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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book III
The Victorious Power of the God of Jacob
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.
[1]  IN Judah is God known:
His name is great in Israel.
[2]  In Salem also is his tabernacle, 1
And his dwelling-place 2 in Zion.
[3]  There he brake the arrows 3 of the bow;
The shield, and the sword, and the battle.  [Selah
[4]  Glorious art thou and excellent,
From 4 the mountains of prey.
[5]  The stouthearted are made a spoil,
They have slept their sleep;
And none of the men of might have found their hands.
[6]  At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob,
Both chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.
[7]  Thou, even thou, art to be feared;
And who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?
[8]  Thou didst cause sentence to be heard from heaven;
The earth feared, and was still,
[9]  When God arose to judgment,
To save all the meek of the earth.  [Selah
[10]  Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee:
The residue of wrath shalt thou gird 5 upon thee.
[11]  Vow, and pay unto Jehovah your God:
Let all that are round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
[12]  He will cut off the spirit of princes:
He is terrible to the kings of the earth.
Note 1. Or, covert. [back]
Note 2. Or, lair. [back]
Note 3. Or, fiery shafts.Or, lightnings. [back]
Note 4. Or, more than. [back]
Note 5. Or, restrain. [back]


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