Psalm 9
NASB 1977
A Psalm of Thanksgiving for God’s Justice.

For the choir director; on Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.

     1I Will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart;
            I will tell of all Thy wonders.

     2I will be glad and exult in Thee;
            I will sing praise to Thy name, O Most High.

     3When my enemies turn back,
            They stumble and perish before Thee.

     4For Thou hast maintained my just cause;
            Thou dost sit on the throne judging righteously.

     5Thou hast rebuked the nations; Thou hast destroyed the wicked;
            Thou hast blotted out their name forever and ever.

     6The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins,
            And Thou hast uprooted the cities;
            The very memory of them has perished.

     7But the LORD abides forever;
            He has established His throne for judgment,

     8And He will judge the world in righteousness;
            He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.

     9The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,
            A stronghold in times of trouble,

     10And those who know Thy name will put their trust in Thee;
            For Thou, O LORD, hast not forsaken those who seek Thee.

     11Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion;
            Declare among the peoples His deeds.

     12For He who requires blood remembers them;
            He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

     13Be gracious to me, O LORD;
            Behold my affliction from those who hate me,
            Thou who dost lift me up from the gates of death;

     14That I may tell of all Thy praises,
            That in the gates of the daughter of Zion
            I may rejoice in Thy 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.

     16The LORD 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 LORD, do not let man prevail;
            Let the nations be judged before Thee.

     20Put them in fear, O LORD;
            Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.

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