Psalms 72

Endow the King with Your Justice

Of Solomon. Endow the king with Your justice, O God, and the son of the king with Your righteousness. He will judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted with justice. May the mountains bring peace to the people and the hills [bring] righteousness. May he vindicate the afflicted among the people; may he save the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor. May they fear him
LXX He shall endure
as long as the sun [shines] , as long as the moon [remains] , through all generations.
May he be like rain that falls on freshly cut grass, like spring showers that water the earth. May the righteous flourish in his days and prosperity abound, until the moon is no more. May he rule from sea to sea, and from the [Euphrates]
Hebrew the River
to the ends of the earth.
May the nomads bow before him, and his enemies lick the dust. 10  May the kings of Tarshish and distant shores bring tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts. 11  May all kings bow down to him [and] all nations serve him. 12  For he shall deliver the needy who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper. 13  He will have compassion on the poor and needy and save the lives of the oppressed. 14  He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for their blood is precious in his sight. 15  Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given him. May people ever pray for him; may they bless him all day long. 16  May there be an abundance of grain in the land; may it sway atop the hills. May its fruit trees flourish like [the forests of] Lebanon, and its people like the grass of the field. 17  May his name endure forever; may his name increase as long as the sun shines. In him may all nations be blessed; may they call him blessed. 18  Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. 19  And blessed [be] His glorious name forever; may all the earth be filled with His glory. Amen and amen. 20  This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.
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