The Victorious Power of the God of Jacob.

1 In Judah God is known and renowned; His name is highly praised and is great in Israel. 2 In [Jeru]Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place is in Zion. 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 Glorious and excellent are You from the mountains of prey [splendid and majestic, more than the everlasting mountains]. 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 rebuke, O God of Jacob, both chariot [rider] and horse are cast into a dead sleep [of death]. 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 sentence to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still -- " 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 Surely the wrath of man shall praise You; the remainder of wrath shall You restrain and gird and arm Yourself with it.
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 pride and fury] of princes; He is terrible to the [ungodly] kings of the earth.