Psalm 76:12
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New International Version
He breaks the spirit of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth.

New Living Translation
For he breaks the pride of princes, and the kings of the earth fear him.

English Standard Version
who cuts off the spirit of princes, who is to be feared by the kings of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
He will cut off the spirit of princes; He is feared by the kings of the earth.

King James Bible
He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He humbles the spirit of leaders; He is feared by the kings of the earth.

International Standard Version
He will humble the arrogant commanders-in-chief, instilling fear among the kings of the earth.

NET Bible
He humbles princes; the kings of the earth regard him as awesome.

New Heart English Bible
He humbles the spirit of princes. He is feared by the kings of the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he shall humble the spirit of Rulers and he is feared by the Kings of the Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He cuts short the lives of influential people. He terrifies the kings of the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He minisheth the spirit of princes; He is terrible to the kings of the earth.

New American Standard 1977
He will cut off the spirit of princes;
            He is feared by the kings of the earth.



Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall cut off the spirit of princes; he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is fearful to the kings of the earth.

American King James Version
He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

American Standard Version
He will cut off the spirit of princes: He is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
even to him who taketh away the spirit of princes: to the terrible with the kings of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
He cutteth off the spirit of princes; [he] is terrible to the kings of the earth.

English Revised Version
He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

World English Bible
He will cut off the spirit of princes. He is feared by the kings of the earth. For the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm by Asaph.

Young's Literal Translation
He doth gather the spirit of leaders, Fearful to the kings of earth!

Study Bible
God's Name is Great in Israel
11Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared. 12He will cut off the spirit of princes; He is feared by the kings of the earth.
Cross References
Psalm 47:2
For the LORD Most High is to be feared, A great King over all the earth.

Psalm 110:5
The Lord is at Your right hand; He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.

Isaiah 24:21
So it will happen in that day, That the LORD will punish the host of heaven on high, And the kings of the earth on earth.
Treasury of Scripture

He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

he shall

Psalm 2:5,10 Then shall he speak to them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore …

Psalm 48:4-6 For, see, the kings were assembled, they passed by together…

Psalm 68:12,35 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided …

Joshua 5:1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were …

2 Chronicles 32:21 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valor, …

Zephaniah 3:6 I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their …

terrible

Isaiah 13:6-8 Howl you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a …

Isaiah 24:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish …

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, …

Revelation 19:17-21 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud …

(12) He shall cut off . . .--Literally, lop off, as a vinedresser prunes a vine. For the image see Joel 3:13; Isaiah 18:5; Revelation 14:17 seq.

Spirit--i.e., the life.

Verse 12. - He shall cut off the spirit of princes. "The spirit" seems here to mean "the life." God cuts off princes in their prime as a gardener cuts off bunches of grapes (comp. Isaiah 18:5). He is terrible to the kings of the earth. Not "princes" only - נגידים - but "kings" - מלכים - also are cut off in their prime when God pleases. Sennacherib's untimely death (2 Kings 19:37) followed not many years after the destruction of his host, in which there must have been many "princes."



He shall cut off the spirit of princes,.... The pride of their spirits, as the Targum, humble their proud spirits, and bring them down; or dispirit them, take away their courage from them, upon which they flee apace to rocks and mountains to cover them; or confound them, blast their schemes, and carry their counsel headlong, and even take away their breath, or life; which he can as easily do as a man can cut off a bunch of grapes from the vine, as the word (g) here used signifies; the destruction of the wicked is expressed by cutting down the vine of the earth, and casting it into the winepress of God's wrath, Revelation 14:17,

he is terrible to the kings of the earth; as he was to the king of Assyria, when he sent his angel, and destroyed his army; and as he has been to others in all ages; so he will be to the kings of the earth that have committed fornication with the whore of Rome, who will be in the utmost panic at the time of her destruction, Revelation 18:9, and who will themselves be overcome by the Lamb, Revelation 16:14. The Targum is, he is to be feared above all the kings of the earth.

(g) "qui vindemiat", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "succidet nempe, ut vindemiator racemos", Vatablus, so Ainsworth. 76:7-12 God's people are the meek of the earth, the quiet in the land, that suffer wrong, but do none. The righteous God seems to keep silence long, yet, sooner or later, he will make judgment to be heard. We live in an angry, provoking world; we often feel much, and are apt to fear more, from the wrath of man. What will not turn to his praise, shall not be suffered to break out. He can set bounds to the wrath of man, as he does to the raging sea; hitherto it shall come, and no further. Let all submit to God. Our prayers and praises, and especially our hearts, are the presents we should bring to the Lord. His name is glorious, and he is the proper object of our fear. He shall cut off the spirit of princes; he shall slip it off easily, as we slip off a flower from the stalk, or a bunch of grapes from the vine; so the word signifies. He can dispirit the most daring: since there is no contending with God, it is our wisdom, as it is our duty, to submit to him. Let us seek his favour as our portion, and commit all our concerns to him.
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