New American Standard Bible

Psalm 76

The Victorious Power of the God of Jacob.

For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.

1God is known in Judah;
His name is great in Israel.
His [a]tabernacle is in Salem;
His dwelling place also is in Zion.
There He broke the [b]flaming arrows,
The shield and the sword and the [c]weapons of war. [d]Selah.

You are resplendent,
[e]More majestic than the mountains of prey.
The stouthearted were plundered,
[f]They sank into sleep;
And none of the [g]warriors could use his hands.
At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob,
Both [h]rider and horse were cast into a dead sleep.
You, even You, are to be feared;
And who may stand in Your presence when once [i]You are angry?

You caused judgment to be heard from heaven;
The earth feared and was still
When God arose to judgment,
To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.
10 For the [j]wrath of man shall praise You;
With a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself.

11 Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them;
Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.
12 He will cut off the spirit of princes;
He is [k]feared by the kings of the earth.


  1. Psalm 76:2 Lit shelter
  2. Psalm 76:3 Lit fiery shafts of the bow
  3. Psalm 76:3 Lit battle
  4. Psalm 76:3 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  5. Psalm 76:4 Or Majestic from the mountains
  6. Psalm 76:5 Lit They slumbered their sleep
  7. Psalm 76:5 Lit men of might have found their hands
  8. Psalm 76:6 Lit chariot
  9. Psalm 76:7 Lit Your anger is
  10. Psalm 76:10 Lit wraths
  11. Psalm 76:12 Lit awesome to