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Psalms Chapter 72 - New American Standard Bible

1. GIVE the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king's son.

2. [3] May [2] he judge Your people with righteousness And [1] Your afflicted with justice.

3. [5] Let the mountains bring [4] peace to the people, And the hills, in righteousness.

4. [7] May he vindicate the [6] afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.

5. [9] Let them fear You while the sun endures, And [8] as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

6. [10] May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.

7. In his days [11] may the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace till the moon is no more.

8. May he also rule from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth.

9. [12] Let the nomads of the desert bow before him, And his enemies lick the dust.

10. [15] Let the kings of Tarshish and of the [14] islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer [13] gifts.

11. [16] And let all kings bow down before him, All nations serve him.

12. For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help, The [17] afflicted also, and him who has no helper.

13. He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the [18] lives of the needy he will save.

14. He will [20] rescue their [19] life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight;

15. So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him; And let [22] them pray for him continually; Let [21] them bless him all day long.

16. 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.

17. May his name endure forever; May his name [24] increase [23] as long as the sun shines; And let men bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.

18. Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders.

19. And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen.

20. The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Or He will judge
  • 2: Many of the pronouns in this Psalm may be rendered He since the typical reference is to the Messiah
  • 3: Or Your humble
  • 4: Or The mountains will bring
  • 5: Or prosperity
  • 6: Or He will vindicate
  • 7: Or humble
  • 8: Or They will fear
  • 9: Lit before the moon
  • 10: Or He will come down
  • 11: Or the righteous will flourish
  • 12: Or The nomads... will bow
  • 13: Or The kings... will bring
  • 14: Or coastlands
  • 15: Or tribute
  • 16: Or All kings will bow down
  • 17: Or humble
  • 18: Lit souls
  • 19: Lit redeem
  • 20: Lit soul
  • 21: Lit him
  • 22: Or sprout forth
  • 23: Lit before the sun
  • 24: Lit were caused to slip

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