For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A psalm of Asaph [C a Levitical musician, a descendant of Gershon, at the time of David; 1 Chr. 6:39; 15:17; 2 Chr. 5:12]. A song.
75 God, we ·thank [praise] you; we ·thank [praise] you because ·you [L your name] are near. We tell about the ·miracles [wonders] you do.
2 You say, “I set ·the time for trial [L an appointed time], and I will judge ·fairly [with integrity]. 3 The earth with all its people may ·shake [totter], but I ·am the one who holds it steady [L set/establish its pillars; C the idea was that the earth was supported by pillars]. ·Selah[Interlude] 4 I say to those who ·are proud [brag; boast], ‘Don’t ·be proud [brag; boast],’ and to the wicked, ‘Don’t ·show your power [L exalt your horn; C a horn is a symbol of strength]. 5 Don’t ·try to use your power [L exalt your horn] against ·heaven [L the heights; or on high]. Don’t ·be stubborn [L speak with an insolent neck].’”
6 No one from the east or the west or the ·desert [wilderness] ·can judge you [comes exalting]. 7 God is the judge; he ·judges one person as guilty [L puts one down] and ·another as innocent [L raises another up]. 8 The Lord holds a cup in his hand; it is ·full of wine mixed with [foaming wine full of] spices [C the cup of God’s wrath; 60:3; Jer. 25:15–29; Nah. 3:11; Matt. 26:39]. He pours it out ·even to the last drop [until its dregs drain out], and the wicked drink it all.
9 I will tell about this forever; I will ·sing praise [make a psalm] to the God of Jacob. 10 ·He will take all power away from [L I will cut off all the horns of] the wicked [v. 4], but the ·power [L horn] of ·good [righteous] people will ·grow [be exalted].
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