76:1 «To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm [or] Song of Asaph.» In Judah [is] God a known: his name [is] great in Israel.
(a) He declares that God's power is evidently
seen in preserving his people and destroying his enemies.
76:2 In b
Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.
(b) Which later was called Jerusalem.
76:4 Thou [art] more glorious
[and] excellent than c the mountains of
(c) He compares the kingdom full of extortion and
rapine to the mountains that are full of ravening beasts.
76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept
their sleep: and none of the men of might have d
found their hands.
(d) God has taken their spirits and strength from
them as though their hands were cut off.
76:7 Thou, [even] thou, [art]
to be feared: and who may stand in thy e
sight when once thou art angry?
(e) God with a look is able to destroy all the
power and activity of the enemies, no matter how many or mighty.
76:9 When God arose to
judgment, to f save all the meek of the
(f) To avenge the wrongs done to your Church.
76:10 Surely the g
wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
(g) For 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.
76:11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all
that be h round about him bring presents
unto him that ought to be feared.
(h) That is, the Levites who dwell about the
Tabernacle, or the people among whom he dwells.
76:12 He shall i
cut off the spirit of princes: [he is] terrible to the kings of the earth.
(i) The Hebrew word signifies "to vintage or
gather grapes" meaning that he will make the counsels and enterprises of
the wicked tyrants foolish and vain.