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Psalm 72

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David, praying for Solomon, shews the goodness and glory of his kingdom, and in type of Christ's kingdom

By Solomon.

72:1 God, give the king your justice;
your righteousness to the royal son.

72:2 He will judge your people with righteousness,
and your poor with justice.

72:3 The mountains shall bring prosperity to the people.
The hills bring the fruit of righteousness.

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.

72:5 They shall fear you while the sun endures;
and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

72:6 He will come down like rain on the mown grass,
as showers that water the earth.

72:7 In his days, the righteous shall flourish,
and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.

72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,
from the River to the ends of the earth.

72:9 Those who dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him.
His enemies shall lick the dust.

72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute.
The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

72:11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before him.
All nations shall serve him.

72:12 For he will deliver the needy when he cries;
the poor, who has no helper.

72:13 He will have pity on the poor and needy.
He will save the souls of the needy.

72:14 He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence.
Their blood will be precious in his sight.

72:15 They shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba.
Men shall pray for him continually.
They shall bless him all day long.

72:16 There shall be abundance of grain throughout the land.
Its fruit sways like Lebanon.
Let it flourish, thriving like the grass of the field.

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.

He blesses God.

72:18 Praise be to Yahweh God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.

72:19 Blessed be his glorious name forever!
Let the whole earth be filled with his glory!

Amen and amen.

72:20 This ends the prayers by David, the son of Jesse.

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