“When they are diminished,
When they are brought low,
Through oppression, trouble, and sorrow,
He pours contempt upon the princes.
He makes them wander in trackless wastes.
However he raises up the needy out of distress.
He makes their families like flocks.
The upright see it.
They are glad.
All the wickedness keeps its mouth shut.
Let those who are wise,
Give heed to these things.
Consider the steadfast love of Yahweh.”
This psalm ends with something that looks like it was added on. All of a sudden there are princes that are brought low and diminished with oppression, trouble, and sorrow. Yahweh had contempt for the princes wandering in some waste land. On the other hand, he raised up the needy or the poor out of their distress. He made them fruitful like flocks of birds. The upright, those with a right heart, were glad because wickedness never came out of their mouth. The wise person paid attention to these things. They always remembered the steadfast love of Yahweh.