For the leader. On the death of Labben. A psalm of David: I give thanks to ADONAI with all my heart. I will tell about all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you. I will sing praise to your name, 'Elyon.
When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before you.
For you upheld my cause as just, sitting on the throne as the righteous judge.
You rebuked the nations, destroyed the wicked, blotted out their name forever and ever.
The enemy is finished, in ruins forever; you destroyed their cities; all memory of them is lost.
But ADONAI is enthroned forever; he has set up his throne for judgment.
He will judge the world in righteousness; he will judge the peoples fairly.
ADONAI is a stronghold for the oppressed, a tower of strength in times of trouble.
Those who know your name put their trust in you, for you have not abandoned those who seek you, ADONAI.
Sing praises to ADONAI, who lives in Tziyon; proclaim his deeds among the peoples.
For the avenger of blood remembers them, he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted:
"Have mercy on me, ADONAI! See how I suffer from those who hate me; you raise me from the gates of death,
so that I can proclaim all your praises at the gates of the daughter of Tziyon and rejoice in this deliverance of yours."
The nations have drowned in the pit they dug, caught their own feet in the net they hid.
ADONAI made himself known and executed judgment; the wicked are ensnared in the work of their own hands. (Higgayon; Selah)
The wicked will return to Sh'ol, all the nations that forget God.
For the poor will not always be forgotten or the hope of the needy perish forever.
Arise, ADONAI! Don't let mortals prevail! Let the nations be judged in your presence.
Strike them with terror, ADONAI! Let the nations know they are only human. (Selah)