Bible: Ps. 9
Psalm 9 1
9:1 For the music director; according to the alumoth-labben style; 2 a psalm of David.
I will thank the
I will tell about all your amazing deeds! 3
9:2 I will be happy and rejoice in you!
I will sing praises to you, O sovereign One! 4
9:3 When my enemies turn back,
they trip and are defeated 5 before you.
9:4 For you defended my just cause; 6
from your throne you pronounced a just decision. 7
9:5 You terrified the nations with your battle cry; 8
you destroyed the wicked; 9
you permanently wiped out all memory of them. 10
9:6 The enemy’s cities have been reduced to permanent ruins; 11
you destroyed their cities; 12
all memory of the enemies has perished. 13
he reigns in a just manner. 16
9:8 He judges the world fairly;
he makes just legal decisions for the nations. 17
he provides safety in times of trouble. 20
9:10 Your loyal followers trust in you, 21
9:11 Sing praises to the
Tell the nations what he has done! 24
9:12 For the one who takes revenge against murderers took notice of the oppressed; 25
9:13 when they prayed: 28
“Have mercy on me, 29
See how I am oppressed by those who hate me, 30
O one who can snatch me away 31 from the gates of death!
9:15 The nations fell 36 into the pit they had made;
their feet were caught in the net they had hidden. 37
he accomplished justice;
9:17 The wicked are turned back and sent to Sheol; 40
9:18 for the needy are not permanently ignored, 43
the hopes of the oppressed are not forever dashed. 44
9:19 Rise up,
Don’t let men be defiant! 46
May the nations be judged in your presence!
9:20 Terrify them,
Let the nations know they are mere mortals! 48 (Selah)