Psalm 72
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1A Psalm for Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.1Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son!
2He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.2May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice!
3The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.3Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness!
4He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.4May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!
5They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.5May they fear you while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!
6He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.6May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!
7In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.7In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more!
8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.8May he have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth!
9They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.9May desert tribes bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust!
10The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.10May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands render him tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts!
11Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.11May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him!
12For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.12For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper.
13He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.13He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy.
14He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.14From oppression and violence he redeems their life, and precious is their blood in his sight.
15And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.15Long may he live; may gold of Sheba be given to him! May prayer be made for him continually, and blessings invoked for him all the day!
16There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.16May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may people blossom in the cities like the grass of the field!
17His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.17May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed!
18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.18Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.
19And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.19Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen!
20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.20The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.
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