objective of these ‘Frameworks' is to provide an easy-to-read
layout of the text in order then to use these individual verses
for meditation. To focus each verse we have also added a subheading
summary as a description of what is happening)
Psa 75: God, the Judge
the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A psalm
of Asaph. A song.
Comments: A simple song from the office of the singers
that declares the Lord's greatness as the judge of the whole earth,
who blesses the righteous but brings down the wicked.]
God to be praised for His presence and His past with Israel
praise you, God,
we praise you, for your Name is near;
people tell of your wonderful deeds.
The Sovereign Lord fairly judges but also maintains His world
say, “I choose the appointed time;
it is I who judge with equity.
the earth and all its people quake,
it is I who hold its pillars firm.
The wicked arrogant are warned against their pride
the arrogant I say, ‘Boast no more,'
and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your
not lift your horns against heaven;
do not speak so defiantly.'”
one from the east or the west
or from the desert can exalt themselves.
God is Sovereign Judge who deals with friend & foe alike,
brining down the latter
is God who judges:
He brings one down, he exalts another.
the hand of the Lord
full of foaming wine mixed with spices;
he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth
drink it down to its very dregs.
The writer will continue to testify to the Lord who separates
the good & the bad
for me, I will declare this forever;
I will sing praise to the God of Jacob,
says, “I will cut off the horns of all the wicked,
but the horns of the righteous will be
Comments: God is seen as the One who was there with
Israel as He had been in the past [v.1]. He is the sovereign judge
[v.2,3] who warns the arrogant to be careful [v.4-6], for He is
the God who judges the wicked but exalts the righteous [v.7-10].
to Psa 76