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God Will Judge with Equity

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.

75:1 We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We[1] recount your wondrous deeds.

2“At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity. 3When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah

4I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn; 5do not lift up your horn on high, or speak with haughty neck.’”

6For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up, 7but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another. 8For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed, and he pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs.

9But I will declare it forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. 10All the horns of the wicked I will cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.

[1] Hebrew They

Psalm 76

Who Can Stand Before You?

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.

76:1 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel. 2His abode has been established in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. 3There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. Selah

4Glorious are you, more majestic than the mountains of prey. 5The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil; they sank into sleep; all the men of war were unable to use their hands. 6At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both rider and horse lay stunned.

7But you, you are to be feared! Who can stand before you when once your anger is roused? 8From the heavens you uttered judgment; the earth feared and was still, 9when God arose to establish judgment, to save all the humble of the earth. Selah

10Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant[2] of wrath you will put on like a belt. 11Make your vows to the Lord your God and perform them; let all around him bring gifts to him who is to be feared, 12who cuts off the spirit of princes, who is to be feared by the kings of the earth.

[2] Or extremity 

Psalm 77

In the Day of Trouble I Seek the Lord

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun.[3] A Psalm of Asaph.

77:1 I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me. 2In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. 3When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah

4You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. 5I consider the days of old, the years long ago. 6I said,[4] “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search: 7“Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable? 8Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time? 9Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?” Selah

10Then I said, “I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.”[5]

11I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. 12I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. 13Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? 14You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. 15You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph.  Selah

16When the waters saw you, O God, when the waters saw you, they were afraid; indeed, the deep trembled. 17The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth thunder; your arrows flashed on every side. 18The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook. 19Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.[6] 20You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

[3] Probably a musical or liturgical term  [4] Hebrew lacks I said  [5] Or This is my grief: that the right hand of the Most High has changed  [6] Hebrew unknown 

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