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Psalm 75 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

Psalm 75[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘Do Not Destroy’. A psalm of Asaph. A song.

We praise you, God,
    we praise you, for your Name is near;
    people tell of your wonderful deeds.

You say, ‘I choose the appointed time;
    it is I who judge with equity.
When the earth and all its people quake,
    it is I who hold its pillars firm.[b]
To the arrogant I say, “Boast no more,”
    and to the wicked, “Do not lift up your horns.[c]
Do not lift your horns against heaven;
    do not speak so defiantly.”’

No one from the east or the west
    or from the desert can exalt themselves.
It is God who judges:
    he brings one down, he exalts another.
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.

As for me, I will declare this for ever;
    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 shall be lifted up.’

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 75:1 In Hebrew texts 75:1-10 is numbered 75:2-11.
  2. Psalm 75:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
  3. Psalm 75:4 Horns here symbolise strength; also in verses 5 and 10.
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Psalm 75 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Psalm 75

For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a psalm of Asaph; a song.

We give thanks to you, O God! We give thanks!
You reveal your presence;
people tell about your amazing deeds.
God says,
“At the appointed times,
I judge fairly.
When the earth and all its inhabitants dissolve in fear,
I make its pillars secure.” (Selah)
I say to the proud, “Do not be proud,”
and to the wicked, “Do not be so confident of victory!
Do not be so certain you have won!
Do not speak with your head held so high!
For victory does not come from the east or west,
or from the wilderness.
For God is the judge!
He brings one down and exalts another.
For the Lord holds in his hand a cup full
of foaming wine mixed with spices,
and pours it out.
Surely all the wicked of the earth
will slurp it up and drink it to its very last drop.”
As for me, I will continually tell what you have done;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob!
10 God says,
“I will bring down all the power of the wicked;
the godly will be victorious.”

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