Psalms 9



1 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.

2 3 I will be·​·glad and will triumph in Thee;
I will sing·​·psalms to Thy name, O Most·​·High.

3 4 ב When my enemies are returned backward,
they stumble and perish from Thy face.

4 5 For Thou hast done judgment for me and my cause;
Thou sattest on the throne, the Judge of justice.

5 6 ג Thou hast rebuked the nations, Thou hast made· the wicked ·perish,
Thou hast wiped·​·out their name to eternity and forever.

6 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.

7 8 ו But Jehovah will sit to eternity;
He will prepare His throne for judgment.

8 9 ו And He will judge the world with justice;
He will make·​·judgment·​·for the peoples in uprightness.

9 10 ו And Jehovah will be a high·​·tower for the contrite,
a high·​·tower for times in adversity;

10 11 ו and those who know Thy name will trust in Thee;
for Thou hast not forsaken those who inquire·​·after Thee, O Jehovah.

11 12 ז Sing·​·psalms to Jehovah, who dwells in Zion;
tell among the peoples His actions.

12 13 For He who inquires·​·after bloods* remembers them;
He forgets not the cry of the afflicted.

13 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;

14 15 so·​·that I may recount all Thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Zion;
I will rejoice in Thy salvation.

15 16 ט The nations are sunk in the ditch which they have made;
in this net which they concealed is their foot captured.

16 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.

17 18 י The wicked ones shall be turned·​·back into hell,
all the nations who·​·forget God.

18 19 כ For the needy shall not perpetually be forgotten,
nor* shall the hope of the meek perish forever.

19 20 Arise, O Jehovah; let not man be·​·strong;
let the nations be judged before Thy face.

20 21 Put fear into them, O Jehovah;
let the nations know they are but man. Selah.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.