Psalms

Psalm 9 ©

1David praiseth God for executing judgment on his enemies, and saving the godly: 11he inciteth others to praise him: 13and prayeth that he may have like cause to praise him for his aid in some present distress.

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To the chief Musician upon Muth-labben, A Psalm of David.

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I WILL apraise thee, O LORD, with bmy whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

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I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, cO thou most High.

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When mine enemies are turned back, dthey shall fall and perish at thy presence.

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For 1thou hast emaintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging 2right.

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Thou hast frebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast gput out their name for ever and ever.

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3O thou enemy, hdestructions are come to a perpetual end: and ithou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

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But jthe LORD shall endure for ever: khe hath prepared his throne for judgment.

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And lhe shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

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The mLORD also will be 4a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

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And they that nknow thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, ohast not forsaken them that seek thee.

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Sing praises to the LORD, which pdwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

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When qhe maketh *inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he rforgetteth not the cry of the 5humble.

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Have mercy upon me, O LORD; sconsider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that tliftest me up from uthe gates of death:

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That vI may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

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The wheathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the xnet which they hid is their own foot taken.

x Ps. 35.7,8.
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The yLORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: zthe wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. 6Higgaion. Selah.

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The awicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations bthat forget God.

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For cthe needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of dthe poor shall not perish for ever.

d Ps. 10.2,9.
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Arise, eO LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

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Put fthem in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.