For the director of music. To [the tune of] muth labben
A Psalm of David.
9:1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart;
I will recount all your wonders.
9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
9:3 When my enemies turn back,
They stumble and perish before you.
9:4 For you have defended my just cause,
You have sat on the throne judging righteously.
9:5 You have rebuked the nations (peoples)
You have destroyed the wicked
You have wiped out their name forever and ever.
9:6 The enemy has come to an end to permanent ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The memory of them has perished.
9:7 But the LORD sits (rules) forever;
He has established his throne for justice.
9:8 He judges the inhabited world in righteousness
He governs the peoples with equity (justice).
9:9 The LORD is a stronghold (refuge) for the oppressed
A stronghold in times of need.
9:10 And those who know your name trust in you.
For you, LORD do not forsake those who seek you.
9:11 Sing praises to the LORD who sits enthroned in Zion;
Proclaim among the peoples (nations) his deeds.
9:12 For he who avenges blood(shed) remembers them;
He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
9:13 Be gracious to me, O LORD;
See my affliction from those who hate me!
You who lift me up from the gates of death,
9:14 that I may declare your praises (mighty acts)
in the gates of the daughter of Zion.
I will rejoice in your deliverance.
9:15 The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
9:16 The LORD has made Himself known;
He has executed judgment.
In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared.
9:17 The wicked will turn to Sheol,
Even all the nations who forget God.
9:18 For the needy are not permanently forgotten,
Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
9:19 Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail;
Let the nations be judged before you (in your presence).
9:20 Terrify them, LORD;
Let the nations know they are but men.