He will take pity1 on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.
He will rescue2 them from oppression and violence, for precious3 is their blood in his sight.
Long may he live! May gold from Sheba4 be given him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.516
Let grain6 abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. Let its fruit7 flourish like Lebanon;8 let it thrive like the grass of the field.917
May his name endure forever;10 may it continue as long as the sun.11 All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.1218
Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel,13 who alone does marvelous deeds.1419
Praise be to his glorious name15 forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory.16 Amen and Amen.1720
This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.18