Psalm 9 King James Version

Thanksgiving for God's Justice

9 1  I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. 2  I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. 3  When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. 4  For thou hast maintained [1] my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right. 5  Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. 6  O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them. 7  But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment. 8  And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. 9  The Lord also will be a refuge [2] for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. 10  And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

11  Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings. 12  When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble. [3] 13  Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death: 14  That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation. 15  The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. 16  The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. [4] Selah. 17  The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. 18  For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. 19  Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. 20  Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.


[1] 9:4 maintained...: Heb. made my judgment

[2] 9:9 a refuge: Heb. an high place

[3] 9:12 humble: or, afflicted

[4] 9:16 Higgaion: that is, Meditation

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