Psalms 75:8

8 1For in the hand of the LORD there is 2a cup with foaming wine, 3well mixed, and he pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall 4drain it down to the dregs.

Psalms 75:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 75:8

For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup
Another reason why men should not act haughtily and arrogantly; for by the cup are meant afflictions, calamities, and judgments, which are measured out in proportion to men's sins, and are of God's appointing, and in his hands, and at his disposal

and the wine is red;
an emblem of the wrath of God this cup is full of, as it is explained, ( Revelation 14:10 ) , where there is a reference to this passage; for it is a cup of fury, of trembling, and of indignation: ( Isaiah 51:17 ) ( Jeremiah 25:15 ) ,

it is full of mixture;
has many ingredients in it, dreadful and shocking ones, though it is sometimes said to be without mixture, ( Revelation 14:10 ) , without any allay, alluding to the mixing of wine with water in the eastern countries; see ( Proverbs 9:2 ) ,

and he poureth out of the same;
his judgments upon men in this world, in all ages; on some more, others less, as their sins call for, or his infinite wisdom judges meet and proper:

but the dregs thereof all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out
and drink them;
the whole cup that God has measured out and filled up shall be poured out at last, and all be drank up; the very dregs of it by the wicked of the world, when they shall be punished with everlasting destruction in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: this will be the portion of their cup, ( Psalms 11:6 ) .

Psalms 75:8 In-Context

6 For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up,
7 but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.
8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed, and he pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs.
9 But I will declare it forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 All the horns of the wicked I will cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.

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