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Psalm 9

Yahweh Will Judge the World in Righteousness

For the choir director. Almuth-labben. A Psalm of David.

א  Aleph

I will give thanks to Yahweh with all my heart;
I will recount all Your wondrous deeds.

א  Aleph

I will be glad and exult in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

ב  Beth

When my enemies turn back,
They stumble and perish before You.
For You have maintained my justice and my cause;
You have sat on the throne judging righteously.

ג  Gimel

You have rebuked the nations, You have made the wicked perish;
You have blotted out their name forever and ever.

ה  He

The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The very memory of them has perished.

ו  Vav

But Yahweh abides forever;
He has established His throne for judgment,

ו  Vav

And He will judge the world in righteousness;
He will render justice for the peoples with equity.

ו  Vav

Yahweh also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of distress;

ו  Vav

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
For You, O Yahweh, have not forsaken those who seek You.

ז  Zayin

Sing praises to Yahweh, who abides in Zion;
Declare among the peoples His acts.
For He who requires blood remembers them;
He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.

ח  Heth

Be gracious to me, O Yahweh;
See my affliction from those who hate me,
You who lift me up from the gates of death,
That I may recount all Your praises,
That in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may rejoice in Your salvation.

ט  Teth

The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
Yahweh has made Himself known;
He has executed judgment.
In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. Higgaion Selah.

י  Yodh

The wicked will return to Sheol,
Even all the nations who forget God.

כ  Kaph

For the needy will not always be forgotten,
Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
Arise, O Yahweh, do not let man prevail;
Let the nations be judged before You.
Put them in fear, O Yahweh;
Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.