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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882] at

Psalms Chapter 75

Psalms 75:1

psa 75:1

Al-taschith--(See on Psa 57:1, title). In impending danger, the Psalmist, anticipating relief in view of God's righteous government, takes courage and renders praise. (Psa 75:1-10)

God's name or perfections are set forth by His wondrous works.

Psalms 75:2

psa 75:2

These verses express the purpose of God to administer a just government, and in a time of anarchy that He sustains the nation. Some apply the words to the Psalmist.

receive the congregation--literally, "take a set time" (Psa 102:13; Hos 2:3), or an assembly at a set time--that is, for judging.

Psalms 75:3

psa 75:3

pillars of it-- (Sa1 2:8).

Psalms 75:4

psa 75:4

Here the writer speaks in view of God's declaration, warning the wicked.

Lift . . . up the horn--to exalt power, here, of the wicked himself--that is, to be arrogant or self-elated.

Psalms 75:5

psa 75:5

speak . . . neck--insolently.

Psalms 75:6

psa 75:6

promotion--literally, "a lifting up." God is the only right judge of merit.

Psalms 75:8

psa 75:8

in the hand . . . a cup . . . red--God's wrath often thus represented (compare Isa 51:17 Jer 25:15).

but the dregs--literally, "surely the dregs, they shall drain it."

Psalms 75:9

psa 75:9

Contrasted is the lot of the pious who will praise God, and, acting under His direction, will destroy the power of the wicked, and exalt that of the righteous.

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