Psalm 9
Christian Standard BibleEnglish Standard Version
1I will thank the LORD with all my heart; I will declare all your wondrous works.1I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
2I will rejoice and boast about you; I will sing about your name, Most High.2I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
3When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before you.3When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before your presence.
4For you have upheld my just cause; you are seated on your throne as a righteous judge.4For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.
5You have rebuked the nations: You have destroyed the wicked; you have erased their name forever and ever.5You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish; you have blotted out their name forever and ever.
6The enemy has come to eternal ruin. You have uprooted the cities, and the very memory of them has perished.6The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished.
7But the LORD sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for judgment.7But the LORD sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice,
8And he judges the world with righteousness; he executes judgment on the nations with fairness.8and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.
9The LORD is a refuge for the persecuted, a refuge in times of trouble.9The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
10Those who know your name trust in you because you have not abandoned those who seek you, LORD.10And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
11Sing to the LORD, who dwells in Zion; proclaim his deeds among the nations.11Sing praises to the LORD, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!
12For the one who seeks an accounting for bloodshed remembers them; he does not forget the cry of the oppressed.12For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
13Be gracious to me, LORD; consider my affliction at the hands of those who hate me. Lift me up from the gates of death,13Be gracious to me, O LORD! See my affliction from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death,
14so that I may declare all your praises. I will rejoice in your salvation within the gates of Daughter Zion.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 fallen into the pit they made; their foot is caught in the net they have concealed.15The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.
16The LORD has made himself known; he has executed justice, snaring the wicked by the work of their hands. Higgaion. Selah16The LORD has made himself known; he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah
17The wicked will return to Sheol--all the nations that forget God.17The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.
18For the needy will not always be forgotten; the hope of the oppressed will not perish forever.18For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.
19Rise up, LORD! Do not let mere humans prevail; let the nations be judged in your presence.19Arise, O LORD! Let not man prevail; let the nations be judged before you!
20Put terror in them, LORD; let the nations know they are only humans. Selah20Put them in fear, O LORD! Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah
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