Psalm 9

Celebration of God’s Justice

For the choir director: according to Muth-labben. A psalm of David.

I will thank the Lord with all my heart;
I will declare all your wondrous works.(A)
I will rejoice and boast about you;(B)
I will sing about your name, Most High.(C)

When my enemies retreat,
they stumble and perish before you.(D)
For you have upheld my just cause;(E)
you are seated on your throne as a righteous judge.(F)
You have rebuked the nations:(G)
You have destroyed the wicked;(H)
you have erased their name forever and ever.(I)
The enemy has come to eternal ruin;
you have uprooted the cities,
and the very memory of them has perished.(J)

But the Lord sits enthroned forever;(K)
he has established his throne for judgment.(L)
And he judges the world with righteousness;
he executes judgment on the nations with fairness.(M)
The Lord is a refuge for the persecuted,
a refuge in times of trouble.(N)
10 Those who know your name trust in you
because you have not abandoned
those who seek you, Lord.(O)

11 Sing to the Lord, who dwells in Zion;(P)
proclaim his deeds among the nations.(Q)
12 For the one who seeks an accounting
for bloodshed remembers them;(R)
he does not forget the cry of the oppressed.(S)

13 Be gracious to me, Lord;
consider my affliction at the hands of those who hate me.(T)
Lift me up from the gates of death,(U)
14 so that I may declare all your praises.
I will rejoice in your salvation(V)
within the gates of Daughter Zion.

15 The nations have fallen into the pit they made;
their foot is caught in the net they have concealed.(W)
16 The Lord has made himself known;
he has executed justice,(X)
snaring the wicked
by the work of their hands.(Y)Higgaion. Selah

17 The wicked will return to Sheol(Z)
all the nations that forget God.(AA)
18 For the needy will not always be forgotten;
the hope of the oppressed[a] will not perish forever.(AB)

19 Rise up, Lord! Do not let mere humans prevail;
let the nations be judged in your presence.(AC)
20 Put terror in them, Lord;(AD)
let the nations know they are only humans.(AE)Selah

Footnotes

  1. 9:18 Alt Hb tradition reads humble

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

23 As he began his ministry, Jesus was about thirty years old and was thought to be the

son of Joseph,(A) son of Heli,

24 son of Matthat, son of Levi,

son of Melchi, son of Jannai,

son of Joseph, 25 son of Mattathias,

son of Amos, son of Nahum,

son of Esli, son of Naggai,

26 son of Maath, son of Mattathias,

son of Semein, son of Josech,

son of Joda, 27 son of Joanan,

son of Rhesa, son of Zerubbabel,(B)

son of Shealtiel, son of Neri,

28 son of Melchi, son of Addi,

son of Cosam, son of Elmadam,

son of Er, 29 son of Joshua,

son of Eliezer, son of Jorim,

son of Matthat, son of Levi,

30 son of Simeon, son of Judah,

son of Joseph, son of Jonam,

son of Eliakim, 31 son of Melea,

son of Menna, son of Mattatha,

son of Nathan, son of David,

32 son of Jesse,(C) son of Obed,(D)

son of Boaz, son of Salmon,[a]

son of Nahshon, 33 son of Amminadab,

son of Ram,[b] son of Hezron,

son of Perez,(E) son of Judah,

34 son of Jacob, son of Isaac,

son of Abraham,(F) son of Terah,

son of Nahor, 35 son of Serug,

son of Reu, son of Peleg,(G)

son of Eber, son of Shelah,

36 son of Cainan,[c] son of Arphaxad,

son of Shem, son of Noah,(H)

son of Lamech, 37 son of Methuselah,

son of Enoch,(I) son of Jared,

son of Mahalalel, son of Cainan,

38 son of Enos, son of Seth,

son of Adam, son of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 3:32 Other mss read Sala
  2. 3:33 Other mss read Amminadab, son of Aram, son of Joram; other mss read Amminadab, son of Admin, son of Arni
  3. 3:36 Some mss omit son of Cainan

The Servant’s Mission

42 “This(A) is my servant;(B) I strengthen him,
this is my chosen one;(C) I delight in him.(D)
I have put my Spirit on him;(E)
he will bring justice[a] to the nations.(F)
He will not cry out or shout
or make his voice heard in the streets.
He will not break a bruised reed,
and he will not put out a smoldering wick;
he will faithfully bring justice.
He will not grow weak or be discouraged
until he has established justice on earth.
The coasts and islands will wait for his instruction.”(G)

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Footnotes

  1. 42:1 DSS read his justice

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