God, The Powerful Judge

1 For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song. God has revealed himself in Judah; in Israel his reputation is great.

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.

2 He lives in Salem; he dwells in Zion.

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.

3 There he shattered the arrows, the shield, the sword, and the rest of the weapons of war. (Selah)

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

4 You shine brightly and reveal your majesty, as you descend from the hills where you killed your prey.

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.

5 The bravehearted were plundered; they "fell asleep." All the warriors were helpless.

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.

6 At the sound of your battle cry, O God of Jacob, both rider and horse "fell asleep."

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.

7 You are awesome! Yes, you! Who can withstand your intense anger?

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?

8 From heaven you announced what their punishment would be. The earth was afraid and silent

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

9 when God arose to execute judgment, and to deliver all the oppressed of the earth. (Selah)

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

10 Certainly your angry judgment upon men will bring you praise; you reveal your anger in full measure.

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.

11 Make vows to the Lord your God and repay them! Let all those who surround him bring tribute to the awesome one!

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.

12 He humbles princes; the kings of the earth regard him as awesome.

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.

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