The Reign of the Righteous King.
A Psalm of Solomon.
1Give the king Your judgments, O God,
And Your righteousness to the king’s son.
2 [a]May [b]he judge Your people with righteousness
And [c]Your afflicted with justice.
3 [d]Let the mountains bring [e]peace to the people,
And the hills, in righteousness.
4 [f]May he vindicate the [g]afflicted of the people,
Save the children of the needy
And crush the oppressor.
5 [h]Let them fear You while the sun endures,
And [i]as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
6 [j]May he come down like rain upon the mown grass,
Like showers that water the earth.
7 In his days [k]may the righteous flourish,
And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
8 May he also rule from sea to sea
And from the River to the ends of the earth.
9 [l]Let the nomads of the desert bow before him,
And his enemies lick the dust.
10 [m]Let the kings of Tarshish and of the [n]islands bring presents;
The kings of Sheba and Seba offer [o]gifts.
11 [p]And let all kings bow down before him,
All nations serve him.
12 For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help,
The [q]afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
13 He will have compassion on the poor and needy,
And the [r]lives of the needy he will save.
14 He will [s]rescue their [t]life from oppression and violence,
And their blood will be precious in his sight;
15 So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him;
And let [u]them pray for him continually;
Let [v]them bless him all day long.
16 May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains;
Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon;
And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.
17 May his name endure forever;
May his name [w]increase [x]as long as the sun shines;
And let men bless themselves by him;
Let all nations call him blessed.
18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who alone works wonders.
19 And blessed be His glorious name forever;
And may the whole earth be filled with His glory.
Amen, and Amen.
20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.