God's Power and Justice
To the leader: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.
1I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.2I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
3When my enemies turned back,
they stumbled and perished before you.4For you have maintained my just cause;
you have sat on the throne giving righteous judgment.
5You have rebuked the nations, you have destroyed the wicked;
you have blotted out their name forever and ever.6The enemies have vanished in everlasting ruins;
their cities you have rooted out;
the very memory of them has perished.
7But the Lord sits enthroned forever,
he has established his throne for judgment.8He judges the world with righteousness;
he judges the peoples with equity.
9The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.10And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
11Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion.
Declare his deeds among the peoples.12For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;
he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
13Be gracious to me, O Lord.
See what I suffer from those who hate me;
you are the one who lifts me up from the gates of death,14so that I may recount all your praises,
and, in the gates of daughter Zion,
rejoice in your deliverance.
15The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;
in the net that they hid has their own foot been caught.16The Lord has made himself known, he has executed judgment;
the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. [Higgaion. Selah]
17The wicked shall depart to Sheol,
all the nations that forget God.
18For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
nor the hope of the poor perish forever.
19Rise up, O Lord! Do not let mortals prevail;
let the nations be judged before you.20Put them in fear, O Lord;
let the nations know that they are only human. Selah