Psalm 76

Note: thematic repetitions seem to organise this Psalm.

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.

A. 1 In Judah is God known:
his name is great in Israel.
2 In Salem also is his tabernacle,
and his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There brake he the arrows of the bow,
the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

B. 4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.
5 The stouthearted are spoiled,
they have slept their sleep:
and none of the men of might have found their hands.

A’. 6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob,
both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.
7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared:
and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

B’. 8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven;
the earth feared, and was still,
9 When God arose to judgment,
to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

2A. 10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee:
the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

2B. 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.

2A’. 12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes:
he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

 

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