We thank you, O God!
We give thanks because you are near.
People everywhere tell of your mighty miracles.
God says, "At the time I have planned,
I will bring justice against the wicked.
When the earth quakes and its people live in turmoil,
I am the one who keeps its foundations firm.
I warned the proud, 'Stop your boasting!'
I told the wicked, 'Don't raise your fists!
Don't lift your fists in defiance at the heavens
or speak with rebellious arrogance.'"
For no one on earth - from east or west,
or even from the wilderness -
can raise another person up.
It is God alone who judges;
he decides who will rise and who will fall.
For the LORD holds a cup in his hand;
it is full of foaming wine mixed with spices.
He pours the wine out in judgement,
and all the wicked must drink it,
draining it to the dregs.
But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
For God says, "I will cut off the strength of the wicked,
but I will increase the power of the godly."