Psalms 76:4

4 You are radiant with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game.

Psalms 76:4 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.
English Standard Version (ESV)
4 Glorious are you, more majestic than the mountains of prey.
New Living Translation (NLT)
4 You are glorious and more majestic than the everlasting mountains.
The Message Bible (MSG)
4 Oh, how bright you shine! Outshining their huge piles of loot!
American Standard Version (ASV)
4 Glorious art thou [and] excellent, From the mountains of prey.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
4 You are the radiant one. You are more majestic than the ancient mountains.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
4 You are resplendent and majestic [coming down] from the mountains of prey.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
4 God, you shine like a very bright light. You are more majestic than mountains full of wild animals.

Psalms 76:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 76:4

Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains
of prey.
] Which is to be understood not of Zion, as some interpret it; though it is true that the mountain of Zion, or the church of Christ, his kingdom and interest, shall in the latter day be more glorious and excellent than all other mountains, kingdoms, and interests; see ( Isaiah 2:2 ) , but of God or Christ before spoken of; and so the Targum,

``bright, to be feared, art thou, O God, to be praised from the house of thy sanctuary.''

Christ, who is God over all, is "bright" F26, splendid, and glorious, in his divine nature, being the brightness of his Father's glory, and the express image of his person: and "excellent" in his office as Mediator, and in all his works as such; and in human nature, at he is exalted at his Father's right hand, far above all principality, power, might, and dominion, signified here by "mountains of prey": the kingdoms of this world, because of their eminence and strength, are compared to mountains: see ( Isaiah 41:15 ) ( Jeremiah 51:25 ) ( Zechariah 4:7 ) and may be called "mountains of prey", in allusion to mountains inhabited by beasts of prey, as lions and leopards; see ( Song of Solomon 4:8 ) because obtained and possessed by tyranny and oppression. Christ is more glorious and excellent than the kings of the earth; he is higher than they, and is King of kings; he is richer than they, the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof, the world, and they that dwell therein; he is wiser than they, by him kings reign, and princes decree justice; he is more powerful than they, and all must submit to him, and all will serve him hereafter; and his kingdom will be greater than theirs, more large and more lasting; it will be an everlasting one, and reach from sea to sea, and even to the ends of the earth.


F26 (rwan) "illustris", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "illustrior", Tigurine, version; "splendidus", Vatablus, Gejerus, Michaelis; "bright", Ainsworth.

Psalms 76:4 In-Context

2 His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There he broke the flashing arrows, the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.
4 You are radiant with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game.
5 The valiant lie plundered, they sleep their last sleep; not one of the warriors can lift his hands.
6 At your rebuke, God of Jacob, both horse and chariot lie still.

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