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Psalm 9:1-20 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I will thank you, LORD, with all my heart; I will talk about all your wonderful acts. 1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.
2 I will celebrate and rejoice in you; I will sing praises to your name, Most High. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
3 When my enemies turn and retreat, they fall down and die right in front of you 3 My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
4 because you have established justice for me and my claim, because you rule from the throne, establishing justice rightly. 4 For you have upheld my right and my cause; you have sat on your throne, judging righteously.
5 You've denounced the nations, destroyed the wicked. You've erased their names for all time. 5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
6 Every enemy is wiped out, like something ruined forever. You've torn down their cities— even the memory of them is dead. 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 assumes his throne for the sake of justice. 7 The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.
8 He will establish justice in the world rightly; he will judge all people fairly. 8 He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.
9 The LORD is a safe place for the oppressed— a safe place in difficult times. 9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name trust you because you have not abandoned any who seek you, LORD. 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 lives in Zion! Proclaim his mighty acts among all people! 11 Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.
12 Because the one who avenges bloodshed remembers those who suffer; the LORD hasn't forgotten their cries for help. 12 For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.
13 Have mercy on me, LORD! Just look how I suffer because of those who hate me. But you are the one who brings me back from the very gates of death 13 O LORD, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
14 so I can declare all your praises, so I can rejoice in your salvation in the gates of Daughter Zion. 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 hole they themselves made! Their feet are caught in the very net they themselves hid! 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 famous for the justice he has done; it's his own doing that the wicked are trapped. Higgayon. Selah 16 The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. "Higgaion." "Selah"
17 Let the wicked go straight to the grave, the same for every nation that forgets God. 17 The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God.
18 Because the poor won't be forgotten forever, the hope of those who suffer won't be lost for all time. 18 But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.
19 Get up, LORD! Don't let people prevail! Let the nations be judged before you. 19 Arise, O LORD, let not man triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.
20 Strike them with fear, LORD. 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"