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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book III
God Abases the Proud, but Exalts the Righteous
For the Chief Musician; set to Al-Tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.
[1]  WE give thanks unto thee, O God;
We give thanks, for 1 thy name is near:
Men tell of thy wondrous works.
[2]  When I shall find 2 the set time,
I will judge uprightly.
[3]  The 3 earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved:
I have set 4 up the pillars of it.  [Selah
[4]  I said unto the arrogant, 5 Deal not arrogantly;
And to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
[5]  Lift not up your horn on high;
Speak not with 6 a stiff neck.
[6]  For neither from the east, nor from the west,
Nor yet from 7 the south, 8 cometh lifting up.
[7]  But God is the judge:
He putteth down one, and lifteth up another.
[8]  For in the hand of Jehovah there is a cup, and the wine foameth; 9
It is full of mixture, and he poureth out of the same:
Surely the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall drain them, and drink them.
[9]  But I will declare for ever,
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
[10]  All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off;
But the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.
Note 1. Or, for that thy name is near Thy wondrous works declare. [back]
Note 2. Heb. take. [back]
Note 3. Or, When the earth … I set up. [back]
Note 4. Heb. proportioned. [back]
Note 5. Or, fools. [back]
Note 6. Or, insolently with a haughty neck. [back]
Note 7. Or, from the wilderness of mountains cometh judgment. [back]
Note 8. Heb. wilderness. [back]
Note 9. Or, is red. [back]


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