New International Version
For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A psalm of Asaph. A song.
2 You say, “I choose the appointed time;(C)
it is I who judge with equity.(D)
3 When the earth and all its people quake,(E)
it is I who hold its pillars(F) firm.[b]
4 To the arrogant(G) I say, ‘Boast no more,’(H)
and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horns.[c](I)
5 Do not lift your horns against heaven;
do not speak so defiantly.(J)’”
6 No one from the east or the west
or from the desert can exalt themselves.
7 It is God who judges:(K)
He brings one down, he exalts another.(L)
8 In the hand of the Lord is a cup
full of foaming wine mixed(M) with spices;
he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth
drink it down to its very dregs.(N)
9 As for me, I will declare(O) this forever;
I will sing(P) praise to the God of Jacob,(Q)
10 who says, “I will cut off the horns of all the wicked,
but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.”(R)
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.
1 God is renowned in Judah;
in Israel his name is great.(S)
2 His tent is in Salem,(T)
his dwelling place in Zion.(U)
3 There he broke the flashing arrows,(V)
the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.[e](W)
4 You are radiant with light,(X)
more majestic than mountains rich with game.
5 The valiant(Y) lie plundered,
they sleep their last sleep;(Z)
not one of the warriors
can lift his hands.
6 At your rebuke,(AA) God of Jacob,
both horse and chariot(AB) lie still.
7 It is you alone who are to be feared.(AC)
Who can stand(AD) before you when you are angry?(AE)
8 From heaven you pronounced judgment,
and the land feared(AF) and was quiet—
9 when you, God, rose up to judge,(AG)
to save all the afflicted(AH) of the land.
10 Surely your wrath against mankind brings you praise,(AI)
and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.[f]
11 Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them;(AJ)
let all the neighboring lands
bring gifts(AK) to the One to be feared.
12 He breaks the spirit of rulers;
he is feared by the kings of the earth.
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm.
3 I remembered(AQ) you, God, and I groaned;(AR)
I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.[h](AS)
4 You kept my eyes from closing;
I was too troubled to speak.(AT)
5 I thought about the former days,(AU)
the years of long ago;
6 I remembered my songs in the night.
My heart meditated and my spirit asked:
7 “Will the Lord reject forever?(AV)
Will he never show his favor(AW) again?
8 Has his unfailing love(AX) vanished forever?
Has his promise(AY) failed for all time?
9 Has God forgotten to be merciful?(AZ)
Has he in anger withheld his compassion?(BA)”
10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal:
the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.(BB)
11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember your miracles(BC) of long ago.
12 I will consider(BD) all your works
and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”(BE)
13 Your ways, God, are holy.
What god is as great as our God?(BF)
14 You are the God who performs miracles;(BG)
you display your power among the peoples.
15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people,(BH)
the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
16 The waters(BI) saw you, God,
the waters saw you and writhed;(BJ)
the very depths were convulsed.
17 The clouds poured down water,(BK)
the heavens resounded with thunder;(BL)
your arrows(BM) flashed back and forth.
18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind,(BN)
your lightning(BO) lit up the world;
the earth trembled and quaked.(BP)
19 Your path(BQ) led through the sea,(BR)
your way through the mighty waters,
though your footprints were not seen.
- Psalm 75:1 In Hebrew texts 75:1-10 is numbered 75:2-11.
- Psalm 75:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
- Psalm 75:4 Horns here symbolize strength; also in verses 5 and 10.
- Psalm 76:1 In Hebrew texts 76:1-12 is numbered 76:2-13.
- Psalm 76:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 9.
- Psalm 76:10 Or Surely the wrath of mankind brings you praise, / and with the remainder of wrath you arm yourself
- Psalm 77:1 In Hebrew texts 77:1-20 is numbered 77:2-21.
- Psalm 77:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 9 and 15.