A king who sits on the throne of justice
Disperses all evil with his eyes.
A wise king winnows the wicked,
And drives the threshing wheel over them.
Take away the wicked before the king,
And his throne will be established in righteousness.
But David’s men said to him, “Behold, we are afraid here in Judah. How much more then if we go to Keilah against the ranks of the Philistines?”
Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises,
A morning without clouds,
When the tender grass springs out of the earth,
Through sunshine after rain.’
May he vindicate the afflicted of the people,
Save the children of the needy
And crush the oppressor.
For, behold, Your enemies, O Lord,
For, behold, Your enemies will perish;
All who do iniquity will be scattered.
The strength of the King loves justice;
You have established equity;
You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me;
He who walks in a blameless way is the one who will minister to me.
It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts,
For a throne is established on righteousness.
If a king judges the poor with truth,
His throne will be established forever.
Behold, a king will reign righteously
And princes will rule justly.