To him that excelleth Destroy not.

A Psalme or song committed to Asaph.
1
We will prayse thee, O God, we will prayse thee, for thy Name is neere: therefore they will declare thy wonderous workes.
2
When I shall take a conuenient time, I will iudge righteously.
3
The earth and all the inhabitantes thereof are dissolued: but I will establish the pillers of it.
Selah.
4
I saide vnto the foolish, Be not so foolish, and to the wicked, Lift not vp the horne.
5
Lift not vp your horne on high, neither speake with a stiffe necke.
6
For to come to preferment is neither from the East, nor from the West, nor from the South,
7
But God is the iudge: he maketh lowe and he maketh hie.
8
For in the hand of the Lord is a cup, and the wine is red: it is full mixt, and he powreth out of the same: surely all the wicked of the earth shall wring out and drinke the dregges thereof.
9
But I will declare for euer, and sing prayses vnto the God of Iaakob.
10
All the hornes of the wicked also will I breake: but the hornes of the righteous shalbe exalted.