Psalms 9:14

14 that I may declare your praises in the gates of Daughter Zion, and there rejoice in your salvation.

Psalms 9:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
ESV
14 that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation.
NLT
14 Save me so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem’s gates, so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.
MSG
14 I'll write the book on Hallelujahs; on the corner of Main and First I'll hold a street meeting; I'll be the song leader; we'll fill the air with salvation songs.
CSB
14 so that I may declare all Your praises. I will rejoice in Your salvation within the gates of Daughter Zion.

Psalms 9:14 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 9:14

That I may show forth all thy praise
That is, all thy bounties and acts of goodness, deserving of praise; even as many of them as he had an experience of, and which came within his knowledge; and as much of them as he was capable of observing: for otherwise the instances of divine grace and goodness are so many, that they cannot be reckoned up in order, nor God be praised for them, in the present state of things, as he should; (See Gill on Psalms 9:1);

in the gates of the daughter of Zion:
it was usual with the Hebrews to represent a chief city as a mother city, and the towns and villages, and places adjacent, as daughters; and so, as Zion or Jerusalem signifies the church of God in general, or the mother church, ( Galatians 4:26 ) ; so "the daughter" of Zion may mean a particular church: the Targum renders it the congregation of Zion; and "the gates" of it are the public ordinances of divine worship in it; and the sense is, that the psalmist desired to show forth the praises of God in the most public manner in the congregation and assembly of the saints;

I will rejoice in thy salvation,
or "that I may rejoice in thy salvation" F13: meaning either temporal salvation and deliverance from enemies, wrought by God for him, which would be matter of joy to him; or spiritual salvation, which may be called God's salvation, because contrived by him in the council of peace, and secured by him in the covenant of grace, and wrought out by his Son in the fulness of time, and applied by his Spirit at conversion. And a gracious man rejoices in this salvation more because it is the Lord's than because it is his own; or he rejoices more because of the glory of God, which is displayed in it, than because of his own advantage and happiness by it.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 (hlyga) "exultem", Junius & Tremellius, Musculus; "ut exultem", Piscator, Gejerus, Michaelis; "gaudeam", Cocceius; so Ainsworth.

Psalms 9:14 In-Context

12 For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.
13 LORD, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
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.
16 The LORD is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 51:15; 1 Peter 2:9; Psalms 106:2
  • 2. 2 Kings 19:21; Isaiah 1:8; Isaiah 10:32; Isaiah 37:22; Isaiah 62:11; Jeremiah 4:31; Jeremiah 6:2; Lamentations 1:6; Micah 1:13; Zephaniah 3:14; Zechariah 2:10; Matthew 21:5; John 12:15
  • 3. Psalms 13:5; Psalms 35:9; Psalms 50:23; Psalms 51:12