Thanksgiving for God’s Righteous Judgment
To the Chief Musician. Set to #Ps. 57:title“Do Not Destroy.” A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.
1We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!
For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.
2“When I choose the proper time,
I will judge uprightly.
3The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved;
I set up its pillars firmly.
4“I said to the boastful, ‘Do not deal boastfully,’
And to the wicked, #(1 Sam. 2:3); Ps. 94:4‘Do not lift up the horn.
5Do not lift up your horn on high;
Do not speak with a stiff neck.’ ”
6For exaltation comes neither from the east
Nor from the west nor from the south.
7But #Ps. 50:6God is the Judge:
#1 Sam. 2:7; Ps. 147:6; Dan. 2:21He puts down one,
And exalts another.
8For #Job 21:20; Ps. 60:3; Jer. 25:15; Rev. 14:10; 16:19in the hand of the Lord there is a cup,
And the wine is red;
It is fully mixed, and He pours it out;
Surely its dregs shall all the wicked of the earth
Drain and drink down.
9But I will declare forever,
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10“All#Ps. 101:8; Jer. 48:25 the horns of the wicked I will also cut off,
But #Ps. 89:17; 148:14the horns of the righteous shall be #1 Sam. 2:1exalted.”