Psalms – Chapter 75

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.74. 75. 76.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 75

1

1 For the leader. Do not destroy! A psalm of Asaph; a song.

2

2 We thank you, God, we give thanks; we call upon your name, declare your wonderful deeds. You said:

3

“I will choose the time; I will judge fairly.

4

The earth and all its inhabitants will quake, but I have firmly set its pillars.” Selah

5

3 So I say to the boastful: “Do not boast!” to the wicked: “Do not raise your horns!

6

Do not raise your horns against heaven! Do not speak arrogantly against the Rock!”

7

For judgment comes not from east or from west, not from the desert or from the mountains,

8

But from God who decides, who brings some low and raises others high.

9

4 Yes, a cup is in the LORD’S hand, foaming wine, fully spiced. When God pours it out, they will drain it even to the dregs; all the wicked of the earth must drink.

10

But I will rejoice forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob,

11

Who has said: “I will break off all the horns of the wicked, but the horns of the just shall be lifted up.”

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1 [Psalm 75] The psalmist gives thanks and rejoices ( Psalm 75:2,  10) for the direct intervention of God, which is promised in two oracles (3-4,11). Expecting that divine intervention, the psalmist warns evildoers to repent ( Psalm 75:5-9).

2 [2] You said: supplied for clarity here and in  Psalm 75:11. The translation assumes in both places that the psalmist is citing an oracle of God.

3 [5] Do not raise your horns!: the horn is the symbol of strength; to raise one’s horn is to exalt one’s own power as  Psalm 75:5 explains.

4 A cup: “the cup of God’s wrath” is the punishment inflicted on the wicked. Cf  Isaiah 51:17;  Jeremiah 25:15-29;  49:12;  Ezekiel 23:31-33. Spiced: literally, “a mixed drink”; spices or drugs were added to wine. Cf  Proverb 9:2, 5.

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Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.74. 75. 76.149. 150.

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