Psalm 75

God Humbles the Proud, but Exalts the Righteous.

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

75 We give thanks to You, God, we give thanks,
For Your name is near;
People declare Your wondrous works.
“When I select an appointed time,
It is I who judge fairly.
The earth and all who inhabit it [b]are unsteady;
It is I who have firmly set its pillars. Selah
I said to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
And to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn;
Do not lift up your horn on high,
Do not speak with insolent [c]pride.’”

For not from the east, nor from the west,
Nor from the [d]desert comes exaltation;
But God is the Judge;
He puts down one and exalts another.
For a cup is in the hand of the Lord, and the wine foams;
It is [e]well mixed, and He pours out of this;
Certainly all the wicked of the earth must drain and drink its dregs.

But as for me, I will declare it forever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 And [f]He will cut off all the horns of the wicked,
But the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.


  1. Psalm 75 Title Lit Do Not Destroy
  2. Psalm 75:3 Lit totter
  3. Psalm 75:5 Lit neck
  4. Psalm 75:6 Or mountainous desert
  5. Psalm 75:8 Lit full of mixture
  6. Psalm 75:10 Heb I