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Psalm 9 World English Bible (WEB)

For the Chief Musician. Set to “The Death of the Son.” A Psalm by David.

I will give thanks to Yahweh with my whole heart.
    I will tell of all your marvelous works.
I will be glad and rejoice in you.
    I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
When my enemies turn back,
    they stumble and perish in your presence.
For you have maintained my just cause.
    You sit on the throne judging righteously.
You have rebuked the nations.
    You have destroyed the wicked.
    You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
The enemy is overtaken by endless ruin.
    The very memory of the cities which you have overthrown has perished.
But Yahweh reigns forever.
    He has prepared his throne for judgment.
He will judge the world in righteousness.
    He will administer judgment to the peoples in uprightness.
Yahweh will also be a high tower for the oppressed;
    a high tower in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name will put their trust in you,
    for you, Yahweh, have not forsaken those who seek you.
11 Sing praises to Yahweh, who dwells in Zion,
    and declare among the people what he has done.
12 For he who avenges blood remembers them.
    He doesn’t forget the cry of the afflicted.
13 Have mercy on me, Yahweh.
    See my affliction by those who hate me,
and lift me up from the gates of death;
14     that I may show all of your praise.
    In the gates of the daughter of Zion, I will rejoice in your salvation.
15 The nations have sunk down in the pit that they made.
    In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.
16 Yahweh has made himself known.
    He has executed judgment.
    The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands.
Meditation. Selah.
17 The wicked shall be turned back to Sheol,[a]
    even all the nations that forget God.
18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
    nor the hope of the poor perish forever.
19 Arise, Yahweh! Don’t let man prevail.
    Let the nations be judged in your sight.
20 Put them in fear, Yahweh.
    Let the nations know that they are only men.
Selah.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 9:17 Sheol is the place of the dead.
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Psalm 9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

A Psalm of Thanksgiving for God’s Justice.

For the choir director; on [a]Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.

I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart;
I will tell of all Your [b]wonders.
I will be glad and exult in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

When my enemies turn back,
They stumble and perish before You.
For You have maintained [c]my just cause;
You have sat on the throne [d]judging righteously.
You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked;
You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
[e]The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The very memory of them has perished.

But the Lord [f]abides forever;
He has established His throne for judgment,
And He will judge the world in righteousness;
He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.
[g]The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of trouble;
10 And [h]those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.

11 Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion;
Declare among the peoples His deeds.
12 For He who [i]requires blood remembers them;
He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
13 Be gracious to me, O Lord;
See my affliction from those who hate me,
You who lift me up from the gates of death,
14 That I may tell of all Your praises,
That in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may rejoice in Your [j]salvation.
15 The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
16 The Lord has made Himself known;
He has executed judgment.
In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. [k]Higgaion [l]Selah.

17 The wicked will [m]return to [n]Sheol,
Even all the nations who forget God.
18 For the needy will not always be forgotten,
Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
19 Arise, O Lord, do not let man prevail;
Let the nations be judged before You.
20 Put them in fear, O Lord;
Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 9:1 I.e. “Death to the Son”
  2. Psalm 9:1 Or miracles
  3. Psalm 9:4 Lit my right and my cause
  4. Psalm 9:4 Or a righteous Judge
  5. Psalm 9:6 Or O enemy, desolations are finished forever; And their cities You have plucked up
  6. Psalm 9:7 Or sits as king
  7. Psalm 9:9 Or Let the Lord also be
  8. Psalm 9:10 Or let those...name put
  9. Psalm 9:12 I.e. avenges bloodshed
  10. Psalm 9:14 Or deliverance
  11. Psalm 9:16 Perhaps, resounding music or meditation
  12. Psalm 9:16 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  13. Psalm 9:17 Or turn
  14. Psalm 9:17 I.e. the nether world
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