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Psalm 75

The God of History

For the choir director. “Do Not Destroy.”[a] A psalm by Asaph. A song.

Opening Praise

We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks.
Your wonderful deeds reveal that your name is near.

God’s Declaration

Yes, I choose the appointed time.
I am the one who judges rightly.
The earth and all its inhabitants are shaking.
I am the one who holds its pillars firm. Interlude
I say to the boasters, “Do not boast,”
and to the wicked, “Do not raise a horn.[b]
Do not raise your horns to the heights.
Do not speak insolently with an outstretched neck.”

His People’s Response

Indeed, power to promote someone does not come
    from the east or from the west or from the wilderness.
No, it is God who makes the decision.
He brings down one. He raises up another.
Indeed, a cup is in the hand of the Lord.
The wine foams. It is fully mixed.
He pours this out.
Yes, they drain its dregs.
All the wicked of the earth drink.

Closing Praise

As for me, I will proclaim this forever.
I will make music for the God of Jacob.
10 I will cut off all the horns of the wicked.
The horns of the righteous will be lifted up.


  1. Psalm 75:1 This may be the name of the melody.
  2. Psalm 75:4 The word used here is not the word for a musical horn (shofar) but the horn which is the weapon of an animal (qeren).

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