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Psalms 76:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— [[For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.]] In Judah is God known: His name is great in Israel.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm [or] Song of Asaph.]] In Judah [is] God known: his name [is] great in Israel.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [[For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.]] God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm [or] Song of Asaph.]] In Judah [is] God known: his name [is] great in Israel.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— [[To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph: a Song.]] In Judah is God known, his name is great in Israel;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— [[To the Chief Musician. With Stringed Instruments. A Melody of Asaph, a Song.]] God is, known in Judah, In Israel, great is his Name;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— To the Overseer with stringed instruments.—A Psalm of Asaph.—A Song. In Judah [is] God known, in Israel His name [is] great.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— 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.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [[To the chiefe musician on Neginoth, a Psalme [or] song of Asaph.]] In Iudah is God knowen: his name [is] great in Israel.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [[For the end, among the Hymns, a Psalm for Asaph; a Song for the Assyrian.]] God is known in Judah{gr.Judea}: his name is great in Israel.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm [or] Song of Asaf.]] In Yehudah [is] Elohim known: his name [is] great in Yisrael.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[[To the chief Musician 5329
{5329} Prime
A primitive root; properly to glitter from afar, that is, to be eminent (as a superintendent, especially of the Temple services and its music); also (as denominative from H5331), to be permanent.
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
on Nqn נְגִינֹת, 5058
{5058} Prime
From H5059; properly instrumental music; by implication a stringed instrument; by extension a poem set to music; specifically an epigram.
A Psalm 4210
{4210} Prime
From H2167; properly instrumental music; by implication a poem set to notes.
[or] Song 7892
{7892} Prime
The second form being feminine; from H7891; a song; abstractly singing.
of sf אָסָף.]] 623
{0623} Prime
From H0622; collector; Asaph, the name of three Israelites, and of the family of the first.
In Yh יְהוּדָה 3063
{3063} Prime
From H3034; celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory.
[is] lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
known: 3045
{3045} Prime
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
his name 8034
{8034} Prime
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
[is] great 1419
{1419} Prime
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
in Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל. 3478
{3478} Prime
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 76:1-2

_ _ Psalms 76:1-12. On Neginoth — (See on Psalms 4:1, title). This Psalm commemorates what the preceding anticipates: God’s deliverance of His people by a signal interposition of power against their enemies. The occasion was probably the events narrated in 2 Kings 19:35; Isaiah 37:1-28. (Compare Psalms 46:1-11).

_ _ These well-known terms denote God’s people and Church and His intimate and glorious relations to them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 76:1-6

_ _ The church is here triumphant even in the midst of its militant state. The psalmist, in the church's name, triumphs here in God, the centre of all our triumphs.

_ _ I. In the revelation God had made of himself to them, Psalms 76:1. It is the honour and privilege of Judah and Israel that among them God is known, and where he is known his name will be great. God is known as he is pleased to make himself known; and those are happy to whom he discovers himself — happy people that have their land filled with the knowledge of God, happy persons that have their hearts filled with that knowledge. In Judah God was known as he was not known in other nations, which made the favour the greater, inasmuch as it was distinguishing, Psalms 147:19, Psalms 147:20.

_ _ II. In the tokens of God's special presence with them in his ordinances, Psalms 76:2. In the whole land of Judah and Israel God was known and his name was great; but in Salem, in Zion, were his tabernacle and his dwelling-place. There he kept court; there he received the homage of his people by their sacrifices and entertained them by the feasts upon the sacrifices; thither they came to address themselves to him, and thence by his oracles he issued out his orders; there he recorded his name, and of that place he said, Her will I dwell, for I have desired it. It is the glory and happiness of a people to have God among them by his ordinances; but his dwelling-place is a tabernacle, a movable dwelling. Yet a little while is that light with us.

_ _ III. In the victories they had obtained over their enemies (Psalms 76:3): There broke he the arrows of the bow. Observe how threatening the danger was. Though Judah and Israel, Salem and Zion, were thus privileged, yet war is raised against them, and the weapons of war are furbished.

_ _ 1. Here are bow and arrows, shield and sword, and all for battle; but all are broken and rendered useless. And it was done there, (1.) In Judah and in Israel, in favour of that people near to God. While the weapons of war were used against other nations they answered their end, but, when turned against that holy nation, they were immediately broken. The Chaldee paraphrases it thus: When the house of Israel did his will he placed his majesty among them, and there he broke the arrows of the bow; while they kept closely to his service they were great and safe, and every thing went well with them. Or, (2.) In the tabernacle and dwelling-place in Zion, there he broke the arrows of the bow; it was done in the field of battle, and yet it is said to be done in the sanctuary, because done in answer to the prayers which God's people there made to him and in the performance of the promises which he there made to them, of both which see that instance, 2 Chronicles 20:5, 2 Chronicles 20:14. Public successes are owing as much to what is done in the church as to what is done in the camp. Now,

_ _ 2. This victory redounded very much, (1.) To the immortal honour of Israel's God (Psalms 76:4): Thou art, and hast manifested thyself to be, more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. [1.] “Than the great and mighty ones of the earth in general, who are high, and think themselves firmly fixed like mountains, but are really mountains of prey, oppressive to all about them. It is their glory to destroy; it is thine to deliver.” [2.] “Than our invaders in particular. When they besieged the cities of Judah, they cast up mounts against them, and raised batteries; but thou art more able to protect us than they are to annoy us.” Wherein the enemies of the church deal proudly it will appear that God is above them. (2.) To the perpetual disgrace of the enemies of Israel, Psalms 76:5, Psalms 76:6. They were stouthearted, men of great courage and resolution, flushed with their former victories, enraged against Israel, confident of success; they were men of might, robust and fit for service; they had chariots and horses, which were then greatly valued and trusted to in war, Psalms 20:7. But all this force was of no avail when it was levelled against Jerusalem. [1.] The stouthearted have despoiled and disarmed themselves (so some read it); when God pleases he can make his enemies to weaken and destroy themselves. They have slept, not the sleep of the righteous, who sleep in Jesus, but their sleep, the sleep of sinners, that shall awake to everlasting shame and contempt. [2.] The men of might can no more find their hands than the stout-hearted can their spirit. As the bold men are cowed, so the strong men are lamed, and cannot so much as find their hands, to save their own heads, much less to hurt their enemies. [3.] The chariots and horses may be truly said to be cast into a dead sleep when their drivers and their riders were so. God did but speak the word, as the God of Jacob that commands deliverances for Jacob, and, at his rebuke, the chariot and horse were both cast into a dead sleep. When the men were laid dead upon the spot by the destroying angel the chariot and horse were not at all formidable. See the power and efficacy of God's rebukes. With what pleasure may we Christians apply all this to the advantages we enjoy by the Redeemer! It is through him that God is known; it is in him that God's name is great; to him it is owing that God has a tabernacle and a dwelling-place in his church. He it was that vanquished the strong man armed, spoiled principalities and powers, and made a show of them openly.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 76:1

"To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm [or] Song of Asaph." In Judah [is] God (a) known: his name [is] great in Israel.

(a) He declares that God's power is evidently seen in preserving his people and destroying his enemies.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
A Psalm:
This Psalm is entitled in the Septuagint, which is followed by the Vulgate and Appollinarius, Ωδη προς τον Ασσυριον, "An ode against the Assyrian;" and it is considered by many of the best commentators to have been composed by Asaph after the defeat of Sennacherib.

of Asaph:
or, for Asaph

In Judah:

Psalms 48:1-3 [[A Song [and] Psalm for the sons of Korah.]] Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, [in] the mountain of his holiness. ... God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
Psalms 147:19-20 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. ... He hath not dealt so with any nation: and [as for his] judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
Deuteronomy 4:7-8 For what nation [is there so] great, who [hath] God [so] nigh unto them, as the LORD our God [is] in all [things that] we call upon him [for]? ... And what nation [is there so] great, that hath statutes and judgments [so] righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Deuteronomy 4:34-36 Or hath God assayed to go [and] take him a nation from the midst of [another] nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? ... Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.
Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
Romans 2:17-29 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God, ... But he [is] a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision [is that] of the heart, in the spirit, [and] not in the letter; whose praise [is] not of men, but of God.
Romans 3:1-2 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit [is there] of circumcision? ... Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.


Psalms 98:2-3 The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. ... He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Psalms 148:13-14 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory [is] above the earth and heaven. ... He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; [even] of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.
1 Chronicles 29:10-12 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed [be] thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. ... Both riches and honour [come] of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand [is] power and might; and in thine hand [it is] to make great, and to give strength unto all.
2 Chronicles 2:5-6 And the house which I build [is] great: for great [is] our God above all gods. ... But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who [am] I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?
Daniel 3:29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.
Daniel 4:1-2 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. ... I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
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