Psalm 9
New King James VersionNew Living Translation
1To the Chief Musician. To [i]the tune of[/i] “Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David. I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.1I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
2I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.2I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
3When my enemies turn back, They shall fall and perish at Your presence.3My enemies retreated; they staggered and died when you appeared.
4For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat on the throne judging in righteousness.4For you have judged in my favor; from your throne you have judged with fairness.
5You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.5You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have erased their names forever.
6O enemy, destructions are finished forever! And you have destroyed cities; Even their memory has perished.6The enemy is finished, in endless ruins; the cities you uprooted are now forgotten.
7But the LORD shall endure forever; He has prepared His throne for judgment.7But the LORD reigns forever, executing judgment from his throne.
8He shall judge the world in righteousness, And He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness.8He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness.
9The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble.9The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.10Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for you.
11Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion! Declare His deeds among the people.11Sing praises to the LORD who reigns in Jerusalem. Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds.
12When He avenges blood, He remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the humble.12For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless. He does not ignore the cries of those who suffer.
13Have mercy on me, O LORD! Consider my trouble from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death,13LORD, have mercy on me. See how my enemies torment me. Snatch me back from the jaws of death.
14That I may tell of all Your praise In the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation.14Save me so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem’s gates, so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.
15The nations have sunk down in the pit which they made; In the net which they hid, their own foot is caught.15The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set.
16The LORD is known by the judgment He executes; The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah16The LORD is known for his justice. The wicked are trapped by their own deeds. Quiet Interlude
17The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God.17The wicked will go down to the grave. This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.
18For the needy shall not always be forgotten; The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.18But the needy will not be ignored forever; the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.
19Arise, O LORD, Do not let man prevail; Let the nations be judged in Your sight.19Arise, O LORD! Do not let mere mortals defy you! Judge the nations!
20Put them in fear, O LORD, That the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah20Make them tremble in fear, O LORD. Let the nations know they are merely human. Interlude
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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