1 Endow the king with your justice,p O God,
the royal son with your righteousness.
2 May he judge your people in righteousness,q
your afflicted ones with justice.
the hills the fruit of righteousness.
4 May he defend the afflictedr among the people
and save the children of the needy;s
may he crush the oppressor.t
as long as the moon, through all generations.v
6 May he be like rainw falling on a mown field,
like showers watering the earth.
7 In his days may the righteous flourishx
and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.
and his enemies lick the dust.
bring tribute to him.
May the kings of Shebac and Seba
present him gifts.d
11 May all kings bow downe to him
and all nations servef him.
the afflicted who have no one to help.
13 He will take pityg on the weak and the needy
and save the needy from death.
14 He will rescueh them from oppression and violence,
for preciousi is their blood in his sight.
May gold from Shebaj be given him.
May people ever pray for him
and bless him all day long.k
16 May grainl abound throughout the land;
on the tops of the hills may it sway.
17 May his name endure forever;p
may it continue as long as the sun.q
Then all nations will be blessed through him,d
and they will call him blessed.r
18 Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,s
who alone does marvelous deeds.t
19 Praise be to his glorious nameu forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory.v
Amen and Amen.w
20 This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.x
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