Psalms 9:2

2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

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Psalms 9:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
ESV
2 I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
NLT
2 I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
MSG
2 I'm whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I'm singing your song, High God.
CSB
2 I will rejoice and boast about You; I will sing about Your name, Most High.

Psalms 9:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 9:2

I will be glad and rejoice in thee
Not in himself, in any attainments or works of his; not in his wisdom, riches, and strength, nor in his warlike exploits, but in the Lord; not in second causes, in horses and chariots, in armies, and in the courage and valour of men, but in God, as the author of deliverance, victory, and salvation; not in God only as the God of nature and providence, but as the God of all grace, and as his covenant God and Father; and because of the blessings of this covenant, as forgiveness of sin, a justifying righteousness, &c. for he rejoiced not in his own righteousness, but in the righteousness of Christ, as well as in his person, grace, and sacrifice; so the Chaldee paraphrase renders it, "I will be glad and rejoice", (Krmymb) , "in thy Word", the Logos, the essential Word of God, of whom there were many types, promises, and prophecies in the former dispensation; two words being here used express the greatness of this joy, and especially the latter word denotes a very vehement joy, a joy unspeakable and full of glory; such as arises from a sight of Christ the object, and which the psalmist had now in view; and this was not a carnal and worldly joy, but joy in the Holy Ghost;

I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High;
that is, to the glory of his name, his being, and perfections, as displayed in his marvellous works, and in the revelation of his word, and especially in his son; and under the character of the "most high" God, the supreme Being over all creatures, angels and men; see ( Psalms 7:17 ) .

Psalms 9:2 In-Context

1 I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
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.
5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.

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Cross References 3

  • 1. S Job 22:19; Psalms 14:7; Psalms 31:7; Psalms 70:4; Psalms 97:8; Psalms 126:3; Proverbs 23:15; Isaiah 25:9; Jeremiah 30:19; Joel 2:21; Zephaniah 3:14; S Matthew 5:12; Revelation 19:7; Psalms 5:11
  • 2. S 2 Chronicles 31:2
  • 3. Psalms 92:1; Psalms 83:18