English Standard Version
In You Do I Take Refuge
3 O Lord my God, (F)if I have done this,
if there is (G)wrong in my hands,
4 if I have repaid (H)my friend[b] with evil
or (I)plundered my enemy without cause,
5 let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it,
and let him (J)trample my life to the ground
and lay my glory in the dust. Selah
6 (K)Arise, O Lord, in your anger;
(L)lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies;
(M)awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
7 Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you;
over it return on high.
8 The Lord (N)judges the peoples;
(O)judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness
and according to the integrity that is in me.
9 Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
and may you establish the righteous—
you who (P)test (Q)the minds and hearts,[c]
O righteous God!
10 My shield is (R)with God,
who saves (S)the upright in heart.
11 God is (T)a righteous judge,
and a God who feels (U)indignation every day.
12 If a man[d] does not repent, God[e] will (V)whet his sword;
he has (W)bent and (X)readied his bow;
13 he has prepared for him his deadly weapons,
making his (Y)arrows (Z)fiery shafts.
14 Behold, the wicked man (AA)conceives evil
and is (AB)pregnant with mischief
and gives birth to lies.
15 He makes (AC)a pit, digging it out,
and falls into the hole that he has made.
16 His (AD)mischief returns upon his own head,
and on his own skull his violence descends.
17 I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will (AE)sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.
How Majestic Is Your Name
8 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your (AG)name in all the earth!
You have set your (AH)glory above the heavens.
2 (AI)Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established (AJ)strength because of your foes,
to still (AK)the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I (AL)look at your heavens, the work of your (AM)fingers,
the moon and the stars, (AN)which you have set in place,
4 (AO)what is man that you are (AP)mindful of him,
and (AQ)the son of man that you (AR)care for him?
5 Yet you have made him a little lower than (AS)the heavenly beings[g]
and crowned him with (AT)glory and honor.
6 You have given him (AU)dominion over the works of your hands;
(AV)you have put all things under his feet,
7 all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
I Will Recount Your Wonderful Deeds
5 You have (BC)rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish;
you have (BD)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 (BG)a stronghold for (BH)the oppressed,
a stronghold in (BI)times of trouble.
10 And those who (BJ)know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
13 (BO)Be gracious to me, O Lord!
See my affliction from those who hate me,
O you who lift me up from (BP)the gates of death,
14 that I may recount all your praises,
that in the gates of (BQ)the daughter of Zion
I may (BR)rejoice in your salvation.
15 The nations have sunk in (BS)the pit that they made;
in (BT)the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.
16 The Lord has made himself (BU)known; he has executed judgment;
the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion.[k] Selah
18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
and (BX)the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.
- Psalm 7:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
- Psalm 7:4 Hebrew the one at peace with me
- Psalm 7:9 Hebrew the hearts and kidneys
- Psalm 7:12 Hebrew he
- Psalm 7:12 Hebrew he
- Psalm 8:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
- Psalm 8:5 Or than God; Septuagint than the angels
- 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