9:5–37 In this prayer of praise, the Levites (vv. 4, 5) address God on behalf of the people, extolling Him as Creator (v. 6) and Redeemer (vv. 7–12), Lawgiver and Disciplinarian, Savior and Judge (vv. 13–31). On the basis of His character and covenant, they petition God to take notice of their distress (vv. 32–37) in preparation for their covenant renewal (9:38–10:39 and note).