Psalm 9:16
New International Version
The LORD is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.

New Living Translation
The LORD is known for his justice. The wicked are trapped by their own deeds. Quiet Interlude

English Standard Version
The LORD has made himself known; he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah

Berean Study Bible
The LORD is known by the justice He brings; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. Higgaion Selah

New American Standard Bible
The LORD has made Himself known; He has executed judgment. In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. Higgaion Selah.

New King James Version
The LORD is known by the judgment He executes; The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah

King James Bible
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD has made himself known; he has executed justice, snaring the wicked by the work of their hands. Higgaion. Selah

Contemporary English Version
You showed what you are like, and you made certain that justice is done, but evil people are trapped by their own evil deeds.

Good News Translation
The LORD has revealed himself by his righteous judgments, and the wicked are trapped by their own deeds.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD has revealed Himself; He has executed justice, striking down the wicked by the work of their hands. Higgaion. Selah

International Standard Version
The LORD has made himself known, executing judgment. The wicked are ensnared by what their hands have made. Interlude

NET Bible
The LORD revealed himself; he accomplished justice; the wicked were ensnared by their own actions. (Higgaion. Selah)

New Heart English Bible
The LORD has made himself known. He has executed judgment. The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah makes known the judgment that he does, and the wicked is caught by the work of his hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is known by the judgment he has carried out. The wicked person is trapped by the work of his own hands. [Higgaion Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD hath made Himself known, He hath executed judgment, The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah

New American Standard 1977
The LORD has made Himself known; He has executed judgment. In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. Higgaion Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is known by the judgment which he has executed; the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion (meditate on this for ever). Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

American King James Version
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

American Standard Version
Jehovah hath made himself known, he hath executed judgment: The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord is known as executing judgments: the sinner is taken in the works of his hands. A song of Pause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgments: the sinner hath been caught in the works of his own hands.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is known [by] the judgment he hath executed: the wicked is ensnared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

English Revised Version
The LORD hath made himself known, he hath executed judgment: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

World English Bible
Yahweh has made himself known. He has executed judgment. The wicked is snared by the work of his own hands. Meditation. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah hath been known, Judgment He hath done, By a work of his hands Hath the wicked been snared. Meditation. Selah.
Study Bible
I Will Give Thanks to the LORD
15The nations have fallen into a pit of their making; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden. 16The LORD is known by the justice He brings; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. Higgaion Selah 17The wicked will return to Sheol—all the nations who forget God.…
Cross References
Exodus 7:5
And the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out My hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out from among them."

Exodus 7:17
This is what the LORD says: By this you will know that I am the LORD. Behold, with the staff in my hand I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will turn to blood.

2 Samuel 17:14
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than that of Ahithophel." For the LORD had purposed to thwart the good counsel of Ahithophel, in order to bring disaster on Absalom.

Psalm 5:10
Declare them guilty, O God; let them fall by their own devices. Drive them out for their many transgressions, for they have rebelled against You.

Psalm 9:4
For You have upheld my just cause; You sit on Your throne judging righteously.

Psalm 10:2
In pride the wicked pursue the needy; let them be caught in the schemes they devise.

Jeremiah 16:21
"Therefore behold, I will inform them, and this time I will make them know My power and My might; then they will know that My name is the LORD."

Ezekiel 25:17
I will execute great vengeance against them with furious reproof, and they will know that I am the LORD when I take My vengeance upon them.'"

Ezekiel 30:19
So I will execute judgment on Egypt, and they will know that I am the LORD.'"

Ezekiel 32:15
When I make the land of Egypt a desolation and empty it of all that filled it, when I strike down all who live there, then they will know that I am the LORD.'

Ezekiel 35:11
therefore, as surely I live, declares the Lord GOD, I will treat you according to the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred against them, and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.

Ezekiel 38:23
I will magnify and sanctify Myself, and will reveal Myself in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.'

Daniel 4:17
This decision is the decree of the watchers, the verdict declared by the holy ones, so that the living will know that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of mankind, and gives it to whom He wishes, setting over it the lowliest of men.'

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

known

Psalm 48:11
Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

Psalm 58:10,11
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked…

Psalm 83:17,18
Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: …

wicked

Psalm 11:6
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Psalm 140:9
As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Proverbs 6:2
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Higgaion, that is, Meditation

Psalm 5:1
To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

Psalm 19:14
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 92:3
Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.







Lexicon
The LORD
יְהוָה֮ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is known
נ֤וֹדַ֨ע ׀ (nō·w·ḏa‘)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

by the justice
מִשְׁפָּ֪ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

He brings;
עָ֫שָׂ֥ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

the wicked
רָשָׁ֑ע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

are ensnared
נוֹקֵ֣שׁ (nō·w·qêš)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5367: To knock, strike, hit, strike or bring down

by the work
בְּפֹ֣עַל (bə·p̄ō·‘al)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6467: Doing, deed, work

of their hands.
כַּ֭פָּיו (kap·pāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

Higgaion
הִגָּי֥וֹן (hig·gā·yō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1902: A murmuring sound, a musical notation, a machination

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 5542: Suspension, pause
(16) The Lord.--Better, Jehovah hath made himself known. He hath executed judgment, snaring the wicked in the work of his own hands.

Higgaion. Selah.--Higgaion occurs three times in the Psalms--here. Psalm 19:14, and Psalm 92:4 (Heb.). In the two latter places it is translated; in Psalm 19:14, "meditation;" in Psalm 92:4, "solemn sound." Both meanings are etymologically possible, but the word apparently, indicates some change in the music, or possibly, as joined with selah, a direction to some particular part of the orchestra.

Verse 16. - The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth; rather, the Lord hath made himself known; he executeth judgment (see the Revised Version; and comp. Ezekiel 20:9). The two clauses are grammatically distinct, though no doubt closely connected in their meaning. God makes himself known - manifests his character, by the judgments which he executes, shows himself just, perhaps severe, certainly One who "will not at all acquit the wicked" (Nahum 1:3). The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Some translate, "he snareth the wicked," or, "by snaring the wicked" - the special way in which God manifests himself (see Kay, p. 31; 'Speaker's Commentary,' vol. 4. p. 190). Higgaion. This word is found in three other places only, viz. Psalm 19:14; Psalm 92:3; and Lamentations 3:61. In the first it is translated "meditation," and has clearly that meaning; in the second it is supposed to mean "a gentle strain:" in the third it seems best rendered by "musing" or "reflection." Here it stands by itself, as a sort of rubrical direction, like the following word, "Selah." Some suppose it a direction to the choir to play a gentle strain of instrumental music as an interlude; others regard it as enjoining upon the congregation a space of quiet "meditation" (see Hengstenberg, ad loc.; and compare Professor Alexander's work, 'The Psalms translated and explained,' p. 45). Selah (see the comment on Psalm 3:2). 9:11-20 Those who believe that God is greatly to be praised, not only desire to praise him better themselves, but desire that others may join with them. There is a day coming, when it will appear that he has not forgotten the cry of the humble; neither the cry of their blood, or the cry of their prayers. We are never brought so low, so near to death, but God can raise us up. If he has saved us from spiritual and eternal death, we may thence hope, that in all our distresses he will be a very present help to us. The overruling providence of God frequently so orders it, that persecutors and oppressors are brought to ruin by the projects they formed to destroy the people of God. Drunkards kill themselves; prodigals beggar themselves; the contentious bring mischief upon themselves: thus men's sins may be read in their punishment, and it becomes plain to all, that the destruction of sinners is of themselves. All wickedness came originally with the wicked one from hell; and those who continue in sin, must go to that place of torment. The true state, both of nations and of individuals, may be correctly estimated by this one rule, whether in their doings they remember or forget God. David encourages the people of God to wait for his salvation, though it should be long deferred. God will make it appear that he never did forget them: it is not possible he should. Strange that man, dust in his and about him, should yet need some sharp affliction, some severe visitation from God, to bring him to the knowledge of himself, and make him feel who and what he is.
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