THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 9 ©
David gives gratitude to God with great joy for the victory which He had granted him against his enemies; he mocks their vain glory and spiteful enterprises; praises God’s justice in hating and punishing the wicked, and His faithfulness in delivering the oppressed saints, whom he invites to praise God, and prays for the continuance of God’s favor and the discomfiting of the power and attempts of his enemies.
To the chief 1Musician upon 2Muth-labben, A Psalm of David.
I3 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 4turned back, they shall fall and perish 5at thy presence.
For thou hast maintained my right and my 6cause; thou satest in the 7throne judging 8right.
Thou hast 9rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
O thou enemy, destructions 10are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; 11their memorial is perished with them.
But the LORD shall 12endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
Anda he shall judge the 13world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in 14uprightness.
Theb LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge 15in times of trouble.
And they that know thy 16name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that 17seek thee.
Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in 18Zion: declare among the people his doings.
When he 19maketh inquisitionc20for blood, he 21remembereth them: he forgetteth not the 22cry of the 23humble.
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the 24gates of death:
That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the 25daughter of Zion: 26I will rejoice in thy salvation.
Thed heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
The LORD is 27known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. 28Higgaion. Selah.
The wicked shall be turned 29into hell, and 30all the nations that forget God.
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
31Arise, O LORD; let not 32man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
33Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but 34men. Selah.