For the Chief Musician; set to Muthlabben. A Psalm of David.
1I will give thanks unto the LORD with my whole heart;
I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
2I will be glad and exult in thee:
I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most High.
3When mine enemies turn back,
They stumble and perish at thy presence.
4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause;
Thou satest in the throne judging righteously.
5Thou hast rebuked the nations, thou hast destroyed the wicked,
Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
6The enemy are come to an end, they are desolate for ever;
And the cities which thou hast overthrown,
Their very memorial is perished.
7But the LORD sitteth as king for ever:
He hath prepared his throne for judgement.
8And he shall judge the world in righteousness,
He shall minister judgement to the peoples in uprightness.
9The LORD also will be a high tower for the oppressed,
A high tower in times of trouble;
10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee;
For thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
11Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion:
Declare among the people his doings.
12For he that maketh inquisition for blood remembereth them:
He forgetteth not the cry of the poor.
13Have mercy upon me, O LORD;
Behold my affliction which I suffer of them that hate me,
Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
14That I may shew forth all thy praise:
In the gates of the daughter of Zion,
I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made:
In the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
16The LORD hath made himself known, he hath executed judgement:
The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah
17The wicked shall return to Sheol,
Even all the nations that forget God.
18For the needy shall not alway be forgotten,
Nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever.
19Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail:
Let the nations be judged in thy sight.
20Put them in fear, O LORD:
Let the nations know themselves to be but men. Selah