Psalms 76

(A song and a psalm by Asaph for the music leader. Use stringed instruments.)

God Always Wins

1You, our God,

are famous in Judah

and honored in Israel.

2Your home is on Mount Zion,

the city of peace.

3There you destroyed

fiery arrows, shields, swords,

and all the other weapons.

4You are more glorious than

the eternal mountains.

5Brave warriors were robbed

of what they had taken,

and now they lie dead,

unable to lift an arm.

6God of Jacob, when you roar,

enemy chariots and horses

drop dead in their tracks.

7Our God, you are fearsome,

and no one can oppose you

when you are angry.

8From heaven you announced

your decisions as judge!

And all who live on this earth

were terrified and silent

9when you took over as judge,

ready to rescue

everyone in need.

10Even the most angry people

will praise you

when you are furious.

11Everyone, make your promises

to the Lord your God

and do what you promise.

The Lord is fearsome,

and all his servants

should bring him gifts.

12God destroys the courage

of rulers and kings

and makes cowards of them.