For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song.
76:1 God has revealed himself in Judah;2
in Israel his reputation3 is great.
76:2 He lives in Salem;4
he dwells in Zion.5
76:3 There he shattered the arrows,6
the shield, the sword, and the rest of the weapons of war.7 (Selah)
76:4 You shine brightly and reveal your majesty,
as you descend from the hills where you killed your prey.8
76:5 The bravehearted9 were plundered;10
they “fell asleep.”11
All the warriors were helpless.12
76:6 At the sound of your battle cry,13 O God of Jacob,
both rider14 and horse “fell asleep.”15
76:7 You are awesome! Yes, you!
Who can withstand your intense anger?16
76:8 From heaven you announced what their punishment would be.17
The earth18 was afraid and silent
76:9 when God arose to execute judgment,
and to deliver all the oppressed of the earth. (Selah)
76:10 Certainly19 your angry judgment upon men will bring you praise;20
you reveal your anger in full measure.21
76:11 Make vows to the Lord your God and repay them!
Let all those who surround him22 bring tribute to the awesome one!
76:12 He humbles princes;23
the kings of the earth regard him as awesome.24