Psalm 72
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1Give your love of justice to the king, O God, and righteousness to the king’s son.1God, endow the king with ability to render your justice, and the king's son to render your right decisions.
2Help him judge your people in the right way; let the poor always be treated fairly.2May he rule your people with right decisions and your oppressed ones with justice.
3May the mountains yield prosperity for all, and may the hills be fruitful.3May the mountains bring prosperity to the people and the hills bring righteousness.
4Help him to defend the poor, to rescue the children of the needy, and to crush their oppressors.4May he defend the afflicted of the people and deliver the children of the poor, but crush the oppressor.
5May they fear you as long as the sun shines, as long as the moon remains in the sky. Yes, forever!5May they fear you as long as the sun and moon shine — from generation to generation.
6May the king’s rule be refreshing like spring rain on freshly cut grass, like the showers that water the earth.6May he be like the rain that descends on mown grass, like showers sprinkling on the ground.
7May all the godly flourish during his reign. May there be abundant prosperity until the moon is no more.7The righteous will flourish at the proper time and peace will prevail until the moon is no more.
8May he reign from sea to sea, and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.8May he rule from sea to sea, from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.
9Desert nomads will bow before him; his enemies will fall before him in the dust.9May the nomads bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust.
10The western kings of Tarshish and other distant lands will bring him tribute. The eastern kings of Sheba and Seba will bring him gifts.10May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring gifts, and may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer tribute.
11All kings will bow before him, and all nations will serve him.11May all kings bow down to him, and all nations serve him.
12He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.12For he will deliver the needy when they cry out for help, and the poor when there is no deliverer.
13He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them.13He will have compassion on the poor and the needy, and he will save the lives of the needy.
14He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious to him.14He will redeem them from oppression and violence, since their lives are precious in his sight.
15Long live the king! May the gold of Sheba be given to him. May the people always pray for him and bless him all day long.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.
16May there be abundant grain throughout the land, flourishing even on the hilltops. May the fruit trees flourish like the trees of Lebanon, and may the people thrive like grass in a field.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.
17May the king’s name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun shines. May all nations be blessed through him and bring him praise.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.
18Praise the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does such wonderful things.18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does awesome deeds.
19Praise his glorious name forever! 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!
20(This ends the prayers of David son of Jesse.)20This ends the prayers of Jesse's son David.
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