For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life....Job 33:4 (NLT)....... †THE POWER OF PRAYER†

Monday, August 16, 2010

PSALM 76 The God of victory and the trial

76 (New International Version)

Psalm 76

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.
 1 In Judah God is known;
       his name is great in Israel.
 2 His tent is in Salem,
       his dwelling place in Zion.

 3 There he broke the flashing arrows,
       the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.

 4 You are resplendent with light,
       more majestic than mountains rich with game.

 5 Valiant men lie plundered,
       they sleep their last sleep;
       not one of the warriors
       can lift his hands.

 6 At your rebuke, O God of Jacob,
       both horse and chariot lie still.

 7 You alone are to be feared.
       Who can stand before you when you are angry?

 8 From heaven you pronounced judgment,
       and the land feared and was quiet-

 9 when you, O God, rose up to judge,
       to save all the afflicted of the land.

 10 Surely your wrath against men brings you praise,
       and the survivors of your wrath are restrained. 

 11 Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them;
       let all the neighboring lands
       bring gifts to the One to be feared.

 12 He breaks the spirit of rulers;
       he is feared by the kings of the earth.