Bible: Ps 72

Psalm 72 1 

72:1 For 2  Solomon.

O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions! 3 

Grant the king’s son 4  the ability to make fair decisions! 5 

72:2 Then he will judge 6  your people fairly,

and your oppressed ones 7  equitably.

72:3 The mountains will bring news of peace to the people,

and the hills will announce justice. 8 

72:4 He will defend 9  the oppressed among the people;

he will deliver 10  the children 11  of the poor

and crush the oppressor.

72:5 People will fear 12  you 13  as long as the sun and moon remain in the sky,

for generation after generation. 14 

72:6 He 15  will descend like rain on the mown grass, 16 

like showers that drench 17  the earth. 18 

72:7 During his days the godly will flourish; 19 

peace will prevail as long as the moon remains in the sky. 20 

72:8 May he rule 21  from sea to sea, 22 

and from the Euphrates River 23  to the ends of the earth!

72:9 Before him the coastlands 24  will bow down,

and his enemies will lick the dust. 25 

72:10 The kings of Tarshish 26  and the coastlands will offer gifts;

the kings of Sheba 27  and Seba 28  will bring tribute.

72:11 All kings will bow down to him;

all nations will serve him.

72:12 For he will rescue the needy 29  when they cry out for help,

and the oppressed 30  who have no defender.

72:13 He will take pity 31  on the poor and needy;

the lives of the needy he will save.

72:14 From harm and violence he will defend them; 32 

he will value their lives. 33 

72:15 May he live! 34  May they offer him gold from Sheba! 35 

May they continually pray for him!

May they pronounce blessings on him all day long! 36 

72:16 May there be 37  an abundance 38  of grain in the earth;

on the tops 39  of the mountains may it 40  sway! 41 

May its 42  fruit trees 43  flourish 44  like the forests of Lebanon! 45 

May its crops 46  be as abundant 47  as the grass of the earth! 48 

72:17 May his fame endure! 49 

May his dynasty last as long as the sun remains in the sky! 50 

May they use his name when they formulate their blessings! 51 

May all nations consider him to be favored by God! 52 

72:18 The Lord God, the God of Israel, deserves praise! 53 

He alone accomplishes amazing things! 54 

72:19 His glorious name deserves praise 55  forevermore!

May his majestic splendor 56  fill the whole earth!

We agree! We agree! 57 

72:20 This collection of the prayers of David son of Jesse ends here. 58 

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