| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|A Psalm of Thanksgiving for Gods Justice|
|For the Chief Musician; set to Muth-Labben. A Psalm of David.|
| ||I WILL give thanks unto Jehovah with my whole heart;|
I will show forth all thy marvellous works.
| ||I will be glad and exult in thee;|
I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most 1 High.
| ||When mine enemies turn back,|
They stumble and perish at thy presence.
| ||For thou hast maintained my right and my cause;|
Thou sittest in the throne judging righteously.
| ||Thou hast rebuked the nations, 2 thou hast destroyed the wicked;|
Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
| ||The 3 enemy are come to an end, they are desolate for ever;|
And 4 the cities which thou hast overthrown, 5
The very remembrance of them is perished.
| ||But Jehovah sitteth as king for ever:|
He hath prepared his throne for judgment;
| ||And he will judge the world in righteousness,|
He will minister judgment to the peoples 6 in uprightness.
| ||Jehovah also will be a high tower for the oppressed,|
A high tower in times of trouble;
| ||And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee;|
For thou, Jehovah hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
| ||Sing praises to Jehovah, who dwelleth in Zion:|
Declare among the people 7 his doings.
| ||For 8 he that maketh inquisition for blood remembereth them;|
He forgetteth not the cry of the poor. 9
| ||Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah;|
Behold my affliction which I suffer of them that hate me,
Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
| ||That I may show forth all thy praise.|
In the gates of the daughter of Zion
I will rejoice in thy salvation. 10
| ||The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made:|
In the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
| ||Jehovah hath made himself known, he hath executed judgment:|
The 11 wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. [Higgaion. Selah
| ||The wicked shall be turned back unto Sheol,|
Even all the nations that forget God.
| ||For the needy shall not alway be forgotten,|
Nor the expectation of the poor 12 perish for ever.
| ||Arise, O Jehovah; let not man prevail:|
Let the nations be judged in thy sight.
| ||Put them in fear, O Jehovah:|
Let the nations know themselves to be but men. [Selah
|Note 1. Or, Most High; Because mine &c. [back]|
|Note 2. Or, heathen. [back]|
|Note 3. Or, O thou enemy, desolutions are come to perpetual end. [back]|
|Note 4. Or, And their cities thou hast overthrown. [back]|
|Note 5. Heb. plucked up. [back]|
|Note 6. Or, people. [back]|
|Note 7. Or, peoples. [back]|
|Note 8. Or, For when he maketh
he remembereth. [back]|
|Note 9. Or, meek. [back]|
|Note 10. Or, saving help. [back]|
|Note 11. Or, He snareth the wicked. [back]|
|Note 12. Or, meek. [back]|