Israel's God-Judge of All the Earth
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.
1In Judah God is known,
his name is great in Israel.
2His abode has been established in Salem,
his dwelling place in Zion.
3There he broke the flashing arrows,
the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah
4Glorious art thou, more majestic
than the everlasting mountains.a
5The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil;
they sank into sleep;
all the men of war
were unable to use their hands.
6At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob,
both rider and horse lay stunned.
7But thou, terrible art thou!
Who can stand before thee
when once thy anger is roused?
8From the heavens thou didst utter judgment;
the earth feared and was still,
9when God arose to establish judgment
to save all the oppressed of the earth. Selah
10Surely the wrath of men shall praise thee;
the residue of wrath thou wilt gird upon thee.
11Make your vows to the Lord your God, and perform them;
let all around him bring gifts
to him who is to be feared,
12who cuts off the spirit of princes,
who is terrible to the kings of the earth.