Verse 1 – Give the king Your judgments, O God, and Your righteousness to the king’s son.
Verse 2 – He will judge Your people with righteousness, and Your poor with justice.
Verse 3 – The mountains will bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
Verse 4 – He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.
This is a psalm written by King David’s son, Solomon. Solomon wrote this as instruction for the qualities of a ruling king.
However, if you have read 2 Chronicles you see that when Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, did not take the righteous way of ruling.
Verse 5 – They shall fear You as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
Verse 6 – He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass, like showers that water the earth.
The rain in this verse represents blessings.
Verse 7 – In His days the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.
These are prophetic writings about King Jesus ruling and reigning, our perfect King.
Verse 8 – He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
Verse 9 – Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow to Him, and His enemies will lick the dust.
Verse 10 – The kings of Tarshish and of the isles will bring presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba will offer gifts.
Verse 11 – Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him, all nations shall serve Him.
These verses imply, as does Isaiah 49:23, that during Christ’s reign, which is forever, there will be other nations and kings. They will come to Jerusalem and bow down, with gifts to King Jesus.
Verse 12 – For He will deliver the needy when he cries, the poor also, and him who has no helper.
Verse 13 – He will spare the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy.
Verse 14 – He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; and precious shall be their blood in His sight.
But in the meantime, before the ultimate reign of Christ, we as Christians are to be the hands and feet to the needy and poor. You may not always be able to give money, but we can give other things to help. We are not put here just for our selves. God says He will supply for every good work.
Verse 15 – And He shall live; and the gold of Sheba will be given to Him; prayer also will be made for Him continually, and daily He shall be praised.
verse 16 – There will be an abundance of grain in the earth, on the top of the mountains; its fruit shall wave-like Lebanon; and those of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
Verse 17 – His name shall endure forever; His name shall continue as long as the sun. And men shall be blessed in Him; all nations shall call Him blessed.
Solomon reigned in Israel’s golden age where he built the magnificent temple and the land rested in peace. Even though this psalm was written by Solomon, it expands far beyond to Jesus the Messiah’s Kingdom, to the ends of the earth. This will be fulfilled when Jesus returns to reign forever.
Revelation 11:15 – Then the seventh (7 is the number of divine completion) angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”
Verse 18 – Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things!
verse 19 – And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.
Book 2 ends with “Amen and Amen,” as did psalm 41, which closed Book 1. This last verse, 20, does not mean that David wrote this psalm, but that he wrote most of the psalms in Book 2.
Verse 20 – The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.