Psalm 9 – New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. To the tune of “The Death of the Son.” A psalm of David.
- I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
- I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
- My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
- For you have upheld my right and my cause, sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.
- You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
- Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.
- The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.
- He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity.
- The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
- Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
- Sing the praises of the Lord, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.
- For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.
- Lord, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
- that I may declare your praises in the gates of Daughter Zion, and there rejoice in your salvation.
- The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
- The Lord is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. [c]
- The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.
- But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
- Arise, Lord, do not let mortals triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.
- Strike them with terror, Lord; let the nations know they are only mortal.
a. Psalm 9:1 Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
b. Psalm 9:1 In Hebrew texts 9:1-20 is numbered 9:2-21.
c. Psalm 9:16 The Hebrew has Higgaion and Selah (words of uncertain meaning) here; Selah occurs also at the end of verse 20.
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Psalm 9 – King James Version (KJV)
To the chief Musician upon Muth-labben, A Psalm of David.
- I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
- I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most High.
- When mine enemies are turned back, They shall fall and perish at thy presence.
- For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou satest in the throne judging right.
- Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, Thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
- O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: And thou hast destroyed cities; Their memorial is perished with them.
- But the LORD shall endure for ever: He hath prepared his throne for judgment.
- And he shall judge the world in righteousness, He shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
- The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble.
- And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: For thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
- Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: Declare among the people his doings.
- When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: He forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
- Have mercy upon me, O LORD; Consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
- That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
- The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: In the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
- The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
- The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God.
- For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: The expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
- Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: Let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
- Put them in fear, O LORD: That the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.