Thanksgiving for God's Justice
9 1 I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart ; I will tell of all Your wonders . 2 I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name , O Most High . 3 When my enemies turn back , They stumble and perish before e You. 4 For You have maintained my just cause ; You have sat on the throne judging righteously . 5 You have rebuked the nations , You have destroyed the wicked ; You have blotted out their name forever and ever . 6 The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins , And You have uprooted the cities ; The very memory of them has perished . 7 But the Lord abides forever ; He has established His throne for judgment , 8 And He will judge the world in righteousness ; He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity . 9 The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed , A stronghold in times of trouble ; 10 And 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 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 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 . Higgaion Selah . 17 The wicked will return to 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 e You. 20 Put them in fear , O Lord ; Let the nations know that they are but men . Selah .