| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|The Reign of the Righteous King|
|A Psalm of Solomon.|
| ||GIVE the king thy judgments, O God,|
And thy righteousness unto the kings son.
| ||He 1 will judge thy people with righteousness,|
And thy poor with justice.
| ||The mountains shall bring peace to the people,|
And the hills, in righteousness.
| ||He will judge the poor of the people,|
He will save the children of the needy,
And will break in pieces the oppressor.
| ||They shall fear thee while the sun endureth,|
And so 2 long as the moon, throughout all generations.
| ||He will come down like rain upon the mown grass,|
As showers that water the earth.
| ||In his days shall the righteous flourish,|
And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.
| ||He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,|
And from the River unto the ends of the earth.
| ||They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him;|
And his enemies shall lick the dust.
| ||The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute:|
The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
| ||Yea, all kings shall fall down before him;|
All nations shall serve him.
| ||For he will deliver the needy when he crieth,|
And the poor, that 3 hath no helper.
| ||He will have pity on the poor 4 and needy,|
And the souls of the needy he will save.
| ||He will redeem their soul from oppression 5 and violence;|
And precious will their blood be in his sight:
| ||And they 6 shall live; and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba:|
And men shall pray for him continually;
They 7 shall bless him all the day long.
| ||There shall be abundance 8 of grain in the earth 9 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.
| ||His name shall endure for ever;|
His name shall be 10 continued as 11 long as the sun:
And men shall be 12 blessed in him;
All nations shall call him happy.
| ||Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel,|
Who only doeth wondrous things:
| ||And blessed be his glorious name for ever;|
And let the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen, and Amen.
| ||The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.|
|Note 1. Or, Let him and so throughout the Psalm. [back]|
|Note 2. Heb. before the moon. [back]|
|Note 3. Or, and him that hath. [back]|
|Note 4. Or, weak. [back]|
|Note 5. Or, fraud. [back]|
|Note 6. Or, he. [back]|
|Note 7. Or, he. [back]|
|Note 8. Or, a handful. [back]|
|Note 9. Or, land. [back]|
|Note 10. Or, have issue. [back]|
|Note 11. Heb. before the sun. [back]|
|Note 12. Or, bless themselves. [back]|