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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 9

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-20

Psalms 9:0

Psalms 9:1 (To 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.

Psalms 9:1 “with my whole heart” - Comments - Praising and worshiping can be done not just thru singing and prayer, but in our daily activities, as we are conscience of God’s presence in everything we do. When we endeavor to serve God with our finances, in how we relate to and lead our families, how we work faithfully on our jobs, how we control our attitudes, etc., in every area of our lives, we must be conscience to make decisions that will bring praise and honor to God. This means our whole heart (Matthew 5:16).

Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify you Father which is in heaven.”

Psalms 9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

Psalms 9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

Psalms 9:3 Comments - God inhabits the praises of His people.

Psalms 9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Psalms 9:9 “he shall judge the world in righteousness” - Comments - Paul makes a reference to Psalms 9:9 when he preached on Mar's Hill (Acts 17:31).

Acts 17:31, “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”

Psalms 9:10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalms 9:10 Comments - We must seek God to know His name.

Psalms 9:13-14 “the gates of death....the gates of the daughter of Zion” - Comments - The gates of the cities were public gathering places for the people. It was at these gates that the elders of the cities made judgment. These two gates symbolize the gates to heaven and hell. This concept of gates is carried over into the New Testament (Matthew 16:18).

Matthew 16:18, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 9". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/psalms-9.html. 2013.
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