Psalm 9
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Yahweh Will Judge the World in Righteousness

For the choir director. [†]Almuth-labben. A Psalm of David.


1[†]I will give thanks to Yahweh with all my heart;

I will recount all Your [†]wondrous deeds.


2I will be glad and exult in You;

I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.


3When my enemies turn back,

They stumble and perish before You.

4For You have maintained my [†]justice and my cause;

You have sat on the throne [†]judging righteously.


5You have rebuked the nations, You have made the wicked perish;

You have blotted out their name forever and ever.


6[†]The enemy has come to an end in perpetual [†]ruins,

And You have uprooted the cities;

The very memory of them has perished.


7But Yahweh [†]abides forever;

He has established His throne for judgment,


8And He will judge the world in righteousness;

He will render justice for the peoples with equity.


9[†]Yahweh also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,

A stronghold in times of [†]distress;


10And [†]those who know Your name will put their trust in You,

For You, O Yahweh, have not forsaken those who seek You.


11Sing praises to Yahweh, who abides in Zion;

Declare among the peoples His acts.

12For He who [†]requires blood remembers them;

He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.


13Be gracious to me, O Yahweh;

See my affliction from those who hate me,

You who lift me up from the gates of death,

14That I may recount all Your praises,

That in the gates of the daughter of Zion

I may rejoice in Your [†]salvation.


15The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;

In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.

16Yahweh has made Himself known;

He has executed judgment.

In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. [†]Higgaion [†]Selah.


17The wicked will [†]return to Sheol,

Even all the nations who forget God.


18For the needy will not always be forgotten,

Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.

19Arise, O Yahweh, do not let man prevail;

Let the nations be judged before You.

20Put them in fear, O Yahweh;

Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.

Title “Or According to the Death of the Son; possibly a title for a tune”
1 This poem loosely follows an acrostic pattern
1 Or miracles
4 Or right
4 Or a righteous Judge
6 Or O enemy, desolations are finished forever; And their cities You have plucked up
6 Or waste places
7 Or sits as king
9 Or Let Yahweh also be
9 Or trouble
10 Or let put
12 Avenges bloodshed
14 Or deliverance
16 Possibly resounding music or meditation
16 Selah may mean Pause, Crescendo, Musical Interlude
17 Or turn

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