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David praises God for executing judgment.
For the Chief Musician. Set to “The Death of the Son.” A Psalm by David.
9:1 I will give thanks to Yahweh with my whole heart.
I will tell of all your marvelous works.
9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in you.
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
9:3 When my enemies turn back,
they stumble and perish in your presence.
9:4 For you have maintained my just cause.
You sit on the throne judging righteously.
9:5 You have rebuked the nations.
You have destroyed the wicked.
You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
9:6 The enemy is overtaken by endless ruin.
The very memory of the cities which you have overthrown has perished.
9:7 But Yahweh reigns forever.
He has prepared his throne for judgment.
9:8 He will judge the world in righteousness.
He will administer judgment to the peoples in uprightness.
9:9 Yahweh will also be a high tower for the oppressed;
a high tower in times of trouble.
9:10 Those who know your name will put their trust in you,
for you, Yahweh, have not forsaken those who seek you.
He incites others to praise him.
9:11 Sing praises to Yahweh, who dwells in Zion,
and declare among the people what he has done.
9:12 For he who avenges blood remembers them.
He doesn’t forget the cry of the afflicted.
He prays that he may have cause to praise him.
9:13 Have mercy on me, Yahweh.
See my affliction by those who hate me,
and lift me up from the gates of death;
9:14 that I may show forth all your praise.
In the gates of the daughter of Zion, I will rejoice in your salvation.
9:15 The nations have sunk down in the pit that they made.
In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.
9:16 Yahweh has made himself known.
He has executed judgment.
The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands.
9:17 The wicked shall be turned back to Sheol,
even all the nations that forget God.
9:18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
nor the hope of the poor perish forever.
9:19 Arise, Yahweh! Don’t let man prevail.
Let the nations be judged in your sight.
9:20 Put them in fear, Yahweh.
Let the nations know that they are only men.