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To the Director: To the tune of[a] “Do not Destroy!”

A psalm of Asaph. A song.

Praise to God for Justice

75 We praise you, God!
    We praise you[b]—your presence[c] draws near—
        as we declare your wonderful deeds.

“At the time that I choose
    I will judge the righteous.[d]
While the earth and all its inhabitants melt away,
    it is I who keep its pillars firm.”
Interlude

I will say to the proud, “Don’t brag,”
    and to the wicked,
        “Don’t vaunt your strength.[e]
Don’t use your strength to fight heaven[f]
    or speak from stubborn arrogance.”[g]
For exaltation comes not from the east,
    the west, or the wilderness,
since God is the judge.
    This one he will debase or that one he will exalt.
For there is a cup in the hand of the Lord,
    foaming with well-mixed wine
that he will pour out, leaving only the dregs,
    from which all the wicked of the earth will drink.

But as for me, I will declare forever,
    singing praise to the God of Jacob.
10 I will cut down the strength[h] of the wicked,
    but the strength[i] of the righteous will be lifted up.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 75:1 The Heb. lacks the tune of
  2. Psalm 75:1 The Heb. lacks you
  3. Psalm 75:1 Lit. name
  4. Psalm 75:2 Or judge righteously
  5. Psalm 75:4 Lit. Don’t lift up your horn
  6. Psalm 75:5 Lit. Don’t lift your horns to the height
  7. Psalm 75:5 Lit. speak with a stiff neck
  8. Psalm 75:10 Lit. horn
  9. Psalm 75:10 Lit. horn

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