Psalm 9

Psalm 9  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 8
The force and application of this beautiful Psalm are too obvious to need much explanation. It is a learning, from the dealings of the Lord on behalf of the confiding Remnant of the Jews, the faithfulness, and goodness, and full name of the Lord. He has in these actings manifested all the principles of His throne, so as to give the place and ground of confidence for all that "know thy name" (seek the right); see also Jer. 33:99And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honor before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it. (Jeremiah 33:9).
We have here the victory of a risen Savior, amongst the Jews in Zion, over the heathen—note ra-sha (the wicked one). It is consequent upon “above the heavens," and the destruction of Antichrist in verses 7, 8.
2. "Most High” is introduced here as characterizing Jehovah. See Gen. 14, and Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel.
5. Ra-sha (wicked), the wicked one, the Antichrist, is in the singular; so in verse 16—in verse 17, it is plural.
6. Observe, “the heathen rebuked," "the wicked destroyed."
8. "He shall judge the world in righteousness"—Acts 17:3131Because 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. (Acts 17:31) is a quotation from this—it is verbal in the Septuagint. This Psalm, and Psalm 10 are supplementary Psalms on the closing with the universal exaltation of the Son of man—as to the judgment (Psa. 9) of both heathen and wicked, and (Psalm 10) the ways of the wicked.
9. The oppressed.
12. The humble.
18. Needy—poor.
From this Psalm onward we have the development of faith in Christ, and the Remnant as associated during the time of trial—but before the last half-week, therefore Psa. 3-10 go on through to the end, as to general preface.