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your love of justice to the king, O God, and righteousness to the
him judge your people in the right way; let the poor always be
the mountains yield prosperity for all, and may the hills be
him to defend the poor, to rescue the children of the needy, and to
crush their oppressors.
they fear you as long as the sun shines, as long as the moon remains
in the sky. Yes, forever!
the king’s rule be refreshing like spring rain on freshly cut
grass, like the showers that water the earth.
all the godly flourish during his reign. May there be abundant
prosperity until the moon is no more.
he reign from sea to sea, and from the Euphrates River to the ends of
nomads will bow before him; his enemies will fall before him in the
western kings of Tarshish and other distant lands will bring him
tribute. The eastern kings of Sheba and Seba will bring him gifts.
kings will bow before him, and all nations will serve him.
will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the
oppressed, who have no one to defend them.
feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them.
will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are
precious to him.
live the king! May the gold of Sheba be given to him. May the people
always pray for him and bless him all day long.
there be abundant grain throughout the land, flourishing even on the
hilltops. May the fruit trees flourish like the trees of Lebanon, and
may the people thrive like grass in a field.
the king’s name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun
shines. May all nations be blessed through him and bring him praise.
the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does such
his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his
glory. Amen and amen!
ends the prayers of David son of Jesse.)
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