Psalms 9
Thanksgiving for Victory
For the director of music. To the tune of “The Death of the Son.” A song of David.
1I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart.
I will tell all the miracles you have done.
2I will be happy because of you.
God Most High, I will sing praises to your name.
3My enemies turn back.
They are overwhelmed and die because of you.
4You have heard what I complained to you about.
You sat on your throne and judged by what was right.
5You spoke strongly against the foreign nations
and destroyed the wicked people.
You wiped out their names forever and ever.
6The enemy is gone forever.
You destroyed their cities.
No one even remembers them.
7But the Lord rules forever.
He sits on his throne to judge.
8The Lord will judge the world by what is right.
He will decide what is fair for the nations.
9The Lord defends those who suffer.
He protects them in times of trouble.
10Those who know the Lord trust him.
He will not leave those who come to him.
11Sing praises to the Lord who is king on Mount Zion.
Tell the nations what he has done.
12He remembers who the murderers are.
He will not forget the cries of those who suffer.
13Lord, be kind to me.
See how my enemies hurt me.
Do not let me go through the gates of death.
14Then, at the gates of Jerusalem, I will praise you.
I will rejoice because you saved me.
15The nations have fallen into the pit they dug.
Their feet are caught in the nets they laid.
16The Lord has made himself known by his fair decisions.
The wicked get trapped by what they do. Higgaion. Selah
17Wicked people will go to the grave.
So will all those who forget God.
18Those who have troubles will not be forgotten.
The hopes of the poor will not die.
19Lord, rise up and judge the nations.
Don’t let humans think they are strong.
20Teach them to fear you, Lord.
The nations must learn that they are only human. Selah
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