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Psalm 9 NIV

For the director of music. To the tune of “The Death of the Son.” A psalm of David.

1 abI will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

References for Psalms 9:1

    • x 9:1 - Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
    • y 9:1 - In Hebrew texts 9:1-20 is numbered 9:2-21.
      2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

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      3 My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
      4 For you have upheld my right and my cause, sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.

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      5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.

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      6 Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.

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      7 The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.

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      8 He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity.

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      9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

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      10 Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

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      11 Sing the praises of the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.

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      12 For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.

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      13 LORD, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,

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      14 that I may declare your praises in the gates of Daughter 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.

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      16 The LORD is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.c

      References for Psalms 9:16

        • z 9:16 - The Hebrew has "Higgaion" and "Selah" (words of uncertain meaning) here; "Selah" occurs also at the end of verse 20.
          17 The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.

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          18 But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

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          19 Arise, LORD, do not let mortals triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.

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          20 Strike them with terror, LORD; let the nations know they are only mortal.

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          Study tools for Psalm 9

          • a 9:1 - Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
          • b 9:1 - In Hebrew texts 9:1-20 is numbered 9:2-21.
          • c 9:16 - The Hebrew has "Higgaion" and "Selah" (words of uncertain meaning) here; "Selah" occurs also at the end of verse 20.