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Psalm 76

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A declaration of God's majesty in the church.

For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm by Asaph. A song.

76:1 In Judah, God is known.
His name is great in Israel.

76:2 His tabernacle is also in Salem;
His dwelling place in Zion.

76:3 There he broke the flaming arrows of the bow,
the shield, and the sword, and the weapons of war.

Selah.

76:4 Glorious are you, and excellent,
more than mountains of game.

76:5 Valiant men lie plundered,
they have slept their last sleep.
None of the men of war can lift their hands.

76:6 At your rebuke, God of Jacob,
both chariot and horse are cast into a deep sleep.

76:7 You, even you, are to be feared.
Who can stand in your sight when you are angry?

76:8 You pronounced judgment from heaven.
The earth feared, and was silent,

76:9 when God arose to judgment,
to save all the afflicted ones of the earth.

Selah.

76:10 Surely the wrath of man praises you.
The survivors of your wrath are restrained.

A declaration of God's majesty in the church.

76:11 Make vows to Yahweh your God, and fulfill them!
Let all of his neighbors bring presents to him who is to be feared.

76:12 He will cut off the spirit of princes.
He is feared by the kings of the earth.

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