God Abases the Proud, but Exalts the Righteous.

For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.

1 We agive thanks to You, O God, we give thanks,

For Your name is bnear;

Men declare cYour wondrous works.

2 “When I select an aappointed time,

It is I who bjudge with equity.

3 “The aearth and all who dwell in it 1melt;

It is I who have firmly set its bpillars.


4 “I said to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’

And to the wicked, ‘aDo not lift up the horn;

5 Do not lift up your horn on high,

aDo not speak with insolent 1pride.’ ”

6 For not from the east, nor from the west,

Nor from the 1adesert comes exaltation;

7 But aGod is the Judge;

He bputs down one and exalts another.

8 For a acup is in the hand of the Lord, and the wine foams;

It is 1bwell mixed, and He pours out of this;

Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and cdrink down its dregs.

9 But as for me, I will adeclare it forever;

I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 And all the ahorns of the wicked 1He will cut off,

But bthe horns of the righteous will be lifted up.


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