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1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart. I will tell all the miracles you have done. 1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.
2 I will be happy because of you; God Most High, I will sing praises to your name. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
3 My enemies turn back; they are overwhelmed and die because of you. 3 My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
4 You have heard my complaint; you sat on your throne and judged by what was right. 4 For you have upheld my right and my cause; you have sat on your throne, judging righteously.
5 You spoke strongly against the foreign nations and destroyed the wicked; you wiped out their names forever and ever. 5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
6 The enemy is gone forever. You destroyed their cities; no one even remembers them. 6 Endless ruin has overtaken the enemy, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.
7 But the Lord rules forever. He sits on his throne to judge, 7 The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.
8 and he will judge the world in fairness; he will decide what is fair for the nations. 8 He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.
9 The Lord defends those who suffer; he defends them in times of trouble. 9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know the Lord trust him, because he will not leave those who come to him. 10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
11 Sing praises to the Lord who is king on Mount Zion. Tell the nations what he has done. 11 Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.
12 He remembers who the murderers are; he will not forget the cries of those who suffer. 12 For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.
13 Lord, have mercy on me. See how my enemies hurt me. Do not let me go through the gates of death. 13 O LORD, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
14 Then, at the gates of Jerusalem, I will 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 nations have fallen into the pit they dug. Their feet are caught in the nets they laid. 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 made himself known by his fair decisions; the wicked get trapped by what they do. Higgaion. Selah 16 The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. "Higgaion." "Selah"
17 Wicked people will go to the grave, and so will all those who forget God. 17 The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God.
18 But those who have troubles will not be forgotten. The hopes of the poor will never die. 18 But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.
19 Lord, rise up and judge the nations. Don't let people think they are strong. 19 Arise, O LORD, let not man triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.
20 Teach them to fear you, Lord. The nations must learn that they are only human.Selah 20 Strike them with terror, O LORD; let the nations know they are but men. "Selah"