PSALM 9 A Psalm of Thanksgiving for God’s Justice. For the choir director; on Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. 9 1I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your [Z]wonders. 2I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. 3When my enemies turn back, They stumble and perish before You. 4For You have maintained [A]my just cause; You have sat on the throne [B]judging righteously. 5You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever. 6[C]The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins, And You have uprooted the cities; The very memory of them has perished. 7But the Lord [D]abides forever; He has established His throne for judgment, 8And He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity. 9[E]The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble; 10And [F]those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. 11Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion; Declare among the peoples His deeds. 12For He who [G]requires blood remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted. 13Be gracious to me, O Lord; See my affliction from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death, 14That I may tell of all Your praises, That in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in Your [H]salvation. 15The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught. 16The Lord has made Himself known; He has executed judgment. In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. [I]Higgaion [J]Selah. 17The wicked will [K]return to [L]Sheol, Even all the nations who forget God. 18For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever. 19Arise, O Lord, do not let man prevail; Let the nations be judged before You. 20Put them in fear, O Lord; Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.
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