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Psalm 9 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:1 - [fn][fn]For the director of music. To the tune of “The Death of the Son.” A psalm of David. I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:2 - I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:3 - My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:4 - For you have upheld my right and my cause, sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:5 - You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:6 - Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:7 - The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 - He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:9 - The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:10 - Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:11 - Sing the praises of the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:12 - For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:13 - LORD, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:14 - that I may declare your praises in the gates of Daughter Zion, and there rejoice in your salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:15 - The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:16 - The LORD is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:17 - The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:18 - But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:19 - Arise, LORD, do not let mortals triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:20 - Strike them with terror, LORD; let the nations know they are only mortal.
NIV Footnotes
Psalms 9 and 10 may originally have been a single acrostic poem in which alternating lines began with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In the Septuagint they constitute one psalm.
In Hebrew texts 9:1-20 is numbered 9:2-21.
The Hebrew has Higgaion and Selah (words of uncertain meaning) here; Selah occurs also at the end of verse 20.

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