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I Will Recount Your Wonderful Deeds
5 You have (G)rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish;
you have (H)blotted out their name forever and ever.
6 The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins;
their cities you rooted out;
the very memory of them has perished.
9 The Lord is (K)a stronghold for (L)the oppressed,
a stronghold in (M)times of trouble.
10 And those who (N)know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
13 (S)Be gracious to me, O Lord!
See my affliction from those who hate me,
O you who lift me up from (T)the gates of death,
14 that I may recount all your praises,
that in the gates of (U)the daughter of Zion
I may (V)rejoice in your salvation.
15 The nations have sunk in (W)the pit that they made;
in (X)the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.
16 The Lord has made himself (Y)known; he has executed judgment;
the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion.[d] Selah
18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
and (AB)the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.
Why Do You Hide Yourself?
2 In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;
let them (AI)be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
3 For the wicked (AJ)boasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain (AK)curses[e] and (AL)renounces the Lord.
4 In the pride of his face[f] the wicked does not (AM)seek him;[g]
all his thoughts are, (AN)“There is no God.”
5 His ways prosper at all times;
your judgments are on high, (AO)out of his sight;
as for all his foes, he (AP)puffs at them.
6 He (AQ)says in his heart, “I shall not be moved;
throughout all generations I (AR)shall not meet adversity.”
7 (AS)His mouth is filled with cursing and (AT)deceit and (AU)oppression;
(AV)under his tongue are (AW)mischief and (AX)iniquity.
8 He sits in ambush in the villages;
in (AY)hiding places he murders the innocent.
His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
9 he lurks in ambush like (AZ)a lion in his (BA)thicket;
he (BB)lurks that he may seize the poor;
he seizes the poor when he draws him into his (BC)net.
10 The helpless are crushed, sink down,
and fall by his might.
11 He says in his heart, “God has forgotten,
he has (BD)hidden his face, he (BE)will never see it.”
12 (BF)Arise, O Lord; O God, (BG)lift up your hand;
(BH)forget not the afflicted.
13 Why does the wicked (BI)renounce God
and say in his heart, “You will not (BJ)call to account”?
14 But you do see, for you (BK)note mischief and vexation,
that you may take it into your hands;
to you the helpless (BL)commits himself;
you have been (BM)the helper of the fatherless.
15 (BN)Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer;
(BO)call his wickedness to account till you find none.
16 (BP)The Lord is king forever and ever;
the (BQ)nations perish from his land.
17 O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will (BR)strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
18 to (BS)do justice to the fatherless and (BT)the oppressed,
so that (BU)man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
- Psalm 9:1 Psalms 9 and 10 together follow an acrostic pattern, each stanza beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they form one psalm
- Psalm 9:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
- Psalm 9:3 Or because of
- Psalm 9:16 Probably a musical or liturgical term
- Psalm 10:3 Or and he blesses the one greedy for gain
- Psalm 10:4 Or of his anger
- Psalm 10:4 Or the wicked says, “He will not call to account”