The Reign of the Righteous King.
A Psalm of Solomon.1 Give the king a Your judgments, O God,
And b Your righteousness to the king’s son.
▼ Or He will judgeMay ▼
▼ Many of the pronouns in this Psalm may be rendered He since the typical reference is to the Messiahhe e judge Your people with righteousness
▼ Or Your humble, g Your afflicted with justice.
▼ Or The mountains will bringLet the mountains bring ▼
▼ Or prosperity, j peace to the people,
And the hills, in righteousness.
▼ Or He will vindicateMay he l vindicate the ▼
▼ Or humbleafflicted of the people,
Save the children of the needy
And crush the oppressor.
▼ Or They will fearLet them fear You o while the sun endures,
▼ Lit before the moonas long as the moon, throughout all generations.
▼ Or He will come downMay he come down r like rain upon the mown grass,
Like s showers that water the earth.
7 In his days ▼
▼ Or the righteous will flourishmay the u righteous flourish,
And v abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
8 May he also rule w from sea to sea
And from the River to the ends of the earth.
▼ Or The nomads...will bowLet y the nomads of the desert z bow before him,
And his enemies aa lick the dust.
▼ Or The kings...will bringLet the kings of ac Tarshish and of the ▼
▼ Or coastlands, ae islands bring presents;
The kings of af Sheba and ag Seba ah offer ▼
▼ Or tributegifts.
▼ Or All kings will bow downAnd let all ak kings bow down before him,
All al nations serve him.
12 For he will am deliver the needy when he cries for help,
▼ Or humbleafflicted also, and him who has no helper.
13 He will have ao compassion on the poor and needy,
And the ▼
▼ Lit soulslives of the needy he will save.
14 He will ▼
▼ Lit redeem, ar rescue their ▼
▼ Lit soullife from oppression and violence,
And their blood will be at precious in his sight;
15 So may he live, and may the au gold of Sheba be given to him;
And let ▼
▼ Lit himthem pray for him continually;
▼ Lit himthem 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 ax Lebanon;
And may those from the city flourish like ay vegetation of the earth.
17 May his az name endure forever;
May his name ▼
▼ Or sprout forthincrease ▼
▼ Lit before the sun, bc as long as the sun shines;
And let men bd bless themselves by him;
be Let all nations call him blessed.
18 bf Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who alone bg works wonders.
19 And blessed be His bh glorious name forever;
And may the whole bi earth be filled with His glory.
bj Amen, and Amen.
20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
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