Psalms 9

I Will Recount Your Wonderful Deeds

Psalms 9 and 10 together follow an acrostic pattern, each stanza beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they form one psalm
To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben.
Probably a musical or liturgical term
A Psalm of David.

I will give thanks to the  Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your c wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and d exult in you;
I will e sing praise to your name f O Most High.
When my enemies turn back,
they stumble and perish before
Or because of
your presence.
For you have h maintained my just cause;
you have i sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.
You have j rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish;
you have k blotted out their name forever and ever.
The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins;
their cities you rooted out;
the very memory of them has perished.
But the  Lord sits enthroned forever;
he has established his throne for justice,
and he l judges the world with righteousness;
he m judges the peoples with uprightness.
The  Lord is n a stronghold for o the oppressed,
a stronghold in p times of trouble.
10 And those who q know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O  Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
11  Sing praises to the  Lord, who r sits enthroned in Zion!
Tell among the peoples his s deeds!
12 For he who t avenges blood is mindful of them;
he u does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
13  v Be gracious to me, O  Lord!
See my affliction from those who hate me,
O you who lift me up from w the gates of death,
14 that I may recount all your praises,
that in the gates of x the daughter of Zion
I may y rejoice in your salvation.
15  The nations have sunk in z the pit that they made;
in aa the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.
16 The  Lord has made himself ab known; he has executed judgment;
the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands.  Higgaion.
Probably a musical or liturgical term

17  The wicked shall ad return to Sheol,
all the nations that ae forget God.
18  For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
and af the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.
19  ag Arise, O  Lord! Let not ah man prevail;
let the nations be judged before you!
20 Put them in fear, O  Lord!
Let the nations know that they are but ai men!  Selah
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