Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Righteous Judgments
To the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David.
1I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;
I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
2I will be glad and #Ps. 5:11; 104:34rejoice in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, #(Ps. 83:18; 92:1)O Most High.
3When my enemies turn back,
They shall fall and perish at Your presence.
4For You have maintained my right and my cause;
You sat on the throne judging in righteousness.
5You have rebuked the nations,
You have destroyed the wicked;
You have #Prov. 10:7blotted out their name forever and ever.
6O enemy, destructions are finished forever!
And you have destroyed cities;
Even their memory has #(Ps. 34:16)perished.
7#Ps. 102:12, 26; Heb. 1:11But the Lord shall endure forever;
He has prepared His throne for judgment.
8#(Ps. 96:13; 98:9; Acts 17:31)He shall judge the world in righteousness,
And He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness.
9The Lord also will be a #Ps. 32:7; 46:1; 91:2refuge for the oppressed,
A refuge in times of trouble.
10And those who #Ps. 91:14know Your name will put their trust in You;
For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
11Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion!
#Ps. 66:16; 107:22Declare His deeds among the people.
12#(Gen. 9:5; Ps. 72:14)When He avenges blood, He remembers them;
He does not forget the cry of the humble.
13Have mercy on me, O Lord!
Consider my trouble from those who hate me,
You who lift me up from the gates of death,
14That I may tell of all Your praise
In the gates of the daughter of Zion.
I will #Ps. 13:5; 20:5; 35:9rejoice in Your salvation.
15#Ps. 7:15, 16The nations have sunk down in the pit which they made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot is caught.
16The Lord is #Ex. 7:5known by the judgment He executes;
The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.
17The wicked shall be turned into hell,
And all the nations #Job 8:13; Ps. 50:22that forget God.
18#Ps. 9:12; 12:5For the needy shall not always be forgotten;
#(Ps. 62:5; 71:5); Prov. 23:18The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.
19Arise, O Lord,
Do not let man prevail;
Let the nations be judged in Your sight.
20Put them in fear, O Lord,
That the nations may know themselves to be but men.