For the [music] director, with stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.

Praise to God for His Rescue of Israel

1 God [is] known in Judah. His name [is] great in Israel.

References for Psalms 76:1

    • a 76:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
      2 His den has been in Salem, his lair in Zion.

      References for Psalms 76:2

        • b 76:2 - Or "shelter"; but the image of the lion appears in view
        • c 76:2 - Or "refuge"
          3 There he broke [the] flames of [the] bow, [the] shield and sword and battle. Selah
          4 Radiant you [are], majestic, from [the] mountains of prey.

          References for Psalms 76:4

            • d 76:4 - A possible change in the Hebrew text yields, "You are feared, majestic ..." a form found in vv. 8(7), 13(12). This is possibly reflected in the reading of Theodotian
            • e 76:4 - Or "more than"
              5 [The] stouthearted are plundered; they sleep their sleep, and all [the] able men cannot {use} their hands.

              References for Psalms 76:5

                • f 76:5 - Literally "find"
                  6 At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both rider and horse slumber.

                  References for Psalms 76:6

                    • g 76:6 - Hebrew "chariot," that is, charioteer
                      7 {You, indeed, are to be feared}, and who can stand before you when you [are] angry?

                      References for Psalms 76:7

                        • h 76:7 - Literally "You, feared you [are]"
                        • i 76:7 - A slight change in the vocalization of the MT yields, "from the strength of your anger"
                          8 From heaven you proclaimed judgment. [The] earth feared and was still
                          9 when God rose for justice, to save all [the] afflicted of [the] land. Selah
                          10 For the anger of humankind will praise you. You will put on [the] remnant of anger.

                          References for Psalms 76:10

                            • j 76:10 - Hebrew "angers"
                              11 Make vows and fulfill them to Yahweh, your God; let all surrounding him bring tribute to the [one to be] feared.

                              References for Psalms 76:11

                                • k 76:11 - Hebrew "to the fear"
                                  12 He cuts off [the] spirit of leaders. [He is to be] feared by [the] kings of [the] earth.