Psalm 72
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Endow the King with Your Justice
(1 Kings 3:1–15; 2 Chronicles 1:1–13; Psalm 45:1–17)

1A Psalm according to Solomon.

2Give your judgment, O God, to the king, and your justice to the king’s son, to judge your people with justice and your poor with judgment.

3Let the mountains take up peace for the people, and the hills, justice.

4He will judge the poor of the people, and he will bring salvation to the sons of the poor. And he will humble the false accuser.

5And he will remain, with the sun and before the moon, from generation to generation.

6He will descend like rain upon fleece, and like showers showering upon the earth.

7In his days, justice will rise like the sun, with abundance of peace, until the moon is taken away.

8And he will rule from sea to sea and from the river to the limits of the whole world.

9In his sight, the Ethiopians will fall prostrate, and his enemies will lick the ground.

10The kings of Tarshish and the islands will offer gifts. The kings of Arabia and of Seba will bring gifts.

11And all the kings of the earth shall adore him. All nations will serve him.

12For he will free the poor from the powerful, and the poor one who has no helper.

13He will spare the poor and the indigent, and he will bring salvation to the souls of the poor.

14He will redeem their souls from usuries and from iniquity, and their names shall be honorable in his sight.

15And he will live, and to him will be given from the gold of Arabia, and by him they will always adore. They will bless him all day long.

16And there will be a firmament on earth, at the summits of mountains: its fruits will be extolled above Lebanon, and those of the city will flourish like the grass of the earth.

17May his name be blessed forever; may his name remain before the sun. And all the tribes of the earth will be blessed in him. All nations will magnify him.

18Blessed is the Lord, God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.

19And blessed is the name of his majesty in eternity. And all the earth will be filled with his majesty. Amen. Amen.

20The praises of David, the son of Jesse, have reached an end.

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Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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