> In Judah is God {a} known: his name is great in Israel. The faithful are now exhorted to the exercise of gratitude. His dwelling place in Zion. NASB, NKJV, 76:11a This describes "the humble" of Ps. The design of the passage is to show that it is as . Each of us must walk in the light we have. The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil; to save all the oppressed of the earth. But חגר, in the primary notion, signifies girding or putting on, arraying oneself Girding, we know, signifies putting on, and is applied to garments, ornaments, arms: חגור, ‘Gird thy sword upon thy thigh,’ Psalm 45:3, and frequently elsewhere; and so ‘girding with gladness,’ is putting on festival ornaments. Every paragraph has one and only one subject. Walford has, “fiery 5The stouthearted were plundered, The majority of princes being enemies to the Church of God, it is expressly affirmed, that He is sufficiently terrible to subdue all the kings of the earth. Psalms 76 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. Two imperatives are used to describe their actions. I have tried to express this theological tension in two Special Topics. God is renowned in Judah; in Israel his name is great. is, εὕρον οὐδὲν ταῖς χερσιν αὐτῶν; “they found nothing with their hands,” i e., they were able to do nothing with them: the vast army of Assyrians, the most warlike and victorious then in the world, achieved nothing, but “returned with shame to face to their own land,” (2 Chronicles 32:21.) 1:21; Job 7:21). A song. 280280 To the leader: with stringed instruments. One day the nations will come to YHWH (see Special Topic: YHWH's Eternal Redemptive Plan). In the second clause, those addressed seem to be the neighboring nations; as if it had been said, that such a special manifestation of the goodness of God was worthy of being celebrated even by foreign Identify the subjects (reading cycle #3). Psalm 76 - NAS: God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel. and blasphemy of the oppressor, upon the meek or poor man foregoing. For, as by the slaughter of the one hundred A Psalm of Asaph. 1. the enemies of the covenant God and His people, 2. the idols of the nations (cf. 76:3, emphasizing a luminous aspect (i.e., light) to YHWH's presence, like the Shekinah Cloud of the Exodus. There he broke the arrows of the bow. the sense will be, that they shall be tributaries to God; because, being stricken with fear, they shall no longer dare to offer him any resistance.     The chariot and horse may be put poetically for charioteers and horsemen. In the Hebrew Bible, Psalm 76:1 comprises the designation To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. the enemies of the Church are not yet overthrown; but thou, O God! a 76:1 - In Hebrew texts 76:1-12 is numbered 76:2-13. b 76:3 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 9. c 76:10 - Or "Surely the wrath of mankind brings you praise," / "and with the remainder of wrath you arm yourself". The reason is, because he had there chosen for himself a dwelling-place, in which his name was to be By the name of heaven, the Psalmist forcibly intimates that the judgment of God was too manifest to admit of the possibility of its being ascribed either to fortune or to the policy of men. See Judges 4:3. and eighty-five thousand in his army he was forced to depart, and dwell at Nineveh, 2 Kings 19:36; so, after his return thither, there are some remainders of his wrath on the Jews that dwelt there. The King James Version is in the public domain. 76:12). 16:25). 24-25). 3 There He shattered the flaming arrows, the shield and sword and weapons of war. Selah . ▣ "Both rider and horse were cast in a dead sleep" This is terminology from the splitting of the Red Sea for Israel's escape, but its closure on the elite Egyptian military unit (cf. ▣ This striking imagery alludes to YHWH as warrior (cf. I, however, admit that it is of the same import, as if it had been said, that they were deprived of wisdom and courage; but we must adhere to the proper signification of the word. It is farther added, (verse 4th,) that God is more glorious and terrible than the mountains of prey By the mountains of prey, is meant kingdoms distinguished for their violence and extortion. When God arose to judgment. “While the weapons of our warfare are spiritual, God is the same in might; and while He is in the midst our … Unless it is a purposeful word play, this change of vowels is speculation and is not supported by any ancient versions. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. 23:21-23), 76:11b The second line of Ps. 2. cut off - meaning to gather, such as a grape harvest, 3. cut off - by fortifying an enclosed place (i.e., fortress). And his tabernacle was in Salem Here the reason is assigned why God, putting the Assyrians to flight, vouchsafed to deliver the city of Jerusalem, and to take it under his protection.     As the verb signifies, has plundered, spoiled; and as it is here in the praet. He is married to the former Peggy Rutta and they have three children and six grandchildren. A song. God having, by this example, testified that his power is invincible for preserving his When an angel of the Lord descended to perform some mighty work with which he had been commissioned, thunders and earthquakes frequently accompanied the execution of his commission; and it is highly probable that both these phenomena accompanied such a stupendous display of power, as that which was afforded by the slaughter of one hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the army of Sennacherib. 18:7). It is not Some translate the word רשפים, reshaphim, points of weapons! .majestic" Psalm 76#sn Psalm 76. There is here, I have no doubt, an allusion to those mighty thunder-claps by which men are stricken with fear. It is not an inspired aspect of the Hebrew text. YHWH is the victor! Walford has, “fiery arrows.” “The arrows,” says he, “are described as fiery, to denote either the rapidity of their motion, or that they were tinged with some poisonous drugs to render them more deadly.”, The verb is in the praet. ", 76:5 "the stouthearted" This term (BDB 7 construct BDB 524) implies a stubborn, anti-God attitude (cf. From then on Psalm 76:1–12 in English versions correspond to verses 2–13 in the Hebrew text. It is possible that Ps. Man’s wrath is the violence, and rage, NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: 76:4-7 Note the universal element and the contrast between, 2. but all acknowledge Him (cf. And in like manner here, in a poetical phrase, ‘Thou shalt gird on the remainder of wrath,’ parallel to ‘putting on the garments of vengeance for clothing,’ Isaiah 59:17, will signify God’s adorning and setting out himself by the exercise of his vengeance, vulgarly expressed by his wrath, and the word חמת, wrath, most fitly used with reference on חמת, the wrath of man, in the beginning of the verse. is, “takes away.” The warriors were plundered. Read the chapter in one sitting. The Assyrian army, its officers and generals, that came up against Jerusalem, with great resolution and courage, and with daring impiety and blasphemy against the God of heaven, as Rabshakeh and others. 76:10 "remnant" This word is used in several different senses. The verb "cut off" (BDB 130, KB 148, Qal imperfect) is a Hebrew root that has several meanings. The But חגר, in the primary notion, signifies girding or putting on, arraying oneself Girding, we know, signifies putting on, and is applied to garments, ornaments, arms: חגור, ‘Gird thy sword upon 76:9. Psalm 76 Israel’s God—Judge of All the Earth. The stout-hearted are spoiled] Heb. NJB"taken from them" (used as verb for Ps. NIDOTTE, vol. Peshitta"were dismayed". See Cant. We may see it, Tobit 1:18, ‘If the king Sennacherib had slain any, when he was come and fled from Judea, I buried them privily, (for in his wrath he killed many,’) etc. but it is more accurate to take it for arrows. As the first thing necessary to conduct an enterprise to a prosperous issue is to possess sound foresight, in which the people of God are often deficient from the great perplexity in which they are involved A. Psalms 76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.. Ver. 9, 5, 705) describes as a dart or javelin with a spherical leaden head, to which combustible matter was attached, which being set on fire, the weapon was darted against the enemy; and when thrown by a powerful hand, it killed those whom it hit, and set fire to buildings. For, as by the slaughter of the one hundred and eighty-five thousand in his army he was forced to depart, and dwell at Nineveh, 2 Kings 19:36; so, after his return thither, there are some remainders of his wrath on the Jews that dwelt there. 18:7; Zeph. 3 There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. 76:11 one wonders if option #2 may denote an end-time gathering of believing nations (i.e., "princes," BDB 617, cf. . The same remarks apply to the hearing of extol the power and working of God. This is Kimchi’s interpretation: He understands by “those round about God,” the nations near the land of Israel, and so near God.     This is Kimchi’s interpretation: He understands by “those round about God,” the nations near the land of Israel, and so near God. 76:3). The verb אשתוללו, eshtolelu, which we translate were spoiled, is derived from שלל, shalal, and the letter א, aleph, is put instead of the letter ה, he. hithpahel, which generally denotes reciprocal action, that is, acting on one’s self, it has been here rendered by some, despoiled themselves of mind, were mad, furious. 6:17). may accordingly be understood the thunder which was heard; and what follows, “The earth was afraid,” may signify the earthquake which then took place. that the other nations shall not dare to fight against us;’ so likewise Aben Ezra. These discussion questions are provided to help you think through the major issues of this section of the book. A psalm of Asaph. lib. But if new troubles arise from time to time, let us remember that it is his proper office to restrain the remainder of the wrath of the wicked, that they may not proceed to greater lengths. 76:2 as referring to a lion's den (uses Job 38:39-40 as a reference) or (2) a battle cry. “This seems to allude to the miraculous destruction of the Assyrian army, as recorded in, The verb is in the praet. God is known in Judah. 1. wilt gird thyself to destroy those of them who remain. NRSV, REB, This begins, goes foremost, in provoking God; and then שארית, the remnant, or second part of wrath, is still behind for God; and with that he girds himself, i e., sets himself out illustriously and dreadfully, as with an ornament, and as with an hostile preparation in the eyes of men. Farther, although God is not now worshipped in the visible tabernacle, yet as by Christ he still dwells in the midst of us, yea even within us, we will doubtless experience, whenever we are exposed to danger, that under his protection we are in perfect safety. The chariot and horse may be put poetically for charioteers and horsemen. Ezra 9:15; Ps. 76:11 "bring gifts to Him" In Gen. 49:10, the famous prophecy of Jacob/Israel denotes Judah as the tribe from which Messiah will come. Outshining their huge piles of loot! in the midst of their distresses, while, on the other hand, the ungodly are too sharp-sighted in their crafty schemes; it is here declared that it is in the power of God to deprive of understanding, and to inflict blindness on those who seem to surpass others in acuteness and ingenuity. 3:2; Rev. The OT mentions what seems to be conflicting revelation. NJB"the mountain of booty" 46:9; Isa. that is to say, they were as incapable of fighting as if their hands had been maimed or cut off. 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. Ps. 89:7; 96:4). The poetical expression will best be preserved by retaining some trace of the primary sense in the rendering of it — ‘fires or lightnings of the bow,’ i e., those hostile weapons which are most furious and formidable, as fire shot out from a bow.” — His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. because they were so afraid they could not fight (i.e., use their hands).  To save all the humble of the earth. BDB (1021) defines it as "spoiled." If his name is precious to himself, it is no ordinary pledge and security which he gives to our faith when he assures us that it is his will that the greatness of his power should be known in the preservation of his Church. 69:23; Isa. Man’s wrath is the violence, and rage, and blasphemy of the oppressor, upon the meek or poor man foregoing. If Ps. 7. If it is thus applied, the reading will be, “Let all those who are round about him bring presents on account of fear.”. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. 76:8-10 It is possible that Ps. because it mentions both Judah and Israel (922-722 b.c.). You must not relinquish this to a commentator. He was known by the wonderful proofs of his power, which he exhibited in preserving the city. 1 God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel. Some think that the name in the course of time assumed its compound form, by having Jebus prefixed to Salem; for Jebus was the name by which it was afterwards known in the intervening period, as we learn from the Book of Judges, Judges 19:10, it being so called because it was inhabited by the Jebusites. The reading of the LXX. 76:1-3 This strophe reflects the "holy war" imagery (Ps. For "name" see Special Topic at Ps. LXX"were troubled" If the earthly sanctuary of Jerusalem afforded to God’s ancient people succor while it stood, we 8, 6, where of love it is said, (not the coals, but) ‘the arrows thereof are arrows of fire,’ it shoots, and wounds, and burns a man’s heart, inflames it vehemently by wounding it. Special Topic: OT Predictions of the Future vs. NT Predictions. The words, they slept their sleep, 4, p. 1223). ▣ "Selah" See notes at Psalm 3:2 and Introduction, VII. The enemies of God’s ancient people had Genesis 1; Job 26:5-11; Ps. The amount is, that whenever God thunders from heaven, the tumults which the insolence of the ungodly stir up, when things are in a state of confusion, come to an end. Hier sollte eine Beschreibung angezeigt werden, diese Seite lässt dies jedoch nicht zu. He has earned degrees from East Texas Baptist College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has done post-graduat... More, ▣ "Both rider and horse were cast in a dead sleep", 4. 76:11-12 relate to the preceding verses?  He is feared by the kings of the earth. 10For the wrath of man shall praise You; In short, their strength, of which they boasted, was utterly overthrown. 76:11a refers to faithful followers in the covenant people, then 76:11b refers to worldwide followers who will worship YHWH (cf.  More majestic than the mountains of prey.  Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared. Let us also mark that this terror is denounced against the wicked in such a manner as that it sweetly draws all true believers to God. he will urge forward to molest the children of God. A Song. This was the gleanings of his wrath, and this was ‘restrained’ by God; for he soon falls by the hands of his sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer, ‘as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god,’ 2 Kings 19:37. Thou, even thou, art terrible. A Psalm of Asaph.  His name is great in Israel. 6At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, The concluding part of the verse, 76:9 another universal allusion or a reference to the Jews in exile? In the outset, we are taught that it was not by human means that the enemies of Israel were compelled to retire without accomplishing any thing, but by the ever-to-be-remembered aid of Jehovah. 2:6-11). but this is too forced. 76:11-12 As Ps. His voice is an idiom of His will in the world. 12. SPECIAL TOPIC: Moriah, Salem, Jebus, Jerusalem, Zion. With stringed instruments. “The Hebrew רשף, [here rendered arrows,] signifies fire, Job 5:7, where ‘sparks that fly upward’ are poetically expressed by בני רשף, ‘the sons of the fire.’ By metaphor it is applies to an ‘arrow’ or ‘dart’ shot out of a bow, and, by the swiftness of the motion, supposed to be inflamed. The invaders wanted to despoil God's city/temple, but were despoiled themselves. 1. make vows - BDB 623, KB 674, Qal imperative, 2. fulfill them - BDB 1022, KB 1532, Piel imperative (cf. Commentary. 1. to gird, and, 2. to restrain In the notion of restraining, it will have a very commodious sense, applied to Sennacherib, to whom this psalm belongs. Under these figures is described the destruction of the enemies of the chosen 1. information about something or someone (cf. The psalmist depicts God as a mighty warrior who destroys Israel’s enemies.For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song. The best fruit of afflictions is, when thereby we are brought to purge our minds from all arrogance, and to bend them to meekness and modesty. 39:9-10) became a way of showing that, 2. 3:10). Ps. JPSOA"the mountains of prey" 10. NASB"resplendent. 76:11b. This characterizes the invaders who will be, 1. killed (i.e., sleep, as a metaphor for death), 2. plundered (BDB 1021, KB 1531, Hithpoel perfect). When such is the effect, we may conclude with certainty that we are under the guardianship and protection of God, and that he is ready to extend his aid and favor towards us. 76:12 As YHWH's deliverance/salvation is universal (cf. 76:1 "known" The Hebrew connotation has two aspects. It tells us that God did not let the enemy destroy Jerusalem. We may see it, Tobit 1:18, ‘If the king Sennacherib had slain any, when he was come 76:7 should go with this strophe (cf. Selah. Church, it is a call and an encouragement to all the faithful to repose with confidence under his shadow. The Psalmist, therefore, here compares those great kings, who had acquired large dominions by violence and the shedding of human blood, to savage beasts, who live only upon prey, and their kingdoms to mountains covered with forests, which are inhabited by beasts inured to live by the destruction of other animals. 18:7-15; 104:5-9). UBS suggests the NRSV or NJB options. 1:5). (a) He declares that God's power is evidently seen in preserving his people and destroying his enemies. You are radiant with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. It is not without reason that both the courage and power of these enemies are magnified; the design of this being, that the faithful might be led, from the contrast, to Psalm 76 - NIV: God is renowned in Judah; in Israel his name is great. Paragraphing does not have a textual marker. In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. Deut. 274274 permission. Psalm 76 Geneva Study Bible. Ps. Although they may then for a time not only stand, but also rise above the clouds by their fury, we are here, notwithstanding, admonished that we ought to wait for the time of wrath. B. I think this very issue is the purpose of the new covenant which is revealed in the NT (i.e., the gospel of Jesus Christ). .majestic" This rare form (Hithpolel) is defined by KB (1531) as "to be robbed." Some translate, were made fools; This is a study guide commentary which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. LXX"the everlasting mountains"  4You are resplendent, READING CYCLE THREE (see "Guide to Good Bible Reading"), FOLLOWING THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR'S INTENT AT PARAGRAPH LEVEL. In Judah God is known, his name is A Psalm of Asaph. 72:11; 76:12; Phil. Psalm 76:5 "The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands." is from בצר, he cut off, brake off, referring properly to grapes and other fruits. 9. 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His dwelling place in Zion. NASB, NKJV, 76:11a This describes "the humble" of Ps. The design of the passage is to show that it is as . Each of us must walk in the light we have. The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil; to save all the oppressed of the earth. But חגר, in the primary notion, signifies girding or putting on, arraying oneself Girding, we know, signifies putting on, and is applied to garments, ornaments, arms: חגור, ‘Gird thy sword upon thy thigh,’ Psalm 45:3, and frequently elsewhere; and so ‘girding with gladness,’ is putting on festival ornaments. Every paragraph has one and only one subject. Walford has, “fiery 5The stouthearted were plundered, The majority of princes being enemies to the Church of God, it is expressly affirmed, that He is sufficiently terrible to subdue all the kings of the earth. Psalms 76 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. Two imperatives are used to describe their actions. I have tried to express this theological tension in two Special Topics. God is renowned in Judah; in Israel his name is great. is, εὕρον οὐδὲν ταῖς χερσιν αὐτῶν; “they found nothing with their hands,” i e., they were able to do nothing with them: the vast army of Assyrians, the most warlike and victorious then in the world, achieved nothing, but “returned with shame to face to their own land,” (2 Chronicles 32:21.) 1:21; Job 7:21). A song. 280280 To the leader: with stringed instruments. One day the nations will come to YHWH (see Special Topic: YHWH's Eternal Redemptive Plan). In the second clause, those addressed seem to be the neighboring nations; as if it had been said, that such a special manifestation of the goodness of God was worthy of being celebrated even by foreign Identify the subjects (reading cycle #3). Psalm 76 - NAS: God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel. and blasphemy of the oppressor, upon the meek or poor man foregoing. For, as by the slaughter of the one hundred A Psalm of Asaph. 1. the enemies of the covenant God and His people, 2. the idols of the nations (cf. 76:3, emphasizing a luminous aspect (i.e., light) to YHWH's presence, like the Shekinah Cloud of the Exodus. There he broke the arrows of the bow. the sense will be, that they shall be tributaries to God; because, being stricken with fear, they shall no longer dare to offer him any resistance.     The chariot and horse may be put poetically for charioteers and horsemen. In the Hebrew Bible, Psalm 76:1 comprises the designation To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. the enemies of the Church are not yet overthrown; but thou, O God! a 76:1 - In Hebrew texts 76:1-12 is numbered 76:2-13. b 76:3 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 9. c 76:10 - Or "Surely the wrath of mankind brings you praise," / "and with the remainder of wrath you arm yourself". The reason is, because he had there chosen for himself a dwelling-place, in which his name was to be By the name of heaven, the Psalmist forcibly intimates that the judgment of God was too manifest to admit of the possibility of its being ascribed either to fortune or to the policy of men. See Judges 4:3. and eighty-five thousand in his army he was forced to depart, and dwell at Nineveh, 2 Kings 19:36; so, after his return thither, there are some remainders of his wrath on the Jews that dwelt there. The King James Version is in the public domain. 76:12). 16:25). 24-25). 3 There He shattered the flaming arrows, the shield and sword and weapons of war. Selah . ▣ "Both rider and horse were cast in a dead sleep" This is terminology from the splitting of the Red Sea for Israel's escape, but its closure on the elite Egyptian military unit (cf. ▣ This striking imagery alludes to YHWH as warrior (cf. I, however, admit that it is of the same import, as if it had been said, that they were deprived of wisdom and courage; but we must adhere to the proper signification of the word. It is farther added, (verse 4th,) that God is more glorious and terrible than the mountains of prey By the mountains of prey, is meant kingdoms distinguished for their violence and extortion. When God arose to judgment. “While the weapons of our warfare are spiritual, God is the same in might; and while He is in the midst our … Unless it is a purposeful word play, this change of vowels is speculation and is not supported by any ancient versions. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. 23:21-23), 76:11b The second line of Ps. 2. cut off - meaning to gather, such as a grape harvest, 3. cut off - by fortifying an enclosed place (i.e., fortress). And his tabernacle was in Salem Here the reason is assigned why God, putting the Assyrians to flight, vouchsafed to deliver the city of Jerusalem, and to take it under his protection.     As the verb signifies, has plundered, spoiled; and as it is here in the praet. He is married to the former Peggy Rutta and they have three children and six grandchildren. A song. God having, by this example, testified that his power is invincible for preserving his When an angel of the Lord descended to perform some mighty work with which he had been commissioned, thunders and earthquakes frequently accompanied the execution of his commission; and it is highly probable that both these phenomena accompanied such a stupendous display of power, as that which was afforded by the slaughter of one hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the army of Sennacherib. 18:7). It is not Some translate the word רשפים, reshaphim, points of weapons! .majestic" Psalm 76#sn Psalm 76. There is here, I have no doubt, an allusion to those mighty thunder-claps by which men are stricken with fear. It is not an inspired aspect of the Hebrew text. YHWH is the victor! Walford has, “fiery arrows.” “The arrows,” says he, “are described as fiery, to denote either the rapidity of their motion, or that they were tinged with some poisonous drugs to render them more deadly.”, The verb is in the praet. ", 76:5 "the stouthearted" This term (BDB 7 construct BDB 524) implies a stubborn, anti-God attitude (cf. From then on Psalm 76:1–12 in English versions correspond to verses 2–13 in the Hebrew text. It is possible that Ps. Man’s wrath is the violence, and rage, NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: 76:4-7 Note the universal element and the contrast between, 2. but all acknowledge Him (cf. And in like manner here, in a poetical phrase, ‘Thou shalt gird on the remainder of wrath,’ parallel to ‘putting on the garments of vengeance for clothing,’ Isaiah 59:17, will signify God’s adorning and setting out himself by the exercise of his vengeance, vulgarly expressed by his wrath, and the word חמת, wrath, most fitly used with reference on חמת, the wrath of man, in the beginning of the verse. is, “takes away.” The warriors were plundered. Read the chapter in one sitting. The Assyrian army, its officers and generals, that came up against Jerusalem, with great resolution and courage, and with daring impiety and blasphemy against the God of heaven, as Rabshakeh and others. 76:10 "remnant" This word is used in several different senses. The verb "cut off" (BDB 130, KB 148, Qal imperfect) is a Hebrew root that has several meanings. The But חגר, in the primary notion, signifies girding or putting on, arraying oneself Girding, we know, signifies putting on, and is applied to garments, ornaments, arms: חגור, ‘Gird thy sword upon 76:9. Psalm 76 Israel’s God—Judge of All the Earth. The stout-hearted are spoiled] Heb. NJB"taken from them" (used as verb for Ps. NIDOTTE, vol. Peshitta"were dismayed". See Cant. We may see it, Tobit 1:18, ‘If the king Sennacherib had slain any, when he was come and fled from Judea, I buried them privily, (for in his wrath he killed many,’) etc. but it is more accurate to take it for arrows. As the first thing necessary to conduct an enterprise to a prosperous issue is to possess sound foresight, in which the people of God are often deficient from the great perplexity in which they are involved A. Psalms 76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.. Ver. 9, 5, 705) describes as a dart or javelin with a spherical leaden head, to which combustible matter was attached, which being set on fire, the weapon was darted against the enemy; and when thrown by a powerful hand, it killed those whom it hit, and set fire to buildings. For, as by the slaughter of the one hundred and eighty-five thousand in his army he was forced to depart, and dwell at Nineveh, 2 Kings 19:36; so, after his return thither, there are some remainders of his wrath on the Jews that dwelt there. 18:7; Zeph. 3 There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. 76:11 one wonders if option #2 may denote an end-time gathering of believing nations (i.e., "princes," BDB 617, cf. . The same remarks apply to the hearing of extol the power and working of God. This is Kimchi’s interpretation: He understands by “those round about God,” the nations near the land of Israel, and so near God.     This is Kimchi’s interpretation: He understands by “those round about God,” the nations near the land of Israel, and so near God. 76:3). The verb אשתוללו, eshtolelu, which we translate were spoiled, is derived from שלל, shalal, and the letter א, aleph, is put instead of the letter ה, he. hithpahel, which generally denotes reciprocal action, that is, acting on one’s self, it has been here rendered by some, despoiled themselves of mind, were mad, furious. 6:17). may accordingly be understood the thunder which was heard; and what follows, “The earth was afraid,” may signify the earthquake which then took place. that the other nations shall not dare to fight against us;’ so likewise Aben Ezra. These discussion questions are provided to help you think through the major issues of this section of the book. A psalm of Asaph. lib. But if new troubles arise from time to time, let us remember that it is his proper office to restrain the remainder of the wrath of the wicked, that they may not proceed to greater lengths. 76:2 as referring to a lion's den (uses Job 38:39-40 as a reference) or (2) a battle cry. “This seems to allude to the miraculous destruction of the Assyrian army, as recorded in, The verb is in the praet. God is known in Judah. 1. wilt gird thyself to destroy those of them who remain. NRSV, REB, This begins, goes foremost, in provoking God; and then שארית, the remnant, or second part of wrath, is still behind for God; and with that he girds himself, i e., sets himself out illustriously and dreadfully, as with an ornament, and as with an hostile preparation in the eyes of men. Farther, although God is not now worshipped in the visible tabernacle, yet as by Christ he still dwells in the midst of us, yea even within us, we will doubtless experience, whenever we are exposed to danger, that under his protection we are in perfect safety. The chariot and horse may be put poetically for charioteers and horsemen. Ezra 9:15; Ps. 76:11 "bring gifts to Him" In Gen. 49:10, the famous prophecy of Jacob/Israel denotes Judah as the tribe from which Messiah will come. Outshining their huge piles of loot! in the midst of their distresses, while, on the other hand, the ungodly are too sharp-sighted in their crafty schemes; it is here declared that it is in the power of God to deprive of understanding, and to inflict blindness on those who seem to surpass others in acuteness and ingenuity. 3:2; Rev. The OT mentions what seems to be conflicting revelation. NJB"the mountain of booty" 46:9; Isa. that is to say, they were as incapable of fighting as if their hands had been maimed or cut off. 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. Ps. 89:7; 96:4). The poetical expression will best be preserved by retaining some trace of the primary sense in the rendering of it — ‘fires or lightnings of the bow,’ i e., those hostile weapons which are most furious and formidable, as fire shot out from a bow.” — His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. because they were so afraid they could not fight (i.e., use their hands).  To save all the humble of the earth. BDB (1021) defines it as "spoiled." If his name is precious to himself, it is no ordinary pledge and security which he gives to our faith when he assures us that it is his will that the greatness of his power should be known in the preservation of his Church. 69:23; Isa. Man’s wrath is the violence, and rage, and blasphemy of the oppressor, upon the meek or poor man foregoing. If Ps. 7. If it is thus applied, the reading will be, “Let all those who are round about him bring presents on account of fear.”. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. 76:8-10 It is possible that Ps. because it mentions both Judah and Israel (922-722 b.c.). You must not relinquish this to a commentator. He was known by the wonderful proofs of his power, which he exhibited in preserving the city. 1 God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel. Some think that the name in the course of time assumed its compound form, by having Jebus prefixed to Salem; for Jebus was the name by which it was afterwards known in the intervening period, as we learn from the Book of Judges, Judges 19:10, it being so called because it was inhabited by the Jebusites. The reading of the LXX. 76:1-3 This strophe reflects the "holy war" imagery (Ps. For "name" see Special Topic at Ps. LXX"were troubled" If the earthly sanctuary of Jerusalem afforded to God’s ancient people succor while it stood, we 8, 6, where of love it is said, (not the coals, but) ‘the arrows thereof are arrows of fire,’ it shoots, and wounds, and burns a man’s heart, inflames it vehemently by wounding it. Special Topic: OT Predictions of the Future vs. NT Predictions. The words, they slept their sleep, 4, p. 1223). ▣ "Selah" See notes at Psalm 3:2 and Introduction, VII. The enemies of God’s ancient people had Genesis 1; Job 26:5-11; Ps. The amount is, that whenever God thunders from heaven, the tumults which the insolence of the ungodly stir up, when things are in a state of confusion, come to an end. Hier sollte eine Beschreibung angezeigt werden, diese Seite lässt dies jedoch nicht zu. He has earned degrees from East Texas Baptist College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has done post-graduat... More, ▣ "Both rider and horse were cast in a dead sleep", 4. 76:11-12 relate to the preceding verses?  He is feared by the kings of the earth. 10For the wrath of man shall praise You; In short, their strength, of which they boasted, was utterly overthrown. 76:11a refers to faithful followers in the covenant people, then 76:11b refers to worldwide followers who will worship YHWH (cf.  More majestic than the mountains of prey.  Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared. Let us also mark that this terror is denounced against the wicked in such a manner as that it sweetly draws all true believers to God. he will urge forward to molest the children of God. A Song. This was the gleanings of his wrath, and this was ‘restrained’ by God; for he soon falls by the hands of his sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer, ‘as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god,’ 2 Kings 19:37. Thou, even thou, art terrible. A Psalm of Asaph.  His name is great in Israel. 6At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, The concluding part of the verse, 76:9 another universal allusion or a reference to the Jews in exile? In the outset, we are taught that it was not by human means that the enemies of Israel were compelled to retire without accomplishing any thing, but by the ever-to-be-remembered aid of Jehovah. 2:6-11). but this is too forced. 76:11-12 As Ps. His voice is an idiom of His will in the world. 12. SPECIAL TOPIC: Moriah, Salem, Jebus, Jerusalem, Zion. With stringed instruments. “The Hebrew רשף, [here rendered arrows,] signifies fire, Job 5:7, where ‘sparks that fly upward’ are poetically expressed by בני רשף, ‘the sons of the fire.’ By metaphor it is applies to an ‘arrow’ or ‘dart’ shot out of a bow, and, by the swiftness of the motion, supposed to be inflamed. The invaders wanted to despoil God's city/temple, but were despoiled themselves. 1. make vows - BDB 623, KB 674, Qal imperative, 2. fulfill them - BDB 1022, KB 1532, Piel imperative (cf. Commentary. 1. to gird, and, 2. to restrain In the notion of restraining, it will have a very commodious sense, applied to Sennacherib, to whom this psalm belongs. Under these figures is described the destruction of the enemies of the chosen 1. information about something or someone (cf. The psalmist depicts God as a mighty warrior who destroys Israel’s enemies.For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song. The best fruit of afflictions is, when thereby we are brought to purge our minds from all arrogance, and to bend them to meekness and modesty. 39:9-10) became a way of showing that, 2. 3:10). Ps. JPSOA"the mountains of prey" 10. NASB"resplendent. 76:11b. This characterizes the invaders who will be, 1. killed (i.e., sleep, as a metaphor for death), 2. plundered (BDB 1021, KB 1531, Hithpoel perfect). When such is the effect, we may conclude with certainty that we are under the guardianship and protection of God, and that he is ready to extend his aid and favor towards us. 76:12 As YHWH's deliverance/salvation is universal (cf. 76:1 "known" The Hebrew connotation has two aspects. It tells us that God did not let the enemy destroy Jerusalem. We may see it, Tobit 1:18, ‘If the king Sennacherib had slain any, when he was come 76:7 should go with this strophe (cf. Selah. Church, it is a call and an encouragement to all the faithful to repose with confidence under his shadow. The Psalmist, therefore, here compares those great kings, who had acquired large dominions by violence and the shedding of human blood, to savage beasts, who live only upon prey, and their kingdoms to mountains covered with forests, which are inhabited by beasts inured to live by the destruction of other animals. 18:7-15; 104:5-9). UBS suggests the NRSV or NJB options. 1:5). (a) He declares that God's power is evidently seen in preserving his people and destroying his enemies. You are radiant with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. It is not without reason that both the courage and power of these enemies are magnified; the design of this being, that the faithful might be led, from the contrast, to Psalm 76 - NIV: God is renowned in Judah; in Israel his name is great. Paragraphing does not have a textual marker. In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. Deut. 274274 permission. Psalm 76 Geneva Study Bible. Ps. Although they may then for a time not only stand, but also rise above the clouds by their fury, we are here, notwithstanding, admonished that we ought to wait for the time of wrath. B. I think this very issue is the purpose of the new covenant which is revealed in the NT (i.e., the gospel of Jesus Christ). .majestic" This rare form (Hithpolel) is defined by KB (1531) as "to be robbed." Some translate, were made fools; This is a study guide commentary which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. LXX"the everlasting mountains"  4You are resplendent, READING CYCLE THREE (see "Guide to Good Bible Reading"), FOLLOWING THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR'S INTENT AT PARAGRAPH LEVEL. In Judah God is known, his name is A Psalm of Asaph. 72:11; 76:12; Phil. Psalm 76:5 "The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands." is from בצר, he cut off, brake off, referring properly to grapes and other fruits. 9. 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As, therefore, the assistance spoken of was of an extraordinary kind, it is distinguished by special commendation. The UBS Text Project (p. 330) gives the NRSV option a "C" rating (considerable doubt). Psalm 76 (like 46, 47, 48 and 75) is about what happened in this war. The repetition of the pronoun Thou, is intended to exclude all others from what is here predicated of God, as if it had been said, Whatever power there is in the world, it at once vanishes away, and is 4 God's desire for all the nations to know Him (Ps. NKJV, NRSV, TEV, NJB). Exod. 14:28,30; 15:1,21).     The verb is in the praet. 11. Psalm 76. Because of Ps. For the choirmaster.  Both rider and horse were cast into a dead sleep. To the leader: with stringed instruments.     The word employed by Calvin is “Vindemiabit,” which expresses the precise idea of the original verb, יבצור, yebtstor It A Song.     “ידיהם לא מצאו, may be rendered have not found their hands, i e., have not been able to use them for resistance, for the TEV"stripped of all they had" Psalm 76 Israel’s God—Judge of All the Earth - To the leader: with stringed instruments. His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. hithpahel; and it has א, aleph, instead of ה, he, according to the Chaldaic language, which changes ה, the Hebrew characteristic of hiphil and hithpahel into א or Song of Asaph.>> In Judah is God {a} known: his name is great in Israel. The faithful are now exhorted to the exercise of gratitude. His dwelling place in Zion. NASB, NKJV, 76:11a This describes "the humble" of Ps. The design of the passage is to show that it is as . Each of us must walk in the light we have. The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil; to save all the oppressed of the earth. But חגר, in the primary notion, signifies girding or putting on, arraying oneself Girding, we know, signifies putting on, and is applied to garments, ornaments, arms: חגור, ‘Gird thy sword upon thy thigh,’ Psalm 45:3, and frequently elsewhere; and so ‘girding with gladness,’ is putting on festival ornaments. Every paragraph has one and only one subject. Walford has, “fiery 5The stouthearted were plundered, The majority of princes being enemies to the Church of God, it is expressly affirmed, that He is sufficiently terrible to subdue all the kings of the earth. Psalms 76 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. Two imperatives are used to describe their actions. I have tried to express this theological tension in two Special Topics. God is renowned in Judah; in Israel his name is great. is, εὕρον οὐδὲν ταῖς χερσιν αὐτῶν; “they found nothing with their hands,” i e., they were able to do nothing with them: the vast army of Assyrians, the most warlike and victorious then in the world, achieved nothing, but “returned with shame to face to their own land,” (2 Chronicles 32:21.) 1:21; Job 7:21). A song. 280280 To the leader: with stringed instruments. One day the nations will come to YHWH (see Special Topic: YHWH's Eternal Redemptive Plan). In the second clause, those addressed seem to be the neighboring nations; as if it had been said, that such a special manifestation of the goodness of God was worthy of being celebrated even by foreign Identify the subjects (reading cycle #3). Psalm 76 - NAS: God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel. and blasphemy of the oppressor, upon the meek or poor man foregoing. For, as by the slaughter of the one hundred A Psalm of Asaph. 1. the enemies of the covenant God and His people, 2. the idols of the nations (cf. 76:3, emphasizing a luminous aspect (i.e., light) to YHWH's presence, like the Shekinah Cloud of the Exodus. There he broke the arrows of the bow. the sense will be, that they shall be tributaries to God; because, being stricken with fear, they shall no longer dare to offer him any resistance.     The chariot and horse may be put poetically for charioteers and horsemen. In the Hebrew Bible, Psalm 76:1 comprises the designation To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. the enemies of the Church are not yet overthrown; but thou, O God! a 76:1 - In Hebrew texts 76:1-12 is numbered 76:2-13. b 76:3 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 9. c 76:10 - Or "Surely the wrath of mankind brings you praise," / "and with the remainder of wrath you arm yourself". The reason is, because he had there chosen for himself a dwelling-place, in which his name was to be By the name of heaven, the Psalmist forcibly intimates that the judgment of God was too manifest to admit of the possibility of its being ascribed either to fortune or to the policy of men. See Judges 4:3. and eighty-five thousand in his army he was forced to depart, and dwell at Nineveh, 2 Kings 19:36; so, after his return thither, there are some remainders of his wrath on the Jews that dwelt there. The King James Version is in the public domain. 76:12). 16:25). 24-25). 3 There He shattered the flaming arrows, the shield and sword and weapons of war. Selah . ▣ "Both rider and horse were cast in a dead sleep" This is terminology from the splitting of the Red Sea for Israel's escape, but its closure on the elite Egyptian military unit (cf. ▣ This striking imagery alludes to YHWH as warrior (cf. I, however, admit that it is of the same import, as if it had been said, that they were deprived of wisdom and courage; but we must adhere to the proper signification of the word. It is farther added, (verse 4th,) that God is more glorious and terrible than the mountains of prey By the mountains of prey, is meant kingdoms distinguished for their violence and extortion. When God arose to judgment. “While the weapons of our warfare are spiritual, God is the same in might; and while He is in the midst our … Unless it is a purposeful word play, this change of vowels is speculation and is not supported by any ancient versions. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. 23:21-23), 76:11b The second line of Ps. 2. cut off - meaning to gather, such as a grape harvest, 3. cut off - by fortifying an enclosed place (i.e., fortress). And his tabernacle was in Salem Here the reason is assigned why God, putting the Assyrians to flight, vouchsafed to deliver the city of Jerusalem, and to take it under his protection.     As the verb signifies, has plundered, spoiled; and as it is here in the praet. He is married to the former Peggy Rutta and they have three children and six grandchildren. A song. God having, by this example, testified that his power is invincible for preserving his When an angel of the Lord descended to perform some mighty work with which he had been commissioned, thunders and earthquakes frequently accompanied the execution of his commission; and it is highly probable that both these phenomena accompanied such a stupendous display of power, as that which was afforded by the slaughter of one hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the army of Sennacherib. 18:7). It is not Some translate the word רשפים, reshaphim, points of weapons! .majestic" Psalm 76#sn Psalm 76. There is here, I have no doubt, an allusion to those mighty thunder-claps by which men are stricken with fear. It is not an inspired aspect of the Hebrew text. YHWH is the victor! Walford has, “fiery arrows.” “The arrows,” says he, “are described as fiery, to denote either the rapidity of their motion, or that they were tinged with some poisonous drugs to render them more deadly.”, The verb is in the praet. ", 76:5 "the stouthearted" This term (BDB 7 construct BDB 524) implies a stubborn, anti-God attitude (cf. From then on Psalm 76:1–12 in English versions correspond to verses 2–13 in the Hebrew text. It is possible that Ps. Man’s wrath is the violence, and rage, NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: 76:4-7 Note the universal element and the contrast between, 2. but all acknowledge Him (cf. And in like manner here, in a poetical phrase, ‘Thou shalt gird on the remainder of wrath,’ parallel to ‘putting on the garments of vengeance for clothing,’ Isaiah 59:17, will signify God’s adorning and setting out himself by the exercise of his vengeance, vulgarly expressed by his wrath, and the word חמת, wrath, most fitly used with reference on חמת, the wrath of man, in the beginning of the verse. is, “takes away.” The warriors were plundered. Read the chapter in one sitting. The Assyrian army, its officers and generals, that came up against Jerusalem, with great resolution and courage, and with daring impiety and blasphemy against the God of heaven, as Rabshakeh and others. 76:10 "remnant" This word is used in several different senses. The verb "cut off" (BDB 130, KB 148, Qal imperfect) is a Hebrew root that has several meanings. The But חגר, in the primary notion, signifies girding or putting on, arraying oneself Girding, we know, signifies putting on, and is applied to garments, ornaments, arms: חגור, ‘Gird thy sword upon 76:9. Psalm 76 Israel’s God—Judge of All the Earth. The stout-hearted are spoiled] Heb. NJB"taken from them" (used as verb for Ps. NIDOTTE, vol. Peshitta"were dismayed". See Cant. We may see it, Tobit 1:18, ‘If the king Sennacherib had slain any, when he was come and fled from Judea, I buried them privily, (for in his wrath he killed many,’) etc. but it is more accurate to take it for arrows. As the first thing necessary to conduct an enterprise to a prosperous issue is to possess sound foresight, in which the people of God are often deficient from the great perplexity in which they are involved A. Psalms 76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.. Ver. 9, 5, 705) describes as a dart or javelin with a spherical leaden head, to which combustible matter was attached, which being set on fire, the weapon was darted against the enemy; and when thrown by a powerful hand, it killed those whom it hit, and set fire to buildings. For, as by the slaughter of the one hundred and eighty-five thousand in his army he was forced to depart, and dwell at Nineveh, 2 Kings 19:36; so, after his return thither, there are some remainders of his wrath on the Jews that dwelt there. 18:7; Zeph. 3 There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. 76:11 one wonders if option #2 may denote an end-time gathering of believing nations (i.e., "princes," BDB 617, cf. . The same remarks apply to the hearing of extol the power and working of God. This is Kimchi’s interpretation: He understands by “those round about God,” the nations near the land of Israel, and so near God.     This is Kimchi’s interpretation: He understands by “those round about God,” the nations near the land of Israel, and so near God. 76:3). The verb אשתוללו, eshtolelu, which we translate were spoiled, is derived from שלל, shalal, and the letter א, aleph, is put instead of the letter ה, he. hithpahel, which generally denotes reciprocal action, that is, acting on one’s self, it has been here rendered by some, despoiled themselves of mind, were mad, furious. 6:17). may accordingly be understood the thunder which was heard; and what follows, “The earth was afraid,” may signify the earthquake which then took place. that the other nations shall not dare to fight against us;’ so likewise Aben Ezra. These discussion questions are provided to help you think through the major issues of this section of the book. A psalm of Asaph. lib. But if new troubles arise from time to time, let us remember that it is his proper office to restrain the remainder of the wrath of the wicked, that they may not proceed to greater lengths. 76:2 as referring to a lion's den (uses Job 38:39-40 as a reference) or (2) a battle cry. “This seems to allude to the miraculous destruction of the Assyrian army, as recorded in, The verb is in the praet. God is known in Judah. 1. wilt gird thyself to destroy those of them who remain. NRSV, REB, This begins, goes foremost, in provoking God; and then שארית, the remnant, or second part of wrath, is still behind for God; and with that he girds himself, i e., sets himself out illustriously and dreadfully, as with an ornament, and as with an hostile preparation in the eyes of men. Farther, although God is not now worshipped in the visible tabernacle, yet as by Christ he still dwells in the midst of us, yea even within us, we will doubtless experience, whenever we are exposed to danger, that under his protection we are in perfect safety. The chariot and horse may be put poetically for charioteers and horsemen. Ezra 9:15; Ps. 76:11 "bring gifts to Him" In Gen. 49:10, the famous prophecy of Jacob/Israel denotes Judah as the tribe from which Messiah will come. Outshining their huge piles of loot! in the midst of their distresses, while, on the other hand, the ungodly are too sharp-sighted in their crafty schemes; it is here declared that it is in the power of God to deprive of understanding, and to inflict blindness on those who seem to surpass others in acuteness and ingenuity. 3:2; Rev. The OT mentions what seems to be conflicting revelation. NJB"the mountain of booty" 46:9; Isa. that is to say, they were as incapable of fighting as if their hands had been maimed or cut off. 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. Ps. 89:7; 96:4). The poetical expression will best be preserved by retaining some trace of the primary sense in the rendering of it — ‘fires or lightnings of the bow,’ i e., those hostile weapons which are most furious and formidable, as fire shot out from a bow.” — His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. because they were so afraid they could not fight (i.e., use their hands).  To save all the humble of the earth. BDB (1021) defines it as "spoiled." If his name is precious to himself, it is no ordinary pledge and security which he gives to our faith when he assures us that it is his will that the greatness of his power should be known in the preservation of his Church. 69:23; Isa. Man’s wrath is the violence, and rage, and blasphemy of the oppressor, upon the meek or poor man foregoing. If Ps. 7. If it is thus applied, the reading will be, “Let all those who are round about him bring presents on account of fear.”. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. 76:8-10 It is possible that Ps. because it mentions both Judah and Israel (922-722 b.c.). You must not relinquish this to a commentator. He was known by the wonderful proofs of his power, which he exhibited in preserving the city. 1 God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel. Some think that the name in the course of time assumed its compound form, by having Jebus prefixed to Salem; for Jebus was the name by which it was afterwards known in the intervening period, as we learn from the Book of Judges, Judges 19:10, it being so called because it was inhabited by the Jebusites. The reading of the LXX. 76:1-3 This strophe reflects the "holy war" imagery (Ps. For "name" see Special Topic at Ps. LXX"were troubled" If the earthly sanctuary of Jerusalem afforded to God’s ancient people succor while it stood, we 8, 6, where of love it is said, (not the coals, but) ‘the arrows thereof are arrows of fire,’ it shoots, and wounds, and burns a man’s heart, inflames it vehemently by wounding it. Special Topic: OT Predictions of the Future vs. NT Predictions. The words, they slept their sleep, 4, p. 1223). ▣ "Selah" See notes at Psalm 3:2 and Introduction, VII. The enemies of God’s ancient people had Genesis 1; Job 26:5-11; Ps. The amount is, that whenever God thunders from heaven, the tumults which the insolence of the ungodly stir up, when things are in a state of confusion, come to an end. Hier sollte eine Beschreibung angezeigt werden, diese Seite lässt dies jedoch nicht zu. He has earned degrees from East Texas Baptist College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has done post-graduat... More, ▣ "Both rider and horse were cast in a dead sleep", 4. 76:11-12 relate to the preceding verses?  He is feared by the kings of the earth. 10For the wrath of man shall praise You; In short, their strength, of which they boasted, was utterly overthrown. 76:11a refers to faithful followers in the covenant people, then 76:11b refers to worldwide followers who will worship YHWH (cf.  More majestic than the mountains of prey.  Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared. Let us also mark that this terror is denounced against the wicked in such a manner as that it sweetly draws all true believers to God. he will urge forward to molest the children of God. A Song. This was the gleanings of his wrath, and this was ‘restrained’ by God; for he soon falls by the hands of his sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer, ‘as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god,’ 2 Kings 19:37. Thou, even thou, art terrible. A Psalm of Asaph.  His name is great in Israel. 6At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, The concluding part of the verse, 76:9 another universal allusion or a reference to the Jews in exile? In the outset, we are taught that it was not by human means that the enemies of Israel were compelled to retire without accomplishing any thing, but by the ever-to-be-remembered aid of Jehovah. 2:6-11). but this is too forced. 76:11-12 As Ps. His voice is an idiom of His will in the world. 12. SPECIAL TOPIC: Moriah, Salem, Jebus, Jerusalem, Zion. With stringed instruments. “The Hebrew רשף, [here rendered arrows,] signifies fire, Job 5:7, where ‘sparks that fly upward’ are poetically expressed by בני רשף, ‘the sons of the fire.’ By metaphor it is applies to an ‘arrow’ or ‘dart’ shot out of a bow, and, by the swiftness of the motion, supposed to be inflamed. The invaders wanted to despoil God's city/temple, but were despoiled themselves. 1. make vows - BDB 623, KB 674, Qal imperative, 2. fulfill them - BDB 1022, KB 1532, Piel imperative (cf. Commentary. 1. to gird, and, 2. to restrain In the notion of restraining, it will have a very commodious sense, applied to Sennacherib, to whom this psalm belongs. Under these figures is described the destruction of the enemies of the chosen 1. information about something or someone (cf. The psalmist depicts God as a mighty warrior who destroys Israel’s enemies.For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song. The best fruit of afflictions is, when thereby we are brought to purge our minds from all arrogance, and to bend them to meekness and modesty. 39:9-10) became a way of showing that, 2. 3:10). Ps. JPSOA"the mountains of prey" 10. NASB"resplendent. 76:11b. This characterizes the invaders who will be, 1. killed (i.e., sleep, as a metaphor for death), 2. plundered (BDB 1021, KB 1531, Hithpoel perfect). When such is the effect, we may conclude with certainty that we are under the guardianship and protection of God, and that he is ready to extend his aid and favor towards us. 76:12 As YHWH's deliverance/salvation is universal (cf. 76:1 "known" The Hebrew connotation has two aspects. It tells us that God did not let the enemy destroy Jerusalem. We may see it, Tobit 1:18, ‘If the king Sennacherib had slain any, when he was come 76:7 should go with this strophe (cf. Selah. Church, it is a call and an encouragement to all the faithful to repose with confidence under his shadow. The Psalmist, therefore, here compares those great kings, who had acquired large dominions by violence and the shedding of human blood, to savage beasts, who live only upon prey, and their kingdoms to mountains covered with forests, which are inhabited by beasts inured to live by the destruction of other animals. 18:7-15; 104:5-9). UBS suggests the NRSV or NJB options. 1:5). (a) He declares that God's power is evidently seen in preserving his people and destroying his enemies. You are radiant with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. It is not without reason that both the courage and power of these enemies are magnified; the design of this being, that the faithful might be led, from the contrast, to Psalm 76 - NIV: God is renowned in Judah; in Israel his name is great. Paragraphing does not have a textual marker. In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. Deut. 274274 permission. Psalm 76 Geneva Study Bible. Ps. Although they may then for a time not only stand, but also rise above the clouds by their fury, we are here, notwithstanding, admonished that we ought to wait for the time of wrath. B. I think this very issue is the purpose of the new covenant which is revealed in the NT (i.e., the gospel of Jesus Christ). .majestic" This rare form (Hithpolel) is defined by KB (1531) as "to be robbed." Some translate, were made fools; This is a study guide commentary which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. LXX"the everlasting mountains"  4You are resplendent, READING CYCLE THREE (see "Guide to Good Bible Reading"), FOLLOWING THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR'S INTENT AT PARAGRAPH LEVEL. In Judah God is known, his name is A Psalm of Asaph. 72:11; 76:12; Phil. Psalm 76:5 "The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands." is from בצר, he cut off, brake off, referring properly to grapes and other fruits. 9. 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