||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 72 [Commentary] [Map] |
||A Psalm of Solomon. Give the king Your judgments, O God,
And Your righteousness to the king's son.
||May he judge Your people with righteousness
And Your afflicted with justice.
||Let the mountains bring peace to the people,
And the hills, in righteousness.
||May he vindicate the afflicted of the people,
Save the children of the needy
And crush the oppressor.
||Let them fear You while the sun endures,
And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
||May he come down like rain upon the mown grass,
Like showers that water the earth.
||In his days may the righteous flourish,
And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.
||May he also rule from sea to sea
And from the River to the ends of the earth.
||Let the nomads of the desert bow before him,
And his enemies lick the dust.
||Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents;
The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.
||And let all kings bow down before him,
All nations serve him.
||For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help,
The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
||He will have compassion on the poor and needy,
And the lives of the needy he will save.
||He will rescue their life from oppression and violence,
And their blood will be precious in his sight;
||So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him;
And let them pray for him continually;
Let them bless him all day long.
||May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains;
Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon;
And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.
||May his name endure forever;
May his name increase as long as the sun shines;
And let men bless themselves by him;
Let all nations call him blessed.
||Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel,
Who alone works wonders.
||And blessed be His glorious name forever;
And may the whole earth be filled with His glory.
Amen, and Amen.
||The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.
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