For the Chief Musician; set to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.
1I will give thanks unto Jehovah with my whole heart;
I will show 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 sittest 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,
The very remembrance of them is perished.
7But Jehovah sitteth as king for ever:
He hath prepared his throne for judgment;
8And he will judge the world in righteousness,
He will minister judgment to the peoples in uprightness.
9Jehovah 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, Jehovah, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
11Sing praises to Jehovah, who 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 Jehovah;
Behold my affliction which I suffer of them that hate me,
Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
14That I may show 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.
16Jehovah hath made himself known, he hath executed judgment:
The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. [Higgaion. Selah
17The wicked shall be turned back unto 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 Jehovah; let not man prevail:
Let the nations be judged in thy sight.
20Put them in fear, O Jehovah:
Let the nations know themselves to be but men. [Selah