1 In Judah God is known: his name
is great in Israel;
2 in Salem is his holy place,
in Zion hHe doth dwell.
3 There arrows of the bow he brake,
the shield, the sword, the war.
4 More glorious thou than hills of prey,
more excellent by far.
5 Those that were stout of heart are spoiled,
they slept their sleep outright;
and none of those their hands did find,
that were the men of might.
6 When they rebuke, O Jacob's God,
had forth against them passed,
their horses and their chariots were
into a dead sleep cast.
7 Thou, even thou, art to be feared,
and what man then is he
that may stand up before thy sight,
if once thou angry be?
8 From heaven thou madest judgment heard;
the earth was still with fear,
9 when God to judgment to dispense
all meek on earth that were.
10 Surely the very wrath of man
unto thy praise redounds:
thou to the remnant of his wrath
wilt set restraining bounds.
11 Vow to the Lord your God, and pay:
all ye that round him be,
bring gifts and presents unto him;
for to be feared is he.
12 For he the spirit shall cut off
of those that princes be;
unto the kings that are on earth
most terrible is he.