Saturday, December 20, 2008

Psalm 76

For the leader on strings
A Psalm of Asaph
A song
Known in Judah is God
in Israel great is his name
and there is in Salem his booth
his dwellings in Zion
there he shatters the flames of bow
shield and sword and battle
Light-giving you are more excellent than mountains of prey
the stout of heart are plundered
they have slept their sleep
and all the men of might have not found their hands

from your rebuke O God of Jacob both chariot and horse are stupefied
you alone are to be feared
you alone
and who can stand in your presence when you are angry?
From heaven you made judgment heard
the earth feared and was still
when God arose to judgment to save all the afflicted of the earth
For human anger will praise you
the residue of anger you will wear
Vow and complete to יְהוָה your God
all round about him bring presents of reverence
he will curtail the spirit of princes
so he will be feared by the kings of the earth

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