Psalm 9

A song of thanksgiving for the Lord’s judgment of wicked nations.

1–2 Thanksgiving to God
3–6 God is praised in the destruction of enemies
7–10 The Lord’s sovereignty and protection
11–14 Appeal for help
15–20 God’s judgment of wicked nations

  • Who did David see as the King of Israel (v. 4)?
  • Verse 5 is a theme of this Psalm; what nations did David defeat? What were their religious beliefs? (Think of Goliath! 1 Samuel 17:10, 26, 46.)
  • As you read and apply these verses to our day and age, remember their original setting.