75 For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; 1 a psalm of Asaph; a song.
We give thanks to you, O God! We give thanks!
You reveal your presence; 2
people tell about your amazing deeds.
2 God says, 3
“At the appointed times, 4
I judge 5 fairly.
3 When the earth and all its inhabitants dissolve in fear, 6
I make its pillars secure.” 7 (Selah) 4 8
I say to the proud, “Do not be proud,”
and to the wicked, “Do not be so confident of victory! 9
5 Do not be so certain you have won! 10
Do not speak with your head held so high! 11
6 For victory does not come from the east or west,
or from the wilderness. 12
7 For God is the judge! 13
He brings one down and exalts another. 14
8 For the Lord holds in his hand a cup full
of foaming wine mixed with spices, 15
and pours it out. 16
Surely all the wicked of the earth
will slurp it up and drink it to its very last drop.” 17
9 As for me, I will continually tell what you have done; 18
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob!
10 God says, 19
“I will bring down all the power of the wicked;
the godly will be victorious.” 20
76 For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song.
God has revealed himself in Judah; 1
in Israel his reputation 2 is great.
2 He lives in Salem; 3
he dwells in Zion. 4
3 There he shattered the arrows, 5
the shield, the sword, and the rest of the weapons of war. 6 (Selah)
4 You shine brightly and reveal your majesty,
as you descend from the hills where you killed your prey. 7
5 The bravehearted 8 were plundered; 9
they “fell asleep.” 10
All the warriors were helpless. 11
6 At the sound of your battle cry, 12 O God of Jacob,
both rider 13 and horse “fell asleep.” 14
7 You are awesome! Yes, you!
Who can withstand your intense anger? 15
8 From heaven you announced what their punishment would be. 16
The earth 17 was afraid and silent
9 when God arose to execute judgment,
and to deliver all the oppressed of the earth. (Selah)
10 Certainly 18 your angry judgment upon men will bring you praise; 19
you reveal your anger in full measure. 20
11 Make vows to the Lord your God and repay them!
Let all those who surround him 21 bring tribute to the awesome one!
12 He humbles princes; 22
the kings of the earth regard him as awesome. 23
77 For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of Asaph.
I will cry out to God 1 and call for help!
I will cry out to God and he will pay attention 2 to me.
2 In my time of trouble I sought 3 the Lord.
I kept my hand raised in prayer throughout the night. 4
I 5 refused to be comforted.
3 I said, “I will remember God while I groan;
I will think about him while my strength leaves me.” 6 (Selah)
4 You held my eyelids open; 7
I was troubled and could not speak. 8
5 I thought about the days of old,
about ancient times. 9
6 I said, “During the night I will remember the song I once sang;
I will think very carefully.”
I tried to make sense of what was happening. 10
7 I asked, 11 “Will the Lord reject me forever?
Will he never again show me his favor?
8 Has his loyal love disappeared forever?
Has his promise 12 failed forever?
9 Has God forgotten to be merciful?
Has his anger stifled his compassion?”
10 Then I said, “I am sickened by the thought
that the sovereign One 13 might become inactive. 14
11 I will remember the works of the Lord.
Yes, I will remember the amazing things you did long ago! 15
12 I will think about all you have done;
I will reflect upon your deeds!” 13 16
O God, your deeds are extraordinary! 17
What god can compare to our great God? 18
14 You are the God who does amazing things;
you have revealed your strength among the nations.
15 You delivered 19 your people by your strength 20 –
the children of Jacob and Joseph. (Selah)
16 The waters 21 saw you, O God,
the waters saw you and trembled. 22
Yes, the depths of the sea 23 shook with fear. 24
17 The clouds poured down rain; 25
the skies thundered. 26
Yes, your arrows 27 flashed about.
18 Your thunderous voice was heard in the wind;
the lightning bolts lit up the world;
the earth trembled and shook. 28
19 You walked through the sea; 29
you passed through the surging waters, 30
but left no footprints. 31
20 You led your people like a flock of sheep,
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.