God the Judge
For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A song of Asaph.
1God, we thank you.
We thank you because you are near.
We tell about the wonderful things you do.
2You say, “I set the time for trial.
I will judge fairly.
3The earth with all its people may shake.
I am the one who holds it steady. Selah
4I say to those who are proud, ‘Don’t brag.’
I say to the wicked, ‘Don’t show your power.
5Don’t try to use your power against heaven.
Don’t be stubborn.’”
6No one from the east or the west
or the desert can judge you.
7God is the judge.
He judges one person as guilty, and another as innocent.
8The Lord holds a cup of anger in his hand.
It is full of wine mixed with spices.
He pours it out even to the last drop.
And the wicked drink it all.
9I will tell about this forever.
I will sing praise to the God of Jacob.
10He will take all power away from the wicked.
But the power of good people will grow.