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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 International Version (NIV)

Psalm 9[a][b]

For the director of music. To the tune of “The Death of the Son.” A psalm of David.

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
    I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

My enemies turn back;
    they stumble and perish before you.
For you have upheld my right and my cause,
    sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.
You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked;
    you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies,
    you have uprooted their cities;
    even the memory of them has perished.

The Lord reigns forever;
    he has established his throne for judgment.
He rules the world in righteousness
    and judges the peoples with equity.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
    a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name trust in you,
    for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

11 Sing the praises of the Lord, enthroned in Zion;
    proclaim among the nations what he has done.
12 For he who avenges blood remembers;
    he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.

13 Lord, see how my enemies persecute me!
    Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
14 that I may declare your praises
    in the gates of Daughter Zion,
    and there rejoice in your salvation.

15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;
    their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice;
    the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.[c]
17 The wicked go down to the realm of the dead,
    all the nations that forget God.
18 But God will never forget the needy;
    the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

19 Arise, Lord, do not let mortals triumph;
    let the nations be judged in your presence.
20 Strike them with terror, Lord;
    let the nations know they are only mortal.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 9:1 Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
  2. Psalm 9:1 In Hebrew texts 9:1-20 is numbered 9:2-21.
  3. Psalm 9:16 The Hebrew has Higgaion and Selah (words of uncertain meaning) here; Selah occurs also at the end of verse 20.
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