Psalm 72
King James BibleInternational Standard Version
1A Psalm for Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.1God, endow the king with ability to render your justice, and the king's son to render your right decisions.
2He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.2May he rule your people with right decisions and your oppressed ones with justice.
3The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.3May the mountains bring prosperity to the people and the hills bring 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 afflicted of the people and deliver the children of the poor, but crush the oppressor.
5They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.5May they fear you as long as the sun and moon shine — from generation to generation.
6He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.6May he be like the rain that descends on mown grass, like showers sprinkling on the ground.
7In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.7The righteous will flourish at the proper time and peace will prevail until the moon is no more.
8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.8May he rule from sea to sea, from the Euphrates 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 the nomads 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 distant shores bring gifts, and may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer tribute.
11Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.11May all kings bow down to him, and all nations serve him.
12For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.12For he will deliver the needy when they cry out for help, and the poor when there is no deliverer.
13He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.13He will have compassion on the poor and the needy, and he will save the lives of the needy.
14He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.14He will redeem them from oppression and violence, since their lives are precious 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.15May he live long and be given gold from Sheba, and may prayer be offered for him continuously, and may he be blessed every 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 grain be abundant in the land all the way to the mountain tops; may its fruits flourish like the forests of Lebanon, and may the cities sprout like the grass of the earth.
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 fame be eternal— as long as the sun— may his name endure, and may they be blessed through him, and may all nations call him blessed.
18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does awesome deeds.
19And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.19And blessed be his glorious name forever, and may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and amen!
20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.20This ends the prayers of Jesse's son David.
King James Bible, text courtesy of Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
Psalm 71
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