To the victor, on a muthlabben*; a psalm of◦ David.
2 א I will confess Jehovah with all my heart;
I will number all Thy wonders.
3 I will be··glad and will triumph◦ in Thee;
I will sing··psalms to Thy name, O Most··High.
4 ב When my enemies are returned backward,
they stumble and perish from Thy face.
5 For Thou hast done judgment for me and my cause;
Thou sattest on the throne, the Judge of justice.
6 ג Thou hast rebuked the nations, Thou hast made· the wicked ·perish,
Thou hast wiped··out their name to eternity and forever.
7 ה As to the enemy, wastings are finished perpetually;
and Thou hast plucked··up cities; the remembrance of them, even of them◦, has perished.
8 ו But Jehovah will sit to eternity;
He will prepare His throne for judgment.
9 ו And He◦ will judge the world with justice;
He will make··judgment··for the peoples◦ in uprightness.
10 ו And Jehovah will be a high··tower for the contrite,
a high··tower for times in adversity;
11 ו and those who know Thy name will trust in Thee;
for Thou hast not forsaken those who inquire··after Thee, O Jehovah.
12 ז Sing··psalms to Jehovah, who dwells in Zion;
tell among◦ the peoples His actions.
13 For He who inquires··after bloods* remembers them;
He forgets not the cry of the afflicted.
14 ח Be··gracious··to me, O Jehovah; see my affliction from those who hate me,
Thou who liftest· me ·up◦ from the gates of death;
15 so··that I may recount◦ all Thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Zion;
I will rejoice in Thy salvation.
16 ט The nations are sunk in the ditch which they have made;
in this net which they concealed is their foot captured.
17 Jehovah is known, He has done judgment;
a wicked one shall be snared◦ by the work of the palms of his hands. Higgaion*. Selah.
18 י The wicked ones shall be turned··back into◦ hell,
all the nations who··forget God.
19 כ For the needy shall not perpetually be forgotten,
nor* shall the hope◦ of the meek perish forever.
20 Arise, O Jehovah; let not man▵ be··strong;
let the nations be judged before Thy face.
21 Put fear into◦ them, O Jehovah;
let the nations know they◦ are but man▵. Selah.