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9 Yahweh will be a refuge for the oppressed, *
a refuge in time of trouble.
10 Those who know your Name will put their trust in you, *
for you never forsake those who seek you, Yahweh.
11 Sing praise to Yahweh who dwells in Zion; *
proclaim to the peoples the things he has done.
12 The Avenger of blood will remember them; *
he will not forget the cry of the afflicted.
13 Have pity on me, Yahweh; *
see the misery I suffer from those who hate me,
O you who lift me up from the gate of death;
14 So that I may tell of all your praises
and rejoice in your salvation *
in the gates of the city of Zion.
15 The ungodly have fallen into the pit they dug, *
and in the snare they set is their own foot caught.
16 Yahweh is known by his acts of justice; *
the wicked are trapped in the works of their own hands.
17 The wicked shall be given over to the grave, *
and also all the peoples that forget elohim.
18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten, *
and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.
19 Rise up, Yahweh, let not the ungodly have the upper hand; *
let them be judged before you.
20 Put fear upon them, Yahweh; *
let the ungodly know they are but mortal.
There are seven times David wrote the name “Yahweh,” where the NRSV has lessened that name to “Lord.” I have changed them all and added bold text to make up for that slight. Additionally, foolish scholarly brains have taken a Hebrew word that translates as “gods,” in the plural number, and capitalized it, in the singular, as “God.” I have changed their text to show the italicized spelling of David, leaving “elohim” intact, because it is a reference to a soul that has married Yahweh, which David was one. With these correction made; I will now offer opinion as to the meaning of the verses.
Let me explain the difference. Anything that controls your life is a “Lord.” That can be your job, your children, your house maintenance, your need to keep friends, and certainly your addictions. By saying “Lord,” you generalize (by title) something that is greater than your ability to withstand or resist against, because you are powerless. David specifically named his controller as Yahweh, who is the specific One God of Israel.
Israel is not a country. Israel is a state of being that announces “He Retains God.” To think “Yahweh” is the name of a Jewish God, then get on your worthless knees and raise your worthless hands in the air and sing this song of praise to your Mammon and name it Ba’al Mammon. See how far that gets you; because thinking Christianity is better than Judaism misses the whole point of a personal relationship with Yahweh, soul to Spirit, in marriage. If you are afraid to state the name of your Spiritual Husband [no matter what side of the human gutter you wallow on sexually], then you are not married to Him. Go sing some rap song that swears vulgarly every other word.
When verse nine sings “Yahweh will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in time of trouble,” the future tense says one’s soul has to act first. One has to agree to the proposal of marriage and then say “I do” to the Commandments [the Covenant] that binds two together. With that done, then Yahweh will be one’s protector. The inverse means all other gods and lords are those who lead one’s life into oppression and trouble.
When verse ten sings, “Those who know your Name will put their trust in you, for you never forsake those who seek you, Yahweh,” the reason someone capitalized “Name” [which isn’t written, as Hebrew has no capitalized letters] is “those who know your name” means a soul married to Yahweh. A wife takes on a “name” of a husband in marriage. To “know” means to consummate that marriage, which means get pregnant with a resurrected Jesus within one and then enter ministry in his “name.” One never forsakes Yahweh by trying to get butt blisters from always squirming on a wooden church pew, as one goes out into the world, like Jesus reborn; so, Yahweh will never forsake one of His priests in ministry [not a university diploma distinction].
When verse eleven then sings, “Sing praise to Yahweh who dwells in Zion; proclaim to the peoples the things he has done,” the singing of praises is not done in a synagogue or church. There are no big screens with bouncing balls following the lyrics. Singing praises is the works of ministry, which brings out the truth of Scripture for others to hear and join in with praises. While “Zion” is read as the mountain where David built his city, the word means “Dry Place, Sign Post, Tradition; Fortress.” This is then the state of one’s body of flesh, where Yahweh sits enthroned with one’s soul [a.k.a. – “heart”]. The “things he has done” is lead prophets to write the history of His presence in the world, more commonly known as the Holy Bible [but His Word extends beyond that book of books].
Verse twelve then sings, “The Avenger of blood will remember them; he will not forget the cry of the afflicted.” In that, there is nothing capitalized. David wrote, “kî- ḏō·rêš dā·mîm,” which literally translates to say, “when he resorts to blood,” with “darash” [“avenger”] actually meaning “seeks, inquires of, consults.” The aspect of “blood” should be seen as the source of life that pumps through a heart. So, marriage is the “seeking of blood” that will keep the name Yahweh alive in the material plane. Those “afflicted” need to be told their souls can be saved through marriage to Yahweh.
The meaning of verse thirteen is then placing focus on those “afflicted,” by singing out: “ Have pity on me, Yahweh; see the misery I suffer from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gate of death.” The aspect of “pity” is actually “mercy,” where prayers specifically naming Yahweh can bring “favor” and “grace” to His new bridesmaids. The “misery” is actually a repeating of “afflictions,” where “those who hate me” are not some other suffering souls, but all those false “Lords” that never answer any prayers, because they are DEAD. Only Yahweh [remember that name] offers a soul salvation, which is the only way to be “lifted from the gate [of Judgment] at death.”
Verse fourteen then sings loudly, “So that I may tell of all your praises and rejoice in your salvation in the gates of the city of Zion.” This is akin to getting to the “gate of Judgment after death” and happily handing Yahweh your marriage certificate in songs of praise. The translation is wrong when it says “city of Zion.” The words written say “daughter of zion,” where all human flesh with a soul is a “daughter,” regardless of what sex organs are between their legs. The word “zion,” again, means “dry place,” where no ‘wet dreams’ have led a body of flesh to become a “Lord” of the soul. One’s emotions have been dried up, replaced only with the “fortress” that is Yahweh’s love. Thus, one happily dances into heaven as a saved soul.
Verse fifteen then sings, “The ungodly have fallen into the pit they dug, and in the snare they set is their own foot caught.” The “ungodly” are all those who trade in Yahweh for some lowlife “Lord,” so there is no true God within their beings. In actuality, David wrote nothing about “the ungodly.” He wrote, “ṭā·ḇə·‘ū ṭā·ḇə·‘ū bə·ša·ḥaṯ ‘ā·śū,” which literally says, “have sunk down the nations in the pit they made.” This means the NRSV thinks “nations” are “ungodly,” which is a perfect analogy for the “Lords” of Patriotism, Philosophy, Nationalism, Party, and everything else horrid that is the crap spewn by people worshiping governments. Likewise, the reference is to souls whose filthy ass feet always get caught in their own traps set for others to fall into. This would be things like writing laws that forbid Christianity from growing, while inviting enemies of Christianity into a land, to cut the throats of Christians while they sleep. Those who take glee in calling Yahweh a simple “Lord” will always find themselves gurgling on their own blood, when they arrive before the seat of Judgment.
The sixteenth verse then sings, “Yahweh is known by his acts of justice; the wicked are trapped in the works of their own hands.” This says all the perverts who have entered into Christian denominations and risen like a bad fart under a blanket to lead congregations, who all place blame on Yahweh for all the death and punishment of the Old Testament as being a mean God. They like to lick all over Jesus as the new god to replace Yahweh, when Jesus called Yahweh Father. Jesus never came to change anything about the Law [the marriage agreement – live it and love it, or cheat it and die bitch]. All the Old Testament punishment is self-inflicted; and, besides, death for losers is just a minor setback, before being squirt out of another vagina into some new life, having to start all over again … trying not to go wrong one more time.
Verse seventeen then sings, “The wicked shall be given over to the grave, and also all the peoples that forget elohim.” Here is written the special word “elohim,” which does not translate as “God.” The “elohim” are those souls in bodies of flesh who have married Yahweh, so they become His “hands” [plural number] on earth, as extension of God, like “gods.” None have any self-power, as all “elohim” are commanded by Yahweh.
The literal translation of this verse actually has it say, “shall be turned the wicked into Sheol , all nations that forget “elohim.” In that, “wicked” equally translates as “criminals,” where the Law [Mosaic] has been broken by those professing to serve God [Yahweh]. This makes “hell” disappear and become “Sheol,” which is akin to Purgatory or a holding area for souls facing Judgment after death, where their “crimes against the marriage agreement” [the Covenant] will have them come back to try again [reincarnation]. The focus then placed on “all nations” means reincarnation can not be expected to be the cushy life as an Israelite or American Christian, where one thinks being born into a family that practices one particular religion is a birthright to salvation, with no work by a self [a soul] ever needed. Thus, memorizing laws that are known, but broken anyway probably means coming back into a new body of flesh where such laws are forgotten at birth, making it harder to feel one’s way to find Yahweh and marry Him, becoming the true expectation of His wives – and “elohim.”
The eighteenth verse then sings, “For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.” Here, reincarnation into some starving baby in some undeveloped nation, led by pagan religious practices, will always generate newly born “needy,” whose sufferings from poverty will lead their souls to cry out for divine assistance. The translation that truly says “shall not always be forgotten” says the light of truth that is Yahweh will be found by some [not all]. This means enjoying a life that makes Yahweh be known is the best opportunity a soul will have – maybe ever – to marry Yahweh’s Spirit and “not perish forever.” The use of “poor” has nothing to do with material gains and profits, as it only refers to soul made “poor” by their own spiritual neglects.
Verse nineteen then sings, “Rise up, Yahweh, let not the ungodly have the upper hand; let them be judged before you.” In this, David wrote “qū·māh,” where the root word “qum” means “to arise, stand up, stand.” Since Yahweh is an omnipresence that is all directions and cannot physically “arise” or “stand up,” the meaning is for a soul to marry Yahweh and become uplifted to the state of an “elohim.” Here, again, nothing about “the ungodly” is written, as David literally wrote [translated into English]: “do not let prevail man,” where “man” is a soul animating dead dirt called flesh. This says when a soul “arises” to a divine state of marriage, the flesh of “mankind” [including boys and girls and freaks of nature] will not “prevail” over a weak soul. A soul will reject its flesh by holy matrimony forever with Yahweh. The last half of this verse takes the Hebrew word for “face” and changes it to “before you.” In reality, David said “all nations of peoples will be judged by the face their souls [each individually at death] wear before Yahweh." Wearing any other “face” than that of Yahweh [all those wearing the face of some or many “Lord” or “Lords”] will be judged for not being a wife of Yahweh [an “elohim”].
Verse twenty then ends this song of praise by singing, “Put fear upon them, Yahweh; let the ungodly know they are but mortal.” Again, there is nothing written about “the ungodly.” David wrote, “set Yahweh in fear,” where the “fear” of wearing any other face after divine marriage will be known to cause eternal damnation of a soul, such that “fear of Yahweh” is the mandatory, yet only “fear” allowed. David then wrote, “they may know nations,” which is the ministry of Saints spreading the “knowledge” of Yahweh’s Word so others will likewise know only to “fear” not having their souls married to His Spirit. This message must be given to “mankind,” which is “them” whose flesh controls their souls. The addition of being “mortal” [not written] simply is recognizing that all flesh is death animated by an eternal soul. While a soul is eternal, reincarnation is a statement of failure to serve Yahweh over self.
As the accompanying psalm of David that will be sung after the Old Testament reading about David and Goliath, the duality is here painted of those saved [“elohim”] and those not. It does not matter how big one is in the material realm, all souls appear naked and exposed before Yahweh at death, when judgment comes. The Judgment of eternal life in heaven can only come from a soul marrying Yahweh while still possessing flesh. That flesh can only have its sins absolved by the presence of Yahweh’s Spirit. Once divinely possessed by that Spirit, a body of flesh becomes a priest of Yahweh and enters ministry, making the message of salvation known to all lost souls. Fear of the world means wearing some “face” other than Yahweh’s, and David only wore His face when he slew the giant.
When this Psalm 9 selection is read before the Gospel reading from Mark, one sees the dangers of the world as an excuse to turn one’s back on Yahweh and be fearful. Fear is wearing the face of Lord Satan, who used worldly threats to win weak souls over to him. He rewards dead flesh with Lordship over weak souls, laughing that another soul has been kept in his realm. When one has his or her soul married to Yahweh, then Jesus ‘sleeps within,’ as the resurrection of the Son of man. That merger of souls [divine possession] makes it the soul-flesh’s responsibility to have complete faith that Yahweh will protect His wife from all storms. David likewise sang the praises of one having gained true faith.