He handed them over to
He defeated many nations, and killed mighty kings –
Nations come to your light, kings to your bright light.
You furiously stomp on the earth, you angrily trample down the nations.
Babylonia had been a gold cup in the Lord’s hand. She had made the whole world drunk. The nations had drunk from the wine of her wrath.
“As for me,
Ask me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance,
The wicked are turned back and sent to Sheol;
The Lord rules forever!
The Lord frustrates
But you, O Lord, laugh in disgust at them;
Then those living on earth will know what you are like; all nations will know how you deliver your people.
All kings will bow down to him; all nations will serve him.
You uprooted a vine
Does the one who disciplines the nations not punish? He is the one who imparts knowledge to human beings!
He handed the territory of nations over to them, and they took possession of what other peoples had produced,
He announced that he would do mighty deeds for his people, giving them a land that belonged to other nations.
The Lord is exalted over all the nations; his splendor reaches beyond the sky.
Praise the Lord, all you nations! Applaud him, all you foreigners!