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Psalms 72

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.


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