To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Psalm of David.
1I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
2I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
3When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.#maintained…: Heb. made my judgment#judging right: Heb. judging in righteousness
5Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
6O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.#O thou…: or, The destructions of the enemy are come to a perpetual end: and their cities hast thou destroyed, etc.
7But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
9The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.#a refuge: Heb. an high place
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.
12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.#humble: or, afflicted
13Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider my trouble 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 heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
16The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.#Higgaion: that is, Meditation
17The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
18For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
19Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.