Psalms 9

A Psalm of Thanksgiving for God’s Justice.

For the choir director; on
I.e. “Death to the Son”
Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.

1 I will give thanks to the  Lord with all b  my heart;
I will c  tell of all Your
Or miracles
wonders.
2I will be glad and e  exult in You;
I will f  sing praise to Your name, O g  Most High.

3When my enemies turn back,
They stumble and h  perish before You.
4For You have i  maintained
Lit my right and my cause
my just cause;
You have sat on the throne
Or a righteous Judge
,
l  judging righteously.
5You have m  rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked;
You have n  blotted out their name forever and ever.
6
Or O enemy, desolations are finished forever; And their cities You have plucked up
The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The very p  memory of them has perished.

7But the q   Lord
Or sits as king
abides forever;
He has established His s  throne for judgment,
8And He will t  judge the world in righteousness;
He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.
9
Or Let the  Lord also be
The  Lord also will be a v  stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of trouble;
10And
Or let those...name put
those who x  know Your name will put their trust in You,
For You, O  Lord, have not y  forsaken those who seek You.

11Sing praises to the  Lord, who z  dwells in Zion;
aa  Declare among the peoples His deeds.
12For ab  He who
I.e. avenges bloodshed
requires blood remembers them;
He does not forget ad  the cry of the afflicted.
13Be gracious to me, O  Lord;
See my affliction from those ae  who hate me,
You who af  lift me up from the gates of death,
14That I may tell of ag  all Your praises,
That in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may ah  rejoice in Your
Or deliverance
salvation.
15The nations have sunk down aj  in the pit which they have made;
In the ak  net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
16The  Lord has al  made Himself known;
He has am  executed judgment.
In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared.
Perhaps, resounding music or meditation
Higgaion
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Selah.

17The wicked will
Or turn
,
aq  return to
I.e. the nether world
Sheol,
Even all the nations who as  forget God.
18For the at  needy will not always be forgotten,
Nor the au  hope of the afflicted perish forever.
19 av  Arise, O  Lord, do not let man prevail;
Let the nations be aw  judged before You.
20Put them ax  in fear, O  Lord;
Let the nations know that they are ay  but men. Selah.

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