The Good, Great King of Glory
The Good King (verses 1-7)
– Righteousness means goodness, or being very, very good (verses 1, 2, 3). In verse 1 we see that it is God's righteousness that the king has. In verse 7 the good people he rules will have it, and also be righteous.
– Justice means fairness, or being fair (verses 1, 2).
– Peace (verses 3, 7) means more than ‘no fighting.’ Here it also means health and wealth (plenty of money and things). ‘The mountains and the hills’ (verse 3) mean all the land where they live.
This psalm is for or by Solomon.
and the poor people with justice.
and the hills bring
and save the children of those that are in need.
He will destroy
as long as there is a sun and a moon.
He will be like showers that bring water to the earth.
There will be peace until there is no moon!
The Great King (verses 8-14)
– The person in need (verses 12, 13). ‘In need’ is an English way (or idiom) to say people that need money, food, clothes or a home.
– The poor (verse 12, also verses 2 and 4). This means more than people with not much money. It also means people that rich and powerful people oppress. Oppress means that they are cruel (very unkind) to them. They make them work so that the rich and powerful people get more money and the poor get very little money.
– Save (verses 12, 13, also verse 4). These words are not all the same in Hebrew, but all mean ‘save’ or ‘rescue’ (‘take you away from someone hurting you’) One of the Hebrew words is YOSHEA, which in Greek became JESUS!
and from the river to the ends of the earth.
and his enemies will eat the dirt.
and kings from Arabia and Africa will bring him gifts.
and people in every land will become his servants.
And he will save the poor that nobody is giving help to.
He will save the lives of the people in need.
Their blood is of great value in his eyes.
The King Of
Glory (verses 15-20)
– God blesses us (which means we will have many children, so will our animals, our plants will grow well and we will have much money, houses and fields)
– We bless God (which means we say how good, great and glorious he is, in other words, we praise him). ‘Glorious’ is the adjective (a word that describes) from ‘glory.’ ‘Glory’ means ‘shining as the sun.’
· people will give him gold from Arabia Sheba
· people will always pray for him
· people will
It will blow in the wind even on the top of the mountains.
Its fruit will grow as well as in Lebanon.
Even people in the towns will be as grass in a field.
It will continue as long as the sun shines.
All people will bless themselves by him
and people in every country will say that he is happy.
Only he does wonderful things.
Fill all the earth with his