Psalms 9

I Will Give Thanks to the LORD

For the choirmaster. To [the tune of] “The Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David.
Psalms 9 and 10 together follow an acrostic pattern, each stanza beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the LXX they form one psalm.
I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart; I will recount all Your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before You. For You have upheld my just cause; You sit on Your throne judging righteously. You have rebuked the nations; You have destroyed the wicked; You have erased their name forever and ever. The enemy has come to eternal ruin, and You have uprooted their cities; the very memory of them has vanished. But the LORD abides forever; He has established His throne for judgment. He judges the world with justice; He will govern the people with equity. The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. 10  Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not abandoned those who seek You. 11  Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion; proclaim His deeds among the nations. 12  For the Avenger of bloodshed remembers; He does not ignore the cry of the afflicted. 13  Be merciful to me, O LORD; see how my enemies afflict me! Snatch me from the gates of death, 14  that I may declare all Your praises— that within the gates of Daughter Zion I may rejoice in Your salvation. 15  The nations have fallen into a pit of their making; their feet are snared in the net they have hidden. 16  The LORD is known by the justice He brings; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. Higgaion Selah
or quiet interlude; probably a musical or liturgical term
17  The wicked will return to Sheol— all the nations who forget God. 18  For the needy {will} not always be forgotten; nor the hope of the oppressed forever dashed. 19  Rise up, O LORD, let not man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your presence. 20  Lay terror upon them, [O LORD] ; let the nations know they are but men. Selah
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