1 {To the chief Musician. Upon Muthlabben. A Psalm of David.} I will praise Jehovah with my whole heart; I will recount all thy marvellous works.
References for Psalms 9:1
    • a 9:1 - Perhaps 'the death of [his] son.'
      2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee; I will sing forth thy name, O Most High.
      3 When mine enemies turned back, they stumbled and perished at thy presence:
      4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause. Thou sittest on the throne, judging righteously.
      5 Thou hast rebuked the nations, thou hast destroyed the wicked; thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
      References for Psalms 9:5
        • b 9:5 - The word is in the singular, and as such, characteristic; so in ver. 16: it is plural in ver. 17.
          6 O enemy! destructions are ended for ever. -- Thou hast also destroyed cities, even the remembrance of them hath perished.
          References for Psalms 9:6
            • c 9:6 - Or 'their memorial hath perished [along with] them,' or 'even theirs.'
              7 But Jehovah sitteth for ever; he hath ordained his throne for judgment.
              8 And it is he that will judge the world with righteousness; he shall execute judgment upon the peoples with equity.
              References for Psalms 9:8
                • d 9:8 - Tebel, the habitable earth: see 1Sam. 2.8; Ps 19.4; 24.1; 33.8; 98.7,9, &c.; Prov. 8.31.
                  9 And Jehovah will be a refuge to the oppressed one, a refuge in times of distress.
                  References for Psalms 9:9
                    • e 9:9 - Strictly, 'high fortress;' 'high tower,' Ps. 18.2.
                      10 And they that know thy name will confide in thee; for thou, Jehovah, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
                      11 Sing psalms to Jehovah who dwelleth in Zion; tell among the peoples his doings.
                      12 For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them; the cry of the afflicted ones hath he not forgotten.
                      References for Psalms 9:12
                        • f 9:12 - Or 'For he that requireth blood.'
                          13 Be gracious unto me, O Jehovah; consider mine affliction from them that hate me, lifting me up from the gates of death:
                          References for Psalms 9:13
                            • g 9:13 - Or 'thou that liftest.'
                              14 That I may declare all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will be joyful in thy salvation.
                              15 The nations are sunk down in the pit [that] they made; in the net that they hid is their own foot taken.
                              16 Jehovah is known [by] the judgment he hath executed: the wicked is ensnared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
                              References for Psalms 9:16
                                • h 9:16 - This may mean, 'to be played on the harp;' if not 'meditate.' Same word as Ps. 19.14; 92.3; Lam. 3.62.
                                  17 The wicked shall be turned into Sheol, all the nations that forget God.
                                  18 For the needy one shall not be forgotten alway; the hope of the meek shall not perish for ever.
                                  References for Psalms 9:18
                                    • i 9:18 - Plural, or 'the afflicted ones;' 'meek' and 'afflicted' are connected in Hebrew.
                                      19 Arise, Jehovah; let not man prevail: let the nations be judged in thy sight.
                                      20 Put them in fear, Jehovah: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
                                      References for Psalms 9:20
                                        • j 9:20 - Enosh: see Ps. 8.4.