Psalm 9:4
New International Version
For you have upheld my right and my cause, sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.

New Living Translation
For you have judged in my favor; from your throne you have judged with fairness.

English Standard Version
For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.

Berean Study Bible
For You have upheld my just cause; You sit on Your throne judging righteously.

King James Bible
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

New King James Version
For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat on the throne judging in righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
For You have maintained my just cause; You have sat on the throne judging righteously.

NASB 1995
For You have maintained my just cause; You have sat on the throne judging righteously.

NASB 1977
For Thou hast maintained my just cause; Thou dost sit on the throne judging righteously.

Amplified Bible
For You have maintained my right and my cause; You have sat on the throne judging righteously.

Christian Standard Bible
For you have upheld my just cause; you are seated on your throne as a righteous judge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You have upheld my just cause; You are seated on Your throne as a righteous judge.

American Standard Version
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou sittest in the throne judging righteously.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you have kept my reward and my judgment and you sat on the throne, Righteous Judge.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thou hast maintained my cause and my right; thou satest on the throne, that judgest righteousness.

Contemporary English Version
You take your seat as judge, and your fair decisions prove that I was in the right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou hast maintained my judgment and my cause: thou hast sat on the throne, who judgest justice.

English Revised Version
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging righteously.

Good News Translation
You are fair and honest in your judgments, and you have judged in my favor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have defended my just cause: You sat down on your throne as a fair judge.

International Standard Version
For you have brought about justice for me and my cause; you sit on the throne judging righteously.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou sattest upon the throne as the righteous Judge.

Literal Standard Version
For You have done my judgment and my right. You have sat on a throne, "" Judging [with] righteousness.

NET Bible
For you defended my just cause; from your throne you pronounced a just decision.

New Heart English Bible
For you have upheld my just cause. You sit on the throne judging righteously.

World English Bible
For you have maintained my just cause. You sit on the throne judging righteously.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou hast done my judgment and my right. Thou hast sat on a throne, A judge of righteousness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Give Thanks to the LORD
3When my enemies retreat, they stumble and perish before You. 4For You have upheld my just cause; You sit on Your throne judging righteously. 5You have rebuked the nations; You have destroyed the wicked; You have erased their name forever and ever.…

Cross References
Psalm 9:16
The LORD is known by the justice He brings; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. Higgaion Selah

Psalm 17:1
Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.

Psalm 35:24
Vindicate me by Your righteousness, O LORD my God, and do not let them gloat over me.

Psalm 35:27
May those who favor my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, "Exalted be the LORD who delights in His servant's well-being."

Psalm 50:6
And the heavens proclaim His righteousness, for God Himself is Judge. Selah

Psalm 140:12
I know that the LORD upholds justice for the poor and defends the cause of the needy.


Treasury of Scripture

For you have maintained my right and my cause; you sat in the throne judging right.

For

Psalm 16:5
The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

Psalm 140:12
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

maintained.

Psalm 45:6,7
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre…

Psalm 47:8
God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

Psalm 89:14
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.









(4) Thou hast maintained my right.--Literally, thou hast made my judgment, as the LXX. and Vulg. For this confidence in the supreme arbiter of events compare Shakespeare:--

"Is this your Christian counsel? Out upon you!

Heaven is above all yet. There sits a Judge

That no king can corrupt."--Henry VIII.

Verse 4. - For thou hast maintained my right and my cause. David uniformly ascribes his military successes, not to his own ability, or even to the valour of his soldiers, but to God's favour. God's favour, which is secured by the justice of his cause, gives him victory after victory. Thou surest in the throne judging right. While the late battle raged, God sat upon his heavenly throne, administering justice, awarding defeat and death to the wrong-doers who had wantonly attacked his people, giving victory and glory and honour to those who stood on their defence against the aggressors.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

You have upheld
עָ֭שִׂיתָ (‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

my just
מִשְׁפָּטִ֣י (miš·pā·ṭî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

cause;
וְדִינִ֑י (wə·ḏî·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1779: Judgement, strife

You sit
יָשַׁ֥בְתָּ (yā·šaḇ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

on Your throne
לְ֝כִסֵּ֗א (lə·ḵis·sê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3678: Seat of honor, throne

judging
שׁוֹפֵ֥ט (šō·w·p̄êṭ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

righteously.
צֶֽדֶק׃ (ṣe·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity


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