To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.
^1In Judah's land God is well known,
his name's in Isr'el great:
^2In Salem is his tabernacle,
in Sion is his seat.
^3There arrows of the bow he brake,
the shield, the sword, the war.
^4More glorious thou than hills of prey,
more excellent art far.
^5Those that were stout of heart are spoil'd,
they slept their sleep outright;
And none of those their hands did find,
that were the men of might.
^6When thy rebuke, O Jacob's God,
had forth against them past,
Their horses and their chariots both
were in a dead sleep cast.
^7Thou, Lord, ev'n thou art he that should
be fear'd; and who is he
That may stand up before thy sight,
if once thou angry be?
^8From heav'n thou judgment caus'd be heard;
the earth was still with fear,
^9When God to judgment rose, to save
all meek on earth that were.
^10Surely the very wrath of man
unto thy praise redounds:
Thou to the remnant of his wrath
wilt set restraining bounds.
^11Vow to the Lord your God, and pay:
all ye that near him be,
Bring gifts and presents unto him;
for to be fear'd is he.
^12By him the sp'rits shall be cut off
of those that princes are:
Unto the kings that are on earth
he fearful doth appear.