Psalm 75:1
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New International Version
For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A psalm of Asaph. A song. We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds.

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of Asaph. A song to be sung to the tune "Do Not Destroy!" We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds.

English Standard Version
To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds.

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song. We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks, For Your name is near; Men declare Your wondrous works.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, 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 thy wondrous works declare.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: "Do Not Destroy." A psalm of Asaph. A song. We give thanks to You, God; we give thanks to You, for Your name is near. People tell about Your wonderful works."

International Standard Version
We praise you, God! We praise you —your presence draws near— as we declare your wonderful deeds.

NET Bible
For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a psalm of Asaph; a song. We give thanks to you, O God! We give thanks! You reveal your presence; people tell about your amazing deeds.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We praise you, oh God, we praise you, and we call upon your Name; we have narrated all your wonders.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; [al tashcheth]; a psalm by Asaph; a song.] We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks. You are present, and your miracles confirm that.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks, for that thy name is near, thy wondrous works declare.

King James 2000 Bible
Unto you, O God, do we give thanks, unto you do we give thanks: for that your name is near, your wondrous works declare.

American King James Version
To you, O God, do we give thanks, to you do we give thanks: for that your name is near your wondrous works declare.

American Standard Version
We give thanks unto thee, O God; We give thanks, for thy name is near: Men tell of thy wondrous works.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, corrupt not, a psalm of a canticle for Asaph. We will praise thee, O God: we will praise, and we will call upon thy name. We will relate thy wondrous works:

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' A Psalm of Asaph: a Song.} Unto thee we give thanks, O God, we give thanks; and thy name is near: thy marvellous works declare it.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song. We give thanks unto thee, O God; we give thanks, for thy name is near: men tell of thy wondrous works.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. To thee, O God, do we give thanks, to thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near, thy wondrous works declare.

World English Bible
We give thanks to you, God. We give thanks, for your Name is near. Men tell about your wondrous works.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- 'Destroy not.' -- A Psalm of Asaph. -- A Song. We have given thanks to Thee, O God, We have given thanks, and near is Thy name, They have recounted Thy wonders.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

75:1-5 We often pray for mercy, when in pursuit of it; and shall we only once or twice give thanks, when we obtain it? God shows that he is nigh to us in what we call upon him for. Public trusts are to be managed uprightly. This may well be applied to Christ and his government. Man's sin threatened to destroy the whole creation; but Christ saved the world from utter ruin. He who is made of God to us wisdom, bids us be wise. To the proud, daring sinners he says, Boast not of your power, persist not in contempt. All the present hopes and future happiness of the human race spring from the Son of God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks; for that thy Name is near thy wondrous works declare; literally, and thy Name is near (i.e. thy providence and care are close to us); this do thy wondrous works declare. The "wondrous works" are those of times past (comp. Psalm 74:12-15), whereof the psalmist anticipates a continuance or repetition.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks,.... Either David and his men, when he was delivered from Saul, and raised to the kingdom, or the Jews upon their return from the Babylonish captivity; or rather the churches of Christ under the Gospel dispensation, for the coming of Christ and the blessings of grace through him, and in the view of the sure and certain destruction of antichrist and all the wicked of the earth; yea, Christ himself may be considered as at the head of his people, joining with them in thanksgiving, to whom this action is sometimes ascribed, Matthew 11:25 and the rather since he is continued all along speaking to the end of the psalm:

unto thee do we give thanks; which is repeated to show the constancy, fervency, and sincerity with which this was performed: it may be rendered, "unto thee do we confess" (l); sins committed against God, unworthiness to receive favours from him, and his grace and goodness in bestowing them:

for that thy name is near; or rather, "for thy name is near" (m); and so the words are a reason of the above thanksgiving; for they belong not so much to what follows after as to what goes before, since the accent "athnach" is upon "thy name"; and are to be understood of God himself, for his name is himself; who is near to his people, both in relation, being their Father, and as to presence, communion, and fellowship, which are matter of praise and thanksgiving; or his works and word, by which he is known and made manifest; his works which are throughout the earth, and so near at hand, and his word which is nigh, being in the mouths and in the hearts of his people; or rather his Son, in whom his name is, his nature and divine perfections: he was at a distance in promise and prophecy, and only seen afar off; after the Babylonish captivity, at which time some think this psalm was written, he was near; the prophets Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi, speak of him as just coming; and when he was made flesh, and dwelt among men, he was near indeed, so as to be found of them, seen, heard, and handled by them; on which account there was and is reason to give thanks to God:

thy wondrous works declare; meaning either the miracles of Christ, which were proofs and evidences of his being come, and of his being the true Messiah; see Matthew 11:3 or the wonderful works done by him, which to do were the principal end of his coming; as the work of righteousness, the business of reconciliation, and in general the affair of redemption and salvation; all which were amazing instances of his power, grace, and goodness, and which are declared in the everlasting Gospel by the ministers of it; for the words, I think, may be better rendered, "they declare thy wondrous works" (n), or impersonally, "thy wondrous works are declared".

(k) "ipsi Asaph", Pagninus, Montanus; "Asapho", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. (l) "confessi sumus", Montanus; "confitemur", Cocceius, Michaelis. (m) "nam propiuquum", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. (n) "narrant mirabilia tua", Montanus; "enarrant", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

The Treasury of David

1 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

"Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks." Not to ourselves for we were helpless, but to Elohim who heard our cry, and replied to the taunt of our foes. Never let us neglect thanksgiving, or we may fear that another time our prayers will remain unanswered. As the smiling flowers gratefully reflect in their lovely colours the various constituents of the solar ray, so should gratitude spring up in our hearts after the smiles of God's providence. "Unto thee do we give thanks." We should praise God again and again. Stinted gratitude is ingratitude. For infinite goodness there should be measureless thanks. Faith promises redoubled praise for greatly needed and signal deliverances. "For that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare." God is at hand to answer and do wonders - adore we then the present Deity. We sing not of a hidden God, who sleeps and leaves the church to her fate, but of one who ever in our darkest days is most near, a very present help in trouble, "Near is his name." Baal is on a journey, but Jehovah dwells in his church. Glory be unto the Lord, whose perpetual deeds of grace and majesty are the sure tokens of his being with us always, even unto the end of the world.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

PSALM 75

Ps 75:1-10. Al-taschith—(See on [610]Ps 57:1, title). In impending danger, the Psalmist, anticipating relief in view of God's righteous government, takes courage and renders praise.

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

Psalm 75:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
We Give Thanks, for Your Name is Near
1For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song. We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks, For Your name is near; Men declare Your wondrous works. 2"When I select an appointed time, It is I who judge with equity.…
Cross References
Psalm 26:7
proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 44:1
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.

Psalm 71:17
Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.

Psalm 79:13
Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will proclaim your praise.

Psalm 145:18
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Treasury of Scripture

To you, O God, do we give thanks, to you do we give thanks: for that your name is near your wondrous works declare.

A.M.

Al-tas-chith. or, Destroy not

Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in …

Psalm 58:1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, …

A Psalm. Some consider this Psalm to have been written by David on his accession to the throne over all Israel; others refer it to the time of the captivity, considering it as a continuation of the subject in the preceding; but B. Patrick and others are of opinion that it was composed by Asaph to commemorate the overthrow of Sennacherib's army.

2 Kings 19:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his …

of Asaph. or, for Asaph
for that

Psalm 76:1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward your holy temple, and praise your name for …

Exodus 23:21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not …

Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The …

Jeremiah 10:6 For as much as there is none like to you, O LORD; you are great, …

wondrous

Deuteronomy 4:7,33,34 For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as …

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