Psalms 76:1-12 . commemorates what the preceding anticipates: God's deliverance of His people by a signal interposition of power against their enemies. The occasion was probably the events narrated in 2 Kings 19:35 , Isaiah 37:1-28 . (Compare Psalms 46:1-11 ).
1, 2. These well-known terms denote God's people and Church and His intimate and glorious relations to them.
2. Salem--( Genesis 14:18 ) is Jerusalem.
5. slept their sleep--died ( Psalms 13:3 ).
none . . . found . . . hands--are powerless.
6. chariot and horse--for those fighting on them (compare Psalms 68:17 ).
10. Man's wrath praises God by its futility before His power.
restrain--or, "gird"; that is, Thyself, as with a sword, with which to destroy, or as an ornament to Thy praise.