Psalm 78:65

65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a warrior wakes from the stupor of wine.

Read Psalm 78:65 Using Other Translations

Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, like a strong man shouting because of wine.
Then the Lord rose up as though waking from sleep, like a warrior aroused from a drunken stupor.

What does Psalm 78:65 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 78:65

Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep
He seemed to be asleep, while he suffered the ark to be taken, and the Israelites to be slain; and he may be said to awake when he exerted his power in smiting the Philistines, and causing their idol to fall before his ark; see ( Psalms 7:6 ) ( 44:23 ) ,

and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine;
who having taken a free draught of generous wine, not to excess, goes forth with great courage and cheerfulness to meet his adversary, shouting as he goes, being sure of victory; which must be applied to God with decency, consistent with the glory of his majesty, and the perfections of his nature; and seems designed to express his power and readiness to help his people, and avenge himself on his enemies; see ( Isaiah 42:13 ) ( Zechariah 9:15 ) .

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