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Psalm 75:8

8 In the hand of the LORD is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs.

Read Psalm 75:8 Using Other Translations

For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
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.
For the LORD holds a cup in his hand that is full of foaming wine mixed with spices. He pours out the wine in judgment, and all the wicked must drink it, draining it to the dregs.

What does Psalm 75:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .

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