God, the Powerful Judge
For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. 1Ch 16:5,7 A song.
1God is known in Judah;
His name is great in Israel. Jr 10:6; Mal 1:11
2His tent is in Salem, = Jerusalem
His dwelling place in Zion. Gn 14:18; Ps 9:11
3There He shatters the bow’s flaming arrows,
the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Ps 46:9; Is 2:4; Jr 49:35Selah
4You are resplendent and majestic
coming down from the mountains of prey. Is 14:25; Nah 2:13
5The brave-hearted have been plundered;
they have slipped into their final sleep.
None of the warriors was able to lift a hand. Jr 51:39
6At Your rebuke, God of Jacob,
both chariot and horse lay still. Ex 13:1,21
7And You — You are to be feared. Or are awe-inspiring
When You are angry,
who can stand before You? Ps 1:5; 130:3; Nah 1:6
8From heaven You pronounced judgment.
The earth feared and grew quiet 2Ch 20:29-30; Ps 33:8; Hab 2:20
9when God rose up to judge
and to save all the lowly of the earth. Ps 9:7-8; Is 3:13-15Selah
10Even human wrath will praise You;
You will clothe Yourself
with their remaining wrath. Hb obscure Ex 9:16; Rm 9:17
11Make and keep your vows
to the Lord your God; Ps 50:14
let all who are around Him bring tribute
to the awe-inspiring One. Or tribute with awe Ps 68:29; Is 18:7
12He humbles the spirit of leaders;
He is feared by the kings of the earth. Dn 4:37