God’s Power and Justice
Psalm 9:1 I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 9:2 I will be glad and exult in you, I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:3 When my enemies turned back, they stumbled and perished before you.
Psalm 9:4 For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne giving righteous judgment.
Psalm 9:5 You have rebuked the nations, you have destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
Psalm 9:6 The enemies have vanished in everlasting ruins; their cities you have rooted out; the very memory of them has perished.
Psalm 9:7 But the LORD sits enthroned for ever, he has established his throne for judgment;
Psalm 9:8 and he judges the world with righteousness, he judges the peoples with equity.
Psalm 9:9 The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Psalm 9:10 And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 9:11 Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds!
Psalm 9:12 For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; he does not forget the cry of the poor.
Psalm 9:13 Be gracious to me, O LORD! Behold what I suffer from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death,
Psalm 9:14 that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your deliverance.
Psalm 9:15 The nations have sunk in the pit which they made; in the net which they hid has their own foot been caught.
Psalm 9:16 The LORD has made himself known, he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands.
Psalm 9:17The wicked shall depart to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.
Psalm 9:18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish for ever.
Psalm 9:19 Arise, O LORD! Let not man prevail; let the nations be judged before you!
Psalm 9:20 Put them in fear, O LORD! Let the nations know that they are but men!