For the Chief Musician; set to Muth-Labben. A Psalm of David.

[1] I WILL give thanks unto Jehovah with my whole heart;

I will show forth all thy marvellous works.

[2] I will be glad and exult in thee;

I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most〖Or, he doth hotly pursue the poor〗 High.

[3] When mine enemies turn back,

They stumble and perish at thy presence.

[4] For thou hast maintained my right and my cause;

Thou sittest in the throne judging righteously.

[5] Thou hast rebuked the nations,〖Or, heathen.〗 thou hast destroyed the wicked;

Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.

[6] The〖Or, O thou enemy, desolutions are come to perpetual end.〗 enemy are come to an end, they are desolate for ever;

And〖Or, And their cities thou hast overthrown.〗 the cities which thou hast overthrown,〖Heb. plucked up.〗

The very remembrance of them is perished.

[7] But Jehovah sitteth as king for ever:

He hath prepared his throne for judgment;

[8] And he will judge the world in righteousness,

He will minister judgment to the peoples〖Or, people.〗 in uprightness.

[9] Jehovah also will be a high tower for the oppressed,

A high tower in times of trouble;

[10] And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee;

For thou, Jehovah hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

[11] Sing praises to Jehovah, who dwelleth in Zion:

Declare among the people〖Or, peoples.〗 his doings.

[12] For〖Or, For when he maketh ... he remembereth.〗 he that maketh inquisition for blood remembereth them;

He forgetteth not the cry of the poor.〖Or, meek.〗

[13] 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;

[14] That I may show forth all thy praise.

In the gates of the daughter of Zion

I will rejoice in thy salvation.〖Or, saving help.〗

[15] The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made:

In the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

[16] Jehovah hath made himself known, he hath executed judgment:

The〖Or, He snareth the wicked.〗 wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.

[Higgaion. Selah

[17] The wicked shall be turned back unto Sheol,

Even all the nations that forget God.

[18] For the needy shall not alway be forgotten,

Nor the expectation of the poor〖Or, meek.〗 perish for ever.

[19] Arise, O Jehovah; let not man prevail:

Let the nations be judged in thy sight.

[20] Put them in fear, O Jehovah:

Let the nations know themselves to be but men. [Selah

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