The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Psalms
(To the choir-master. For stringed instruments. A psalm. Of Asaph. A song.)
It is in Juda God makes himself known, in Israel that his name is extolled;
there, in Salem, he makes his abode, dwells in Sion.
It was there he broke the archers’ volleys, broke shield, and sword, and battle array.
How princely was thy dawning over the everlasting hills!
Brave hearts, foiled of their purpose, they slept their long sleep; lay there, no hand stirring, the warriors in their pride;
lay there, chariots and horsemen, overthrown, God of Jacob, at thy word of rebuke.
Who can resist thee, so terrible, so sudden in thy anger?
Loud rings in heaven the doom thou utterest; earth trembles and is silent
when God rouses himself to execute his sentence, giving redress to those who are scorned on earth.
Its madness tamed, Edom shall do thee honour; to thee the spared remnant of Emath shall keep holiday.
To the Lord your God let your vows be made and paid; bring gifts from every side to God, the terrible;
he it is that cows the hearts of princes, feared among all the kings of the earth.
The Holy Bible