Bible: Psalm 72
Psalm 72 1
72:1 For 2 Solomon.
O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions! 3
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;
and crush the oppressor.
for generation after generation. 14
72:7 During his days the godly will flourish; 19
peace will prevail as long as the moon remains in the sky. 20
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;
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
May they continually pray for him!
May they pronounce blessings on him all day long! 36
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
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