God Abases the Proud, but Exalts the Righteous.
To the Chief Musician; set to [the tune of] “Do Not Destroy.” A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.
1We give thanks and praise to You, O God, we give thanks,
For Your [wonderful works declare that Your] [a]name is near;
People declare Your wonders.
“When I select an appointed time,
I will judge with equity,” [says the Lord].
“The earth and all the inhabitants of it melt [in tumultuous times].
It is I who will steady its pillars. Selah.
“I said to the arrogant, ‘Do not boast;’
And to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn [of self-glorification].
‘Do not lift up your [defiant and aggressive] horn on high,
Do not speak with a stiff neck.’”
For not from the east, nor from the west,
Nor from the desert comes exaltation.
But God is the Judge;
He puts down one and lifts up another.
For a cup [of His wrath] is in the hand of the Lord, and the wine foams;
It is well mixed and fully spiced, and He pours out from it;
And all the wicked of the earth must drain it and drink down to its dregs.
But as for me, I will declare it and rejoice forever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
All the horns of the wicked He will cut off,
But the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.