Psalms  ◦   Chapter 75

1We give thanks to you, O Creator God,
we give thanks, for your character of love fills our hearts;
we proclaim the beauty of your wonderful ways.

2God says, "When the time is right,
I will unite with my people
and govern them uprightly.

3When the earth and all its selfish inhabitants slowly decay,
it is I who holds the cure — the foundational design for life.

4To the arrogant I say, ‘Stop bragging about yourselves — you have no remedy,’
and to the wicked, ‘Do not blow your own horn of self-exaltation.

5Do not trumpet your own spiritual health, trying to exalt yourselves;
do not be proud, with heads held high
and necks unwilling to bend in humility and accept treatment.’"

6The exaltation and restoration of humanity
does not come from anywhere on earth —
east or west, north or south.

7It is the Creator God who governs!
The proudly-selfish die, while the humbly-righteous live.

8In the hand of the Lord is a cup
filled with the unfermented wine of absolute truth and love;
he pours it out, and all the selfish of the earth
drink down the truth of their true condition,
bitterly swallowing every evil and corrupt fact they have thus far denied.

9As for me, I will proclaim this forever;
I will sing praises to the God whom Israel trusted.

10God will destroy fear and selfishness — the power of the wicked —
but the power of truth and love will be exalted.