My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before You. Psalm 9:3
Let no name but Jehovah be carved on the trophy reared on the battlefield. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher

You have upheld my right and my cause; you have sat on your throne, judging righteously. Psalm 9:4

When God acts, it will be in just the right time, the right place, and the right way. Lifeway, Explore the Bible, Summer 2007


You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever. Psalm 9:5
A person, family or nation’s freefall into oblivion has never been unavoidable, inevitable or without recourse until there is a definitive pivotal point of no return.

Endless ruin has overtaken the enemy, You have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished. Psalm 9:6

Fixed on his counsels and his love. Thy foes in vain designs engage; Against His throne in vain they rage, Like rising waves, with angry roar, That dash and die upon the shore. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed Baptist, highly influential amongst Christians of different denominations

The Lord reigns forever; He has established his throne for judgment. Psalm 9:7

The wrath of God is a figure of speech to denote God's unchanging opposition to sin; it is His righteous love operating to destroy evil. It is not evil that will have the last word, but good; not sorrow, but joy; not hate, but love. R. J. Campbell