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Psalms 9:4

    Psalms 9:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For you have maintained my right and my cause; you sat in the throne judging right.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou sittest in the throne judging righteously.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For you gave approval to my right and my cause; you were seated in your high place judging in righteousness.

    Webster's Revision

    For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou sittest in the throne judging righteously.

    World English Bible

    For you have maintained my just cause. You sit on the throne judging righteously.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging righteously.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 9:4

    For thou hast maintained my right and my cause - My righteous cause; that is, when he was unequally attacked. When his enemies came upon him in an unprovoked and cruel manner, God had interposed and had defended his cause. This shows that the psalmist refers to something that had occurred in the past; also that he regarded his cause as right - for the interposition of God in his behalf had confirmed him in this belief.

    Thou satest in the throne judging right - As if he had been seated on a bench of justice, and bad decided on the merits of his cause before he interfered in his behalf. It was not the result of impulse, folly, partiality, or favoritism; it was because he had, as a judge, considered the matter, and had decided that the right was with the author of the psalm, and not with his enemies. As the result of that determination of the case, he had interposed to vindicate him, and to overthrow his adversaries. Compare Psalm 8:3-8.