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Psalm 9 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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I Will Recount Your Wonderful Deeds

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:1 - [fn] To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben.[fn] A Psalm of David.
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:2 - I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:3 - When my enemies turn back,
they stumble and perish before[fn] your presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:4 - For you have maintained my just cause;
you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:5 - You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish;
you have blotted out their name forever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:6 - The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins;
their cities you rooted out;
the very memory of them has perished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:7 - But the LORD sits enthroned forever;
he has established his throne for justice,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 - and he judges the world with righteousness;
he judges the peoples with uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:9 - The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:10 - And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:11 - Sing praises to the LORD, who sits enthroned in Zion!
Tell among the peoples his deeds!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:12 - For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;
he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:13 - Be gracious to me, O LORD!
See my affliction from those who hate me,
O you who lift me up from the gates of death,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:14 - that I may recount all your praises,
that in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may rejoice in your salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:15 - The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;
in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:16 - The LORD has made himself known; he has executed judgment;
the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion.[fn] Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:17 - The wicked shall return to Sheol,
all the nations that forget God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:18 - For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:19 - Arise, O LORD! Let not man prevail;
let the nations be judged before you!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:20 - Put them in fear, O LORD!
Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah
ESV Footnotes
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
Probably a musical or liturgical term
Or because of
Probably a musical or liturgical term

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