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Psalms 76:8

    Psalms 76:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You did cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    From heaven you gave your decision; the earth, in its fear, gave no sound,

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    You pronounced judgment from heaven. The earth feared, and was silent,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 76:8

    Thou didst cause judgment to be heard - When God declared by his prophet that the enemy should not prevail, but on the contrary be destroyed, the earth the land, and by metonymy the inhabitants of the land, were struck with astonishment and terror, so as not to be able to move. The great boaster Sennacherib, who carried terror, dismay and desolation every where, was now struck with dumb amazement; and the angel of the Almighty, in a moment, stopped the breath of those hosts in which he confided.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 76:8

    Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heavens - It seemed to come from heaven; it was manifestly from thee. The overthrow of these enemies of thy people was a manifest judgment from thee, and should be so regarded.

    The earth feared - The world itself seemed to hear the voice of God, and to stand in awe.

    And was still - It seemed to be profoundly attentive to what God said, and as if it reverently listened to his voice. It is not uncommon in the Scriptures to represent the earth - the hills, the mountains, the streams, the rivers, the plains - as conscious of the presence of God; as either rejoicing or trembling at his voice. Compare Psalm 65:12-13; Psalm 114:3-7; Habakkuk 3:8-11.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 76:8

    76:8 Thou - Didst execute judgment upon thine enemies, by an angel from heaven: which is said to be heard, either because it was accompanied with thunders and earthquakes, or because the fame of it was quickly spread abroad. Feared - The rest of the world were afraid to disturb Israel.