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Compare Translations for Psalm 9:11

Psalm 9:11 ASV
Sing praises to Jehovah, who dwelleth in Zion: Declare among the people his doings.
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Psalm 9:11 BBE
Make songs of praise to the Lord, whose house is in Zion: make his doings clear to the people.
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Psalm 9:11 CEB
Sing praises to the LORD, who lives in Zion! Proclaim his mighty acts among all people!
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Psalm 9:11 CJB
Sing praises to ADONAI, who lives in Tziyon; proclaim his deeds among the peoples.
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Psalm 9:11 RHE
(9-12) Sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion: declare his ways among the Gentiles:
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Psalm 9:11 ESV
Sing praises to the LORD, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!
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Psalm 9:11 GW
Make music to praise the LORD, who is enthroned in Zion. Announce to the nations what he has done.
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Psalm 9:11 GNT
Sing praise to the Lord, who rules in Zion! Tell every nation what he has done!
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Psalm 9:11 HNV
Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Tziyon, And declare among the people what he has done.
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Psalm 9:11 CSB
Sing to the Lord, who dwells in Zion; proclaim His deeds among the peoples.
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Psalm 9:11 KJV
Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
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Psalm 9:11 LEB
Sing [praises] to Yahweh [who] sits [enthroned] in Zion. Tell his deeds among the peoples,
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Psalm 9:11 NAS
Sing praises to the LORD , who dwells in Zion; Declare among the peoples His deeds.
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Psalm 9:11 NCV
Sing praises to the Lord who is king on Mount Zion. Tell the nations what he has done.
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Psalm 9:11 NIRV
Sing praises to the Lord. He rules from his throne in Zion. Tell among the nations what he has done.
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Psalm 9:11 NIV
Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.
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Psalm 9:11 NKJV
Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion! Declare His deeds among the people.
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Psalm 9:11 NLT
Sing praises to the LORD who reigns in Jerusalem. Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds.
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Psalm 9:11 NRS
Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion. Declare his deeds among the peoples.
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Psalm 9:11 RSV
Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!
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Psalm 9:11 DBY
Sing psalms to Jehovah who dwelleth in Zion; tell among the peoples his doings.
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Psalm 9:11 MSG
Sing your songs to Zion-dwelling God, tell his stories to everyone you meet:
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Psalm 9:11 WBT
Sing praises to the LORD, who dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
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Psalm 9:11 TMB
Sing praises to the LORD who dwelleth in Zion! Declare among the people His doings.
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Psalm 9:11 TNIV
Sing the praises of the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.
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Psalm 9:11 WEB
Sing praises to Yahweh, who dwells in Zion, And declare among the people what he has done.
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Psalm 9:11 WYC
Sing ye [psalms] to the Lord, that dwelleth in Zion; tell ye his studies among heathen men. (Sing ye songs to the Lord, who liveth in Zion; tell ye of his deeds to the heathen.)
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Psalm 9:11 YLT
Sing ye praise to Jehovah, inhabiting Zion, Declare ye among the peoples His acts,
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Psalms 9 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 9

David praises God for protecting his people. (1-10) And for cause to praise him. (11-20)

Verses 1-10 If we would praise God acceptably, we must praise him in sincerity, with our whole heart. When we give thanks for some one particular mercy, we should remember former mercies. Our joy must not be in the gift, so much as in the Giver. The triumphs of the Redeemer ought to be the triumphs of the redeemed. The almighty power of God is that which the strongest and stoutest of his enemies are no way able to stand before. We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth, and that with him there is no unrighteousness. His people may, by faith, flee to him as their Refuge, and may depend on his power and promise for their safety, so that no real hurt shall be done to them. Those who know him to be a God of truth and faithfulness, will rejoice in his word of promise, and rest upon that. Those who know him to be an everlasting Father, will trust him with their souls as their main care, and trust in him at all times, even to the end; and by constant care seek to approve themselves to him in the whole course of their lives. Who is there that would not seek him, who never hath forsaken those that seek Him?

Verses 11-20 Those who believe that God is greatly to be praised, not only desire to praise him better themselves, but desire that others may join with them. There is a day coming, when it will appear that he has not forgotten the cry of the humble; neither the cry of their blood, or the cry of their prayers. We are never brought so low, so near to death, but God can raise us up. If he has saved us from spiritual and eternal death, we may thence hope, that in all our distresses he will be a very present help to us. The overruling providence of God frequently so orders it, that persecutors and oppressors are brought to ruin by the projects they formed to destroy the people of God. Drunkards kill themselves; prodigals beggar themselves; the contentious bring mischief upon themselves: thus men's sins may be read in their punishment, and it becomes plain to all, that the destruction of sinners is of themselves. All wickedness came originally with the wicked one from hell; and those who continue in sin, must go to that place of torment. The true state, both of nations and of individuals, may be correctly estimated by this one rule, whether in their doings they remember or forget God. David encourages the people of God to wait for his salvation, though it should be long deferred. God will make it appear that he never did forget them: it is not possible he should. Strange that man, dust in his and about him, should yet need some sharp affliction, some severe visitation from God, to bring him to the knowledge of himself, and make him feel who and what he is.

Psalms 9 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


Psalms 9:1-20 . Upon Muthlabben, or, after the manner according to "death to the Son," by which some song was known, to whose air or melody the musician is directed to perform this Psalm. This mode of denoting a song by some prominent word or words is still common (compare Psalms 22:1 ). The Psalmist praises God for deliverance from his enemies and celebrates the divine government, for providing security to God's people and punishment to the wicked. Thus encouraging himself, he prays for new occasions to recount God's mercies, and confident of His continued judgment on the wicked and vindication of the oppressed, he implores a prompt and efficient manifestation of the divine sovereignty.

1. Heartfelt gratitude will find utterance.

3-5. When . . . are turned back--It is the result of God's power alone. He, as a righteous Judge ( Psalms 7:11 ), vindicates His people. He rebukes by acts as well as words ( Psalms 6:1 , 18:15 ), and so effectually as to destroy the names of nations as well as persons.

6. Literally, "As to the enemy finished are his ruins for ever. Thou [God] hast destroyed," &c. ( 1 Samuel 15:3 1 Samuel 15:7 , 1 Samuel 27:8 1 Samuel 27:9 ). The wicked are utterly undone. Their ruins shall never be repaired.

7, 8. God's eternal possession of a throne of justice is contrasted with the ruin of the wicked.

9, 10. The oppressed, and all who know Him ( Psalms 5:3 , 7:1 ), find Him a sure refuge.

11. (Compare Psalms 2:6 , 3:4 ).

12. for blood--that is, murders ( Psalms 5:6 ), including all the oppressions of His people.
maketh inquisition--(compare Genesis 9:5 ). He will avenge their cause.

13. gates--or, "regions."
of death-- Gates being the entrance is put for the bounds.

14. gates . . . Zion--The enclosure of the city (compare Psalms 48:12 , Isaiah 23:12 ), or, church, as denoted by this phrase contrasted with that of death, carries out the idea of exaltation as well as deliverance. Signal favors should lead us to render signal and public thanks.

15, 16. The undesigned results of the devices of the wicked prove them to be of God's overruling or ordering, especially when those results are destructive to the wicked themselves.

16. Higgaion--means "meditation," and, combined with Selah, seems to denote a pause of unusual solemnity and emphasis (compare Psalms 3:2 ). Though Selah occurs seventy-three times, this is the only case in which Higgaion is found. In the view which is given here of the retribution on the wicked as an instance of God's wise and holy ordering, we may well pause in adoring wonder and faith.

17. shall be turned--or, "shall turn," retreating under God's vengeance, and driven by Him to the extreme of destruction, even hell itself. Those who forget God are classed with the depraved and openly profane.

18. (Compare Psalms 13:1-6 ).
the needy--literally, "poor," as deprived of anything; hence miserable.
expectation of the poor--or, "meek," "humble," made so by affliction.

19. Arise--(compare Psalms 4:7 ).
let not man--( Psalms 8:4 ).
let . . . be judged--and of course condemned.

20. By their effectual subjection, make them to realize their frail nature ( Psalms 8:4 ), and deter them from all conceit and future rebellion.