1 To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. (Ps 26:7; Ps 40:5; Ps 96:3; Ps 105:5)2I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. (Ps 5:11; Ps 7:17; Ps 83:18)3When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before your presence.4For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment. (Ps 29:10; Ps 140:12)5You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish; you have blotted out their name forever and ever. (De 9:14; De 29:20; Ps 68:30; Pr 10:7)6The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished.7But the Lord sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice,8and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness. (Ps 58:11; Ps 96:10; Ps 96:13; Ps 98:9)9The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. (2Sa 22:3; Ps 10:1; Ps 10:18; Ps 74:21; Pr 18:10)10And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. (Ps 91:14)11Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds! (Ps 76:2; Ps 77:12; Ps 107:22)12For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; he does not forget the cry of the afflicted. (Ge 9:5; 1Ki 21:17; Ps 9:18; Ps 10:12; Ps 10:13; Ps 12:5)13Be gracious to me, O Lord! See my affliction from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death, (Job 38:17; Ps 4:1)14that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation. (1Sa 2:1; 2Ki 19:21; Ps 13:5; Ps 20:5; Ps 21:1; Ps 35:9; Isa 37:22)15The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught. (Job 18:8; Ps 7:15)16The Lord has made himself known; he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands.  (Ex 7:5; Ex 14:4)17The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God. (Ge 3:19; Job 8:13; Ps 50:22; Isa 51:13)18For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever. (Pr 23:18; Pr 24:14)19Arise, O Lord! Let not man prevail; let the nations be judged before you! (Ps 3:7; Ps 10:18)20Put them in fear, O Lord! Let the nations know that they are but men! (Ps 9:19)
New International Version
For the director of music. To the tune of ‘The Death of the Son’. A psalm of David.
1I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.2I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.3My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.4For you have upheld my right and my cause, sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.5You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.6Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished.7The Lord reigns for ever; he has established his throne for judgment.8He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity.9The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.10Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.11Sing the praises of the Lord, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.12For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.13Lord, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,14that I may declare your praises in the gates of Daughter Zion, and there rejoice in your salvation.15The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.16The Lord is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.17The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.18But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.19Arise, Lord, do not let mortals triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence.20Strike them with terror, Lord; let the nations know they are only mortal.
King James Version
1To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Psalm of David. I will praise thee , O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.2I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.3When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.5Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.6O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.7But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.9The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.11Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.13Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:14That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.15The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.16The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.17The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.18For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.19Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.20Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
New International Reader’s Version
For the director of music. A psalm of David to the tune of ‘The Death of the Son.’
1LORD, I will give thanks to you with all my heart. I will tell about all the wonderful things you have done.2I will be glad and full of joy because of you. Most High God, I will sing the praises of your name.3My enemies turn back. They fall down and die right in front of you.4You have proved that I haven’t done anything wrong. You have sat on your throne and judged fairly.5You have punished the nations. You have destroyed evil people. You have erased their names from your book for ever and ever.6My enemies have been destroyed for ever. You have levelled their cities to the ground. Even the memory of them is gone.7The LORD rules for ever. He has set up his throne so that he can judge people.8He rules the world in keeping with what is right. He judges all its people fairly.9The LORD is a place of safety for those who have been treated badly. He keeps them safe in times of trouble.10LORD, those who know you will trust in you. You have never deserted those who look to you.11Sing the praises of the LORD. He rules from his throne in Zion. Tell among the nations what he has done.12The God who pays back murderers remembers. He doesn’t forget the cries of those who are hurting.13LORD, see how badly my enemies treat me! Help me! Don’t let me go down to the gates of death!14Then I can give praise to you at the gates of the city of Zion. There I will be full of joy because you have saved me.15The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug. Their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.16The LORD is known to be fair by the things he does. Evil people are trapped by what they have done.17Sinful people go down to the place of the dead. So do all the nations that forget God.18But God will never forget needy people. The hope of those who are hurting will never die.19LORD, rise up. Don’t let people win the battle. Let the nations come to you and be judged.20LORD, strike them with terror. Let the nations know they are only human beings.