Psalms 75:6-10

6 No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt themselves.
7 It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.
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.
9 As for me, I will declare this forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob,
10 who says, “I will cut off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.”

Psalms 75:6-10 Meaning and Commentary

To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm [or] Song of Asaph. Of the word "altaschith," See Gill on "Ps 57:1," it signifies "do not destroy," or "do not corrupt"; the Targum renders it, "do not destroy thy people;" so Jarchi, "do not destroy Israel;" perhaps it may be considered as a petition, that God would not suffer the man of sin to go on to destroy the earth, and corrupt the inhabitants of it with his false doctrine, idolatry, and superstition, Revelation 11:18, for the psalm respects the times of the Gospel dispensation, and includes both the first coming of Christ in the flesh, and his second coming to judgment; the argument of it with the Syriac version is, "the divinity of Christ, and a remembrance of the judgment;" it is said to be a psalm or song of Asaph, but is thought to be written by David, and delivered to Asaph; for it may be rendered "for Asaph" {k}; and so the Targum, "by the hands of Asaph;" though some think it was written after the Babylonish captivity; perhaps by some person whose name was Asaph, or was of the family of him that lived in David's time. Theodoret supposes it was written in the person of the captives in Babylon.

Cross References 8

  • 1. S Genesis 16:5; Psalms 50:6; Psalms 58:11; Revelation 18:8
  • 2. 1 Samuel 2:7; S Job 5:11; Psalms 147:6; Ezekiel 21:26; Daniel 2:21
  • 3. Proverbs 23:30
  • 4. Job 21:20; Isaiah 51:17; Jeremiah 25:15; Zechariah 12:2
  • 5. Psalms 40:10
  • 6. Psalms 108:1
  • 7. S Genesis 24:12; Psalms 76:6
  • 8. Psalms 89:17; Psalms 92:10; Psalms 112:9; Psalms 148:14
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