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Yahweh Will Judge the World in Righteousness

For the choir director. [a]Almuth-labben. A Psalm of David.


[b]I will give thanks to Yahweh with all (A)my heart;
I will (B)recount all Your [c]wondrous deeds.


I will be glad and (C)exult in You;
I will (D)sing praise to Your name, O (E)Most High.


When my enemies turn back,
They stumble and (F)perish before You.
For You have (G)maintained my [d]justice and my cause;
You have sat on the throne [e](H)judging righteously.


You have (I)rebuked the nations, You have made the wicked perish;
You have (J)blotted out their name forever and ever.


[f]The enemy has come to an end in perpetual [g]ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The very (K)memory of them has perished.


But (L)Yahweh [h]abides forever;
He has established His (M)throne for judgment,


And He will (N)judge the world in righteousness;
He will render justice for the peoples with equity.


[i]Yahweh also will be a (O)stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of [j]distress;


10 And [k]those who (P)know Your name will put their trust in You,
For You, O Yahweh, have not (Q)forsaken those who seek You.


11 Sing praises to Yahweh, who (R)abides in Zion;
(S)Declare among the peoples His acts.
12 For (T)He who [l]requires blood remembers them;
He does not forget (U)the cry of the afflicted.


13 Be gracious to me, O Yahweh;
See my affliction from those (V)who hate me,
You who (W)lift me up from the gates of death,
14 That I may recount (X)all Your praises,
That in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may (Y)rejoice in Your [m]salvation.


15 The nations have sunk down (Z)in the pit which they have made;
In the (AA)net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
16 Yahweh has (AB)made Himself known;
He has (AC)executed judgment.
In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. [n]Higgaion [o]Selah.


17 The wicked will [p](AD)return to Sheol,
Even all the nations who (AE)forget God.


18 For the (AF)needy will not always be forgotten,
Nor the (AG)hope of the afflicted perish forever.
19 (AH)Arise, O Yahweh, do not let man prevail;
Let the nations be (AI)judged before You.
20 Put them (AJ)in fear, O Yahweh;
Let the nations know that they are (AK)but men. Selah.


  1. Psalm 9 Title Or According to the Death of the Son; possibly a title for a tune
  2. Psalm 9:1 This poem loosely follows an acrostic pattern
  3. Psalm 9:1 Or miracles
  4. Psalm 9:4 Or right
  5. Psalm 9:4 Or a righteous Judge
  6. Psalm 9:6 Or O enemy, desolations are finished forever; And their cities You have plucked up
  7. Psalm 9:6 Or waste places
  8. Psalm 9:7 Or sits as king
  9. Psalm 9:9 Or Let Yahweh also be
  10. Psalm 9:9 Or trouble
  11. Psalm 9:10 Or let put
  12. Psalm 9:12 Avenges bloodshed
  13. Psalm 9:14 Or deliverance
  14. Psalm 9:16 Possibly resounding music or meditation
  15. Psalm 9:16 Selah may mean Pause, Crescendo, Musical Interlude
  16. Psalm 9:17 Or turn