1 {To the Chanter upon Muthlabben, a Psalm of David} I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will speak of all thy marvelous works. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee; yea, my songs will I make of thy name, O thou most highest.
3 While mine enemies are driven back, they fall and perish at thy presence. 4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou art set in the throne that judgest right. 5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly; thou hast put out their name forever and ever. 6 O thou enemy, thy destructions are come to a perpetual end; even as the cities which thou hast destroyed, their memorial is perished with them.
7 But the LORD shall endure forever; he hath also prepared his seat for judgment. 8 For he shall judge the world in righteousness, and minister true judgment unto the people. 9 The LORD also will be a defense for the oppressed, even a refuge in due time of trouble. 10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee; for thou, LORD, hast never failed them that seek thee.
11 O praise the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion; show the people of his doings. 12 And why? For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them, and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death. 14 That I may show all thy praises within the ports of the daughter of Zion, I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15 The Heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made; in the same net which they hid privily, is their own foot taken. 16 The LORD is known to execute judgment; the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands. Selah.
17 The wicked must be turned unto hell, and all the people that forget God. 18 For the poor shall not always be forgotten; the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish forever.
19 Arise, LORD, and let no man have the upper hand; let the Heathen be judged in thy sight. 20 O LORD, put a schoolmaster over them, that the Heathen may know themselves to be but men. Selah.