1For the leader. On the death of Labben. A psalm of David:
2I give thanks to Adonai with all my heart.
I will tell about all your wonderful deeds.
3I will be glad and exult in you.
I will sing praise to your name, ‘Elyon.
4When my enemies turn back,
they stumble and perish before you.
5For you upheld my cause as just,
sitting on the throne as the righteous judge.
6You rebuked the nations, destroyed the wicked,
blotted out their name forever and ever.
7The enemy is finished, in ruins forever;
you destroyed their cities; all memory of them is lost.
8But Adonai is enthroned forever;
he has set up his throne for judgment.
9He will judge the world in righteousness;
he will judge the peoples fairly.
10Adonai is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a tower of strength in times of trouble.
11Those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you have not abandoned those who seek you, Adonai.
12Sing praises to Adonai, who lives in Tziyon;
proclaim his deeds among the peoples.
13For the avenger of blood remembers them,
he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted:
14“Have mercy on me, Adonai!
See how I suffer from those who hate me;
you raise me from the gates of death,
15so that I can proclaim all your praises
at the gates of the daughter of Tziyon
and rejoice in this deliverance of yours.”
16The nations have drowned in the pit they dug,
caught their own feet in the net they hid.
17Adonai made himself known and executed judgment;
the wicked are ensnared in the work of their own hands. (Higgayon; Selah)
18The wicked will return to Sh’ol,
all the nations that forget God.
19For the poor will not always be forgotten
or the hope of the needy perish forever.
20Arise, Adonai! Don’t let mortals prevail!
Let the nations be judged in your presence.
21Strike them with terror, Adonai!
Let the nations know they are only human. (Selah)