5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
5 You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish; you have blotted out their name forever and ever.
5 You blow the whistle on godless nations; you throw dirty players out of the game, wipe their names right off the roster.
5 You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have erased their names forever.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 9:5
Commentary on Psalm 9:1-10
(Read Psalm 9:1-10)
If we would praise God acceptably, we must praise him in sincerity, with our whole heart. When we give thanks for some one particular mercy, we should remember former mercies. Our joy must not be in the gift, so much as in the Giver. The triumphs of the Redeemer ought to be the triumphs of the redeemed. The almighty power of God is that which the strongest and stoutest of his enemies are no way able to stand before. We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth, and that with him there is no unrighteousness. His people may, by faith, flee to him as their Refuge, and may depend on his power and promise for their safety, so that no real hurt shall be done to them. Those who know him to be a God of truth and faithfulness, will rejoice in his word of promise, and rest upon that. Those who know him to be an everlasting Father, will trust him with their souls as their main care, and trust in him at all times, even to the end; and by constant care seek to approve themselves to him in the whole course of their lives. Who is there that would not seek him, who never hath forsaken those that seek Him?