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Psalm 9

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David praises God for executing judgment.

For the Chief Musician. Set to “The Death of the Son.” A Psalm by David.

9:1 I will give thanks to Yahweh with my whole heart.
I will tell of all your marvelous works.

9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in you.
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

9:3 When my enemies turn back,
they stumble and perish in your presence.

9:4 For you have maintained my just cause.
You sit on the throne judging righteously.

9:5 You have rebuked the nations.
You have destroyed the wicked.
You have blotted out their name forever and ever.

9:6 The enemy is overtaken by endless ruin.
The very memory of the cities which you have overthrown has perished.

9:7 But Yahweh reigns forever.
He has prepared his throne for judgment.

9:8 He will judge the world in righteousness.
He will administer judgment to the peoples in uprightness.

9:9 Yahweh will also be a high tower for the oppressed;
a high tower in times of trouble.

9:10 Those who know your name will put their trust in you,
for you, Yahweh, have not forsaken those who seek you.

He incites others to praise him.

9:11 Sing praises to Yahweh, who dwells in Zion,
and declare among the people what he has done.

9:12 For he who avenges blood remembers them.
He doesn’t forget the cry of the afflicted.

He prays that he may have cause to praise him.

9:13 Have mercy on me, Yahweh.
See my affliction by those who hate me,
and lift me up from the gates of death;

9:14 that I may show forth all your praise.
In the gates of the daughter of Zion, I will rejoice in your salvation.

9:15 The nations have sunk down in the pit that they made.
In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.

9:16 Yahweh has made himself known.
He has executed judgment.
The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands.

Meditation. Selah.

9:17 The wicked shall be turned back to Sheol,
even all the nations that forget God.

9:18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
nor the hope of the poor perish forever.

9:19 Arise, Yahweh! Don’t let man prevail.
Let the nations be judged in your sight.

9:20 Put them in fear, Yahweh.
Let the nations know that they are only men.


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