Psalm 76:8
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English Standard Version
From the heavens you uttered judgment; the earth feared and was still,

King James Bible
Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,

American Standard Version
Thou didst cause sentence to be heard from heaven; The earth feared, and was still,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast caused judgment to be heard from heaven: the earth trembled and was still,

English Revised Version
Thou didst cause sentence to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In all Israel, and more especially in Judah, is Elohim known (here, according to Psalm 76:2, participle, whereas in Psalm 9:17 it is the finite verb), inasmuch as He has made Himself known (cf. דּעוּ, Isaiah 33:13). His Name is great in Israel, inasmuch as He has proved Himself to be a great One and is praised as a great One. In Judah more especially, for in Jerusalem, and that upon Zion, the citadel with the primeval gates (Psalm 24:7), He has His dwelling-place upon earth within the borders of Israel. שׁלם is the ancient name of Jerusalem; for the Salem of Melchizedek is one and the same city with the Jerusalem of Adonizedek, Joshua 10:1. In this primeval Salem God has סוּכּו, His tabernacle ( equals שׂכּו, Lamentations 2:6, equals סכּתו, as in Psalm 27:5), there מעונתו, His dwelling-place, - a word elsewhere used of the lair of the lion (Psalm 104:22, Amos 3:4); cf. on the choice of words, Isaiah 31:9. The future of the result ויהי is an expression of the fact which is evident from God's being known in Judah and His Name great in Israel. Psalm 76:4 tells what it is by which He has made Himself known and glorified His Name. שׁמּה, thitherwards, in that same place (as in fact the accusative, in general, is used both in answer to the question where? and whither?), is only a fuller form for שׁם, as in Isaiah 22:18; Isaiah 65:9; 2 Kings 23:8, and frequently; Arab. ta̱mma (tu̱mma) and תּמּן (from תּמּה) confirm the accusative value of the ah. רשׁפי־קשׁת (with Phe raphatum, cf. on the other hand, Sol 8:6)

(Note: The pointing is here just as inconsistent as in ילדוּת, and on the contrary מרדּוּת.))

are the arrows swift as lightning that go forth (Job 41:20-28) from the bow; side by side with these, two other weapons are also mentioned, and finally everything that pertains to war is gathered up in the word מלחמה (cf. Hosea 2:18). God has broken in pieces the weapons of the worldly power directed against Judah, and therewith this power itself (Isaiah 14:25), and consequently (in accordance with the prediction Hosea 1:7, and Isaiah 10, 14, Isaiah 17:1-14, 29, Isaiah 31:1-9, 33, 37, and more particularly Psalm 31:8) has rescued His people by direct interposition, without their doing anything in the matter.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

didst

Exodus 19:10 And the LORD said to Moses, Go to the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,

Judges 5:20 They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.

2 Chronicles 32:20-22 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven...

Ezekiel 38:20-23 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep on the earth...

still

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

2 Chronicles 20:29,30 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against the enemies of Israel...

Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Zechariah 2:13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:30
tremble before him, all the earth; yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.

2 Chronicles 20:29
And the fear of God came on all the kingdoms of the countries when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel.

2 Chronicles 20:30
So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for his God gave him rest all around.

Psalm 33:8
Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!

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