Psalms 75

Psalm 75

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘Do Not Destroy’. A psalm of Asaph. A song.

1We praise you, God,

we praise you, for your Name is near;

people tell of your wonderful deeds.

2You say, ‘I choose the appointed time;

it is I who judge with equity.

3When the earth and all its people quake,

it is I who hold its pillars firm.

4To the arrogant I say, “Boast no more,”

and to the wicked, “Do not lift up your horns.

5Do not lift your horns against heaven;

do not speak so defiantly.” ’

6No-one from the east or the west

or from the desert can exalt themselves.

7It is God who judges:

he brings one down, he exalts another.

8In the hand of the Lord is a cup

full of foaming wine mixed with spices;

he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth

drink it down to its very dregs.

9As for me, I will declare this for ever;

I will sing praise to the God of Jacob,

10who says, ‘I will cut off the horns of all the wicked,

but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.’