Psalms 9. Confitebor tibi.
I WILL give thanks unto thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; *
I will speak of all thy marvellous works.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee; * yea, my songs will I
make of thy Name, O thou Most Highest.
3 While mine enemies are driven back, * they shall fall and perish
at thy presence.
4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; * thou art
set in the throne that judgest right.
5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly; *
thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
6 O thou enemy, thy destructions are come to a perpetual end;
* even as the cities which thou hast destroyed, whose memorial
is perished with them.
7 But the LORD shall endure for ever; * he hath also prepared
his seat for judgment.
8 For he shall judge the world in righteousness, * and minister
true judgment unto the people.
9 The LORD also will be a defence for the oppressed, * even a
refuge in due time of trouble.
10 And they that know thy Name will put their trust in thee;
* for thou, LORD, hast never failed them that seek thee.
11 O praise the LORD which dwelleth in Sion; * show the people
of his doings.
12 For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them,
* and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider the trouble which I suffer
of them that hate me, * thou that liftest me up from the gates
14 That I may show all thy praises within the gates of the daughter
of Sion: * I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made; * in
the same net which they hid privily is their foot taken.
16 The LORD is known to execute judgment; * the ungodly is trapped
in the work of his own hands.
17 The wicked shall be turned to destruction, * and all the people
that forget God.
18 For the poor shall not alway be forgotten; * the patient abiding
of the meek shall not perish for ever.
19 UP, LORD, and let not man have the upper hand; * let the heathen
be judged in thy sight.
20 Put them in fear, O LORD, * that the heathen may know themselves
to be but men.