Psalm 76: complete, commentary


CommentPsalm 76 was written after the defeat of the Assyrian army that besieged Jerusalem, probably due to a cholera epidemic. The whole of Judea participated in the exultation of the people, who had seen 46 cities conquered, the faith awakens everywhere thanks to God who manifested himself, making himself recognized in the positive evolution of the events that took place and in all Israel great is his first name.

Psalm 76 complete

[1] To the choir master. On string instruments with lyres. Psalm. Asaph I sing.

[2] God is known in Judah, his name is great in Israel.

[3] He is in Jerusalem his home, his home, in Zion.

[4] Here he broke the arrows of the bow, the shield, the sword, the war.

[5] You are splendid, O mighty one, on the mountains of prey;

[6] the brave were stripped, they were seized with sleep, no brave man found his hand.

[7] God of Jacob, at your threat, chariots and horses stopped.

[8] You are terrible; who resists you when your anger breaks loose?

[9] From heaven you hear the sentence: the earth is stunned

[10] when God rises to judge, to save all the humble of the earth.

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[11] The man struck by your fury gives you glory, those who have escaped anger celebrate you.

[12] Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them, those around him bring gifts to the Terrible,

[13] to him who takes the breath away from the powerful; it is terrible for the kings of the earth.

Psalm 76 • The Giver of Victories (April 2024)

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