Psalms 76:9

9 when you, God, rose up to judge, to save all the afflicted of the land.

Psalms 76:9 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
English Standard Version (ESV)
9 when God arose to establish judgment, to save all the humble of the earth. Selah
New Living Translation (NLT)
9 You stand up to judge those who do evil, O God, and to rescue the oppressed of the earth. Interlude
The Message Bible (MSG)
9 God stands tall and makes things right, he saves all the wretched on earth.
American Standard Version (ASV)
9 When God arose to judgment, To save all the meek of the earth. [Selah
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
9 when you rose to judge, O God, when you rose to save every oppressed person on earth. Selah
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
9 when God rose up to judge and to save all the lowly of the earth. Selah
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
9 God, that happened when you rose up to judge. It happened when you came to save all of your suffering people in the land. "Selah"

Psalms 76:9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 76:9

When God arose to judgment
He may sometimes seem to be asleep, and to defer judgment, but he will arise and hasten it in his own time, and will take vengeance on all his and his people's enemies, as he did upon the army of the Assyrians, and will upon the antichristian powers, and upon all the wicked, and at the same time will save his own people, as follows:

to save all the meek of the earth;
the quiet in the land, who are afflicted in this world, despised by the men of it, are lowly and humble, and mean in their own eyes; these the Lord takes notice of and cares for them, he will beautify them with salvation; these, all of them, even everyone of them, shall be saved in him with an everlasting salvation; this verse is by some connected with the preceding; so Kimchi, "the earth feared, and was still, when God arose to judgment", &c. and by others, as R. Moses and Aben Ezra, with the following.

Selah. (See Gill on Psalms 3:2).

Psalms 76:9 In-Context

7 It is you alone who are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry?
8 From heaven you pronounced judgment, and the land feared and was quiet—
9 when you, God, rose up to judge, to save all the afflicted of the land.
10 Surely your wrath against mankind brings you praise, and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.
11 Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; let all the neighboring lands bring gifts to the One to be feared.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 9:8; Psalms 58:11; Psalms 74:22; Psalms 82:8; Psalms 96:13
  • 2. S Psalms 72:4
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