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Psalm 9 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Thanksgiving for God’s Justice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:1 - For the music director; on [fn]Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.
I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart;
I will tell of all Your [fn]wonders.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:2 - I will rejoice and be jubilant 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 You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:4 - For You have maintained [fn]my just cause;
You have sat on the throne [fn]judging righteously.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:5 - You have rebuked the nations, You have eliminated the wicked;
You have wiped out their name forever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:6 - [fn]The enemy has come to an end in everlasting ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The very memory of them has perished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:7 - But the LORD [fn]sits as King forever;
He has established His throne for judgment,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 - And He will judge the world in righteousness;
He will execute judgment for the peoples fairly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:9 - [fn]The LORD will also be a stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of trouble;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:10 - And [fn]those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
For You, LORD, have not abandoned those who seek You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:11 - Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion;
Declare His deeds among the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:12 - For He who [fn]requires blood remembers them;
He does not forget the cry of the needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:13 - Be gracious to me, LORD;
See my oppression from those who hate me,
You who lift me up from the gates of death,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:14 - So that I may tell of all Your praises,
That in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may rejoice in Your [fn]salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:15 - The nations have sunk down into the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:16 - The LORD has made Himself known;
He has executed judgment.
A wicked one is ensnared in the work of his own hands. [fn]Higgaion Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:17 - The wicked will [fn]return to [fn]Sheol,
All the nations who forget God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:18 - For the needy will not always be forgotten,
Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:19 - Arise, LORD, do not let mankind prevail;
Let the nations be judged before You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:20 - Put them in fear, LORD;
Let the nations know that they are merely human. Selah
NASB20 Footnotes
Meaning of the Heb uncertain
Or miracles
Lit my right and my cause
Or a righteous Judge
Or O enemy, desolations are finished forever; And their cities You have uprooted
Or remains forever
Or Let the LORD also be
Or let put
I.e., avenges bloodshed
Or deliverance
Perhaps, resounding music or meditation
Or turn
I.e., the netherworld

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