Psalm 9:16
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English Standard Version
The LORD has made himself known; he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah

King James Bible
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

American Standard Version
Jehovah hath made himself known, he hath executed judgment: The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgments: the sinner hath been caught in the works of his own hands.

English Revised Version
The LORD hath made himself known, he hath executed judgment: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 9:10-11) Thus judging the nations Jahve shows Himself to be, as a second ו-strophe says, the refuge and help of His own. The voluntative with Waw of sequence expresses that which the poet desires for his own sake and for the sake of the result mentioned in Psalm 9:11. משׂגּב, a high, steep place, where one is removed from danger, is a figure familiar to David from the experiences of his time of persecution. דּך (in pause דּך) is properly one who is crushed (from דּכך equals דּכא, דּכה to crush, break in pieces, דקק to pulverize), therefore one who is overwhelmed to the extreme, even to being completely crushed. The parallel is לעתּות בצּרה with the datival ל (as probably also in Psalm 10:1). עתּות from עת (time, and then both continuance, Psalm 81:16, and condition) signifies the public relations of the time, or even the vicissitudes of private life, Psalm 31:16; and בצּרה is not הצּרה with בּ (Bttch.), which gives an expression that is meaninglessly minute ("for times in the need"), but one word, formed from בּצּר (to cut off, Arab. to see, prop. to discern keenly), just like בּקּשׁה ekil from בּקּשׁ, prop. a cutting off, or being cut off, i.e., either restraint, especially motionlessness ( equals בּצּרת, Jeremiah 17:8, plur. בּצּרות Jeremiah 14:1), or distress, in which the prospect of deliverance is cut off. Since God is a final refuge for such circumstances of hopelessness in life, i.e., for those who are in such circumstances, the confidence of His people is strengthened, refreshed, and quickened. They who know His name, to them He has now revealed its character fully, and that by His acts; and they who inquire after Him, or trouble and concern themselves about Him (this is what דּרשׁ signifies in distinction from בּקּשׁ), have now experienced that He also does not forget them, but makes Himself known to them in the fulness of His power and mercy.

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known

Psalm 48:11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of your judgments.

Psalm 58:10,11 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked...

Psalm 83:17,18 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yes, let them be put to shame, and perish...

Exodus 7:5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth my hand on Egypt...

Exodus 14:4,10,31 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honored on Pharaoh, and on all his host...

Deuteronomy 29:22-28 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land...

Joshua 2:10,11 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when you came out of Egypt...

Judges 1:7 And Adonibezek said, Three score and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table...

1 Samuel 6:19,20 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD...

1 Samuel 17:46 This day will the LORD deliver you into my hand; and I will smite you, and take your head from you...

2 Kings 19:19,34,35 Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech you, save you us out of his hand...

wicked

Psalm 11:6 On the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Psalm 140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Proverbs 6:2 You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.

Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

Isaiah 8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

Isaiah 28:13 But the word of the LORD was to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little...

Higgaion, that is, Meditation

Psalm 5:1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 92:3 On an instrument of ten strings, and on the psaltery; on the harp with a solemn sound.

Cross References
Exodus 7:5
The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring out the people of Israel from among them."

Exodus 7:17
Thus says the LORD, "By this you shall know that I am the LORD: behold, with the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water that is in the Nile, and it shall turn into blood.

2 Samuel 17:14
And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For the LORD had ordained to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the LORD might bring harm upon Absalom.

Psalm 5:10
Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against you.

Psalm 9:4
For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.

Psalm 10:2
In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.

Jeremiah 16:21
"Therefore, behold, I will make them know, this once I will make them know my power and my might, and they shall know that my name is the LORD."

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