Ps 9

God's Power and Justice To the leader: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. 1I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.2I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. 3When my enemies turned back, they stumbled and perished before you.4For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne giving righteous judgment. 5You have rebuked the nations, you have destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name forever and ever.6The enemies have vanished in everlasting ruins; their cities you have rooted out; the very memory of them has perished. 7But the Lord sits enthroned forever, he has established his throne for judgment.8He judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with equity. 9The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.10And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. 11Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion. Declare his deeds among the peoples.12For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; he does not forget the cry of the afflicted. 13Be gracious to me, O Lord. See what I suffer from those who hate me; you are the one who lifts me up from the gates of death,14so that I may recount all your praises, and, in the gates of daughter Zion, rejoice in your deliverance. 15The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid has their own foot been caught.16The Lord has made himself known, he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. [Higgaion. Selah] 17The wicked shall depart to Sheol, all the nations that forget God. 18For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever. 19Rise up, O Lord! Do not let mortals prevail; let the nations be judged before you.20Put them in fear, O Lord; let the nations know that they are only human. Selah