1. For the leader. Do not destroy! A psalm of Asaph; a song.

2. We thank you, God, we give thanks; we call upon your name, declare your wonderful deeds. You said:

3. "I will choose the time; I will judge fairly.

4. The earth and all its inhabitants will quake, but I have firmly set its pillars." Selah

5. So I say to the boastful: "Do not boast!" to the wicked: "Do not raise your horns!

6. Do not raise your horns against heaven! Do not speak arrogantly against the Rock!"

7. For judgment comes not from east or from west, not from the desert or from the mountains,

8. But from God who decides, who brings some low and raises others high.

9. Yes, a cup is in the LORD'S hand, foaming wine, fully spiced. When God pours it out, they will drain it even to the dregs; all the wicked of the earth must drink.

10. But I will rejoice forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob,

11. Who has said: "I will break off all the horns of the wicked, but the horns of the just shall be lifted up."

“Onde não há obediência, não há virtude. Onde não há virtude, não há bem, não há amor; e onde não há amor, não há Deus; e sem Deus não se chega ao Paraíso. Tudo isso é como uma escada: se faltar um degrau, caímos”. São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina