God, The Powerful Judge

1 For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.God is (A)known in Judah;His name is (B)great in Israel.

1 {To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.} In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

1 For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph.(A) A song.God is known in Judah;His name is great in Israel.(B)

1 God is known in Judah; in Israel his reputation is great.

1 In Judah God is known and renowned; His name is highly praised and is great in Israel.

2 His (a)(C)tabernacle is in (D)Salem;His (E)dwelling place also is in Zion.

2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

2 His tent is in Salem,(a)His dwelling place in Zion.(C)

2 His abode is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion.

2 In [Jeru]Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place is in Zion.

3 There He (F)broke the (b)flaming arrows,The shield and the sword and the (c)weapons of war. (d)Selah.

3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.

3 There He shatters the bow’s flaming arrows,the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war.(D)Selah

3 There he shattered sharp arrows, shields, swords, and weapons of war. Interlude

3 There He broke the bow's flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

4 You are resplendent,(e)More majestic than the mountains of prey.

4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

4 You are resplendent and majesticcoming down from the mountains of prey.(E)

4 You are enveloped by light; more majestic than mountains filled with game.

4 Glorious and excellent are You from the mountains of prey [splendid and majestic, more than the everlasting mountains].

5 The (G)stouthearted were plundered,(f)They sank into sleep;And none of the (g)warriors could use his hands.

5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.

5 The brave-hearted have been plundered;they have slipped into their final sleep.None of the warriors was able to lift a hand.(F)

5 Brave men were plundered while they slumbered in their sleep. All the men of the army were immobilized.

5 The stouthearted are stripped of their spoil, they have slept the sleep [of death]; and none of the men of might could raise their hands.

6 At Your (H)rebuke, O God of Jacob,Both (h)(I)rider and horse were cast into a dead sleep.

6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

6 At Your rebuke, God of Jacob,both chariot and horse lay still.(G)

6 At the sound of your battle cry, God of Jacob, both horse and chariot rider fell into deep sleep.

6 At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both chariot [rider] and horse are cast into a dead sleep [of death].

7 You, even You, are (J)to be feared;And (K)who may stand in Your presence when once (i)You are angry?

7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

7 And You—You are to be feared.(b)When You are angry,who can stand before You?(H)

7 You are awesome! who can stand in your presence when you're angry?

7 You, even You, are to be feared [with awe and reverence]! Who may stand in Your presence when once Your anger is roused?

8 You caused judgment to be heard from heaven;The earth (L)feared and was still

8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,

8 From heaven You pronounced judgment.The earth feared and grew quiet(I)

8 From heaven you declared judgment. The earth stands in awe and is quiet

8 You caused sentence to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still -- "

9 When God (M)arose to judgment,To save all the humble of the earth. Selah.

9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

9 when God rose up to judgeand to save all the lowly of the earth.(J)Selah

9 when God arose to execute justice and to deliver all the afflicted of the earth. Interlude

9 When God arose to [establish] judgment, to save all the meek and oppressed of the earth. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

10 For the (j)(N)wrath of man shall praise You;With a remnant of wrath You will gird Yourself.

10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

10 Even human wrath will praise You;You will clothe Yourselfwith their remaining wrath.(c)(K)

10 Even human anger praises you; you will wear the survivors of your wrath as an ornament.

10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise You; the remainder of wrath shall You restrain and gird and arm Yourself with it.

11 (O)Make vows to the Lord your God and (P)fulfill them;Let all who are around Him (Q)bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.

11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

11 Make and keep your vowsto the Lord your God;(L)let all who are around Him bring tributeto the awe-inspiring One.(d)(M)

11 Let everyone who surrounds the LORD your God make a vow and fulfill it to the Awesome One.

11 Vow and pay to the Lord your God; let all who are round about Him bring presents to Him Who ought to be [reverently] feared.

12 He will cut off the spirit of princes;He is (k)(R)feared by the kings of the earth.

12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

12 He humbles the spirit of leaders;He is feared by the kings of the earth.(N)

12 He will humble the arrogant commanders-in-chief, instilling fear among the kings of the earth. To the director: To Jeduthun. A psalm of Asaph.

12 He will cut off the spirit [of pride and fury] of princes; He is terrible to the [ungodly] kings of the earth.

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