Psalm 75 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Psalm 75)
75:1 «To the chief Musician, a Altaschith, A Psalm [or] Song of Asaph.» Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, [unto thee] do we give thanks: for [that] thy name is near b thy wondrous works declare.

(a) Read (Psalms 57:1).
(b) He declares how the faithful will always have opportunity to praise God, as in their need they will feel his power at hand to help them.

75:2 c When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

(c) When I see my time (says God) to help your miseries, I will come and set all things in good order.

75:3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars d of it. Selah.

(d) Though all things are brought to ruin, yet I can restore and preserve them.

75:5 Lift not up your e horn on high: speak [not with] a stiff neck.

(e) The prophet warns the wicked that they would not set themselves against God's people, seeing that God at his time destroys them who rule wickedly.

75:8 For in the hand of the LORD [there is] a f 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].

(f) God's wrath is compared to a cup of strong and delicate wine, with which the wicked are made so drunk that by drinking till they come to the very dregs they are utterly destroyed.

75:10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; [but] the horns of the g righteous shall be exalted.

(g) The godly will better prosper by their innocent simplicity, than the wicked will by all their craft and subtilty.