New English Translation
For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song.
1 God has revealed himself in Judah; in Israel his reputation is great.
2 He lives in Salem; he dwells in Zion.
3 There he shattered the arrows, the shield, the sword, and the rest of the weapons of war. (Selah)
4 You shine brightly and reveal your majesty, as you descend from the hills where you killed your prey.
5 The bravehearted were plundered; they "fell asleep." All the warriors were helpless.
6 At the sound of your battle cry, O God of Jacob, both rider and horse "fell asleep."
7 You are awesome! Yes, you! Who can withstand your intense anger?
8 From heaven you announced what their punishment would be. The earth was afraid and silent
9 when God arose to execute judgment, and to deliver all the oppressed of the earth. (Selah)
10 Certainly your angry judgment upon men will bring you praise; you reveal your anger in full measure.
11 Make vows to the LORD your God and repay them! Let all those who surround him bring tribute to the awesome one!
12 He humbles princes; the kings of the earth regard him as awesome.
King James Version
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.
1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.
2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.
5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.
6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.
7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?
8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,
9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.