1 We praise you, God! We praise you your presence draws near as we declare your wonderful deeds.
2 "At the time that I choose I will judge the righteous. 3 While the earth and all its inhabitants melt away, it is I who keep its pillars firm." Interlude 4 I will say to the proud, "Don't brag," and to the wicked, "Don't vaunt your strength. 5 Don't use your strength to fight heaven or speak from stubborn arrogance."
6 For exaltation comes not from the east, the west, or the wilderness, 7 since God is the judge. This one he will debase or that one he will exalt. 8 For there is a cup in the hand of the LORD, foaming with well-mixed wine that he will pour out, leaving only the dregs, from which all the wicked of the earth will drink.
9 But as for me, I will declare forever, singing praise to the God of Jacob.
10 I will cut down the strength of the wicked, but the strength of the righteous will be lifted up. To the Director: With stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.

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