A declaration of God's majesty in the Church.
Psalms 76:1 Unto the end, in praises, a psalm for Asaph: a canticle to the Assyrians. In Judea God is known: his name is great in Israel. Psalms 76:2 And his place is in peace: and his abode in Sion: Psalms 76:3 There hath he broken the powers of bows, the shield, the sword, and the battle. Psalms 76:4 Thou enlightenest wonderfully from the everlasting hills. Psalms 76:5 All the foolish of heart were troubled. They have slept their sleep; and all the men of riches have found nothing in their hands. Psalms 76:6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, they have all slumbered that mounted on horseback. Psalms 76:7 Thou art terrible, and who shall resist thee? from that time thy wrath. Psalms 76:8 Thou hast caused judgment to be heard from heaven: the earth trembled and was still, Psalms 76:9 When God arose in judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Psalms 76:10 For the thought of man shall give praise to thee: and the remainders of the thought shall keep holiday to thee.
An exhortation to serve him reverently.
Psalms 76:11 Vow ye, and pay to the Lord your God: all you that are round about him bring presents. To him that is terrible, Psalms 76:12 Even to him who taketh away the spirit of princes: to the terrible with the kings of the earth.