To the Chief Musician. “Do not destroy.” A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.
1. Unto You, O God, we give thanks; to You we give thanks, for Your name is near, men tell of Your wonderful works.
2. “When I appoint the set time, I will judge uprightly.
3. When the earth and all its people are dissolved, I hold up its pillars. Selah.
4. I said to the arrogant, ‘Do not boast;’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn;
5. Do not lift up your horn on high; nor speak with a stiff neck.’ ”
6. For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
7. But God is judge; He puts down one and sets up another,
8. For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; and He pours out from it; but the dregs of it, all the wicked of the earth shall drain its dregs and drink them.
9. But I will declare forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10. Also I will cut off all the horns of the wicked, but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
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