Psalm 76:12
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English Standard Version
who cuts off the spirit of princes, who is to be 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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The "mountains of prey," for which the lxx has ὀρέων αἰωνίων (טרם?), is an emblematical appellation for the haughty possessors of power who also plunder every one that comes near them,

(Note: One verse of a beautiful poem of the Muḥammel which Ibn Dûchı̂, the phylarch of the Beni Zumeir, an honoured poet of the steppe, dictated to Consul Wetzstein runs thus: The noble are like a very lofty hill-side upon which, when thou comest to it, thou findest an evening meal and protection (Arab. 'l-‛š' w-ḏry).)

or the proud and despoiling worldly powers. Far aloft beyond these towers the glory of God. He is נאור, illustris, prop. illumined; said of God: light-encircled, fortified in light, in the sense of Daniel 2:22; 1 Timothy 6:16. He is the אדּיר, to whom the Lebanon of the hostile army of the nations must succumb (Isaiah 10:34) According to Solinus (ed. Mommsen, p. 124) the Moors call Atlas Addirim. This succumbing is described in Psalm 76:6. The strong of heart or stout-hearted, the lion-hearted, have been despoiled, disarmed, exuti; אשׁתּוללוּ

(Note: With orthophonic Gaja, vid., Baer's Metheg-Setzung, 45.)

is an Aramaizing praet. Hithpo. (like אתחבּר, 2 Chronicles 20:35, cf. Daniel 4:16; Isaiah 63:3) with a passive signification. From Psalm 76:6 we see that the beginning of the catastrophe is described, and therefore נמוּ (perhaps on that account accented on the ult.) is meant inchoatively: they have fallen into their sleep, viz., the eternal sleep (Jeremiah 51:39, Jeremiah 51:57), as Nahum says (Nahum 3:18): thy shepherds sleep, O king of Assyria, thy valiant ones rest. In Psalm 76:6 we see them lying in the last throes of death, and making a last effort to spring up again. But they cannot find their hands, which they have lifted up threateningly against Jerusalem: these are lamed, motionless, rigid and dead; cf. the phrases in Joshua 8:20; 2 Samuel 7:27, and the Talmudic phrase, "he did not find his hands and feet in the school-house," i.e., he was entirely disconcerted and stupefied.

(Note: Dukes, Rabbinische Blumenlese, S. 191.)

This field of corpses is the effect of the omnipotent energy of the word of the God of Jacob; cf. וגער בּו, Isaiah 17:13. Before His threatening both war-chariot and horse (ו - ו) are sunk into motionlessness and unconsciousness - an allusion to Exodus 15, as in Isaiah 43:17 : who bringeth out chariot and horse, army and heroes - together they faint away, they shall never rise; they have flickered out, like a wick they are extinguished.

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he shall

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

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 the spoil...

Joshua 5:1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites...

2 Chronicles 32:21 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria...

Zephaniah 3:6 I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passes by: their cities are destroyed...

terrible

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

Isaiah 24:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high...

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave...

Revelation 19:17-21 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the middle of heaven...

Cross References
Psalm 47:2
For the LORD, the 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 on the day of his wrath.

Isaiah 24:21
On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven, and the kings of the earth, on the earth.

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