Psalm 75

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.”’

   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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