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Psalm 9 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:1 - For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be sung to the tune “Death of the Son.”

I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:2 - I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:3 - My enemies retreated;
they staggered and died when you appeared.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:4 - For you have judged in my favor;
from your throne you have judged with fairness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:5 - You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked;
you have erased their names forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:6 - The enemy is finished, in endless ruins;
the cities you uprooted are now forgotten.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:7 - But the LORD reigns forever,
executing judgment from his throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 - He will judge the world with justice
and rule the nations with fairness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:9 - The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed,
a refuge in times of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:10 - Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:11 - Sing praises to the LORD who reigns in Jerusalem.[fn]
Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:12 - For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless.
He does not ignore the cries of those who suffer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:13 - LORD, have mercy on me.
See how my enemies torment me.
Snatch me back from the jaws of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:14 - Save me so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem’s gates,
so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:15 - The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others.
Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:16 - The LORD is known for his justice.
The wicked are trapped by their own deeds.
Quiet Interlude[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:17 - The wicked will go down to the grave.[fn]
This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:18 - But the needy will not be ignored forever;
the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:19 - Arise, O LORD!
Do not let mere mortals defy you!
Judge the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:20 - Make them tremble in fear, O LORD.
Let the nations know they are merely human.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew Zion; also in 9:14.
Hebrew Higgaion Selah. The meaning of this phrase is uncertain.
Hebrew to Sheol.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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For more information on this translation, see the NLT Preface.

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