THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 75 ©
David gives thanks to God, together with all the godly, for the gracious change of affairs in Israel, and vows that, being once made by God (Who is the Author to exult and to humble) king over Israel, he will reign piously, punishing the wicked, and exalting the good, and praising God, Who indeed permits the godly to drink of the cup of His wrath, but makes the ungodly to empty it with the dregs.
To the 1chief Musician, 2Al-taschith, A Psalm or 3Song 4of Asaph.
UNTO thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy 5name is near thy wondrous works 6declare.
When I shall receive the 7congregation I will judge 8uprightly.
The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are 9dissolved: I 10bear up the pillars of it. 11Selah.
I said unto the 12fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the 13horn:
Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a 14stiff neck.
For 15promotion cometh neither from the 16east, nor from the west, nor from the 17south.
But God 18is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
For in the hand of the LORD there is a 19cup, and the wine is 20red; it is full of 21mixture; and he 22poureth out of the same: but the 23dregs 24thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall 25wring them out, and drink them.
But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
All the 26horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the 27horns of the righteous shall be exalted.