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.

King James Version

Psalm 76

1In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.

At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,

When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

11 Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.