Now these are the last words of David.
Thus says David the son of Jesse;
Thus says a the man raised up on high,
b The anointed of the God of Jacob,
And the sweet psalmist of Israel:
"The c Spirit of the LORD spoke by me,
And His word was on my tongue. 3 The God of Israel said,
d The Rock of Israel spoke to me:
'He who rules over men must be just,
Ruling e in the fear of God. 4 And f he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises,
A morning without clouds,
Like the tender grass springing out of the earth,
By clear shining after rain.'
"Although my house is not so with God,
g Yet He has made with me an everlasting covenant,
Ordered in all things and secure.
For this is all my salvation and all my desire;
Will He not make it increase? 6 But the sons of rebellion shall all be as thorns thrust away,
Because they cannot be taken with hands. 7 But the man who touches them
Must be 1 armed with iron and the shaft of a spear,
And they shall be utterly burned with fire in their place."