Psalm 76:4
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New International Version
You are radiant with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game.

New Living Translation
You are glorious and more majestic than the everlasting mountains.

English Standard Version
Glorious are you, more majestic than the mountains full of prey.

New American Standard Bible
You are resplendent, More majestic than the mountains of prey.

King James Bible
Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are resplendent and majestic coming down from the mountains of prey.

International Standard Version
You are enveloped by light; more majestic than mountains filled with game.

NET Bible
You shine brightly and reveal your majesty, as you descend from the hills where you killed your prey.

New Heart English Bible
Glorious are you, and excellent, more than mountains of game.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You are shining and Anointed from your mighty mountain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are the radiant one. You are more majestic than the ancient mountains.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Glorious art Thou and excellent, coming down from the mountains of prey.

New American Standard 1977
Thou art resplendent,
            More majestic than the mountains of prey.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

King James 2000 Bible
You are more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

American King James Version
You are more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

American Standard Version
Glorious art thou and excellent, From the mountains of prey.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou enlightenest wonderfully from the everlasting hills.

Darby Bible Translation
More glorious art thou, more excellent, than the mountains of prey.

English Revised Version
Glorious art thou and excellent, from the mountains of prey.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

World English Bible
Glorious are you, and excellent, more than mountains of game.

Young's Literal Translation
Bright art Thou, honourable above hills of prey.
Study Bible
God's Name is Great in Israel
3There He broke the flaming arrows, The shield and the sword and the weapons of war. Selah. 4You are resplendent, More majestic than the mountains of prey. 5The stouthearted were plundered, They sank into sleep; And none of the warriors could use his hands.…
Cross References
Psalm 76:3
There He broke the flaming arrows, The shield and the sword and the weapons of war. Selah.

Psalm 76:5
The stouthearted were plundered, They sank into sleep; And none of the warriors could use his hands.
Treasury of Scripture

You are more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

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Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles …

Ezekiel 19:1-4,6 Moreover take you up a lamentation for the princes of Israel…

Ezekiel 38:12,13 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn your hand on the desolate …

Daniel 7:4-8,17 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the …

(4) Thou art . . .--Better, Splendid art thou, glorious one, from the mountains of prey. The construction is somewhat doubtful and favours Hupfeld's emendation (nora, i.e., to be feared, as in verses 8 and 13, instead of noar, i.e., glorious). Certainly the comparative of the Authorised Version is to be abandoned. The poet's thought plainly proceeds from the figure of Psalm 76:2. The mountains are the mountains of prey of the Lion of Judah. True, a different image, as so frequently in Hebrew poetry, suddenly interrupts and changes the picture. The hero appears from the battle shining in the spoils taken from the foe.

Verse 4. - Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. The psalmist, in this, the main portion of his psalm, directly addresses God. "Thou, O God," he says, "art glorious," or "terrible" (comp. ver. 7, where the same word is used), "and excellent, more than the mountains of prey," or perhaps "from the mountains of spoil;" i.e. from Jerusalem, where the spoils of the Assyrians are laid up, and where thou sittest and rulest. (So Professor Cheyne and Canon Cook.) Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. Which is to be understood not of Zion, as some interpret it; though it is true that the mountain of Zion, or the church of Christ, his kingdom and interest, shall in the latter day be more glorious and excellent than all other mountains, kingdoms, and interests; see Isaiah 2:2, but of God or Christ before spoken of; and so the Targum,

"bright, to be feared, art thou, O God, to be praised from the house of thy sanctuary.''

Christ, who is God over all, is "bright" (z), splendid, and glorious, in his divine nature, being the brightness of his Father's glory, and the express image of his person: and "excellent" in his office as Mediator, and in all his works as such; and in human nature, at he is exalted at his Father's right hand, far above all principality, power, might, and dominion, signified here by "mountains of prey": the kingdoms of this world, because of their eminence and strength, are compared to mountains: see Isaiah 41:15 and may be called "mountains of prey", in allusion to mountains inhabited by beasts of prey, as lions and leopards; see Sol 4:8 because obtained and possessed by tyranny and oppression. Christ is more glorious and excellent than the kings of the earth; he is higher than they, and is King of kings; he is richer than they, the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof, the world, and they that dwell therein; he is wiser than they, by him kings reign, and princes decree justice; he is more powerful than they, and all must submit to him, and all will serve him hereafter; and his kingdom will be greater than theirs, more large and more lasting; it will be an everlasting one, and reach from sea to sea, and even to the ends of the earth.

(z) "illustris", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "illustrior", Tigurine, version; "splendidus", Vatablus, Gejerus, Michaelis; "bright", Ainsworth. 4. Thou—God.

mountains of prey—great victorious nations, as Assyria (Isa 41:15; Eze 38:11, 12; Zec 4:7).76:1-6 Happy people are those who have their land filled with the knowledge of God! happy persons that have their hearts filled with that knowledge! It is the glory and happiness of a people to have God among them by his ordinances. Wherein the enemies of the church deal proudly, it will appear that God is above them. See the power of God's rebukes. With pleasure may Christians apply this to the advantages bestowed by the Redeemer.
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