Contemporary English Version
15 Our Lord, the nations fell
into their own pits,
and their feet were caught
in their own traps.
16 You showed what you are like,
and you made certain
that justice is done,
but evil people are trapped
by their own evil deeds.
17 The wicked will go down
to the world of the dead
to be with those nations
that forgot about you.
New International Version
15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;(A)
their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.(B)
16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice;
the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.[a](C)
17 The wicked go down to the realm of the dead,(D)
all the nations that forget God.(E)
- Psalm 9:16 The Hebrew has Higgaion and Selah (words of uncertain meaning) here; Selah occurs also at the end of verse 20.