Psalms 72

Give the King Your Justice

Of aSolomon.

1 Give the king your bjustice, O God,
and your righteousness to the royal son!
2May he cjudge your people with righteousness,
and your poor with justice!
3Let the mountains bear dprosperity for the people,
and the hills, in righteousness!
4May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,
give deliverance to the children of the needy,
and crush the oppressor!
5 May they fear you
Septuagint He shall endure
while fthe sun endures,
and as long as the moon, gthroughout all generations!
6May he be like hrain that falls on ithe mown grass,
like jshowers that water the earth!
7In his days may kthe righteous flourish,
and lpeace abound, till the moon be no more!
8 May he have dominion from msea to sea,
and from nthe River
That is,  the Euphrates
to the pends of the earth!
9May desert tribes qbow down before him,
and his enemies rlick the dust!
10May the kings of sTarshish and of tthe coastlands
render him utribute;
may the kings of vSheba and wSeba
bring gifts!
11May all kings xfall down before him,
all nations serve him!
12 For he delivers ythe needy when he calls,
the poor and him who has no helper.
13He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.
14From oppression and violence he redeems their life,
and zprecious is their blood in his sight.
15 Long may he live;
may aagold of Sheba be given to him!
May prayer be made abfor him continually,
and blessings invoked for him all the day!
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 acblossom in the cities
like the adgrass of the field!
17 aeMay his name endure forever,
his fame continue as long as the sun!
afMay people be blessed in him,
agall nations call him blessed!
18 ahBlessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
who alone does aiwondrous things.
19Blessed be his ajglorious name forever;
may akthe whole earth be filled with his glory!

alAmen and Amen!
20 amThe prayers of anDavid, the son of Jesse, are ended.

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