Psalm 9

For the conclusion. On the mysteries of the Son. A Psalm by David.

I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart, I will relate all thy wondrous works. [2] Let me be gladdened and rejoice in thee; to thy name I will sing, O thou Most High. [3] When this enemy of mine is turned back, at thy presence they shall faint and perish; [4] because thou hast maintained my right and my cause. Thou the righteous judge hast sat on the throne; [5] thou hast rebuked nations, and the wicked one is destroyed. Thou hast blotted out their Name forever and ever. [6] The enemy's swords have utterly failed, and thou hast completely destroyed cities, the memorial of them with their din is gone. [7] But the Lord will endure forever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment; [8] he will judge the world with righteousness--with rectitude he will judge tribes. The Lord was a refuge for the distressed, a seasonable helper in adversity. Let them who know thy name confide in thee; For thou, O Lord, hast not forsaken them who seek thee.

[11] Sing to the Lord who dwelleth in Sion; among the nations proclaim his designs, [12] for in making inquisition for blood, he had them in remembrance--he forgot not the prayer of the distressed.

[13] Have mercy upon me, O Lord! Behold my affliction, because of mine enemies, O thou who raisest me up from the gates of death, [14] that I may proclaim all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion. Let me exult with joy for thy salvation.

[15] The nations were completely entrapped by the destruction which they contrived; in the gin which they hid, their foot is caught. [16] The Lord is known by executing judgments; by the works of his own hands the sinner is taken.

A responsive Ode.

[17] Let the sinners be turned back to the mansion of the dead--all the nations who forget God.

[18] For the poor shall not be quite forgotten--the expectation of the needy shall never perish.

[19] Arise, O Lord, let not man prevail--let nations be judged in thy presence.

[20] Appoint, O Lord, a legislator over them--let nations know that they are men.