God Abases the Proud, but Exalts the Righteous.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.
1We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks,
For Your name is near;
Men declare Your wondrous works.
2"When I select an appointed time,
It is I who judge with equity.
3"The earth and all who dwell in it #Or tottermelt;
It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah.
4"I said to the boastful, 'Do not boast,'
And to the wicked, 'Do not lift up the horn;
5Do not lift up your horn on high,
Do not speak with insolent pride.'"
6For not from the east, nor from the west,
Nor from the desert comes exaltation;
7But God is the Judge;
He puts down one and exalts another.
8For a cup is in the hand of the Lord, and the wine foams;
It is well mixed, and He pours out of this;
Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and drink down its dregs.
9But as for me, I will declare it forever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10And all the horns of the wicked He will cut off,
But the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.
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