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75:1 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
75:3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.
75:4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
75:5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
75:6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
75:7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
75:8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
75:9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

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Everything King James Bible:Psalms
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 75

The psalmist declares his resolution of executing Judgment.
(1-5) He rebukes the wicked, and concludes with resolutions to
praise God. (6-10)

1-5 We often pray for Mercy, when in pursuit of it; and shall
we only once or twice give thanks, when we obtain it? God shows
that he is nigh to us in what we Call upon him for. Public
trusts are to be managed uprightly. This may Well be applied to
Christ and his government. Man's Sin threatened to destroy the
whole Creation; but Christ saved the world from utter ruin. He
who is made of God to us Wisdom, bids us be Wise. To the proud,
daring sinners he says, Boast not of your power, persist not in
contempt. All the present hopes and future happiness of the
human race Spring from the Son of God.

6-10. No second causes will raise men to preferment without the
First Cause. It comes neither from the East, nor from the west,
nor from the South. He mentions not the north; the same Word
that signifies the north, signifies the secret place; and from
the secret of God's counsel it does come. From God alone all
must receive their doom. There are mixtures of Mercy and Grace
in the Cup of affliction, when it is Put into the hands of God's
people; mixtures of the Curse, when it is Put into the hands of
the wicked. God's people have their share in common calamities,
but the Dregs of the Cup are for the wicked. The exaltation of
the Son of David will be the subject of the saints' Everlasting
praises. Then let sinners submit to the King of Righteousness,
and let believers rejoice in and obey him.

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