For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.
1God is renowned in Judah; in Israel his name is great.2His tent is in Salem, his dwelling-place in Zion.3There he broke the flashing arrows, the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.4You are radiant with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game.5The valiant lie plundered, they sleep their last sleep; not one of the warriors can lift his hands.6At your rebuke, God of Jacob, both horse and chariot lie still.7It is you alone who are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry?8From heaven you pronounced judgment, and the land feared and was quiet –9when you, God, rose up to judge, to save all the afflicted of the land.10Surely your wrath against mankind brings you praise, and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.11Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfil them; let all the neighbouring lands bring gifts to the One to be feared.12He breaks the spirit of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth.
English Standard Version
Who Can Stand Before You?
1To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel. (Ps 4:1; Ps 48:3; Ps 50:1)2His abode has been established in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. (Ge 14:18; Ps 9:11; Ps 27:5; Ps 74:2; La 2:6)3There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. (Ps 46:9; Eze 39:9)4Glorious are you, more majestic than the mountains full of prey. (Isa 14:25; Eze 39:4; Na 2:13)5The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil; they sank into sleep; all the men of war were unable to use their hands. (2Ki 19:35; Ps 13:3; Isa 46:12; Jer 51:39; Na 3:18)6At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both rider and horse lay stunned. (Ex 15:1; Ex 15:21)7But you, you are to be feared! Who can stand before you when once your anger is roused? (Ps 47:2; Ps 130:3)8From the heavens you uttered judgment; the earth feared and was still, (2Ch 20:29; Hab 2:20)9when God arose to establish judgment, to save all the humble of the earth. (Ps 9:7)10Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant of wrath you will put on like a belt. (Ex 9:16)11Make your vows to the Lord your God and perform them; let all around him bring gifts to him who is to be feared, (Ge 31:42; Ge 31:53; Ps 50:14; Ps 68:29; Ps 89:7; Isa 8:13)12who cuts off the spirit of princes, who is to be feared by the kings of the earth. (Ps 47:2; Isa 18:5)