Psalms 75 – New International Version NIV

New International Version

Psalms 75:1-10

Psalm 75In Hebrew texts 75:1-10 is numbered 75:2-11.

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A psalm of Asaph. A song.

1We praise you, God,

we praise you, for your Name is near;

people tell of your wonderful deeds.

2You say, “I choose the appointed time;

it is I who judge with equity.

3When the earth and all its people quake,

it is I who hold its pillars firm.75:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

4To the arrogant I say, ‘Boast no more,’

and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horns.75:4 Horns here symbolize strength; also in verses 5 and 10.

5Do not lift your horns against heaven;

do not speak so defiantly.’ ”

6No one from the east or the west

or from the desert can exalt themselves.

7It is God who judges:

He brings one down, he exalts another.

8In 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.

9As for me, I will declare this forever;

I will sing praise to the God of Jacob,

10who says, “I will cut off the horns of all the wicked,

but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.”