1 «To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm [or] Song of Asaph.» In Judah [is] GodHe declares that God's power is evidently seen in preserving his people and destroying his enemies.known: his name [is] great in Israel.
2 InWhich later was called Jerusalem.Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There brake he the arrowes of the bowe, the shielde and the sword and the battell. Selah.
4 Thou [art] more glorious [and] excellent thanHe compares the kingdom full of extortion and rapine to the mountains that are full of ravening beasts.the mountains of prey.
5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might haveGod has taken their spirits and strength from them as though their hands were cut off.found their hands.
6 At thy rebuke, O God of Iaakob, both the chariot and horse are cast a sleepe.
7 Thou, [even] thou, [art] to be feared: and who may stand in thyGod with a look is able to destroy all the power and activity of the enemies, no matter how many or mighty.sight when once thou art angry?
8 Thou didest cause thy iudgement to bee heard from heauen: therefore the earth feared and was still,
9 When God arose to judgment, toTo avenge the wrongs done to your Church.save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
10 Surely theFor the end will show that the enemy was able to bring nothing to pass: also you will bridle their rage that they will not accomplish their purpose.wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that beThat is, the Levites who dwell about the Tabernacle, or the people among whom he dwells.round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
12 He shallThe Hebrew word signifies «to vintage or gather grapes» meaning that he will make the counsels and enterprises of the wicked tyrants foolish and vain.cut off the spirit of princes: [he is] terrible to the kings of the earth.