Psalms 9

Celebration of God's Justice


For the choir director: according to Muth-labben. A Davidic psalm.

1 I will thank the Lord with all my heart; I will declare all Your wonderful works.
2 I will rejoice and boast about You; I will sing about Your name, Most High.
3 When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before You.
4 For You have upheld my just cause;[a] You are seated on Your throne as a righteous judge.
5 You have rebuked the nations: You have destroyed the wicked; You have erased their name forever and ever.
6 The enemy has come to eternal ruin; You have uprooted the cities, and the very memory of them has perished.
7 But the Lord sits enthroned forever; He has established His throne for judgment.
8 He judges the world with righteousness; He executes judgment on the peoples with fairness.[b]
9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10 Those who know Your name trust in You because You have not abandoned those who seek You, Lord.[c]
11 Sing to the Lord, who dwells in Zion; proclaim His deeds among the peoples.
12 For the One who seeks an accounting for bloodshed remembers them;[d] He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.[e]
13 Be gracious to me, Lord; consider my affliction at the hands of those who hate me. Lift me up from the gates of death,
14 so that I may declare all Your praises. I will rejoice in Your salvation within the gates of Daughter Zion.[f]
15 The nations have fallen into the pit they made; their foot is caught in the net they have concealed.
16 The Lord has revealed Himself; He has executed justice, striking down[g] the wicked[h] by the work of their hands. Higgaion. Selah
17 The wicked will return to Sheol[i]- all the nations that forget God.
18 For the oppressed will not always be forgotten; the hope of the afflicted will not perish forever.
19 Rise up, Lord! Do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your presence.
20 Put terror in them, Lord; let the nations know they are only men. Selah

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