These psalms were probably originality one, as is shown by the fact of their common ‘alphabetic’ structure. In the LXX they are one psalm.
The contents are, however, different.
Ps. 9 is mainly a song of praise, celebrating victory over foreign nation; but Ps. 10 consists mainly of prayer, pleading for the overthrow of the wicked within Israel.
- Make a detailed list of the truths we can learn about the Lord from these psalms.
- From Ps. 9 what do we learn of the actions and longings of David, and of his experience of the Lord?
Contrast this with the thoughts and actions of the wicked as described in Ps.10.
To what extent is your own action, experience and longing similar to David’s?