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Psalm 9 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, I will praise you with all my heart. I will tell about all of 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 glad and full of joy because of you. Most High God, I will sing praise to you. 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 fall down and die right in front of you. 3 My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
4 You have proved that I haven't done anything wrong. You have sat on your throne and judged fairly. 4 For you have upheld my right and my cause; you have sat on your throne, judging righteously.
5 You have punished the nations. You have destroyed evil people. You have erased their names from your book for ever 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 has been destroyed forever. You have leveled their cities to the ground. Even the memory of them is gone. 6 Endless ruin has overtaken the enemy, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.
7 The LORD rules forever. He has set up his throne so that he can judge people. 7 The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.
8 He will judge the world in keeping with what is right. He will rule over all of its people fairly. 8 He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.
9 The LORD is a place of safety for those who have been beaten down. He keeps them safe in times of trouble. 9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Lord, those who know you will trust in you. You have never deserted those who look to you. 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. He rules from his throne in Zion. Tell among the nations what he has done. 11 Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.
12 The One who pays back murderers remembers. He doesn't forget the cries of those who are hurting. 12 For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.
13 Lord, see how badly my enemies treat me! Show me your favor. Don't let me go down to 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 I can give praise to you at the gates of the city of Zion. There I will be full of joy because you have 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 have dug. Their feet are caught in the net they have hidden. 15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
16 The LORD is known to be fair. Evil people are trapped by what they have done. "Higgaion." "Selah" 16 The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. "Higgaion." "Selah"
17 Sinful people go down to the grave. So do all the nations that forget God. 17 The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God.
18 But those who are in need will always be remembered. The hope of those who are hurting will never die. 18 But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.
19 Lord, rise up. Don't let people win the battle. Let the nations come to you and be judged. 19 Arise, O LORD, let not man triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.
20 Lord, strike them with terror. Let the nations know they are only human. "Selah" 20 Strike them with terror, O LORD; let the nations know they are but men. "Selah"