But I will declare it forever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
All the horns of the wicked I will cut off,
but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.
but it is God who executes judgment,
putting down one and lifting up another.
For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup
with foaming wine, well mixed,
and he pours out from it,
and all the wicked of the earth
shall drain it down to the dregs.
do not lift up your horn on high,
or speak with haughty neck.’”
For not from the east or from the west
and not from the wilderness comes lifting up,
When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants,
it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah
I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn;
We give thanks to you, O God;
we give thanks, for your name is near.
We[a] recount your wondrous deeds.
“At the set time that I appoint
I will judge with equity.
Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the Lord,
but those of blameless ways are his delight.
Unequal weights are an abomination to the Lord,
and false scales are not good.
It is an abomination to kings to do evil,
for the throne is established by righteousness.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
but he loves him who pursues righteousness.
Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy;[a]
do not desire his delicacies,
for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.[b]
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
but his heart is not with you.
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.
If you have found honey, eat only enough for you,
lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,
and never satisfied are the eyes of man.
One pretends to be rich,[a] yet has nothing;
another pretends to be poor,[b] yet has great wealth.
The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth,
but a poor man hears no threat.
The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food,
but it is swept away through injustice.
The rich and the poor meet together;
the Lord is the Maker of them all.
All a poor man’s brothers hate him;
how much more do his friends go far from him!
He pursues them with words, but does not have them.
The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
but the rich has many friends.
nevertheless, like men you shall die,
and fall like any prince.”[a]
Arise, O God, judge the earth;
for you shall inherit all the nations!
They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
I said, “You are gods,
sons of the Most High, all of you;
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”