Celebration of God’s Justice
For the choir director: according to Muth-labben. # Perhaps a musical term A Davidic psalm.
1I will thank Yahweh with all my heart;
I will declare all Your wonderful 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; # Lit my justice and my 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
8He 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 oppressed,
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, Yahweh. # 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 afflicted. # 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 revealed Himself;
He has executed justice, # Is 56:1
striking down # Or justice, snaring the wicked # LXX, Aq, Syr, Tg read justice, the wicked is trapped
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 oppressed will not always be forgotten;
the hope of the afflicted # Alt Hb tradition reads humble will not perish forever. # Ps 12:5; 72:4
19Rise up, Lord! Do not let man 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 men. # Ps 62:9Selah