To the chief music-maker on Muthlabben.
A Psalm. Of David.
I will give you praise, O Lord,
with all my heart; I will make clear all the wonder of your
I will be glad and have delight in you: I will make a song
of praise to your name, O Most High.
When my haters are turned back, they will
be broken and overcome before you.
For you gave approval to my right and my
cause; you were seated in your high place judging in
You have said sharp words to the nations,
you have sent destruction on the sinners, you have put an
end to their name for ever and ever.
You have given their towns to destruction;
the memory of them has gone; they have become waste for
But the Lord is King for ever: he has made ready his high
seat for judging.
And he will be the judge of the world in
righteousness, giving true decisions for the peoples.
The Lord will be a high tower for those
who are crushed down, a high tower in times of trouble;
And those who have knowledge of your name
will put their faith in you; because you, Lord, have ever
given your help to those who were waiting for you.
Make songs of praise to the Lord, whose
house is in Zion: make his doings clear to the people.
When he makes search for blood, he has
them in his memory: he is not without thought for the cry of
Have mercy on me, O Lord, and see how I
am troubled by my haters; let me be lifted up from the doors
So that I may make clear all your praise
in the house of the daughter of Zion: I will be glad because
of your salvation.
The nations have gone down into the hole
which they made: in their secret net is their foot taken.
The Lord has given knowledge of himself
through his judging: the evil-doer is taken in the net which
his hands had made. (Higgaion. Selah.)
The sinners and all the nations who have
no memory of God will be turned into the underworld.
For the poor will not be without help;
the hopes of those in need will not be crushed for ever.
Up! O Lord; let not man overcome you: let
the nations be judged before you.
Put them in fear, O Lord, so that the
nations may see that they are only men.