For the director of music. To the tune of “The Death of the Son.” A psalm of David.
9 I will ·praise [or give thanks to] you, Lord, with all my heart. I will ·tell [recount] all ·the miracles you have done [your wonderful deeds]. 2 I will be happy and rejoice because of you; God Most High, I will sing praises to your name.
3 My enemies turn back; they ·are overwhelmed [L stumble] and ·die [perish] ·because of [or before] you. 4 You have ·heard [upheld; maintained] my ·complaint [just cause; or right and my cause]; you sat on your throne and judged ·by what was right [righteously]. 5 You ·spoke strongly against the [rebuked; reproved] foreign nations and destroyed the wicked; you ·wiped out [blotted out; erased] their names forever and ever. 6 The enemy is ·gone [done; a ruin] forever. You ·destroyed [uprooted] their cities; ·no one even remembers them [L their memory perishes].
7 But the Lord ·rules [is enthroned; L sits] forever. He ·sits on his throne to judge [L has established his throne for justice/judgment], 8 and he will judge the world ·in fairness [with righteousness]; he will decide what is fair for the ·nations [peoples; 96:10; 98:9]. 9 The Lord ·defends [L is a refuge for] those who ·suffer [are oppressed/exploited]; ·he defends them [L a refuge] in times of ·trouble [distress]. 10 Those who know ·the Lord[L your name] trust ·him [L you], because ·he [L you] will not ·leave [abandon; forsake] those who ·come to him [L seek you; Deut. 31:6, 8; Matt. 28:20; Heb. 13:5].
11 Sing praises to the Lord who ·is king on Mount [L dwells on] Zion [C the location of the Temple]. Tell ·the nations [L among the peoples] what he has done. 12 ·He remembers who the murderers are [or The one who avenges blood remembers them; C God]; he will not forget the cries of those who suffer. 13 Lord, ·have mercy on [be gracious toward] me. See how ·my enemies [L those who hate me] ·hurt [afflict; persecute] me. ·Do not let me go through [L Lift me up from] the gates of death. 14 Then, at the gates of ·Jerusalem [the daughter of Zion; C a name of Jerusalem], I will ·praise you [L declare your praises]; I will rejoice ·because you saved me [L in your salvation].
15 The nations have ·fallen [L sunk] into the pit they ·dug [L made]. Their feet are caught in the nets they ·laid [L hid]. 16 The Lord has made himself known by ·his fair decisions [L the judgments he has made]; the wicked get trapped by ·what they do [L the deeds of their palms/hands]. ·Higgaion [C a musical notation]. ·Selah [Interlude]
17 Wicked people will ·go [L return] to the ·grave [or underworld; L Sheol], and so will all ·those who [L the nations that] forget God. 18 But those who ·have troubles [are afflicted] will not always be forgotten. The hopes of the ·poor [oppressed; exploited] will never ·die [perish].
19 Lord, rise up and don’t let people ·think they are strong [L prevail]. Judge the nations in your presence. 20 ·Teach them to fear you [or Strike them with terror; Deut. 4:34; 28:8; 34:12], Lord. The nations must learn that they are ·only human [mere mortals]. ·Selah[Interlude]
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