Be gracious to me, O Lord;
See my affliction from those who hate me,
You who lift me up from the gates of death,
That I may tell of all Your praises,
That in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may rejoice in Your [a]salvation.
The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
The Lord has made Himself known;
He has executed judgment.
In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. [b]Higgaion [c]Selah.
The wicked will [d]return to [e]Sheol,
Even all the nations who forget God.
For the needy will not always be forgotten,
Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
Arise, O Lord, do not let man prevail;
Let the nations be judged before You.
Put them in fear, O Lord;
Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.
- Psalm 9:14 Or deliverance
- Psalm 9:16 Perhaps, resounding music or meditation
- Psalm 9:16 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
- Psalm 9:17 Or turn
- Psalm 9:17 I.e. the nether world