God, the Powerful Judge

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.

1 God is known in Judah; His name is greata in Israel.
References for Psalms 76:1
    • a 76:1 - Jr 10:6; Mal 1:11
      2 His tent is in Salem,b c His dwelling place in Zion.
      References for Psalms 76:2
          3 There He shatters the bow's flaming arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war.d Selah
          References for Psalms 76:3
            • d 76:3 - Ps 46:9; Isa 2:4; Jr 49:35
              4 You are resplendent and majestic [coming down] from the mountains of prey.
              5 The brave-hearted have been plundered; they have slipped into their [final] sleep. None of the warriors was able to lift a hand.
              6 At Your rebuke, God of Jacob, both chariot and horse lay still.
              7 And You-You are to be feared.e When You are angry, who can stand before You?f
              References for Psalms 76:7
                • e 76:7 - Or are awe-inspiring
                • f 76:7 - Ps 1:5; 130:3; Nah 1:6
                  8 From heaven You pronounced judgment. The earth feared and grew quiet
                  9 when God rose up to judge and to save all the lowly of the earth.g Selah
                  References for Psalms 76:9
                    • g 76:9 - Isa 3:13-15
                      10 Even human wrath will praise You; You will clothe Yourself with their remaining wrath.h
                      References for Psalms 76:10
                          11 Make and keep your vows to the Lord your God; let all who are around Him bring tributei to the awe-inspiring One.j
                          References for Psalms 76:11
                            • i 76:11 - Ps 68:29; Isa 18:7
                            • j 76:11 - Or tribute with awe
                              12 He humbles the spirit of leaders; He is feared by the kings of the earth.