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Psalm 9 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Celebration of God’s Justice

For the choir director: according to Muth-labben. A psalm of David.

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I will thank the LORD with all my heart;

I will declare all your wondrous works.

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I will rejoice and boast about you;

I will sing about your name, Most High.

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When my enemies retreat,

they stumble and perish before you.

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For you have upheld my just cause;

you are seated on your throne as a righteous judge.

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You have rebuked the nations:

You have destroyed the wicked;

you have erased their name forever and ever.

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The enemy has come to eternal ruin.

You have uprooted the cities,

and the very memory of them has perished.

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But the LORD sits enthroned forever;

he has established his throne for judgment.

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And he judges the world with righteousness;

he executes judgment on the nations with fairness.

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The LORD is a refuge for the persecuted,

a refuge in times of trouble.

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Those who know your name trust in you

because you have not abandoned

those who seek you, LORD.

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Sing to the LORD, who dwells in Zion;

proclaim his deeds among the nations.

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For the one who seeks an accounting

for bloodshed remembers them;

he does not forget the cry of the oppressed.

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Be gracious to me, LORD;

consider my affliction at the hands of those who hate me.

Lift me up from the gates of death,

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so that I may declare all your praises.

I will rejoice in your salvation

within the gates of Daughter Zion.

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The nations have fallen into the pit they made;

their foot is caught in the net they have concealed.

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The LORD has made himself known;

he has executed justice,

snaring the wicked

by the work of their hands.HiggaionSelah

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The wicked will return to Sheol —

all the nations that forget God.

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For the needy will not always be forgotten;

the hope of the oppressed[fn] will not perish forever.

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Rise up, LORD! Do not let mere humans prevail;

let the nations be judged in your presence.

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Put terror in them, LORD;

let the nations know they are only humans.Selah

CSB Footnotes
Alt Hb tradition reads humble

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