Bible: Psalm 72:8-17

72:8 May he rule 1  from sea to sea, 2 

and from the Euphrates River 3  to the ends of the earth!

72:9 Before him the coastlands 4  will bow down,

and his enemies will lick the dust. 5 

72:10 The kings of Tarshish 6  and the coastlands will offer gifts;

the kings of Sheba 7  and Seba 8  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 9  when they cry out for help,

and the oppressed 10  who have no defender.

72:13 He will take pity 11  on the poor and needy;

the lives of the needy he will save.

72:14 From harm and violence he will defend them; 12 

he will value their lives. 13 

72:15 May he live! 14  May they offer him gold from Sheba! 15 

May they continually pray for him!

May they pronounce blessings on him all day long! 16 

72:16 May there be 17  an abundance 18  of grain in the earth;

on the tops 19  of the mountains may it 20  sway! 21 

May its 22  fruit trees 23  flourish 24  like the forests of Lebanon! 25 

May its crops 26  be as abundant 27  as the grass of the earth! 28 

72:17 May his fame endure! 29 

May his dynasty last as long as the sun remains in the sky! 30 

May they use his name when they formulate their blessings! 31 

May all nations consider him to be favored by God! 32 

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