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Psalms 76:5

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76:5 The bravehearted 1  were plundered; 2 

they “fell asleep.” 3 

All the warriors were helpless. 4 

Psalms 76:7

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76:7 You are awesome! Yes, you!

Who can withstand your intense anger? 5 

Psalms 76:12

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76:12 He humbles princes; 6 

the kings of the earth regard him as awesome. 7 

1 tn Heb “strong of heart.” In Isa 46:12, the only other text where this phrase appears, it refers to those who are stubborn, but here it seems to describe brave warriors (see the next line).

2 tn The verb is a rare Aramaized form of the Hitpolel (see GKC 149 §54.a, n. 2); the root is שָׁלַל (shalal, “to plunder”).

3 tn Heb “they slept [in] their sleep.” “Sleep” here refers to the “sleep” of death. A number of modern translations take the phrase to refer to something less than death, however: NASB “cast into a deep sleep”; NEB “fall senseless”; NIV “lie still”; NRSV “lay stunned.”

4 tn Heb “and all the men of strength did not find their hands.”

5 tc Heb “and who can stand before you from the time of your anger?” The Hebrew expression מֵאָז (meaz, “from the time of”) is better emended to מֵאֹז (meoz, “from [i.e., “because of”] the strength of your anger”; see Ps 90:11).

6 tn Heb “he reduces the spirit of princes.” According to HALOT 148 s.v. II בצר, the Hebrew verb בָּצַר (batsar) is here a hapax legomenon meaning “reduce, humble.” The statement is generalizing, with the imperfect tense highlighting God’s typical behavior.

7 tn Heb “[he is] awesome to the kings of the earth.”



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