David praiseth God for executing judgment on his enemies, and saving the godly: he inciteth others to praise him: and prayeth that he may have like cause to praise him for his aid in some present distress.
0 To the chief Musician upon Muth-labben, A Psalm of David.
1 I WILL 1praise thee, O Lord, with 2my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, 1O thou most High.
3 When mine enemies are turned back, 1they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
4 For athou hast 1maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging bright.
5 Thou hast 1rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast 2put out their name for ever and ever.
6 aO thou enemy, 1destructions are come to a perpetual end: and 2thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
7 But 1the Lord shall endure for ever: 2he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
8 And 1he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
9 The 1Lord also will be aa refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10 And they that 1know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, 2hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
11 Sing praises to the Lord, which 1dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
12 When 1he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he 2forgetteth not the cry of the ahumble.
13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; 1consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that 2liftest me up from 3the gates of death:
14 That 1I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15 The 1heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the 2net which they hid is their own foot taken.
16 The 1Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: 2the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. aHiggaion. Selah.
17 The 1wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations 2that forget God.
18 For 1the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of 2the poor shall not perish for ever.
19 Arise, 1O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20 Put 1them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.