David praiseth God for executing of judgment.
Psalms 9:1 Unto the end, for the hidden things of the Son. A psalm for David. I will give praise to thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: I will relate all thy wonders. Psalms 9:2 I will be glad, and rejoice in thee: I will sing to thy name, O thou most high. Psalms 9:3 When my enemy shall be turned back: they shall be weakened, and perish before thy face. Psalms 9:4 For thou hast maintained my judgment and my cause: thou hast sat on the throne, who judgest justice. Psalms 9:5 Thou hast rebuked the Gentiles, and the wicked one hath perished; thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever. Psalms 9:6 The swords of the enemy have failed unto the end: and their cities thou hast destroyed. Their memory hath perished with a noise: Psalms 9:7 But the Lord remaineth for ever. He hath prepared his throne in judgment: Psalms 9:8 And he shall judge the world in equity, he shall judge the people in justice. Psalms 9:9 And the Lord is become a refuge for the poor: a helper in due time in tribulation. Psalms 9:10 And let them trust in thee who know thy name: for thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee, O Lord.
He inciteth others to praise him.
Psalms 9:11 Sing ye to the Lord, who dwelleth in Sion: declare his ways among the Gentiles: Psalms 9:12 For requiring their blood, he hath remembered them: he hath not forgotten the cry of the poor.
He prayeth that he may have cause to praise him.
Psalms 9:13 Have mercy on me, O Lord: see my humiliation which I suffer from my enemies. Psalms 9:14 Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death, that I may declare all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion. Psalms 9:15 I will rejoice in thy salvation: the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction which they prepared. Their foot hath been taken in the very snare which they hid. Psalms 9:16 The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgments: the sinner hath been caught in the works of his own hands. Psalms 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, all the nations that forget God. Psalms 9:18 For the poor man shall not be forgotten to the end: the patience of the poor shall not perish for ever. Psalms 9:19 Arise, O Lord, let not man be strengthened: let the Gentiles be judged in thy sight. Psalms 9:20 Appoint, O Lord, a lawgiver over them: that the Gentiles may know themselves to be but men.