9:19 Rise up, Lord! 1
Don’t let men be defiant! 2
May the nations be judged in your presence!
9:20 Terrify them, Lord! 3
Let the nations know they are mere mortals! 4 (Selah)
1 sn Rise up, Lord! …May the nations be judged. The psalm concludes with a petition that the Lord would continue to exercise his justice as he has done in the recent crisis.
2 tn Or “prevail.”
3 tn Heb “place, Lord, terror with regard to them.” The Hebrew term מוֹרָה (morah, “terror”) is an alternative form of מוֹרָא (mora’; a reading that appears in some mss and finds support in several ancient textual witnesses).
4 tn Heb “let the nations know they [are] man[kind]”; i.e., mere human beings (as opposed to God).