God Abases the Proud, but Exalts the Righteous.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. F798 A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.
1 We give R2290 thanks to You, O God, we give thanks,
For Your name is near; R2291
Men declare Your R2292 wondrous works.
2 "When I select an appointed R2293 time,
It is I who judge R2294 with equity.
3 "The earth R2295 and all who dwell in it melt; F799
It is I who have firmly set its pillars. R2296 Selah. F800
4 "I said to the boastful, `Do not boast,'
And to the wicked, `Do R2297 not lift up the horn;
5 Do not lift up your horn on high,
Do R2298 not speak with insolent pride.' F801 "
6 For not from the east, nor from the west,
Nor from the desert R2299 F802 comes exaltation;
7 But God R2300 is the Judge;
He puts R2301 down one and exalts another.
8 For a cup R2302 is in the hand of the LORD, and the wine foams;
It is well R2303 F803 mixed, and He pours out of this;
Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and drink R2304 down its dregs.
9 But as for me, I will declare R2305 it forever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 And all the horns R2306 of the wicked He F804 will cut off,
But the R2307 horns of the righteous will be lifted up.
F798: Lit goes forth
F799: Lit overflow
F800: Or they speak in wickedness; From on high they speak of oppression
F801: Or in
F802: Lit walks
F803: Or His
F804: Lit drained out
R2290: Psalms 79:13
R2291: Psalms 145:18
R2292: Psalms 26:7; 44:1; 71:17
R2293: Psalms 102:13
R2294: Psalms 9:8; 67:4; Isaiah 11:4
R2295: Psalms 46:6; Isaiah 24:19
R2296: 1 Samuel 2:8
R2297: Zechariah 1:21
R2298: 1 Samuel 2:3; Psalms 94:4
R2299: Psalms 3:3
R2300: Psalms 50:6
R2301: 1 Samuel 2:7; Psalms 147:6; Daniel 2:21
R2302: Job 1:21:20; Psalms 11:6; 60:3; Jeremiah 25:15
R2303: Proverbs 23:30
R2304: Obadiah 1:1:16
R2305: Psalms 22:22; 40:10
R2306: Psalms 101:8; Jeremiah 48:25
R2307: 1 Samuel 2:1; Psalms 89:17; 92:10; 148:14