1 We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks, ♦
for your name is near, as your wonderful deeds declare.
2 ‘I will seize the appointed time; ♦
I, the Lord, will judge with equity.
3 ‘Though the earth reels and all that dwell in her, ♦
it is I that hold her pillars steady.
4 ‘To the boasters I say, “Boast no longer,” ♦
and to the wicked, “Do not lift up your horn.
5 “‘Do not lift up your horn on high; ♦
do not speak with a stiff neck.”’
6 For neither from the east nor from the west, ♦
nor yet from the wilderness comes exaltation.
7 But God alone is judge; ♦
he puts down one and raises up another.
8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, ♦
well mixed and full of foaming wine.
9 He pours it out for all the wicked of the earth; ♦
they shall drink it, and drain the dregs.
10 But I will rejoice for ever ♦
and make music to the God of Jacob.
11 All the horns of the wicked will I break, ♦
but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
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