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A Prayer for the King
Solomonic. #Ps 127 title
1God, give Your justice to the king
and Your righteousness to the king’s son. #1Kg 3:91Ch 22:12-13Ps 24:5
2He will judge Your people with righteousness
and Your afflicted ones with justice. #Is 9:711:2-5|NoBook| 32:1
3May the mountains bring prosperity # Or peace to the people
and the hills, righteousness. #Is 11:9|NoBook| 52:7|NoBook| 55:12
4May he vindicate the afflicted among the people,
help the poor,
and crush the oppressor. #Ps 109:31Is 11:4
5May he continue # LXX; MT reads May they fear you while the sun endures
and as long as the moon, throughout all generations. #Ps 89:36-37
6May he be like rain that falls on the cut grass,
like spring showers that water the earth. #Dt 32:22Sm 23:3-4Hs 6:3
7May the righteous # Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Jer read May righteousness flourish in his days
and prosperity # Or peace abound
until the moon is no more. #Ps 37:11Is 2:4|NoBook| 60:21
8May he rule from sea to sea
and from the Euphrates
to the ends of the earth. #Gn 15:18Ex 23:31Zch 9:10
9May desert tribes kneel before him
and his enemies lick the dust. #Ps 22:29Is 49:23Mc 7:17
10May the kings of Tarshish
and the coasts and islands bring tribute,
the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts. #1Kg 10:222Ch 9:21Is 60:6
11Let all kings bow down to him,
all nations serve him. #Ps 86:9|NoBook| 138:4Is 49:23
12For he will rescue the poor who cry out
and the afflicted who have no helper. #Jb 29:12-17
13He will have pity on the poor and helpless
and save the lives of the poor. #Pr 19:17|NoBook| 28:8
14He will redeem them from oppression and violence,
for their lives are # Lit their blood is precious # Or valuable in his sight. #Ps 69:18|NoBook| 116:15
15May he live long!
May gold from Sheba be given to him.
May prayer be offered for him continually,
and may he be blessed all day long. #Is 60:6
16May there be plenty of grain in the land;
may it wave on the tops of the mountains.
May its crops be like Lebanon.
May people flourish in the cities
like the grass of the field. #Jb 5:25Ps 104:16
17May his name endure forever;
as long as the sun shines,
may his fame increase.
May all nations be blessed by him
and call him blessed. #Gn 12:2-3|NoBook| 22:18Ps 89:36
18May the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does wonders, be praised. #Jb 9:10Ps 86:10|NoBook| 136:4
19May His glorious name be praised forever;
the whole earth is filled with His glory. #Nm 14:21Is 6:3
Amen and amen.
20The prayers of David son of Jesse are concluded. #2Sm 23:1
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