Thanksgiving for God’s Future Help
For the music director, according to Do Not Destroy.
A psalm of Asaph. A song.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
1We give thanks to you, O God;
we give thanks, and your name is near.
Your wonderful deeds are told.#Hebrew “They tell your wonderful deeds”
2“I will indeed set an appointed time;
I will judge fairly.#Hebrew “I, I will judge” might be emphatic
3The earth and all its inhabitants are shaking;#Or “melting away”
I steady#Hebrew “I, I steady” might be emphatic its columns. Selah
4I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast!’
and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn!
5Do not lift up high your#Plural horn.
Do not speak with arrogant pride.’ ”#Hebrew “an unrestrained neck”
6For it is not from the east or the west
and not from the south#Hebrew “wilderness” that lifting up comes,
7rather God is the judge;
one he brings low, and another he lifts up.
8For there is a cup in the hand of Yahweh
with#Hebrew “and” wine that foams, fully mixed,
and he pours out from this.
Surely all the wicked of the land
will quaff it down to its dregs. #Literally “they will drain, they will drink its dregs”
9But as for me, I will proclaim forever;
I will sing praise to the God of Jacob.
10“And all the horns of the wicked I will cut off.
The horns of the righteous will be lifted up.”