13 Lord, see how my enemies persecute me!
Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
14 that I may declare your praises
in the gates of Daughter Zion,
and there rejoice in your salvation.
15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;
their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice;
the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.
17 The wicked go down to the realm of the dead,
all the nations that forget God.
18 But God will never forget the needy;
the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
19 Arise, Lord, do not let mortals triumph;
let the nations be judged in your presence.
20 Strike them with terror, Lord;
let the nations know they are only mortal. NIV
Compared to verse 1 of this psalm, how is verse 11 similar and how is it different?
In verse 12, what does the writer suggest is unforgettable to the Lord. Why would that be?
How do verses 13-14 relate to verses 3-4 of this psalm?
Describe the picture that is painted in verses 15-17. How do these verses relate to verses 5-8 of this psalm?
How does verse 18 relate to verses 9-10 of this psalm?
::::: Application Challenge :::::
In the next 24 hours, how could you develop the kind of passion that is evident in Psalm 9— and what cause of justice should you passionately be praying about?