Psalm 76:12
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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.

Darby Bible Translation
He cutteth 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!

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He shall cut off the spirit of princes - That is, He will cut down their pride; he will break them down. Luther renders it, "He shall take away the wrath of princes." The allusion is to what he had done as celebrated in this psalm. He had shown that he could rebuke the pride and self-confidence of kings, and could bring them low at his feet.

He is terrible to the kings of the earth - When they are arrayed against him.

(1) they are wholly under his control.

(2) he can defeat their plans.

(3) he can check them when he pleases.

(4) he can, and will, make their plans - even their wrath - the means of promoting or carrying out his own purposes.

(5) he will allow them to proceed no further in their plans of evil than he can make subservient to the furtherance of his own.

(6) he can cut down the most mighty of them at his pleasure, and destroy them forever.

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In the Lions' Den
[This chapter is based on Daniel 6.] When Darius the Median took the throne formerly occupied by the Babylonian rulers, he at once proceeded to reorganize the government. He "set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes; . . . and over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Beginning at Jerusalem
The whole verse runs thus: "And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." The words were spoken by Christ, after he rose from the dead, and they are here rehearsed after an historical manner, but do contain in them a formal commission, with a special clause therein. The commission is, as you see, for the preaching of the gospel, and is very distinctly inserted in the holy record by Matthew and Mark. "Go teach all nations,"
John Bunyan—Jerusalem Sinner Saved

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.

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