David praiseth God for executing of judgment.
Psalms 9:1 To the Overseer, 'On the Death of Labben.'A Psalm of David. I confess, O Jehovah, with all my heart, I recount all Thy wonders, Psalms 9:2 I rejoice and exult in Thee, I praise Thy Name, O Most High. Psalms 9:3 In mine enemies turning backward, they stumble and perish from Thy face. Psalms 9:4 For Thou hast done my judgment and my right. Thou hast sat on a throne, A judge of righteousness. Psalms 9:5 Thou hast rebuked nations, Thou hast destroyed the wicked, Their name Thou hast blotted out to the age and for ever. Psalms 9:6 O thou Enemy, Finished have been destructions for ever, As to cities thou hast plucked up, Perished hath their memorial with them. Psalms 9:7 And Jehovah to the age abideth, He is preparing for judgment His throne. Psalms 9:8 And He judgeth the world in righteousness, He judgeth the peoples in uprightness. Psalms 9:9 And Jehovah is a tower for the bruised, A tower for times of adversity. Psalms 9:10 They trust in Thee who do know Thy name, For Thou hast not forsaken Those seeking Thee, O Jehovah.
He inciteth others to praise him.
Psalms 9:11 Sing ye praise to Jehovah, inhabiting Zion, Declare ye among the peoples His acts, Psalms 9:12 For He who is seeking for blood Them hath remembered, He hath not forgotten the cry of the afflicted.
He prayeth that he may have cause to praise him.
Psalms 9:13 Favour me, O Jehovah, See mine affliction by those hating me, Thou who liftest me up from the gates of death, Psalms 9:14 So that I recount all Thy praise, In the gates of the daughter of Zion. I rejoice on Thy salvation. Psalms 9:15 Sunk have nations in a pit they made, In a net that they hid hath their foot been captured. Psalms 9:16 Jehovah hath been known, Judgment He hath done, By a work of his hands Hath the wicked been snared. Meditation. Selah. Psalms 9:17 The wicked do turn back to Sheol, All nations forgetting God. Psalms 9:18 For not for ever is the needy forgotten, The hope of the humble lost to the age. Psalms 9:19 Rise, O Jehovah, let not man be strong, Let nations be judged before Thy face. Psalms 9:20 Appoint, O Jehovah, a director to them, Let nations know they [are] men! Selah.