The kings of Tarshish1 and of distant shores2 will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba3 and Seba will present him gifts.411
All kings will bow down5 to him and all nations will serve6 him.
For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.
He will take pity7 on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.
He will rescue8 them from oppression and violence, for precious9 is their blood in his sight.
Long may he live! May gold from Sheba10 be given him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.1116
Let grain12 abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. Let its fruit13 flourish like Lebanon;14 let it thrive like the grass of the field.1517
May his name endure forever;16 may it continue as long as the sun.17 All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.1818
Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel,19 who alone does marvelous deeds.2019
Praise be to his glorious name21 forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory.22 Amen and Amen.2320
This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.24