Psalm 75

God Judges the Wicked

For the choir director: "Do Not Destroy." A psalm of Asaph. A song.

1 We give thanks to You, God; we give thanks to You, for Your name is near. People tell about Your wonderful works.
2 "When I choose a time, I will judge fairly.
3 When the earth and all its inhabitants shake, I am the One who steadies its pillars. Selah
4 I say to the boastful, 'Do not boast,'a and to the wicked, 'Do not lift up your horn.
5 Do not lift up your horn against heaven or speak arrogantly.' "
6 Exaltation does not come from the east, the west, or the desert,
7 for God is the judge:b He brings down one and exalts another.
8 For there is a cup in the Lord's hand, full of wine blended with spices, and He pours from it. All the wicked of the earth will drink, draining it to the dregs.
9 As for me, I will tell about Him forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob.
10 "I will cut off all the horns of the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up."