Psalm 9
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Thanksgiving for God’s Justice.

For the music director; on [a]Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.

1I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart;

I will tell of all Your [b]wonders.

2I will rejoice and be jubilant 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 [c]my just cause;

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

5You have rebuked the nations, You have eliminated the wicked;

You have wiped out their name forever and ever.

6[e]The enemy has come to an end in everlasting ruins,

And You have uprooted the cities;

The very memory of them has perished.

7But the LORD [f]sits as King forever;

He has established His throne for judgment,

8And He will judge the world in righteousness;

He will execute judgment for the peoples fairly.

9[g]The LORD will also be a stronghold for the oppressed,

A stronghold in times of trouble;

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

For You, LORD, have not abandoned those who seek You.

11Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion;

Declare His deeds among the peoples.

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

He does not forget the cry of the needy.

13Be gracious to me, LORD;

See my oppression from those who hate me,

You who lift me up from the gates of death,

14So that I may tell of all Your praises,

That in the gates of the daughter of Zion

I may rejoice in Your [j]salvation.

15The nations have sunk down into 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.

A wicked one is ensnared in the work of his own hands. [k]Higgaion Selah

17The wicked will [l]return to [m]Sheol,

All the nations who forget God.

18For the needy will not always be forgotten,

Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.

19Arise, LORD, do not let mankind prevail;

Let the nations be judged before You.

20Put them in fear, LORD;

Let the nations know that they are merely human. Selah

[a] PSALM 9Title Meaning of the Heb uncertain
[b] 1 Or miracles
[c] 4 Lit my right and my cause
[d] 4 Or a righteous Judge
[e] 6 Or O enemy, desolations are finished forever; And their cities You have uprooted
[f] 7 Or remains forever
[g] 9 Or Let the LORD also be
[h] 10 Or let put
[i] 12 I.e., avenges bloodshed
[j] 14 Or deliverance
[k] 16 Perhaps, resounding music or meditation
[l] 17 Or turn
[m] 17 I.e., the netherworld

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