Psalms Chapter 9 |
1 For the leader; ˓almuth labben. A psalm of David.
2I will praise You, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell all Your wonders.
3I will rejoice and exult in You,
singing a hymn to Your name, O Most High.
4When my enemies retreat,
they stumble to their doom at Your presence.
5For You uphold my right and claim,
enthroned as righteous judge.
6You blast the nations;
You destroy the wicked;
You blot out their name forever.
7 The enemy is no more—
You have torn down their cities;
their very names are lost.
8But the Lord abides forever;
He has set up His throne for judgment;
9it is He who judges the world with righteousness,
rules the peoples with equity.
10The Lord is a haven for the oppressed,
a haven in times of trouble.
11Those who know Your name trust You,
for You do not abandon those who turn to You, O Lord.
12Sing a hymn to the Lord, who reigns in Zion;
declare His deeds among the peoples.
13 For He does not ignore the cry of the afflicted;
He who requites bloodshed is mindful of them.
14Have mercy on me, O Lord;
see my affliction at the hands of my foes,
You who lift me from the gates of death,
15so that in the gates of Fair Zion
I might tell all Your praise,
I might exult in Your deliverance.
16The nations sink in the pit they have made;
their own foot is caught in the net they have hidden.
17The Lord has made Himself known:
He works judgment;
the wicked man is snared by his own devices. Higgaion. Selah.
18Let the wicked be in Sheol,
all the nations who ignore God!
19Not always shall the needy be ignored,
nor the hope of the afflicted forever lost.
20Rise, O Lord!
Let not men have power;
let the nations be judged in Your presence.
21Strike fear into them, O Lord;
let the nations know they are only men. Selah.