For the music director; to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of Asaph, a song.
in Israel his reputation 3 is great.
he dwells in Zion. 5
the shield, the sword, and the rest of the weapons of war. 7 (Selah)
76:4 You shine brightly and reveal your majesty,
as you descend from the hills where you killed your prey. 8
2 tn Or “God is known in Judah.”
3 tn Heb “name,” which here stands metonymically for God’s reputation.
6 tn Heb “flames of the bow,” i.e., arrows.
7 tn Heb “shield and sword and battle.” “Battle” probably here stands by metonymy for the weapons of war in general.
sn This verse may allude to the miraculous defeat of the Assyrians in 701
8 tn Heb “radiant [are] you, majestic from the hills of prey.” God is depicted as a victorious king and as a lion that has killed its victims.