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Psalms 72:1 ←
God, give the king your justice; your righteousness to the royal son.
Psalms 72:2 ←
He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.
Psalms 72:3 ←
The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people. The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.
Psalms 72:4 ←
He will judge the poor of the people. He will save the children of the needy, and will break the oppressor in pieces.
Psalms 72:5 ←
They shall fear you while the sun endures; and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
Psalms 72:6 ←
He will come down like rain on the mown grass, as showers that water the earth.
Psalms 72:7 ←
In his days, the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.
Psalms 72:8 ←
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth.
Psalms 72:9 ←
Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him. His enemies shall lick the dust.
Psalms 72:10 ←
The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
Psalms 72:11 ←
Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him.
Psalms 72:12 ←
For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who has no helper.
Psalms 72:13 ←
He will have pity on the poor and needy. He will save the souls of the needy.
Psalms 72:14 ←
He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence. Their blood will be precious in his sight.
Psalms 72:15 ←
He will live; and Sheba’s gold will be given to him. Men will pray for him continually. They will bless him all day long.
Psalms 72:16 ←
Abundance of grain shall be throughout the land. Its fruit sways like Lebanon. Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field.
Psalms 72:17 ←
His name endures forever. His name continues as long as the sun. Men shall be blessed by him. All nations will call him blessed.
Psalms 72:18 ←
Praise be to Yahweh God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.
Psalms 72:19 ←
Blessed be his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and amen.
Psalms 72:20 ←
This ends the prayers by David, the son of Jesse.