Psalms 9
Psalm 9
Celebration of God’s Justice
For the choir director: according to Muth-labben. A psalm of David.
1I will thank the Lord with all my heart;
I will declare all your wondrous works.#1Ch 16:9,24; Ps 26:7; 96:3; 105:2
2I will rejoice and boast about you;#Ps 5:11
I will sing about your name, Most High.#Ps 7:17; 92:1
3When my enemies retreat,
they stumble and perish before you.#Lv 26:37; Ps 27:2; 92:9
4For you have upheld my just cause;#1Kg 8:45,49,59; 2Ch 6:35,39
you are seated on your throne as a righteous judge.#Ps 7:11
5You have rebuked the nations:#Is 17:3
You have destroyed the wicked;#Ps 68:2
you have erased their name forever and ever.#Zch 13:2
6The enemy has come to eternal ruin;
you have uprooted the cities,
and the very memory of them has perished.#Ps 34:16
7But the Lord sits enthroned forever;#Ps 29:10; 102:12; Lm 5:19
he has established his throne for judgment.#Ps 89:14
8And he judges the world with righteousness;
he executes judgment on the nations with fairness.#Ps 96:13; 98:9; Rv 19:11
9The Lord is a refuge for the persecuted,
a refuge in times of trouble.#Ps 14:6; Is 14:32
10Those who know your name trust in you
because you have not abandoned
those who seek you, Lord.#Ps 37:28; 94:14
11Sing to the Lord, who dwells in Zion;#Ps 76:2
proclaim his deeds among the nations.#1Ch 16:8; Ps 105:1
12For the one who seeks an accounting
for bloodshed remembers them;#Gn 9:5
he does not forget the cry of the oppressed.#Ps 12:5; Pr 22:22–23
13Be gracious to me, Lord;
consider my affliction at the hands of those who hate me.#Ps 69:14
Lift me up from the gates of death,#Ps 30:3; 86:13
14so that I may declare all your praises.
I will rejoice in your salvation#1Sm 2:1
within the gates of Daughter Zion.
15The nations have fallen into the pit they made;
their foot is caught in the net they have concealed.#Ps 7:15; 57:6; Pr 28:10
16The Lord has made himself known;
he has executed justice,#Is 56:1
snaring the wicked
by the work of their hands.#Ps 3:7; Is 11:4Higgaion. Selah
17The wicked will return to Sheol#Ps 31:17; 49:14; 55:15  —
all the nations that forget God.#Jb 8:13; Ps 50:22
18For the needy will not always be forgotten;
the hope of the oppressed#9:18 Alt Hb tradition reads humble will not perish forever.#Ps 12:5; 72:4
19Rise up, Lord! Do not let mere humans prevail;
let the nations be judged in your presence.#Ps 82:8; 110:6
20Put terror in them, Lord;#Ps 14:5
let the nations know they are only humans.#Ps 62:9Selah

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