Psalm 9 CSB

Celebration of God's Justice

For the choir director: according to Muth-labben. A Davidic psalm.

1 I will thank the Lord with all my heart; I will declare all Your wonderful works.

References for Psalms 9:1

      2 I will rejoice and boast about You; I will sing about Your name, Most High.
      3 When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before You.
      4 For You have upheld my just cause;a You are seated on Your throne as a righteous judge.

      References for Psalms 9:4

        • b 9:4 - Lit my justice and my cause
          5 You have rebuked the nations: You have destroyed the wicked; You have erased their name forever and ever.
          6 The enemy has come to eternal ruin; You have uprooted the cities, and the very memory of them has perished.
          7 But the Lord sits enthroned forever; He has established His throne for judgment.
          8 He judges the world with righteousness; He executes judgment on the peoples with fairness.b

          References for Psalms 9:8

            • c 9:8 - Ps 96:13; 98:9; Rv 19:11
              9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
              10 Those who know Your name trust in You because You have not abandoned those who seek You, Lord.c

              References for Psalms 9:10

                  11 Sing to the Lord, who dwells in Zion; proclaim His deeds among the peoples.
                  12 For the One who seeks an accounting for bloodshed remembers them;d He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.e

                  References for Psalms 9:12

                    • e 9:12 - Gn 9:5
                    • f 9:12 - Ps 12:5; Pr 22:22-23
                      13 Be gracious to me, Lord; consider my affliction at the hands of those who hate me. Lift me up from the gates of death,
                      14 so that I may declare all Your praises. I will rejoice in Your salvation within the gates of Daughter Zion.f

                      References for Psalms 9:14

                        • g 9:14 - Jerusalem
                          15 The nations have fallen into the pit they made; their foot is caught in the net they have concealed.
                          16 The Lord has revealed Himself; He has executed justice, striking downg the wickedh by the work of their hands. Higgaion. Selah

                          References for Psalms 9:16

                            • h 9:16 - Or justice, snaring
                            • i 9:16 - LXX, Aq, Syr, Tg read justice, the wicked is trapped
                              17 The wicked will return to Sheoli- all the nations that forget God.

                              References for Psalms 9:17

                                • j 9:17 - Gn 3:19; Jb 17:16
                                  18 For the oppressed will not always be forgotten; the hope of the afflictedj will not perish forever.

                                  References for Psalms 9:18

                                    • k 9:18 - Alt Hb tradition reads humble
                                      19 Rise up, Lord! Do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your presence.
                                      20 Put terror in them, Lord; let the nations know they are only men. Selah