For the [music] director, according to Muth-labben. A psalm of David.

Praise for Yahweh’s Justice

1 I will thank Yahweh with all my heart. I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

References for Psalms 9:1

    • a 9:1 - Meaning uncertain
    • b 9:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
      2 I will be glad and rejoice in you. I will sing [the praise of] your name, O Most High.
      3 When my enemies turn back, they will stumble and perish because of your presence.
      4 For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on [the] throne judging correctly.
      5 You have rebuked [the] nations; you have destroyed [the] wicked. Their name you have blotted out forever and ever.
      6 The enemies are destroyed [in] ruins forever, and you have uprooted [their] cities; their very memory has perished.
      7 But Yahweh sits [enthroned] forever. He has established his throne for judgment.
      8 And he will judge [the] world with righteousness. He will judge [the] peoples with equity.
      9 And Yahweh will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of distress.
      10 And those who know your name will trust in you, for you do not forsake those [who] seek you, O Yahweh.
      11 Sing [praises] to Yahweh [who] sits [enthroned] in Zion. Tell his deeds among the peoples,

      References for Psalms 9:11

        • c 9:11 - Or "who dwells"
          12 for he [who] {avenges bloodshed} remembers them. He does not forget the distressed cry of [the] afflicted.

          References for Psalms 9:12

            • d 9:12 - Literally "seeks bloods"
              13 Be gracious to me, O Yahweh. See my suffering from [those who] hate me, [you who] lift me up from the gates of death,
              14 so that I may tell of all your praises. In the gates of the daughter of Zion let me rejoice in your salvation.
              15 [The] nations have fallen in [the] pit [that] they made; their foot is caught in [the] net that they hid.
              16 Yahweh has made himself known; he has executed judgment. The wicked is snared by the work of his hands. Higgaion Selah

              References for Psalms 9:16

                • e 9:16 - Hebrew musical term
                  17 [The] wicked shall turn back to Sheol, all [the] nations forgetting God,
                  18 for [the] needy shall not always be forgotten; the hope of the poor shall never perish.
                  19 Rise up, O Yahweh, let not humans prevail; let [the] nations be judged before you.

                  References for Psalms 9:19

                    • f 9:19 - Hebrew "human"
                      20 O Yahweh, put them in fear. Let [the] nations know they [are merely] human. Selah