Psalm 9 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the wonderful things you have done. 1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.
2 I will sing with joy because of you. I will sing praise to you, Almighty God. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
3 My enemies turn back when you appear; they fall down and die. 3 My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
4 You are fair and honest in your judgments, and you have judged in my favor. 4 For you have upheld my right and my cause; you have sat on your throne, judging righteously.
5 You have condemned the heathen and destroyed the wicked; they will be remembered no more. 5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
6 Our enemies are finished forever; you have destroyed their cities, and they are completely forgotten. 6 Endless ruin has overtaken the enemy, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.
7 But the Lord is king forever; he has set up his throne for judgment. 7 The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.
8 He rules the world with righteousness; he judges the nations with justice. 8 He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.
9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a place of safety in times of trouble. 9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know you, Lord, will trust you; you do not abandon anyone who comes to you. 10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
11 Sing praise to the Lord, who rules in Zion! Tell every nation what he has done! 11 Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.
12 God remembers those who suffer; he does not forget their cry, and he punishes those who wrong them. 12 For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.
13 Be merciful to me, O Lord! See the sufferings my enemies cause me! Rescue me from death, O Lord, 13 O LORD, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
14 that I may stand before the people of Jerusalem and tell them all the things for which I praise you. I will rejoice because you saved me. 14 that I may declare your praises in the gates of the Daughter of Zion and there rejoice in your salvation.
15 The heathen have dug a pit and fallen in; they have been caught in their own trap. 15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
16 The Lord has revealed himself by his righteous judgments, and the wicked are trapped by their own deeds. 16 The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. "Higgaion." "Selah"
17 Death is the destiny of all the wicked, of all those who reject God. 17 The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God.
18 The needy will not always be neglected; the hope of the poor will not be crushed forever. 18 But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.
19 Come, Lord! Do not let anyone defy you! Bring the heathen before you and pronounce judgment on them. 19 Arise, O LORD, let not man triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.
20 Make them afraid, O Lord; make them know that they are only mortal beings. 20 Strike them with terror, O LORD; let the nations know they are but men. "Selah"