Mercy and good faith keep the king safe, and the seat of his power is based on upright acts.
The king who is a true judge in the cause of the poor, will be safe for ever on the seat of his power.
Evil-doing is disgusting to kings: for the seat of the ruler is based on righteousness.
For the king has faith in the Lord, and through the mercy of the Most High he will not be moved.
O Lord, be my judge, for my behaviour has been upright: I have put my faith in the Lord, I am not in danger of slipping.
May the seat of his authority be before God for ever; may mercy and righteousness keep him safe.
I will make a song of mercy and righteousness; to you, O Lord, will I make melody.
By mercy and good faith evil-doing is taken away: and by the fear of the Lord men are turned away from evil.
Then a king's seat will be based on mercy, and one will be seated on it in the tent of David for ever; judging uprightly, and quick to do righteousness.
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