Psalm 72:1 {71:1}
Good News Translation
Teach the king to judge with your righteousness, O God; share with him your own justice,

New Revised Standard Version
Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son.

Contemporary English Version
Please help the king to be honest and fair just like you, our God.

New American Bible
Of Solomon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm on Solomon.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A psalm on Solomon.


2989. B.C.

1015. (Title.) A Psalm. This Psalm seems to have been composed by David in his last days, when he had set his beloved son on the throne. Then, says Calmet, transported with joy and gratitude, he addressed this Psalm to God, in which he prays Him to pour out His blessings on the young king and upon the people. He then, wrapped up in a divine enthusiasm, ascends to a higher subject; and sings the glory of the Messiah, and the magnificence of his reign. for. or, of.


1 Kings 1:39 And Sadoc, the priest, took a horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon: and they sounded the trumpet, and all the people said: God save king Solomon.

1 Chronicles 22:12,13 The Lord also give thee wisdom and understanding, that thou mayest be able to rule Israel, and to keep the law of the Lord thy God. . . .

1 Chronicles 29:19 And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, that he may keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy ceremonies, and do all things: and build the house, for which I have provided the charges.

2 Chronicles 1:10 Give me wisdom and knowledge that I may come in and go out before thy people: for who can worthily judge this thy people, which is so great?

Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness.

John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God doth not give the Spirit by measure.

Hebrews 1:8,9 But to the Son: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of justice is the sceptre of thy kingdom. . . .

the king's

1 Kings 1:47,48 And the king's servants going in, have blessed our lord king David, saying: May God make the name of Solomon greater than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king adored in his bed: . . .

1 Kings 2:1-4 And the days of David drew nigh that he should die, and he charged his son Solomon, saying: . . .

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will raise up to David a just branch: and a king shall reign, and shall be wise: and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. . . .

Endow the King with Your Justice
1A psalm on Solomon.2Give to the king thy judgment, O God, and to the king's son thy justice: To judge thy people with justice, and thy poor with judgment.…
Cross References
Luke 24:44
And he said to them: These are the words which I spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled which are written in the law of Moses and in the prophets and in the psalms, concerning me.

2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel said to me, the strong one of Israel spoke, the ruler of men, the just ruler in the fear of God.

1 Kings 3:9
Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, and discern between good and evil. For who shall be able to judge this people, thy people, which is so numerous?

1 Chronicles 22:13
For then thou shalt be able to prosper, if thou keep the commandments, and judgments, which the Lord commanded Moses to teach Israel: take courage and act manfully, fear not, nor be dismayed.

1 Chronicles 29:19
And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, that he may keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy ceremonies, and do all things: and build the house, for which I have provided the charges.

Psalm 24:5
He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from God his Saviour.

Isaiah 32:1
Behold a king shall reign in justice, and princes shall rule in judgment.

Jeremiah 21:12
O house of David, thus saith the Lord: Judge ye judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is oppressed by violence out of the hand of the oppressor: lest my indignation go forth like a fire, and be kindled, and there be none to quench it, because of the evil of your ways.

Jeremiah 22:16
He judged the cause of the poor and needy for his own good: was it not therefore because he knew me, saith the Lord?

Jeremiah 33:15
In those days, and at that time, I will make the bud of justice to spring forth unto David, and he shall do judgment and justice in the earth.

Psalm 71:24
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