Through My Bible Yr 02 – June 10

Psalms 75 – 76

Through My Bible – June 10

Psalms 75 – 76 (EHV)

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Psalm 75

The God of History

For the choir director. “Do Not Destroy.” [1] A psalm by Asaph. A song.

Opening Praise

We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks.
Your wonderful deeds reveal that your name is near.

God’s Declaration

Yes, I choose the appointed time.
I am the one who judges rightly.
The earth and all its inhabitants are shaking.
I am the one who holds its pillars firm. Interlude
I say to the boasters, “Do not boast,”
and to the wicked, “Do not raise a horn. [2]
Do not raise your horns to the heights.
Do not speak insolently with an outstretched neck.”

His People’s Response

Indeed, power to promote someone does not come
    from the east or from the west or from the wilderness.
No, it is God who makes the decision.
He brings down one. He raises up another.
Indeed, a cup is in the hand of the Lord.
The wine foams. It is fully mixed.
He pours this out.
Yes, they drain its dregs.
All the wicked of the earth drink.

Closing Praise

As for me, I will proclaim this forever.
I will make music for the God of Jacob.
10 I will cut off all the horns of the wicked.
The horns of the righteous will be lifted up.

Psalm 76

The God of Victory

For the choir director. With stringed instruments. A psalm by Asaph. A song.

God’s Fame

God is known in Judah. In Israel his name is great.
His shelter is in Salem. His dwelling place is in Zion.

God’s Victory

There he broke the flaming arrows, Interlude
the shield and the sword, and the weapons for battle.
You shine brightly as the Mighty One from the mountains full of prey.
The strong-hearted are plundered.
They have fallen into their final sleep.
Not one of the strong men can lift his hands.
At your rebuke, [3] O God of Jacob, both chariot and horses sleep.
You are to be feared, yes, you.
Who can stand before you at the time of your wrath?
From heaven you announced judgment.
The earth feared and was quiet
when you rose up to judge, O God, Interlude
and to save all the afflicted of the earth.

God’s Fame

10 Even the wrath of mankind [4] will bring you praise.
You wear what remains of your wrath like a belt.
11 Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them.
Let all who are around him bring tribute to the one who is fearsome.
12 He restrains the spirit of nobles.
He is fearsome against the kings of the earth.


  1. Psalm 75:1 This may be the name of the melody.
  2. Psalm 75:4 The word used here is not the word for a musical horn (shofar) but the horn which is the weapon of an animal (qeren).
  3. Psalm 76:6 Or war cry
  4. Psalm 76:10 Or your wrath against man

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