For the director of music. A psalm of Asaph. A song to the tune of “Do Not Destroy.”
God, we praise you.
We praise you because you are near to us.
People talk about the wonderful things you have done.
2You say, “I choose the appointed time to judge people.
And I judge them fairly.
3When the earth and all its people tremble,
I keep everything from falling to pieces.
4To the proud I say, ‘Don’t brag anymore.’
To sinners I say, ‘Don’t show off your power.
5Don’t show it off against me.
Don’t talk back to me.’ ”
6No one from east or west or north or south
can judge themselves.
7God is the one who judges.
He says to one person, “You are guilty.”
To another he says, “You are not guilty.”
8In the hand of the Lord is a cup.
It is full of wine mixed with spices.
It is the wine of his anger.
He pours it out. All the evil people on earth
drink it down to the very last drop.
9I will speak about this forever.
I will sing praise to the God of Jacob.
10God says, “I will destroy the power of all sinful people.
But I will make godly people more powerful.”