Psalms 72

The Reign of the Righteous King.

A Psalm of Solomon.

1 Give the king a  Your judgments, O God,
And b  Your righteousness to the king’s son.
Or He will judge
Many of the pronouns in this Psalm may be rendered He since the typical reference is to the Messiah
he e  judge Your people with righteousness
Or Your humble
g  Your afflicted with justice.
Or The mountains will bring
Let the mountains bring
Or prosperity
j  peace to the people,
And the hills, in righteousness.
Or He will vindicate
May he l  vindicate the
Or humble
afflicted of the people,
Save the children of the needy
And crush the oppressor.

Or They will fear
Let them fear You o  while the sun endures,
Lit before the moon
as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
Or He will come down
May he come down r  like rain upon the mown grass,
Like s  showers that water the earth.
7In his days
Or the righteous will flourish
may the u  righteous flourish,
And v  abundance of peace till the moon is no more.

8May he also rule w  from sea to sea
And from the River to the ends of the earth.
Or The nomads...will bow
Let y  the nomads of the desert z  bow before him,
And his enemies aa  lick the dust.
Or The kings...will bring
Let the kings of ac  Tarshish and of the
Or coastlands
ae  islands bring presents;
The kings of af  Sheba and ag  Seba ah  offer
Or tribute
Or All kings will bow down
And let all ak  kings bow down before him,
All al  nations serve him.

12For he will am  deliver the needy when he cries for help,
Or humble
afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
13He will have ao  compassion on the poor and needy,
And the
Lit souls
lives of the needy he will save.
14He will
Lit redeem
ar  rescue their
Lit soul
life from oppression and violence,
And their blood will be at  precious in his sight;
15So may he live, and may the au  gold of Sheba be given to him;
And let
Lit him
them pray for him continually;
Lit him
them bless him all day long.

16May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains;
Its fruit will wave like the cedars of ax  Lebanon;
And may those from the city flourish like ay  vegetation of the earth.
17May his az  name endure forever;
May his name
Or sprout forth
Lit before the sun
bc  as long as the sun shines;
And let men bd  bless themselves by him;
be  Let all nations call him blessed.

18 bf  Blessed be the  Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who alone bg  works wonders.
19And blessed be His bh  glorious name forever;
And may the whole bi  earth be filled with His glory.
bj  Amen, and Amen.

20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

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