Psalm 9 is one of the most beautiful and moving psalms in the Bible. In this article, we offer a detailed explanation of this Psalm and its meaning for believers.
Psalm 9 complete
1 To the choir director, about Muth Laben. Psalm of David.
2 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all thy wondrous works.
3 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing to your name, O Most High.
4 For mine enemies have turned back; they have stumbled and perished before thee.
5 You have maintained my right and my cause; you have sat on the throne judging righteously.
6 Thou hast rebuked the nations, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast blotted out his name forever.
7 The enemies have perished; they are desolate forever, and the cities which thou hast overthrown, their memory has perished with them.
8 But the LORD will stand forever; he has prepared his throne for judgment.
9 He will judge the world with justice, and the peoples with righteousness.
10 Jehovah will be a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the time of trouble.
11 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Jehovah, do not forsake those who seek you.
12 Sing to the LORD, who dwells in Zion; proclaim his works among the peoples.
13 For when he seeks vengeance, he remembers them; he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
14 Be merciful to me, O LORD; behold my affliction that I suffer because of those who hate me, you who raise me up from the gates of death,
15 That I may declare all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion, and rejoice in thy salvation.
16 The nations have fallen into the pit they made; in the net they hid was their foot caught.
17 Jehovah has made himself known by doing judgment; in the work of his hands the wicked has been entangled. Higaion. Selah.
18 The wicked will be transferred to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.
19 For the poor shall not be forgotten forever; the hope of the afflicted shall not perish forever.
20 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail; let the nations be judged before you.
21 Make them afraid, O LORD; let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.
Explanation of Psalm 9
Psalm 9 is a hymn of praise that highlights the greatness and goodness of God. In this Psalm, the psalmist praises God with all his heart and declares that he will praise the Lord with all his being. Psalm 9 consists of 20 verses and is divided into two parts: the praise to God and the petition for divine help.
In the first part of Psalm 9, the psalmist praises God for his greatness and power. He declares that God has been his refuge in times of need and his protector in the midst of adversity. The psalmist also speaks of how God has pleaded his cause and judged justly. In verses 7 and 8, the psalmist says, “But the Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. He will judge the world with justice; he will rule the peoples with righteousness.”
In the second part of Psalm 9, the psalmist asks God to help him and defend him from his enemies. He asks God to deliver him from oppression and to show him mercy. The psalmist also asks God to judge the wicked and to bring justice on earth.
Meaning of Psalm 9
Psalm 9 has a profound meaning for believers. This Psalm is a reminder that God is our refuge in times of need and our protector in the midst of adversity. It is a call to praise God with all our heart and to trust in Him at all times.
Psalm 9 also reminds us that God is sovereign and in control. The psalmist declares in verse 10: “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not forsake those who seek you.” This verse is a reminder that we can trust God at all times and in all circumstances.