To the director: To the tune “Don’t Destroy.” One of Asaph’s songs of praise.
1 We praise you, God!
We praise you because you* you Literally, “your name.” are near to us.
We tell about the amazing things you have done.
2 God says, “I have chosen a time for judgment,
and I will judge fairly.
3 The earth and all its people may shake,
but I am the one who keeps it steady.
4 “To those who are proud I say, ‘Stop your boasting.’
I warn the wicked, ‘Don’t brag about how strong you are.
5 Don’t be so sure that you will win.
Don’t boast that victory is yours!’ ”
6 There is no power on earth
that can make a person important.† Literally, “Not from the east or the west and not from the desert mountains.”
7 God is the judge.
He decides who will be important.
He lifts one person up and brings another down.
8 The LORD has a cup in his hand.
It is filled with the poisoned wine of his anger.
He will pour out this wine,
and the wicked will drink it to the last drop.
9 I will always tell people how great God is.
I will sing praise to the God of Jacob.
10 God says, “I will take away any power the wicked have
and give it to those who are good.”
*75:1 you Literally, “your name.”
†75:6 Literally, “Not from the east or the west and not from the desert mountains.”