A Psalm of Solomon.

[1] GIVE the king thy judgments, O God,

And thy righteousness unto the king’s son.

[2] He〖Or, Let him and so throughout the Psalm.〗 will judge thy people with righteousness,

And thy poor with justice.

[3] The mountains shall bring peace to the people,

And the hills, in righteousness.

[4] He will judge the poor of the people,

He will save the children of the needy,

And will break in pieces the oppressor.

[5] They shall fear thee while the sun endureth,

And so〖Heb. before the moon.〗 long as the moon, throughout all generations.

[6] He will come down like rain upon the mown grass,

As showers that water the earth.

[7] In his days shall the righteous flourish,

And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.

[8] He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,

And from the River unto the ends of the earth.

[9] They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him;

And his enemies shall lick the dust.

[10] The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute:

The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

[11] Yea, all kings shall fall down before him;

All nations shall serve him.

[12] For he will deliver the needy when he crieth,

And the poor, that〖Or, and him that hath.〗 hath no helper.

[13] He will have pity on the poor〖Or, weak.〗 and needy,

And the souls of the needy he will save.

[14] He will redeem their soul from oppression〖Or, fraud.〗 and violence;

And precious will their blood be in his sight:

[15] And they〖Or, he.〗 shall live; and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba:

And men shall pray for him continually;

They〖Or, he.〗 shall bless him all the day long.

[16] There shall be abundance〖Or, a handful.〗 of grain in the earth〖Or, land.〗 upon the top of the mountains;

The fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon:

And they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.

[17] His name shall endure for ever;

His name shall be〖Or, have issue.〗 continued as〖Heb. before the sun.〗 long as the sun:

And men shall be〖Or, bless themselves.〗 blessed in him;

All nations shall call him happy.

[18] Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel,

Who only doeth wondrous things:

[19] And blessed be his glorious name for ever;

And let the whole earth be filled with his glory.

Amen, and Amen.

[20] The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

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