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Psalm 76 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Majesty of God in Judgment
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:1 - To the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments.[fn] A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.

In Judah God is known;
His name is great in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:2 - In Salem[fn] also is His tabernacle,
And His dwelling place in Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:3 - There He broke the arrows of the bow,
The shield and sword of battle. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:4 - You are more glorious and excellent
Than the mountains of prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:5 - The stouthearted were plundered;
They have sunk into their sleep;
And none of the mighty men have found the use of their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:6 - At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob,
Both the chariot and horse were cast into a dead sleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:7 - You, Yourself, are to be feared;
And who may stand in Your presence
When once You are angry?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:8 - You caused judgment to be heard from heaven;
The earth feared and was still,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:9 - When God arose to judgment,
To deliver all the oppressed of the earth. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:10 - Surely the wrath of man shall praise You;
With the remainder of wrath You shall gird Yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:11 - Make vows to the LORD your God, and pay them;
Let all who are around Him bring presents to Him who ought to be feared.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:12 - He shall cut off the spirit of princes;
He is awesome to the kings of the earth.
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew neginoth
That is, Jerusalem

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