The NET Bible
Restore columns
Exit Fullscreen

Psalm 924

For the music director; according to the alumoth-labben style;25 a psalm of David.

9:1 I will thank the Lord with all my heart!

I will tell about all your amazing deeds!1

9:2 I will be happy and rejoice in you!

I will sing praises to you, O sovereign One!2

9:3 When my enemies turn back,

they trip and are defeated3 before you.

9:4 For you defended my just cause;4

from your throne you pronounced a just decision.5

9:5 You terrified the nations with your battle cry;6

you destroyed the wicked;7

you permanently wiped out all memory of them.8

9:6 The enemy’s cities have been reduced to permanent ruins;9

you destroyed their cities;10

all memory of the enemies has perished.11

9:7 But the Lord12 rules13 forever;

he reigns in a just manner.14

9:8 He judges the world fairly;

he makes just legal decisions for the nations.15

9:9 Consequently16 the Lord provides safety for the oppressed;17

he provides safety in times of trouble.18

9:10 Your loyal followers trust in you,19

for you, Lord, do not abandon those who seek your help.20

9:11 Sing praises to the Lord, who rules21 in Zion!

Tell the nations what he has done!22

9:12 For the one who takes revenge against murderers took notice of the oppressed;23

he did not overlook24 their cry for help25

9:13 when they prayed:26

“Have mercy on me,27 Lord!

See how I am oppressed by those who hate me,28

O one who can snatch me away29 from the gates of death!

9:14 Then I will30 tell about all your praiseworthy acts;31

in the gates of Daughter Zion32 I will rejoice because of your deliverance.”33

9:15 The nations fell34 into the pit they had made;

their feet were caught in the net they had hidden.35

9:16 The Lord revealed himself;

he accomplished justice;

the wicked were ensnared by their own actions.36 (Higgaion.37


9:17 The wicked are turned back and sent to Sheol;38

this is the destiny of39 all the nations that ignore40 God,

9:18 for the needy are not permanently ignored,41

the hopes of the oppressed are not forever dashed.42

9:19 Rise up, Lord!43

Don’t let men be defiant!44

May the nations be judged in your presence!

9:20 Terrify them, Lord!45

Let the nations know they are mere mortals!46



About The NET Bible

Biblical Studies Press.

Support Info


Table of Contents