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Psalms 76:12

    Psalms 76:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He puts an end to the wrath of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    He will 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 76:12

    He shall cut off the spirit of princes - Even in the midst of their conquests, he can fill them with terror and dismay, or cut them off in their career of victory.

    He is terrible to the icings of the earth - "He is the only Ruler of princes;" to him they must account. And a terrible account most of them will have to give to the great God; especially those who, instigated by the desire of dominion, have, in the lust of conquest which it generates, laid countries waste by fire and sword, making widows and orphans without number, and extending the empire of desolation and death.

    Thus all are under his dominion, and are accountable to him. Even those whom man cannot bring to justice, God will; and to judge them is one grand use of a final judgment day.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 76:12

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 76:12

    76:12 Cut off - As men do their grapes in time of vintage; so the Hebrew verb implies. The spirit - Their breath and life, as he did in the Assyrian army.