Psalm 9

A messianic psalm of David—He praises the Lord for rebuking the nations—The Lord will judge the world in righteousness—He will dwell in Zion—The wicked will be sent to hell.

To the chief Musician upon Muth-labben, A Psalm of David.

 I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy amarvellous works.

 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast aput out their name for ever and ever.

 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

 But the Lord shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for ajudgment.

 And he shall ajudge the world in brighteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

 The Lord also will be a arefuge for the boppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

 10 And they that know thy aname will put their btrust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

 11 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: adeclare among the people his doings.

 12 When he amaketh binquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the chumble.

 13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

 14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy asalvation.

 15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the anet which they hid is their own foot taken.

 16 The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is asnared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

 17 The wicked shall be turned into ahell, and all the nations that bforget God.

 18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

 19 Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

 20 Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.