(A psalm and a song by Asaph for the music leader. To the tune “Don't Destroy”.#Psalm 75 Don't Destroy: See the note at Psalm 57.)
Praise God for all he has done
1Our God, we thank you
for being so near to us!
Everyone celebrates
your wonderful deeds.
2You have set a time
to judge with fairness.
3The earth trembles,
and its people shake;
you alone keep
its foundations firm.
4You tell every boaster,
“Stop boasting!”
And to the wicked you say,
“Don't boast of your power!
5Stop boasting! Stop telling me
how great you are.”
6Our Lord and our God,
victory doesn't come
from the east or the west
or from the desert.
7You are the one who judges.
You can take away power
and give it to others.
8You hold in your hand
a cup filled with wine,#75.8 a cup … wine: In the Old Testament “a cup filled with wine” sometimes stands for God's anger.
strong and foaming.
You will pour out some
for every sinful person
on this earth,
and they will have to drink
until it is gone.
9But I will always tell about
you, the God of Jacob,
and I will sing your praise.
10Our Lord, you will destroy
the power of evil people,
but you will give strength
to those who are good.
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