his enemies.
    He broke their shields and swords.
    He broke their weapons of war.

God, you shine like a very bright light.
    You are more majestic than mountains full of wild animals.
Brave soldiers have been robbed of everything they had.
    Now they lie there, sleeping in death.
    Not one of them can even lift his hands.
God of Jacob, at your command
    both horse and chariot lie still.
People should have respect for you alone.
    Who can stand in front of you when you are angry?
From heaven you handed down your sentence.
    The land was afraid and became quiet.
God, that happened when you rose up to judge.
    It happened when you came to save all your suffering people in the land.
10 Your anger against sinners brings you praise.
    Those who live through your anger gather to worship you.

11 Make promises to the Lord your God and keep them.
    Let all the neighboring nations
    bring gifts to the God who should be respected.
12 He breaks the proud spirit of rulers.
    The kings of the earth have respect for him.

Japanese Living Bible

詩篇 76

1神の名声はユダとイスラエルに行き渡っています。
神はエルサレムのシオン山に住まいを定めて、
敵の武器を粉砕なさいます。
大昔からそびえ立つ山々も、
栄光をまとったあなたの足もとには及びません。
最強の敵でさえ征服されて死体を横たえ、
一人として手向かって来る者はありません。
あなたの叱責のひと声で、
敵の軍馬は騎手もろとも倒れました。
人々はあなたを非常に恐れ、
誰ひとり御怒りに耐えることはできません。
あなたが天から宣告を下されると、
地はおののき、口をつぐみます。
あなたは立ち上がって、悪事を働く者を罰し、
謙遜な人を弁護なさいます。
10 人間の無益な憤りは、あなたの飾りとなるだけで、
かえってご栄光を輝かせるのです。
11 神である主に立てた誓いは、すべて果たしなさい。
すべての人に、贈り物をささげさせなさい。
神を敬い、恐れるべきです。
12 主はこの世の君主のいのちを絶ち、
諸王に恐ろしいことを用意なさるのです。