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Psalm 9:13-14 New English Translation (NET Bible)

13 when they prayed:[a]
“Have mercy on me,[b] Lord!
See how I am oppressed by those who hate me,[c]
O one who can snatch me away[d] from the gates of death!
14 Then I will[e] tell about all your praiseworthy acts;[f]
in the gates of Daughter Zion[g] I will rejoice because of your deliverance.”[h]


  1. Psalm 9:13 tn The words “when they prayed,” though not represented in the Hebrew text, are supplied in the translation for clarification. The petition in vv. 13-14 is best understood as the cry for help which the oppressed offered to God when the nations threatened. The Lord answered this request, prompting the present song of thanksgiving.
  2. Psalm 9:13 tn Or “show me favor.”
  3. Psalm 9:13 tn Heb “see my misery from the ones who hate me.”
  4. Psalm 9:13 tn Heb “one who lifts me up.”
  5. Psalm 9:14 tn Or “so that I might.”
  6. Psalm 9:14 tn Heb “all your praise.” “Praise” stands by metonymy for the mighty acts that prompt it.
  7. Psalm 9:14 sn Daughter Zion is an idiomatic title for Jerusalem. It appears frequently in the prophets, but only here in the psalms.
  8. Psalm 9:14 tn Heb “in your deliverance.”
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